Tokyo Ever After By Emiko Jean [BOOK REVIEW]



Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity… and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?


The story of Tokyo Ever After revolves around a girl named Izumi, an American Japanese who lives with her mother in North California. But one day she finds out that her father is the crown prince of Japan and she is ACTUALLY A PRINCESS!!! After coming to know about all this, she writes to her father and later travels to Japan. I love reading books by japanese authors or in general any book set in Japan and keeping that in mind, I love love love this book. It is perfect for those who love reading something light during summers. I mostly read Mystery & Thriller. You’ll rarely find me with a rom-com or a light read in my hand. For a change, I loved it. I am not revealing much about the story and would recommend it to those who loved Crazy Rich Asians.

I adore the relationship between Izumi and Akio but at the same time I felt that it was more of Insta-love. Izumi was a charming character and I loved her character. Knowing the fact that she is a princess, she didn’t change her attitude toward other people… not even a little bit.

As far as the writing is concerned, it was pretty good. I appreciate the efforts that the author has put in. I got to learn quite a few things just by reading this book. I am eagerly waiting for the next book.

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