by R. F. Kuang
Reviewed by Janet:June Hayward has always wanted to be a writer, yet success has eluded her. When Athena Liu, her college friend and a successful author, dies in a freak accident, June dares to publish Athena’s unfinished latest work under her own name. After extensive editing, of course. June finds the success she has always sought – until things start to fall apart. A timely depiction of racism, cultural appropriation, and the unwarranted power of social media, as well as the world of publishing.