This is my first year to join the Asian Readathon hosted by Cindy, and I am happy to report that I've finished the books I picked in my TBR. I've also had some wiggle room to read more Asian-authored books, so this post is unexpectedly twice as long as I planned! Here are mini reviews… Continue reading Asian Readathon 2021 Wrap-up
The Serpent's Secret is a super funny intergalactic romp through a universe based on Indian mythology. Kiranmala and her new friends battle demons and solve riddles while confronting difficult questions about their heritage, family, and sense of belongingness.
This is the first readathon I have ever joined, and wow, what a jam-packed two weeks! I picked books that I've always wanted to read and crammed them all into two weeks. My heart is so tired and full and happy after reading too many intense books in a row, and I've had such an… Continue reading PhilMyth Readathon 2021 Wrap-up
This is part of a series called Stories Over Coffee, where I write about my memories of growing up in Bahrain and Qatar in order to preserve them. To understand why I do so, please read this anchor post. SY 2002-2003, old PSB campus Parents have a lot of fears when it comes to sending… Continue reading Homework for adventurers
This is a memorable book for me because it is the first time I got approved for an ARC request on Netgalley! Read on to know more of my thoughts on this book.
This is part of a series called Stories Over Coffee, where I write about my memories of growing up in Bahrain and Qatar in order to preserve them. To understand why I do so, please read this anchor post. Leaving a country is not a solitary affair, at least not according to the Filipino diaspora… Continue reading The things we leave behind
Though this letter does not contain any spoilers for The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng, the very premise of the character gives away a huge plot twist for the first two books.
The last book of my new all-time favorite series is finally out! Talyien’s journey has finally come to an end, and wow, what a ride it has been. Infinite love and thanks goes to Caffeine Book Tours for including me in this lineup. It is a dream come true!
on being kindred spirits with a diaspora in another world: Jinseins are the citizens of Jin-sayeng. Many of them have moved to the nearby Empire of Ziri-nar-Orxiaro, forming pockets of immigrant communities and serving as an important source of labor.
where even the oldest stone can burn Lately, I've been reading so many good books! This is my third 5-star read during the two-week PhilMyth Readathon, and I'm so excited to tell you all about this beautiful and epic novella. I still can't stop thinking about it well after closing the book, and I hope… Continue reading Review: Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
As someone who was raised on a steady diet of Barbie and Disney movies, I am a sucker for all kinds of princess stories, especially those featuring princesses who are not from the usual European mold. Sisters of the Snake is a Desi twist on the usual Princess and the Pauper tale full of deadly… Continue reading ARC Review + Pre-order Swag: Sisters of the Snake by Sarena and Sasha Nanua