Chloe Gong is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, studying English and international relations. During her breaks, she’s either at home in New Zealand or visiting her many relatives in Shanghai. Chloe has been known to mysteriously appear when “Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s best plays and doesn’t deserve its slander in pop culture” is chanted into a mirror three times.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Chloe Gong recommends
(Gearbreakers, book 1)
Zoe Hana Mikuta
"An absolute joyride of a story set in a vivid, arresting world. Gearbreakers is sci-fi at its very finest, combining the grandeur of mecha fighting machines with the intimacy of (splendidly feral) found family. Zoe Hana Mikuta is a talent to be in awe of."
The Devil Makes Three (2021)
"A spine-tingling, entrancing read. The Devil Makes Three is the perfect blend of supernatural horror and contemporary gothic, with each page as heart-pounding as the next. Tori Bovalino is an absolute master at atmosphere."
The Wild Ones (2021)
"Utterly unique storytelling. The Wild Ones is just as magical as the girls and cities found within its pages, weaving together a tale that refuses to flinch."
The Bones of Ruin (2021)
(Bones of Ruin Trilogy, book 1)
"Bloodily spectacular. The Bones of Ruin builds page after page of visceral intrigue, steamrolling toward the end of the world in Victorian London. These characters could tear you apart, but you will love them all the same. Sarah Raughley's world breathes true to the past and yet gleams brilliantly new."
Dark Rise (2021)
(Dark Rise, book 1)
C S Pacat
"A story rendered with devastatingly brilliant detail. Dark Rise pulls you by the hand into a dangerous, mighty world. You won’t be able to look away."
Iron Widow (2021)
(Iron Widow, book 1)
Xiran Jay Zhao
"Absolutely epic. This is the historical-inspired, futuristic sci-fi mash-up of my wildest dreams. Iron Widow charges headfirst into a world of giant mechas and uncompromising characters. The brutal beauty of Xiran Jay Zhao’s writing kept me glued to the page from start to finish."
Jade Fire Gold (2021)
June CL Tan
"A spectacularly crafted world. Jade Fire Gold breathes new air into old mythology, bringing an utterly fresh lens to a classic story. With gripping storytelling that depicts a perilous adventure, June CL Tan has brightened up YA fantasy."
A Rush of Wings (2021)
Laura E Weymouth
"Transportive and beautiful. Each page turned in A Rush of Wings is the smell of salt and the spray of sea water. With lyrical prose and a steadfast protagonist fighting against her world and then some, this is a story forged with strength."
Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves (2022)
"Vivid, dangerous, and absolutely exhilarating, Cold The Night, Fast The Wolves imagines a world teeming with predators both animal and human, telling a captivating story of survival alongside a heartwarming bond that grows between girl and feral fighter-wolf."
Bright Ruined Things (2022)
"A deftly-plotted tale about ambition and belonging, Bright Ruined Things takes Shakespeare’s The Tempest and brilliantly reimagines its themes of family and love. Cohoe writes with a magic that dazzles and cuts right to the core."
Only a Monster (2022)
(Only a Monster, book 1)
"An absolute page-turner. Only a Monster paints another vivid world inside the one we know, and uses a deft hand to bring it utterly alive. Vanessa Len blurs the age-old lines between good or evil, hero or monster, in the most captivating way."
A Far Wilder Magic (2022)
"An utterly transportive read, unfolding into a world of crumbling manors and ancient forests. Allison Saft crafts a deliberate, intricate romance that will have you as unmoored as the characters."
One for All (2022)
"A story brimming with strength. One for All will whirl you away to a 17th century France of pulse-pounding duels in beautiful ball gowns, following a sisterhood knitted together by duty and an indomitable heroine to cheer for."
A Show for Two (2022)
"Wholly heartwarming and enchanting. A Show for Two pulls you on an absolutely breathless journey through New York City. You'll fall head-over-heels in love with these characters while they fall in love with each other. Tashie Bhuiyan is a force to be reckoned with."
A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy (2022)
(Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy, book 1)
"Wildly entertaining and heart-wrenching all at once. Between an admirably snarky apparition and the chaos of graduating high school, A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy is perfectly tumultuous in the way only the teenage experience can be."
Violet Made of Thorns (2022)
(Violet Made of Thorns, book 1)
"Beautifully vicious. Filled with court machinations and cunning characters, Violet Made of Thorns is a fantasy you won't soon forget. Perfect for the fairytale reader who has always wanted the heroine to grow sharp teeth and bite Prince Charming."
A Broken Blade (2022)
(Halfling Saga, book 1)
"Gripping and fierce. This is much-needed fantasy with its fangs honed sharp by the power of resistance. Melissa Blair has built a tremendous world."
(Lightlark, book 1)
"Fantasy that reads like a breath of fresh air. Filled with secrets aplenty and enthralling magic, Lightlark will have you gasping then swooning while these valiant rulers fight to break their curses."
Bone Weaver (2022)
"A heart-pounding adventure. Magic and monsters lurk in every corner as a headstrong trio search for their place in Aden Polydoros's haunting world."
If You Could See the Sun (2022)
"Academic rivals portrayed to perfection... An all-time top favorite."
Strike the Zither (2022)
(Kingdom of Three, book 1)
"Rich with intrigue and epic in scale. Strike the Zither grows tall on the heroic classics it draws from, yet beats powerfully with a heart of its own."
The Ones We Burn (2022)
"Feral and tender at once. Rebecca Mix has created a world teeming with terrifying magic and ferocious monsters to be saved. The Ones We Burn is a story of strength, and love that is chosen."
Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (2023)
(Song of the Last Kingdom, book 1)
Amélie Wen Zhao
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