Day’s YA: TOKYO EVER AFTER

“Move over, Mia Thermopolis! Princess Izumi will completely capture your heart while making you laugh nonstop.” —Gloria Chao, author of AMERICAN PANDA

TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean
9781250766601
Available May 18, 2021 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12-18
E-galley on Edelweiss and NetGalley

Izzy Tanaka has never known her father’s identity. 

Referred to simply as “unknown Japanese male,” her father was always a “biographical footnote” in Izzy’s life. So when she suddenly discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, she’s more than a little shocked. 

What’s a gal to do after learning that she’s descended from royalty? Head straight to the source, of course! 

During her two weeks in Japan, Izzy’s life is turned upside down as she finds herself stepping into the oldest monarchy in the world, full of strict rules and customs. And she’s not quite the traditional princess Japan was expecting… She wears sweats to the airport (gasp!), gets drunk at a karaoke bar, and falls for her super hot bodyguard. All things her family—and the press—use against her to claim she’s not fit for the role. Can Izzy please the monarchy and stay true to herself? Or will the weight of the crown be too much?

Emiko Jean’s modern fairytale is The Princess Diaries (a series I devoured as a teen) for a new generation of readers. With a forbidden romance, relatable family drama (even though the family is royalty), and an endearingly witty main character, TOKYO EVER AFTER will win the hearts of readers everywhere. Hand this smart and hilarious novel to fans of AMERICAN ROYALS, THE ROYAL WE, and CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

“A refreshing and spot-on depiction of Japanese Americans exploring their heritage, with appeal far beyond female Asian readers.” —Booklist, starred review

“A fun experience that readers will want to read again and again.”
School Library Journal, starred review

Happy reading!
<3 Emily

YA Resources:
2021 Books for Teens
Day’s YA archives
2021 Adult Books for Teens

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