• Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

    Hello! After taking a few weeks off blogging and reading, I’m finally back. The thing is I got ill for 2 weeks. It was terrible. I thought I had the plague or something. Haha! But I am all better now and I managed to catch up with my reading. This week, I finished Joan He’s debut novel, Descendant of the Crane. There’s a lot of buzz going around this book. This is understandable considering the enticing and intriguing premise of the story. It sounded something that I would enjoy so I requested an e-arc over at Edelweiss and I got approved. Descendant of the Crane is a Chinese-inspired murder-mystery mixed…

  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman

    When I started rebranding my blog, one of the first books that I talked about early on is Gayle Forman’s If I Stay. Reading back my post, I realized that I’ve failed to mention the tiny fact that it’s a duology. Although I suppose some of you may have already known that, For the sake of those doesn’t, it is, in fact, a duology. And today, I’m going to talk about its sequel, Where She Went. I remember after finishing If I Stay in one sitting and the next day before I went to work, I dropped by a local bookstore to pick up my copy of Where She Went.…

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    The first time I heard about Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was way back in 2011. It was highly recommended by almost every book blogger and booktuber I follow. And it still is. However, I belong to the proportion of people who picked up the book upon the announcement of its film adaptation sometime last year. I don’t know about other avid book readers, but personally, I have this requirement that I must read the book first before seeing the movie. Of course, it’s not always the case but if I have the chance, that’s how I manage it most of the time. I think it’s mostly because I know…

  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

    Jenny Han is a staple for every book enthusiast when talking about contemporary reads. I can tell why many people enjoy her books. I am quite familiar with her other works such as The Summer I Turned Pretty series and Burn for Burn series. But, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is my first Jenny Han read and I am all but disappointed with the experience. I’m not sure why it took me so long to pick up this book. I only got around reading it until late last year, even though I’ve had a copy since 2015. Anyway, I’ve decided to finally pick up the book for good,…

  • Children Of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi

    Children of Blood and Bone is a YA debut novel by Tomi Adeyemi. It’s the first book from the Legacy of Orisha trilogy. I discovered this book through the online book community and a lot of them are raving about it. Naturally, I was half-scared to pick it up. Many readers can relate to that feeling when a hyped up book would left us feeling disappointed or confused. We wonder what did we miss? How come they enjoyed it more than we did? Thanks to the gorgeous cover and captivating blurb I put that thought aside. I decided to give this book the benefit of the doubt and I am…

  • Wonderstruck Book Tag

    Hello everyone! Can you believe that it’s almost the second week of March already? I will be going back to work tomorrow after taking a few days off. I think I’ll also get busy in the next couple of weeks but no fear, I already have posts lined up 🙂 Anyway, today I’m participating in a bookish tag I’ve seen over at Drizzle & Hurricane Books blog. It looked super fun but the main reason I want to do this is because I am a huge fan of the amazing-talented-funny-smart-gorgeous Taylor Swift herself. I’ve loved her for as long as I could remember. And the other reason, obviously, is it…

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman

    Creepy, imaginative and thrilling! When I grabbed my copy of Coraline I did not know what to expect mainly because this was my first Neil Gaiman read. I bought the book simply because of the premise. I love books with a concept like this. It somehow reminded me of Narnia, of magical doors and enchanting places (except in Coraline’s story, it was a house), and a darker version of Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole. I became an instant fan of Neil Gaiman after reading this book. He is an amazing story-teller and he knows how to keep you in your toes, and there is something about the way he…