ARC Review: Stolen City // A riveting tale of magic and revolution

Hello book nerds! Happy September! Spooky season is almost upon us, can you believe? But before we tackle our own Spooky TBRs, I’m here to talk about a recent release (and one that I thoroughly enjoyed), Stolen City!

Stolen City is truly more than a heist story. It’s a story of magic, of family, of choices that make or break your identity, and ultimately a story of revolution.

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Interview: Elisa A. Bonnin, Author of Dauntless

Hello book nerds! It has been a while since I joined a blog tour, I know. But today, I’m sharing something I am pretty excited about! Today, I’m sharing my interview with Elisa A. Bonnin, as part of the Dauntless Blog Tour by Xpresso Tours!

Dauntless is one of my most anticipated releases for this year. I found out about this YA fantasy novel with Filipino sapphics and I was immediately sold. Now I’m happy to be spreading more information about Dauntless!

I had the chance to chat with the author, Elisa A. Bonnin for my tour stop! So read on to know more about the inspiration of Dauntless, the world-building, the characters, and what the story can mean for Filipino readers of today.

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ARC Review: Love Somebody // Messy, funny, and heartfelt

Hello book nerds! Again, happy new year! I hope you’re all doing okay for today. As for me, today is a good day! This marks my first ever read of 2022 and my first blog tour for 2022! And of course, I couldn’t be happier that I’m featuring this book.

Love Somebody is a messy, funny, and heartfelt queer YA novel that teaches us the importance of connecting with others and the beauty of falling in love.

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Interview: Gail D. Villanueva, Author of Sugar and Spite

Hello book nerds! Today I’m featuring a Filipino author and her wonderful middle grade contemporary fantasy!

I am talking about Gail D. Villanueva and Sugar and Spite! This book was so, so wonderful, even more so as a Filipino reader! I read this book within 24 hours and I swear it left me all soft and gooey inside. I know kids, especially Filipino/Filipino diaspora, (and maybe even teens and adults!) will find comfort and love in this book as well. I am so thankful to have read this. (See my Goodreads review here!)

Now, I had the opportunity to interview author Gail. D. Villanueva as part of the Sugar and Spite Blog Tour hosted by TBR And Beyond Tours! We talked about inspirations for her book, Filipino culture, book recommendations, and upcoming projects!

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Interview: Cassandra Rose Clarke, Author of Forget This Ever Happened

Hello book nerds! Who’s up for a YA sci-fi thriller with a dash of queer romance?

I read Forget This Ever Happened back in August and I adored it! I was initially interested in it because I loved the synopsis and the concept! I don’t read a lot of thrillers, but this one particularly caught my attention because it reminded me of energy vortexes and for a little bit, Supernatural and Stranger Things. The fact that it also featured queer romance just added to my excitement.

Forget This Ever Happened was so atmospheric and so gay! I loved the plot and the writing style, although the pacing could be better. The science fiction elements combined with historical fiction gave this story such a unique and mind-bending atmosphere. And as for the romance, Julie and Claire’s relationship was something I really adored throughout the whole book. Overall, this was a great read!

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to as ask Cassandra some questions as part of the Forget This Ever Happened Blog Tour hosted by TBR And Beyond Tours! We talked about inspirations for her book, the writing process, and upcoming projects.

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