Themes explored include not fitting in or belonging, feeling divided by two different cultures, and everyday discrimination and racism experienced by Asian Americans.
I loved Akio too.
I would have known which artists oppose the imperial family.
I was honestly surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW Being a royal turns out to be a lot harder than it looks in this deliciously fun novel.
This sounds like such an interesting book! Beyond the nobility, what's with that imperial guard who hasn't left her side since their first meeting at San Francisco airport? Again, growing up and not seeing my skin, hair, eye color in literature or on film really closed that world off to me.
I really liked that aspect of the book because it made the book more relevant instead of just a fairytale come true.
I suppose this dream slept dormant within me, because by the time I finished reading the second chapter of Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean, I felt like I was experiencing my wish fulfilment fantasy.