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Tokyo Ever After
Tokyo Ever After: A Novel | Emiko Jean
The Princess Diaries meets Crazy Rich Asians in Emiko Jeans Tokyo Ever After, an irresistible modern fairy tale about an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers her senior year of high school that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan. Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit init isnt easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, its always been Izumior Izzy, because Its easier this wayand her mom against the world. But then Izumi discovers a clue to her previously unknown fathers identity...and hes none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess. In a whirlwind, Izumi travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isnt all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight. Izumi soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herselfback home, she was never American enough, and in Japan, she must prove shes Japanese enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?
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Bookfan1414
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Bailedbailed

Apparently I have finally reached the point in my life where I cannot read high school drama anymore…. No matter how royal. It‘s well written but the FL was born in 2003 and I cannot……

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Zoe-h
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Pickpick

Man, I loved the feminist twist that this took at the end! That cover is also just amazing. It‘s been hard for me to find a romance that I‘m really into, but this one just hit all the right spots. I found it funny at parts and enjoyed all the Marvel references (though I didn‘t like how Izumi totally dissed on Hawkeye). 5🌟

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Zoe-h
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Tattooedteacher
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Books for #LMPBC were put in the mail yesterday. Happy reading friends.

Bookwormjillk I sent one to you last week. Fingers crossed it makes it! 2w
Crazeedi I'll get mine in mail the first of the week!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I sent you a little something! I hope it makes it there safely! 4d
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ICantImReading
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

This evoked my preteen days of enjoying The Princess Diaries! Izumi is a relatable teenager swept up in a Japanese fairytale. I was more interested in her relationship with her father and cultural identity instead of her love interest, but it was adorable overall! 🎧 #reesesbookclub

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ahoffkosik
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New Reads November goes out in a BIG 👏 way 👏 on my podcast today! Bestselling author and lovely human Talia Hibbert joins me for Episode 171, on which we swoon about the dreamy and yet still so relatable world of Emiko Jean‘s Tokyo Ever After. We chat about identity, tabloid culture, representation in publishing, cool literary parents, our love for The Princess Diaries, and more. 👑 Link to listen in my bio!

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kspenmoll
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5 lines, thirty-one syllables, a waka,a Japanese poem. The Princess communicated with both her father,Crown Prince of Japan, and her personal guard, Akio in this poetic form.

A modern fairy tale, not quite rags to riches but close enough- yet also has themes of identity, specifically Asian American identity, loss, love,connection,family.
#LMPBC #groupI

Mailing to Christine tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy it as I did! #YA

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kspenmoll
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#Lpmbc #groupI #YA #AGG #AsianGirlGang #lostbutterfly #princess

Enjoying this! Plan to finish tomorrow and mail Monday.
#20in4 #readathon

Andrew65 Looks interesting. 2mo
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asterese
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A real comfort read, and a happy one too. Before I even made it halfway through the book, I wanted to read more from the author, and I didn't want Izumi's story to end. Thankfully, there's a sequel. 🌸

⭐: 5

(Photo in the background belongs to Cosmin Serban)

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Yeah I'm officially burnt out on fantasies so trying a contemporary

KristiAhlers I really want to read this one. I don‘t know why I haven‘t pulled the trigger and bought it yet. It may have something to do with my TBR bookcase but that doesn‘t sound like a good enough reason lol. Tomorrow I‘ll get it tomorrow 3mo
SassenachTheBookWizard I don't know why I'm enjoying contemporaries so much but I am 4/5⭐ 3mo
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BookBelle84
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I needed a break from all the dark October reads and this was the perfect book. It was witty and clever and I loved everything about it including the gorgeous cover! I can't wait for the next one and I agree with the group that this would make a fantastic movie.

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KimmyM
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4⭐ I loved this! It was funny and romantic and I liked Izumi‘s exploration of her family past. I can‘t wait for the sequel!

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ReadingRambo
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American Teen learns that her Dad is the Crown Prince of Japan. She struggles to learn royal protocol, but is learning how to be a true daughter of Japan and also stay true to herself. The books is not as whimsical as this cover suggests, but it was fun and there's a handsome bodyguard thrown in for a secret romance.

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BookishGirl06
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Just finished this. It was amazing and I loved it so much. Apparently there‘s a sequel coming out next year.

RedxoHearts I love that cover! I definitely am adding this to my TBR list 4mo
MallenNC I thought this one was fun, and I love the cover! 4mo
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BookishGirl06
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We have a neat little chart showing the whole family tree

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BookishGirl06
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My two book spin books. @TheAromaofBooks I was about to start the tagged one soon anyways, so this worked out perfectly #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
tracey38 Both great books! I hope you enjoy them as well! 4mo
MartinaLove Both are really good. 4mo
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BookishGirl06 @TheAromaofBooks does DNFing count as getting a space ? Just curious 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, definitely!!! The goal of the challenge is to get books off the TBR, and sometimes that just means realizing a book isn't for you!! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Actually one month I had a participant make her list almost entirely of books she was expecting to DNF 😂 She said she was tired of having all these books sitting around that she wasn't excited to read & just wanted the motivation to plow through them! 4mo
BookishGirl06 @TheAromaofBooks I have one row that looks like i could get a bingo but I dnfed one lol 4mo
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MallenNC
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1. The tagged book was the most fun so I‘m picking it.

