On The Booked Shelf is the first ever Blog Tour post courtesy of Flatiron Books to celebrate the release of Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After, which released on May 18! As part of the tour, we’ll be highlighting this novel.
This YA Contemporary follows Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka who lives an ordinary life in a small, northern California town with her mother. Until one day, she uncovers a clue leading her to realize that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, making her a princess.
Then when Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew, she’s got to quickly learn thousands of years of customs as she takes on her role of princess. However, in addition to that she’s meeting her royal cousins, attending events and trying to figure out her own feelings when it comes to her scowling, handsome bodyguard.
Finding herself caught between worlds, will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown or have a happily ever after?
Tokyo Ever After is pitched as Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries. The novel has also been selected as Reese’s Book Club pick for the Summer.
Cover artist is John Ed De Vera.
Author Bio: When Emiko is not writing, she is reading. Most of her friends are imaginary. Before she became a writer she was an entomologist (fancy name for bug catcher), a candle maker, a florist, and most recently a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children (unruly twins). She loves the rain.
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean is out now! Will you be reading this new YA release?