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Jennifer J. Chow writes multicultural mysteries and fantastical young adult stories. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Latest: MIMI LEE READS BETWEEN THE LINES (Nov. 10, 2020, Berkley/Penguin Random House).

Besides the #ownvoices Sassy Cat mysteries, she writes the Winston Wong cozy series under J.J. Chow. Her other Asian-American novels include The 228 Legacy (2013 Finalist for ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Award) and Dragonfly Dreams (a Teen Vogue pick).
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Book Review: Blacktop Wasteland

Blacktop Wasteland

5 stars

Genre: Crime fiction/thriller

An amazing joyride of a book. I loved the way Cosby builds up the main character of Bug. The descriptions interwoven in the book are both gritty and poetic. 

Cosby is able to really shine a light on the intertangled  nuances found across various relationships—with family, friends, and enemies. I’m especially in awe of how he

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An amazing joyride of a book. I loved the way Cosby builds up the main character of Bug. The descriptions interwoven in the book are both gritty and poetic.

Cosby is able to really shine a light on the intertangled nuances found across various relati
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I loved this premise of a coffee/wine bar in an old cinema. Fee does an excellent job of sprinkling allusions to old movies throughout the novel, which I enjoyed. The cozy setting of Utopia Springs (such a charming location) was even inspired by an a ...more
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Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim
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Warning: You’ll be hungry if you read this book. All those yummy food descriptions!

I loved being whisked away to Paris. If anything, I liked this novel more than Lim’s debut because I got to explore a new country. It was so magical seeing France desc
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The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
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A wonderful example of a cozy mystery, complete with a business savvy protagonist, an irascible granddad, and a brewing romance.

Kelly does an excellent job in this first book of her new Southern Homebrew Series in creating a warm, approachable chara
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Murder from Scratch by Leslie Karst
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I loved everything about this Sally Solari Mystery. Karst does an excellent job of exploring all the culinary delights, providing delicious Italian recipes, and giving us insight into the restaurant industry as a business. I also really appreciated h ...more
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The Tiger Mom's Tale by Lyn Liao Butler
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This book was soooo good. I loved the complexity with which Lyn Liao Butler draws the world where Lexa lives. All the characters are very intriguing. I admire how artfully the backstory and present timelines are woven together.

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The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel
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Thank you, Sajni Patel, providing a story with a feisty protagonist. I loved Liya as a bold and modern woman, with both strengths and flaws. Jay was also a worthy counterpart.

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Akhtar does a great job of diving into the fashion world and creating a satire of everything stylish. There’s a lot of wit in this book, and it’s a complete murderous romp.

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