Genre: Asia


Nov 04
Red Winter by Annette Marie – Review & Giveaway

Red Winter by Annette Marie – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 11 ★★★★½

Lately I’ve been fascinated with Japanese culture and mythology (my son actually got me into it), so when I saw this series, I knew I had to pick it up. First off, can we all drool over that cover for a moment? All of that gorgeousness deserves to be admired. Can’t. Look. Away. Emi has dedicated her entire life to making herself the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu. She has never questioned that dedication, never wavered in her devotion. But then she learns something that puts her whole life into a completely new—and frightening—perspective.  What Fed My Addiction: The mythology. This book is set in modern day Japan, but this isn’t one of those books with just hints of mythology. The story centers on the spirit world and Japanese deities. It’s obvious that Marie has done her research because of the detailed worldbuilding. But I never felt overwhelmed or confused—she wove… Read more »


Apr 23
Dual Review – Soundless by Richelle Mead

Dual Review – Soundless by Richelle Mead

Reviews 25 ★★★★

Welcome to our first dual review here at Feed Your Fiction Addiction! My mom and I are both going to share our thoughts on the book Soundless. Hopefully you’ll enjoy getting two different perspectives! The Story This is the first time I have written a review and I’m both excited and a little overwhelmed. This book is about a village of people who are all deaf. They have no idea why their community has been totally deaf for generations. They live on the top of a mountain cut off from the rest of the world. Rock slides have blocked their paths off the mountaintop and there is no fertile ground so they have no resources for food. They survive by mining and sending the precious metals down to the village below via a zipline in return for small amounts of food, barely enough to survive. There are three jobs:  Artist, Miner… Read more »


Apr 15
The Daydreamer Detective by S.J. Pajonas – Review (Plus Bite-Sized Reviews of Her Short Stories)

The Daydreamer Detective by S.J. Pajonas – Review (Plus Bite-Sized Reviews of Her Short Stories)

Reviews 6 ★★★★

I don’t really read Cozy Mysteries, but when I heard that Pajonas was writing one, I knew that I’d be jumping into the genre – I’ll pretty much read anything Pajonas writes because I LOVE the Japanese culture that she infuses into her bo0ks. Anyone out there who’s looking for diverse books for a challenge (or just because) should check out hers! (Here’s a list of Pajonas’s books I’ve reviewed, which is most of them.) This book followed Mei, whose life is at a bit of a crossroads. She’s lost (another) job and has to move back home with her mother to work on their farm in a small Japanese village. She’s not thrilled at the prospect. But once she gets there, she finds that things are not as boring as she imagined they’d be. First off, her best friend’s father is murdered, and Mei makes it her mission to find… Read more »


Aug 06
Summer Haikus by Stephanie Pajonas – Release Day Giveaway!

Summer Haikus by Stephanie Pajonas – Release Day Giveaway!

Edited by Me, Giveaways (Ended) 19

As most of you know, I’m a freelance editor as well as a blogger, and every once in a while I like to feature the books that I edit. I don’t do reviews for these books (that feels like a conflict of interest), but I DO love to help spread the word! This book has actually been mentioned on my blog a few times already, mostly because I adore this story (who wouldn’t fall for a guy who writes you haikus?) – and especially love the strong friendship and the diversity! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that’s become a buzz word lately, but Pajonas is amazing at truly interweaving Japanese culture into her books instead of just making it a side note. So, that’s my introduction to Summer Haikus by S.J. Pajonas. Make sure you enter the giveaway to win a copy!! Other books by Pajonas: Click on the pic to be brought to… Read more »


Jun 10
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout – Review

Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout – Review

Reviews 21 ★★★½

Hello, I Love You is a YA romance set in Korea that gives us a little peek into KPOP and the world of a Korean superstar. It was cute and fun, but the story also delved a little deeper than a simple fluffy romance because of Grace’s and Jason’s family issues. Ultimately, Hello, I Love You is a story about letting go of past pain and being brave enough to embrace the future.  What I loved: Diversity! Grace is the only major character in this book that isn’t Korean and the book is set in Korea. Already, it gets much love from me! I love to see diversity in books – especially YA, where it’s lacking. I also love that the love interest is Korean, but that, in itself, isn’t presented as a major barrier to the relationship (there are a few times that Grace wonders if Jason doesn’t want to be seen… Read more »


Nov 15
Review – The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Review – The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Reviews 10 ★★★★½

I have to say that I really sort of fell in love with this book. I went into it thinking that it was going to be a dystopian, and it really sort of is, except at the end, if you read the author’s notes, you’ll find that the book is based on a real life place – a place that actually existed. Make sure that you head over to this site to see pictures of Kowloon Walled City, and to find out more about it. There were once 33,000 people living within a one block radius – you honestly have to see the pictures to believe it. At any rate, back to my review. I was actually forced to put this book down a few times because I had scheduled review books that I needed to read. Usually when that happens, I find myself having a difficult time getting sucked into… Read more »