All Winks and No Kisses

If there’s something that I learned from this book, it’s that we should not judge books by their covers (though we can’t really help it).

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No More Lies

Supernova is a satisfying conclusion to a remarkable trilogy. The epilogue hints at a possible sequel or companion novel, but I’m happy with how things wrapped up. Nonetheless, I’d gladly read another Renegades book because Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors.

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This Curious Girl Can’t Be Silenced

The Silence of Bones is one of my favorite 2020 releases. It’s probably the best Korea-inspired work in my collection, so I can’t wait to read June Hur’s sophomore novel. Be prepared for a tragic yet beautiful ending.

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These Girls Don’t Care about High School Musical

We Are the Wildcats shows how girls can break free from the chains of toxic masculinity. It will make you curious, wary, and a little happy. I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the book, but I would recommend it to anyone looking for something sporty and enlightening to read.

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What Sorcery Is This?

Margaret Rogerson is slowly becoming one of my favorite authors. While Enchantment of Ravens is like ACOTAR done right, this sophomore novel is a love letter to bookworms, with a hint of Howl’s Moving Castle and perhaps Strange the Dreamer. But even without the comparisons, the story is remarkable.

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Tigers, Not Scaredy-cats

Are you fond of ghost stories? If you’re looking for something mildly creepy to read during this very long quarantine, you’re in the right place.

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Fake Stars and Gnashing of Teeth

Amora tarnished my reading experience. Still, I refuse to give the book a 1-star rating on the off chance that the author intentionally created a dislikable protagonist or anti-hero.

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In Love with the Romanovs

I wonder why books that make me cry always make it to my list of favorites? I’m not a masochist, but I guess there’s something delightful about mourning over the demise of my beloved fictional characters.

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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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