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Publication Order of Aunties Books

Dial A for Aunties (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Aunties and a Wedding (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Obsession Books

The Obsession (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Jesse Q. Sutanto

As an author of Young Adult literature, Jesse Q. Sutanto is a widely regarded writer who’s come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Making a name for herself, she’s really pushed her books to the forefront of her genre, with her bold and invigorating style and approach. This has led many readers around the world to sing her many praises, as she’s found success with an international audience. Creating a style and a brand, she really understands the reader, allowing her to become an internationally recognized household name.

Telling her story from her perspective, she’s both fresh and exciting in how she’s established her own style and niche. This is what has resonated with readers so well, allowing her to become hugely versatile, adapting to many different styles and tones. With her own unique voice at the heart of it all though, she’s definitely made it all very much her own, with her now trademark wit and intelligence. Progressive and funny, her books are extremely clever and highly entertaining, making for stories that really stand-out from the rest.

Coming a long way in a relatively short amount of time, she’s made sure that her books really leave an imprint upon the reader. This with her well crafted characters too ensures that her books will stand the test of time for many years to come. Maintaining a presence both online and off, she engages with her many fans on a regular basis too, always with a new exciting project in the pipeline. With plenty more novels and stories to come yet, she’s a writer who will carry on for a long time to follow, with lots more on the horizon.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up between Jakarta and Singapore, Jesse Q. Sutanto would grow up with a keen interest in both reading and writing from an early age. During this time she would continue to develop her voice, creating both a style and a tone that was very much her own. Getting her Master’s Degree from Oxford University in creative writing, she would study to a high-level, all the continuing to write regularly.

Always searching for her next big idea, she would continually be hunting for inspiration for her next novel. Putting everything into her work, she would use her own experiences to inspire her and her writing, ultimately making a name for herself. Raising a family from her home in Jakarta, she continues to write to this present day, and there’s plenty more to follow.

Writing Career

Starting out in 2021, Jesse Q. Sutanto would begin her literary career with ‘The Obsession,’ introducing her as an author for the first time. In 2021 she would quickly follow up her first novel with her second book ‘Dial A for Aunties’ and this would go on to become enormously successful. Not long after its release there would be a bidding war to the rights for it, with Netflix winning the rights to adapt it for film.

Later in 2022 she would go on to write her third novel ‘Four Aunties and a Wedding,’ which would be a cozy mystery novel this time. Using her own family for inspiration a lot of the time, she would create stories that felt wholly real and genuine upon the page. Gaining numerous awards for her work, she maintains a strong presence both online as well as off, reaching readers from all over.

Dial A for Aunties

First published in 2021 on the 27th of April, this would initially come out through the Berkley publishing label to much acclaim. Working completely as a stand-alone book, it’s very much its own thing in a self-contained narrative with its own arcs. Set on the California coastline, it’s relevant to Sutanto’s own life, using characters based on characters from her family, although it uses an entirely fictional premise.

Combining several different genres, there’s a lot of humor here, with it being absolutely hilarious in some places. With elements of drama too, it’s a fun ride all the way, with strong characters at the heart of it ultimately driving the story. The setting is great as well, making the most of everything, from the location to the premise, in a book that is well paced and highly compelling.

During a blind date gone wrong, Meddelin ‘Meddy’ Chan ends up inadvertently killing her date, which leads her to seek the help of her aunties in covering up the accident. That’s when, in attempting to hide the body, it’s accidentally shipped in a cake to the island wedding of a billionaire one of her aunties is working upon. With this being one of their biggest weddings to date, it could potentially ruin the entire family wedding business if discovered. Not only that, but the once great college love of Meddy returns, and everything is turned upside down in ‘Dial A For Aunties.’

The Obsession

Written originally in 2021 on the 2nd of February, this would first be published through the ‘Sourcebooks Fire’ publishing label. Setting up a new series of novels of the same name too, it’s Young Adult with elements of thriller and mystery about it. Telling a self-contained story, it’s easy to pick up, while it does potentially pave the way for more to follow in the future.

While this is Young Adult fiction, there are some fairly dark themes and ideas here present throughout the story. There’s definitely a lot driving this novel, propelling it forwards through it murky subject matter towards its finale. It’s definitely a book that will leave a strong impression, on the reader too, as both the characters and the story are well established every step of the way.

Stalking Delilah through her social-media and with cameras on her house, Logan feels that he’s being ‘romantic’ in a twisted sense. That’s when he sees her kill her abusive step-father leading him to believe that he might not know everything he thought he knew about her. Now she seems tainted in his eyes, despite the fact she feels completely free, and Logan decides he’s going to keep this over her. A character in his otherwise sick fantasy, she aims to make him forget about her in an way she possibly can in ‘The Obsession.’

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