Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

“Some scars are carved into our bones – a part of who we are, shaping what we become.” Xingyin is used to solitude, growing up on the moon with only her mother and an attendant for company. She’s unaware that she is being hidden from the Celestial Emperor and his court until one day her…

Moonlight Rests on My Left Palm by Yu Xiuhua

“Reading is a powerful activity: it calms one’s heart. When the mind is quiet, one can experience real joy.” Starting with the viral poem Crossing Half of China to Fuck You, Yu Xiuhua’s raw collection chronicles her life as a disabled, divorced, single mother in rural China. In defiance of the stigma attached to her…

Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

“The same clouded blood flows through our veins. All we have are stories.” In the fictional Chinese town of Yong-an, humans live alongside spirits and monsters, some of which are almost indistinguishable from people. Told in the form of a bestiary, each chapter introduces the reader to a new creature ranging from Sacrificial Beasts to…

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

“I heard bones break and muscles rip as their arms lengthened into glossy white wings, and their legs thinned, becoming knobbed like stalks of bamboo. Their eyes rounded and deepened, and lastly, six crimson crowns festooned the tops of their heads.” Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, hides her magic from the rest of the…