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Crazy Rich Asians meets Princess Diaries

Cover of Tokyo Ever After
A review of Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Izumi lives in northern California with her single mother and behaves the same way so many high school seniors do: she hangs out with friends, they obsess over love interests, pancakes, style, and their present and future potential. Izzy, as she's known to her friends, has never met her father and doesn't even know his full name. She knows he's Japanese and went to Harvard with her mother but not much more. After some internet sleuthing to find likely candidates an exciting truth is uncovered: Izzy's dad is the Crown Prince of Japan.  

What follows is a whirlwind trip to Tokyo filled with royal events and protocol, heritage lessons and a powerful reckoning with identity complicated by Izumi's half-American, half-Japanese way of conducting herself. With the support of her loving family and extended network as well as the affection and devotion of the people of Japan, Izzy embraces who she is and where she wants to go.  

Follow Izzy as she continues her adventures in Japan with the Imperial Household Council in book two, Tokyo Dreaming.

Jun 8, 2022