E-xterminator Fiances, Begone

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From an impending marriage to a neighbouring childhood terror with an abnormal interest in insects, to the racial injustice of the police force against the Chinese in Los Angeles' Chinatown in the early twentieth century, Stacey Lee really covered everything within the excerpt of her new book possible in the first five chapters. Told in a dual-POV split between sisters May and Gemma, both names presumably derived from their Chinese names, the beginning of an enthralling story of intrigue, murder, racism, and a less-than-optimistic marriage prospect is drawn out masterfully by an author familiar with navigating YA Asian-American historical fiction. Having devoured her work in the past and having loved her protagonists, I await the debut of her newest novel with sweet anticipation.