2. I just finished the PopSugar Challenge so in September I‘m just doing #BookSpinBingo and my #SheSaid and #400Souls reading. I‘m still working on my #Nonfiction2021 Bingo card too.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊🤩📖 5mo
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sb3626
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Pickpick

Okay I seriously didn‘t think I would love this book as much as I did! I fell in love with Izumi and was upset when she was and just wanted her to be happy and just wow!!

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tracey38
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Pickpick

This was such a good book, especially the audio because you get to hear the words in Japanese as they're supposed to be pronounced. A senior in high school finds out her real father is the Crowded Prince of Japan. She travels there to meet him and discovers royal life is very different. Also has a hate to love relationship with her royal guard. But it was a sweet story I loved.

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Sumi
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Pickpick

Enjoyable fairy tale of being a long lost princess in the 21st century. Light & fun.

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suvata
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• ModernMrsDarcy.com 2021 Summer Reading Guide #MMDSummerReading

Delightful YA novel about a Japanese American girl who learns that she is really a Japanese Princess. Cute premise and very engagingly written. Enjoyment factor: 4/5

MallenNC I enjoyed this one too. 5mo
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Jody3
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This is a perfect summer read. It will pull you in, hold you tight, and set you free, but leave you thinking about the characters and their world for some time to come.

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MallenNC
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Pickpick

This book has the cutest cover. I listened to the audiobook and it was a fun distraction. The setting is what makes this different from other “instant princess” stories. Izumi is a good main character. There‘s one character/story element that I thought was sort of yucky, but it ended up being dealt with in the end. (Side Note: this is the second book I‘ve read in August with a side character named Nora)

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Twainy
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🎧 I just lost some litfluence because I enjoyed this book. It was very YA but it was sweet & well written.

Izumi never knew her father & then finds out that he‘s the crown prince of Japan. She goes for a visit.

Then we have an enemies to lovers story that goes wrong.

Will Princess Izzy & her mom find their happily ever after …

This appears to be the book I needed today 😁 it reminded me of a series of books, The Princess Diaries.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

Twainy No sexy time just a stolen kiss or two, so it‘s ok for younger YAs. There‘s a few swears but they seem reasonable for a senior in HS. It‘s a funny, sweet romance with believable dialog 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence Yay for finding the right book at the right time! 5mo
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DuchessMerry
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Pickpick

“Kanji is an expression of the soul”

Honestly any writing is an expression of the soul IMO. This is a book for anyone who was a fan of the Princess Diaries, honestly this is better.

Izumi has never met her father; she happens upon a note pressed btn the pages of a book which leads her to discover who her Dad is but sets her on a path to discover who she is as well.

I actually might need to buy myself a copy of this one.

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kissmehardy
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Pickpick

One of my top books of the year! Loved Izumi's voice, and her journey felt realistic for a teen. Plus, who doesn't love anything that can be comped to The Princess Diaries? #yalit #yaromance

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Arvena
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Pickpick

It is a joyful read: funny, heartwarming story, entertaining writing, interesting characters and multi cultural interests. There isn't a ton of conflict or drama and insta-love between the MCs was a bit implausible, but I still enjoyed this sweet romance book!

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Pickpick

While I still got some Princess Diaries vibes while reading it, it stands alone for itself for this coming of age princess tale. Izumi is witty, sarcastic, and honestly a delightful character, and is far from a surface-level In character development. Emiko Jean has created characters that are lifelike and realistic. I cannot wait to continue to read this series, and read as these characters continue to grow.

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ninergrl6
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Pickpick

Cute YA romcom in the vein of What A Girl Wants, The Princess Diaries, First Daughter, etc. where a teen from rural California learns she‘s the illegitimate child of the crown prince of Japan and ultimately falls for her bodyguard 🇯🇵 Hallmark-y and mostly predictable, the snarky voice of the narrator made me laugh out loud nearly every chapter.

#ya #romance #bookclub #teachersoflitsy

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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A fun afternoon with Reese‘s book club today.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Desha I loved this book! From some of your posts it looks like you‘re using Bookly?! Do you like it? I just started using it! 📚♥️ 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Desha I love Bookly? I have been using it about 15 months need. Do you like it?? 6mo
Desha I just started it but so far I like it. I like tracking my reading and it makes that super easy! ☺️👍🏻📚 6mo
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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

The whole story was too surface level in my honest opinion.

