Tokyo Ever After
by Emiko Jean
Flatiron Books, 2021
YA Contemporary Romance
Summary: Izzy finds a clue about her father’s identity which leads to her discovery that she’s a princess. She goes to Japan to meet him but she’s also forced to take a crash course in everything it takes to be an active part of the Japanese royal family.
Likes: Akio is so grumpy, especially at the beginning and it made me laugh. Izzy and her friends were also very funny. I felt for her right away. I could sympathize. Plus the complexity of the emotional situation was always taken into account. People are human. Also, I liked the Japanese cultural tidbits and how Izzy has to navigate all of it in America and then in Japan.
Dislikes: I feel like she should have gotten more information about current politics in Japan.
Overall I enjoyed this a lot and I’m tempted to buy it and reread it.