Sweet like Toffee but Bitter like Coffee

Being Toffee deepened my understanding of dementia and the repercussions of domestic violence. Whether good or bad, our memories are an integral part of who we are today.

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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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Q & A with June Hur

Hello, Internet people! I hope that you’re having a productive quarantine. :3 My last author feature was two years ago, so I’m excited to introduce you to my new favorite wordsmith, June Hur. Her debut novel entitled The Silence of Bones came out last month, and I found it thrilling, delightful, and educational. I highly…

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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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Because This Is My First Quarantine

I happily give Because This Is My First Life 3.75/5 stars. For me, the overall message is that we shouldn’t trivialize marriage, regardless of society’s progressive ideologies. If you enter this ideally permanent union on a whim, you can’t expect to have a happy life together.

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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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