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Livia Blackburne

Autor(a) de Midnight Thief

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About the Author

Image credit: A neuroscience graduate student at MIT, conducting research on the neural correlates of reading.


Obras por Livia Blackburne

Midnight Thief (2014) 438 exemplares
Rosemarked (2017) 266 exemplares
Daughter of Dusk (2015) 127 exemplares
Feather and Flame (2021) 79 exemplares
I Dream of Popo (2021) 73 exemplares
Umbertouched (2018) 57 exemplares
Poison Dance (2013) 39 exemplares
From Words to Brain (2010) 20 exemplares
Lord of Time 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Twisted Tale Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight COVID-19 (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher of HarperCollins, and the author Livia Blackburne for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Blackburne writes an entertaining YA story about Chinese/Asian Americans and the importance of Chinatowns/Asian ethnic enclaves and community. Blackburne's usage of the internet, social media, and social media activism remain topical and relevant to contemporary Asian/Chinese American activism. Blackburne's discussion of cultural tradition vs modernization/Westernization/fusion/adaptation echoes past debates within the Asian/Chinese American space and scene. Blackburne's discussion of these themes occurs with the main protagonist, Clementine Chan, and her love interest, Danny Mok. If readers are familiar with Chinese American history, they'll know and understand Clementine Chan as Chinese Americans have engaged in modernization/Westernization/fusion/adaptation throughout history. That's one of the ways in which Chinatown has been created and how Chinese Americans have survived in America. Think of Westernized Chinese food like chop suey, PF Changs, or General Tso's Chickens. Readers will also appreciate learning more about traditional Chinese tea culture. One minor critique is exploring more of the class dynamic between Clementine and Danny and how class as well as gender inform their lived experiences. I wished Clementine could unpack her class experience more and Danny with misogyny and being an Asian man. Nonetheless, this was a quick and fun breeze to read through.… (mais)
minhjngo | Mar 28, 2024 |
This book can be intermediate or primary level because of the way it is written and the story. The story is of immigration and a girl is moving with her family from Vietnam to America. However, her Popo(grandmother) is not coming with them. They use facetime to talk, and she visits after adapting to living in America. The little girl learns a lot from her Popo, but she gets sick and passes away. The little girl still sees her in her dreams.
Kschweppe | 3 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Disney and Magic Yes Please!

Can I just say that this was pure joy to read. This year has been a rough year for me and books. I have had so much fun reading this that it made me feel like a kid again. Firstly, when I requested this book I had no idea that it was part of a Duo. That being said you can read this as a stand alone and be perfectly fine I was.

As a longtime fan of mythology, history, and Disney, I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to review a great book from Disney Hyperion. The author did such a beautiful job of bringing ancient China to life in such a vivid and magical way. The balance the author struck between the Disney story we know and the historical accuracy. The setting of the narrative felt so alive and the author’s style of writing took on a very cinematic tone, allowing readers to read and bring to life this adventure in their mind’s eye. I can see this as a continued screen play with lots more action to boot.

The character development was outstanding in this novel. The way the author delved into Mulan as a person when confronted with her new reality was amazing, as was her relationship with Shang. Not only did the narrative do a great job of tackling the issues of equality amongst the women warriors and showing the balance one must find between showing strength and courage in the face of adversity without losing who they are inside. This book does such a beautiful job showing me and young readers that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being feminine and strong in equal measure. I will be buying my niece a copy of both books when she is a bit older. All young people should read the strength and beauty within these pages. A 5 Star Read all the way! # I Am Totally Obsessed!
… (mais)
b00kdarling87 | 2 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |
I really loved this read!! I thought this was a great sequel read. I loved how this book was some politicaly focsued and was focused less on the romance. It was not what i expected this book to be. But i loved seeing how this book made the character develop in the read!! I also loved seeing how mulan became a true hero in this read, but in such a diferent way then the previous book. It was such a great read and one that made me feel like i saw more of mulan story!
lmauro123 | 2 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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