Tenacious Thieves and Unbreakable Vows

Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The queen once told me there were a hundred ways to fall in love. Maybe there were a hundred ways to find and give forgiveness, [...]

Kadenang Ginto: My Complicated Relationship with Philippine Telenovelas

Hindi pa ako tapos. May mga heels ako na mas mataas pa sa accomplishments mo. — Romina Mondragon Last night, my brothers and I visited the home of an affluent family friend. As I took in the massive gate, white walls, and seemingly simple design, the first thing that I said was, "This looks like [...]

Don’t Let Stereotypes Control Your Fate

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. If my last interaction with another Asian had proved anything, it was that no one understood me, regardless of race. Do you know what [...]

Arranged Relationships: Do They Stick Like Mehendi?

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a signed ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Anyone can claim to have good values and integrity. It is the matchmaker's work to determine if the claims are really [...]

Mulan Might Love This Cleverly Spun Tale

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for giving me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I want you to know that some journeys have ends, but not this one. This one will change you. Irrevocably. — Edan Sometimes, [...]