Blog Tour: "Tokyo Dreaming" by Emiko Jean
Earlier this year, I had the incredible joy of reading Emiko Jean's YA romance Tokyo Ever After, an utterly delightful story about Izumi, a regular Japanese American teenager who discovers her father is...the Crown Prince of Japan. Delightful, honestly!
So I am stoked today to be spotlighting the sequel, Tokyo Dreaming, which released on May 31, 2022.
Return to Tokyo for a royal wedding in Emiko Jean's Tokyo Dreaming, the sequel to the Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller Tokyo Ever After When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Now, she’s overcome conniving cousins, salacious press, and an imperial scandal to finally find a place she belongs. She has a perfect bodyguard turned boyfriend. Her stinky dog, Tamagotchi, is living with her in Tokyo. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. A royal wedding is on the horizon! Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true. Only... Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citing concerns about Izumi and her mother’s lack of pedigree. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship. At the threat of everything falling apart, Izumi vows to do whatever it takes to help win over the council. Which means upping her newly acquired princess game. But at what cost? Izumi will do anything to help her parents achieve their happily ever after, but what if playing the perfect princess means sacrificing her own? Will she find a way to forge her own path and follow her heart.
When Emiko Jean isn’t writing, she is reading. Before she became a writer, she was an entomologist, a candlemaker, a florist, and most recently, a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children (unruly twins). She is also the author of Empress of all Seasons and We'll Never Be Apart.
Tokyo Dreaming is available for purchase now — if you'd like to buy a copy and support my work, check out this Bookshop affiliate link for the book! I really enjoyed my time with this book, and hope you all do as well!