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If You Could See The Sun is an unexpected read because I actually requested a galley from Inkyard for its cover. I mean look at how amazing the cover art is.

And then I read the synopsis and I know that I am in for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Good thing this genre-bending debut novel did not disappoint.

Alice Sun, as a main character, is someone that is easy to understand. Her voice and the way she navigates life is portrayed realistically and her struggles are also relatable as an Asian kid who grew up with Asian parents who keep their dilemma out of our reach.

The academia setting fits this one and the way the twist with Alice's invisibility is laid in the story is thought-provoking.

The fact that Alice, an Airington scholar who just knew that her family is struggling financially, capitalized her powers to earn from students of Beijing's wealthiest screams Eat the Rich for me. I love that!

Though Henry Li's presence and portrayal as the love interest in the book is pretty evident right from the start, I was not the biggest for of this development. Just a personal opinion.

But overall, this is an exceptional debut that explores race, class, and what it means to be truly seen - literally and figuratively.