Hey there! I'm Alyssa, and this is the blog for the YA readers and book bloggers who want more than just an adventure through the pages. My writing and e-newsletter provide the magic, madness, and murder of a journey down the rabbit hole, alongside a healthy dose of diversity, girl power, and Chinese culture.

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  • you fangirl over words of every form and just rereading won't cut it for you — we have headcanons, questions, and predictions everywhere
  • you're a supporter of #WeNeedDiverseBooks and want to read/write/discuss diverse representation
  • you're interested in learning more about Chinese culture from a local's perspective
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Official bio:

Alyssa Carlier scribbles YA fantasy novels about empowered, diverse girls (like herself) in worlds of magic, madness, and murder (unlike herself). Her works have appeared in publications such as Corium Magazine, Glass Kite Anthology, and Germ Lit Teen. She writes about diverse representation and Chinese culture on her book blog, and shares her best daydreams—like her Mulan translation—with her takeout army. Alyssa hasn't noticed Jedi mind tricks work better in second person than third.

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