Tokyo Ever After
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Giveaway dates: Feb 22 - Mar 04, 2021
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The Princess Diaries was my everything and I loved traveling to Japan
It's an honor to be able to read this book early, and it is a shame that I'm writing a less-than-glowing review. Here are my initial thoughts:
📌 My feelings for this book can be summed up with a single emoji: 😬
📌 As much as I hate comparing AOC-authored books to their white counterparts, I think Tokyo Ever After would have greatly benefited if it was expanded int ...more
As a person living in Japan, there were some parts that just didn’t ring true. Izumi was in Japan for such a short time, so it’s really impossible that her language learning practice star ...more
Full review at Write, Read, Repeat
Living in small-town California, Izumi has never believed herself to be anything more than a completely normal Japanese-American girl. Dog who won't accept her love? Check. Single mom? Check. Great gang of girl friends? Check. A weird sense of not quite ...more
Official blurb for publisher:
"Izumi's story is The Princess Diaries for a new generation. Smart and laugh out loud funny, Izumi, a full realized character who leaps off the page, is sure to win the hearts of readers everywhere. Thrust into a foreign country, language and world, she has to balance her desire to be a normal teenager with a forbidden romance and her longing for family and roots. Readers will be able to relate to Izumi's sharp wit, her desire to fit in in both A ...more
Official blurb for publisher: “I. Loved. This. Book. It’s a love letter to Japan but it’s more than that. It’s a love letter to best friends, forever supportive best friends, and group chats. It’s a love letter to moms and being fiercely feminist. It’s a love letter to hometowns and pop culture and late nights. It’s a love letter to finding yourself when you never feel like you really fit in. It’s a love letter to being a teen...who happens to find out she’s a princess. Sigh. I jus ...more
Izumi Tanaka has always struggled to feel as though she belongs, being Japanese-American in her mostly white, northern California town. It’s always been her and her mom against the world, until she finds out that her biological father is the Crown Prince of Japan, making Izumi a princess. Izumi decides to travel to Japan to meet her father, where she hopes to find the sense of belonging she craves. ...more
This was really cute! I always love a royalty story and I flew through this one.
Izumi is a Japanese American high school senior who finds out unexpectedly that her unknown father is the Crown Prince of Japan. Most of the book takes place in Japan, where Izumi tries to fit in with the Imperial family, while making lots of (expected) mistakes that the tabloids run with. Izumi had an “Asian Girl Gang” of friends from home t ...more
I've been a fan of this book since I saw that gorgeous cover. But now that I've actually read it, I'm a whole dang air conditioner. ...more
Tokyo Ever After is a book that is equal parts heartwarming and irritating. While reading, my rating for this book jumped from a solid 4 stars to 2 stars back up to 3.5 stars and back down again to 3 stars. I hated 90% of the humor in this book - it felt forced and, honestly, extremely cringy and more like an adult's idea of teen humor than actual teen humor - and I was often frustrated by the pacing and t ...more
so obviously, i jumped for the opportunity to read tokyo ever after.
overall, i had a pretty good time. izumi is wonderfully awkward, her friends are fantastic, and her interactions with all her family members are so wholesome. i yet again found myself rooting for a heterosexual couple. her journey into becoming more sure of herself, finding a place in a world that very much is not built for her, is one that's ...more
First off, I want to say, there is a lack of asian representation and variety in books, so I was excited to read this story. I loved how this was about a Japanese princess finding her identity. Initially, my interest in the book was more towards Japan and it’s culture, rather than the romance aspect.
Izumi never felt like she fit in, being Japanese in her small, most ...more
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I went into this book not completely sure what I would find. What I found is that this cross between Princess Diaries and Crazy Rich Asians was delightfully fun, down to earth, and just plain lovely. The main character is the perfect blend of knowing who she is, but still wanting to discover more. The secondary characters where fabulously written. The only reason I am not giving this a full 5 star review is that I wanted a little more epilogue, or maybe even a book 2.