Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto – Review

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto
Series: Aunties #1
First published April 27, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 298
Format: Paperback
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1 (accidental) murder
2 thousand wedding guests
3 (maybe) cursed generations
4 meddling Asian aunties to the rescue!

Wedding photographer Meddy Chan has always wanted to make her overbearing family happy. And there’s nothing they want more than to see Meddy happily married.

But when Meddy accidentally kills her blind date that they set her up on, she calls her meddlesome aunties to help her. Although hiding a dead body is going to be harder than they thought, especially when their family business has its biggest event yet – and at a hotel that just happens to be managed by Meddy’s ex boyfriend, Nathan, aka the one that got away.

Meddy Chan works as the photographer for her family’s wedding planning business. It’s not her ideal job but since the men in the family have all left, Meddy feels a responsibility to stay with her Ma and Aunties.

When her mother fixes her up on a blind date, she in the end agrees to go. I mean, how bad can it be?

As it turns out, bad.

Her date ends up dead. Meddy freaks out, and puts in him in the trunk back to her house.

Fortunately for her, she has her Ma and Aunties to rescue her.

Unfortunately the body of her dead date ends up being accidentally transported to the island where the billionaire’s wedding they are working on is being held.

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Shatter Me Series Review (spoiler free)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me (1-6 + novellas)
Publisher: HarperCollins
First published November 15th 2011
Genres: Fiction, Demonic Possession
Pages: 338
Format: Paperback
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Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Let me start by just saying one thing. I’m SO ridiculously late to this series. Buuuuuut it finally happened!

The main character Juliette has this (super cool) fatal touch, anyone she touches just dies in agony. She has been in an asylum for almost a year when she is captured by The Reestablishment who wants to use her as a weapon in their warfare.

But soon after being taken to the Reestablishment quarters she learns that an old childhood friend may help her escape. With no other choice, she is on the run!

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