How far will an author go for success? At its heart, Yellowface by R. F. Kuang is a story about plagiarism. But also a dark, pacy satire about the publishing industry, racism, tokenism, white privilege, social media takedowns, and the cancel culture.
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo is much more than a rom-com. It is about beauty standards and social prejudices. About the pressure on teen girls to fit into the specific boxes. About self-worth that isn’t (and shouldn’t) be measured by outward appearance.
Rivals to lovers. Grumpy girl x sunshine boy. Diverse characters. Realistic relationships. Cute banter. . And most important of all, being your unapologetic self. Beauty and the Besharam is an easy summer read that is full of heart.
A charming and witty slow-burn second chance rom-com with just the right amount of angst. The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale checks all the boxes.