The Astonishing Color of After

The Astonishing Color of After

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a ne Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. ...

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Title:The Astonishing Color of After
Author:Emily X.R. Pan
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:031646399X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:472 pages pages

The Astonishing Color of After Reviews

  • Kelly
    Mar 01, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

    I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    The Astonishing Color of After is a well-written book filled with culture, emotion, and family. It also holds heavy focal themes such as suicide, mental illness, and grief. The story follows a confused daughter, Leigh, in the aftermath of her mother's suicide, and the author incorporat...

    There is not a single thing in this book I did not love. The lush writing. The use of color. The exploration of family secrets and stories. Of culture. Or belief. But the thing that hit hardest was the way depression is rendered. This is a book about grief in the wake of suicide th...

  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    Aug 16, 2017

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 23, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

    I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    The Astonishing Color of After is a well-written book filled with culture, emotion, and family. It also holds heavy focal themes such as suicide, mental illness, and grief. The story follows a confused daughter, Leigh, in the aftermath of her mother's suicide, and the author incorporat...

  • Melanie
    Apr 23, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Mar 21, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

  • Emily May
    Mar 04, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

  • shady boots | #TeamMizCracker
    Apr 15, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

  • Larry H
    May 07, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    May 05, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

    I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    The Astonishing Color of After is a well-written book filled with culture, emotion, and family. It also holds heavy focal themes such as suicide, mental illness, and grief. The story follows a confused daughter, Leigh, in the aftermath of her mother's suicide, and the author incorporat...

    There is not a single thing in this book I did not love. The lush writing. The use of color. The exploration of family secrets and stories. Of culture. Or belief. But the thing that hit hardest was the way depression is rendered. This is a book about grief in the wake of suicide th...

    Mini review: Trigger warning: Depression and suicide DNF I have seen this book everywhere. When I heard that part of the book would be taking place in Taiwan, I was ecstatic! Blissfully my library had a copy. Unfortunately this didn't work out for me. In the beginning I wa...

  • Keertana
    Mar 24, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

    I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    The Astonishing Color of After is a well-written book filled with culture, emotion, and family. It also holds heavy focal themes such as suicide, mental illness, and grief. The story follows a confused daughter, Leigh, in the aftermath of her mother's suicide, and the author incorporat...

    There is not a single thing in this book I did not love. The lush writing. The use of color. The exploration of family secrets and stories. Of culture. Or belief. But the thing that hit hardest was the way depression is rendered. This is a book about grief in the wake of suicide th...

    Mini review: Trigger warning: Depression and suicide DNF I have seen this book everywhere. When I heard that part of the book would be taking place in Taiwan, I was ecstatic! Blissfully my library had a copy. Unfortunately this didn't work out for me. In the beginning I wa...

    I think this is one of the best-written debuts of the year. I loved the magical realism elements being used to explain a history of mental illness and grief and hats off for the immensely beautiful prose sprinkled with Chinese and Taiwanese. My only qualm is that I wish the romance was...

  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    Feb 21, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

  • Lily ☁️
    Feb 01, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

  • jessica
    Apr 23, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 25, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

  • Christian
    May 02, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 20, 2017

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

  • Eryn✵
    Apr 02, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Feb 20, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

  • Amelia
    Apr 27, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

  • ilsa ➹
    Mar 09, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

  • Candace Robinson
    Mar 09, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

  • April
    Apr 04, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Dec 12, 2017

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

  • alice (arctic books)
    Jan 10, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

    I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    The Astonishing Color of After is a well-written book filled with culture, emotion, and family. It also holds heavy focal themes such as suicide, mental illness, and grief. The story follows a confused daughter, Leigh, in the aftermath of her mother's suicide, and the author incorporat...

    There is not a single thing in this book I did not love. The lush writing. The use of color. The exploration of family secrets and stories. Of culture. Or belief. But the thing that hit hardest was the way depression is rendered. This is a book about grief in the wake of suicide th...

    Mini review: Trigger warning: Depression and suicide DNF I have seen this book everywhere. When I heard that part of the book would be taking place in Taiwan, I was ecstatic! Blissfully my library had a copy. Unfortunately this didn't work out for me. In the beginning I wa...

    I think this is one of the best-written debuts of the year. I loved the magical realism elements being used to explain a history of mental illness and grief and hats off for the immensely beautiful prose sprinkled with Chinese and Taiwanese. My only qualm is that I wish the romance was...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books 3.5/5 stars. I hadn?t heard much about THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER before I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this gorgeous novel in my mailbox. After I read the synopsis, I became so excited to read this, especially b...

  • katherine
    May 02, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

  • Maggie
    May 09, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

  • Yusra ✨
    May 15, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Yusra, Caidyn, Alexis, and Life & Lit! ? ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    I cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. Love is not even the correct word here. It?s more like staring obsessively at this book all day, tweeting about it, letting it claim my heart, thinking about it all the time, wanting to own a thousand copies of it. Thi...

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    I sometimes wish I could make sense of my feelings and emotions, because I can't and I have no idea how to rate this. rtc. (?) (I'm a mess.) * * * For me, this one is a typical case of "I might read this some day", which over night turned into "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT N...

    I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

  • may ➹ (semi hiatus)
    Mar 16, 2018

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

  • Emily Pan
    Sep 23, 2017

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    can't decide on a four or a five, but like... that should say something either way?? cathartic, emotive, and gorgeously written, with a lead protagonist I absolutely adore. review to come! ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...