Should I Kiss This Book Goodbye?

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. She couldn’t make this boy fall in love with her. She couldn’t break his heart. Because if she did, it was her, not…

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In Defense of Blood Heir: When the Road to Publication Becomes a Soap Opera

This is another instance of unwarranted hate. It’s sad how Twitter almost crushed the dreams of a promising author who only wanted to retell one of the dark periods in Chinese/Asian history. Overly sensitive influencers disregarded Amélie’s standpoint, accusing her of Black discrimination (and plagiarism). Now that I’ve read the ARC and final manuscript, I feel very indignant.

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This Manga Has Nothing to Do with Cannibalism

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is one of my least favorite manga this year. However, regardless of my frustration with the protagonists, I liked the overall message of the story: You can enjoy life even if you have a terminal illness.

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Always Such a Flirt

I bought this book only because it was written by a real-life couple. The idea of creating a novel with a loved one appealed to the romantic in me, and I wanted to see how two intimate people could integrate their unique voices into a single point of view.

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If My Life Were a K-drama

Do you know what I love about stories in general? They stimulate my creativity and make me imagine a lot of things, both possible and impossible. K-dramas, in particular, excel in this regard because of their seemingly flawless characters and inevitable happy endings.

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Extraordinarily Disappointed in You

I gave Extraordinary You 2.5 stars because it was exceptionally disappointing. If you want to watch it as a fan of SF9 (or April), I hope that it won’t affect your enjoyment of their music.

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The Comeback of Beautiful Vampires

The Beautiful is a fine piece of gothic fiction, especially when you compare it to YA classics that dealt with vampirism. It isn’t Renee Ahdieh’s best work, but its lyrical writing and gripping plot prove why she’s one of my auto-buy authors.

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Going Bananas

What do I do? If I don’t have bananas What do I do, what do I do? Banana banana banana — Oh My Girl In the year 1999, a girl entered the threshold of preschool. After throwing a fit, she clung to her mama like a soft, newborn babe. Her tantrum was to no avail,…

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Finally Someone

We all wanna be someone’s Wanna be someone’s someone With somebody we can’t live without — Monsta X In the year 1986, a stubborn man kissed the ring finger of a similarly stubborn woman. They could not stop fidgeting as they waited for the minister to declare them husband and wife. Meanwhile, a beast in…

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A Woman’s Blooming Confidence

When the Camellia Blooms deserves 4/5 stars because of its enlightening representation of single motherhood. Raising a child is already a difficult journey, more so when you do it alone in a town full of judgemental people.

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