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Traci1
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I enjoyed this one more than I expected. It reminded me a lot of The Princess Diaries. YA isn't my favorite genre, but this was very cute.

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Sharanya
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That. Was. So. LOVELY!!! This is a love song to second-gen immigrant-born folks. It‘s a heartfelt exploration of “belonging,” with witty narration, hilarious dialogue, & stunning depictions of Japan, which is a character in and of itself. That, plus the utterly gorgeous, swoony romances that sweep you off your feet & the ride-or-die girl gang that warm the cockles of your heart make this a pitch-perfect novel you don‘t want to miss. ★★★★★.

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rjsthumbelina
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This was a cute read, very much an updated Princess Diaries. Izumi was never told who he father was, but she finds out during her senior year of high school that he is a Japanese prince, this making her a princess. She flies to Japan to meet her family (the royals) and learn about the culture. But of course, she falls in love with her handsome bodyguard. Predictable, but fun and wholesome, with a cute enemies to lovers plot.

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kera_11
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A reimagining on the story line of the Princess Diaries but a bit more modern and about the Imperial Family of Japan. And also add a cute bodyguard for our newly found princess to crush on.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 83/150.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Spending my rainy Elsa afternoon starting this book.

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BookishTrish
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Pickpick

Very Princess Diaries. I‘d love to see it get made into a film.

LibrarianRyan ME TOOO! 7mo
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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐
Do you miss the Princess Diaries, or want to introduce someone you love to this wonderful heartfelt story but they say it‘s “old”? Well, step right up because I have a new version and it is Tokyo Ever After.

Now that I have read this book I really want a Princess Diaries 3 movie that tells this story, but Anne Hathawy and Chris Pine show up at the wedding ( as Mia of course) to give a little advice about being a surprise princess.

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sebrittainclark
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4/5

Izumi finds out that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, and she is whisked away to incredibly complicated life as a member of the Japanese Imperial Family.

The second hand embarrassment early in the book was tough as I felt so hard for how Izumi was trying and not always living up to the new expectations that had been thrust upon her. But I loved how she managed to find her own way through her new life and still be true to herself.

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BookishMarginalia
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#CurrentlyReading

UPDATE: Loved it!

MicheleinPhilly Lunch looks delicious! 7mo
Mishu94 Such a pretty cover! 7mo
LibrarianRyan This book was so fun! 7mo
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sebrittainclark
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1. Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean and Trans Medicine by stef m. shuster

2. A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers

3. Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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MartinaLove
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4/5 ⭐
This book was pack with Japanese culture.
I loved absolutely everything about it. Of course I wish we could of seen more of Izumi spending time with her father or her romance with the guard. I love how we got to visit Tokyo/Kyoto. I really enjoyed every scenes at the palace. It also showed us how hard royals families has it.
Hopefully we will get a sequel and the story of how the Crown Prince of Japan met Izumi's, mother.

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jenniferajanes
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This coming-of-age, coming into your own tale made me laugh, cry, and talk to the characters out loud! It‘s a nice twist on a princess story. I‘m so glad Izumi figured out who she is and where she belongs. #Kindle #ebook #Libby

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MartinaLove
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I don't know which one to read first. All I know is that I want to read them both now! 📖📚😁

Lovesbooks87 Read Tokyo Ever After yesterday and I loved it. Gave my major Princess Diaries vibes! 8mo
MartinaLove @Lovesbooks87 Immediately after reading the sypnosis I thought about The Princess Diaries!!! 8mo
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Lovesbooks87
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This book gave me huge Princess Dairies vibes and I loved ever minute of it. Izumi is Japanese American and has always wanted to know who her dad was. Her mom tells her she doesn‘t know his name. That is until Izumi finds his name in one of her moms books. What she never expected is that he is the Crown Prince of Japan. When she travels to Japan to meet her dad her whole world changes. I can‘t wait until the next book comes out!

booksellerofyourdiscontent The cover art is lovely! My eyes keep going to it at every store. 8mo
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mdemanatee
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I'm not going to lie, I've had a pretty bad week, but this book offered some smiles https://youtu.be/TA_xhuyQkKc

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Zuhkeeyah
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I couldn‘t put this book down. The heroine was an engaging combination of innocence and strength. She acknowledged how accepting her place in the monarchy would change her life but was willing to take the chance instead of playing it safe. I am not of AAPI descent, but the truths about being a minority among the majority really resonated as a Black person.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4mo
Zuhkeeyah @Nute Thanks for the warm welcome! This a wonderful space for book lovers and I‘m excited to be part of the magic. 4mo
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Emmybird01
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5/5 for this one! I loved this book. It was my most anticipated read for June and I was not disappointed. I got such Princess Diaries vibes while reading. Izumi was a fabulous character. I loved her and the AGG!! Her relationship with her mama was wonderful. I cannot wait to read more from this author. Thank you to NetGalley and Flatiron Books for sharing this review copy with me in exchange for an honest review.