Book launch for my debut YA fantasy A BRIGHT HEART 
— October 19 at 6:30pm — Schuler Books in Ann Arbor, Michigan

“An incredible addition to the classic Chinese court intrigue genre. A Bright Heart is smart, subversive, and certainly swoony.” – Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

“Debut author Chenli employs abundant court relations, romance elements, and a well-developed cast to present a vivid and evenly paced fantasy series starter that centers a determined heroine seeking to topple an archaic patriarchal society.” —Publishers Weekly

“The clever premise and intriguing and suspenseful plot will keep readers engaged. A fresh and compelling voice.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The characters are complex and well-developed and the fairytale-like romance still shows an equal partnership and a thoughtful message about looking past first impressions. This book will appeal to any reader who loves fantasy with a good mix of romance, ancient Chinese court politics, and magic.”—Booklist

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