Kmuse’s Book Review: 2022 GIVEAWAY!

It is the end of 2022 and there have been so many amazing books this year! For the giveaway, I will choose some of the best novels from Asian authors to send out into the world. Come find out how you can win these books and be in the know about all my upcoming book reviews.

Without further ado, let’s chat about the book haul you could win. All synopses are from Goodreads and links are provided in case you want to buy the books at a later date.

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah


Neither here nor there, but long ago…

Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp that has the power to revive the barren land—at the cost of sacrificing all jinn.

With no choice but to obey or be executed, Loulie journeys with the sultan’s oldest son to find the artifact. Aided by her bodyguard, who has secrets of his own, they must survive ghoul attacks, outwit a vengeful jinn queen, and confront a malicious killer from Loulie’s past. And, in a world where story is reality and illusion is truth, Loulie will discover that everything—her enemy, her magic, even her own past—is not what it seems, and she must decide who she will become in this new reality.

Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One NightsThe Stardust Thief weaves the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.

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Last of the Talons


After the destruction of her entire Talon gang, eighteen-year-old Shin Lina—the Reaper of Sunpo—is forced to become a living, breathing weapon for the kingdom’s most-feared crime lord. All that keeps her from turning on her ruthless master is the life of her beloved little sister hanging in the balance. But the order to steal a priceless tapestry from a Dokkaebi temple incites not only the wrath of a legendary immortal, but the beginning of an unwinnable game…

Suddenly Lina finds herself in the dreamlike realm of the Dokkaebi, her fate in the hands of its cruel and captivating emperor. But she can win her life—if she kills him first.

Now a terrible game of life and death has begun, and even Lina’s swift, precise blade is no match for the magnetic Haneul Rui. Lina will have to use every weapon in her arsenal if she wants to outplay this cunning king and save her sister…all before the final grain of sand leaks out of the hourglass.

Because one way or another, she’ll take Rui’s heart.

Even if it means giving up her own.

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan


Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.

Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.

To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.

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How to win!

Entering the raffle to win is just as easy as 1, 3, 5! And YES, this raffle is open internationally. 

You get one (1) entry for commenting on this blog post or retweeting our giveaway tweet with the hashtag #DWASOKBookGiveaway.

You get three (3) entries for commenting on this post AND retweeting our giveaway tweet.

You get five (5) entries for commenting on this post, AND, retweeting our giveaway tweet, AND subscribing to the blog/or following us on Twitter/or Instagram.

So what are you waiting for? Comment, retweet, and subscribe to get a chance for some great new reads to start 2023. The giveaway closes on December 29th, 2022.

7 thoughts on “Kmuse’s Book Review: 2022 GIVEAWAY!

  1. All three books look interesting, but I think the Stardust Thief has me most intrigued. I’m going to wait until after the raffle before reading any of them… just in case. 😉

  2. After reading the synopsis of all three books…the book that interest me the most to read is ‘Last of the Talons’. It would be awesome to read this book bringing in the New Year. I hope I get chosen as one of the lucky winners.

  3. I’ve read Stardust Thief and Daughter. Both have immersive settings – I was right there in that desert and that celestial palace – as well as characters I wanted to spend time with. Excited to try Talons!

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