Book Review: Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang by Edgar Calabia Samar, Illustrated by Mervin Malonzo (Janus Silang #2)

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 Book Review: Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang by Edgar Calabia Samar, Illustrated by Mervin Malonzo (Janus Silang #2)

Book Review: Darius The Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it's pretty overwhelming--especially when he's also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, and a … Continue reading Book Review: Darius The Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

INT Blog Tour: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history. Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her … Continue reading INT Blog Tour: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Mini Book Review: Heartstopper #1 and #2 by Alice Oseman

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more...? Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn't been too great, but at least he's not being bullied … Continue reading Mini Book Review: Heartstopper #1 and #2 by Alice Oseman

Graphic Novel Review: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Issue #1 – #54)

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Issue #1 – #54)

Book Review: Tabi Po Isyu 3 by Mervin Malonzo

LAHAT NG LIHIM AY MABUBUNYAG. WALANG HINDI MAGKAKAMIT NG PARUSA. Ang pagbabalik ng mga multo ng nakaraan, naghahanap ng hustisya: ang malagim na sinapit ng taumbayan ng San Diego, ang pagpapatuloy ng brutal na paghihiganti ni Salome sa lahat ng nagmalupit, ang pagsiklab ng apoy ng rebolusyon ni Matanglawin, ang paglalim at pagdilim ng lumalawak … Continue reading Book Review: Tabi Po Isyu 3 by Mervin Malonzo

Book Review: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, … Continue reading Book Review: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson