INTL Blog Tour: Refraction by Naomi Hughes

"Refraction. The way fog scatters the lightning. The way a prism breaks sunshine apart into a rainbow. How a lens can focus light to make things seem bigger, or smaller, or distorted." After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the … Continue reading INTL Blog Tour: Refraction by Naomi Hughes

PH Blog Tour: Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang Komiks

Apat na buwan na si Janus sa mansiyon nina Manong Joey sa Angono pero naroon pa rin ang sakit ng dilang-karayom ng manananggal sa puso niya dahil sa pagkawala ng mga mahal sa buhay at sapilitang paglayo kay Mica. Simula ng Christmas break nang mawasak ang proteksiyon ng mansiyon laban sa Tiyanak at sa mga … Continue reading PH Blog Tour: Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang Komiks

INTL Blog Tour: “Song of the Crimson Flower” by Julie C. Dao

“Love is a magic all its own.” From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood. Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician's apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, … Continue reading INTL Blog Tour: “Song of the Crimson Flower” by Julie C. Dao

“The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One” by Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

i am magic / all the days i am / a woman / & i am magic / all the days i am / not. Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author Amanda Lovelace presents the mermaid’s voice returns in this one — the third and final installment in her “women are some … Continue reading “The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One” by Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

Princess and Pages October Wrap-up + Book Haul

"Memory had a habit of erasing, leaving only the most necessary." --Daisy Johnson, Everything Under Hello November!But before I completely say farewell to October, please join me in looking back at the awesome reading month that was. I met a number of new favorite authors: Truman Capote, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Daisy Johnson. I was reminded … Continue reading Princess and Pages October Wrap-up + Book Haul

Book Review: “The Octopus Curse, A Collection of Clingy Poems” by Salma Farook

"I remember better / The endings of sentences / I did not complete." Science would have us believe that we are nothing but cell upon cell. I disagree. We are made up of stories. The stories we hear from our mothers, the ones we tell our daughters. The tales we share with sisters and friends. … Continue reading Book Review: “The Octopus Curse, A Collection of Clingy Poems” by Salma Farook

Book Review: Soulful “A Separation” by Katie Kitamura

“This was the process by which two lives were disentangled, eventually the dread and discomfort would fade and be replaced by unbroken indifference, I would see him in the street by chance, and it would be like seeing an old photograph of yourself: you recognize the image but are unable to remember quite what it … Continue reading Book Review: Soulful “A Separation” by Katie Kitamura