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I remember reading Fallen by Lauren Kate back in 2012, about three years after it first debuted in 2009. It was a time when readers were still hyped about fallen angels in YA Paranormal books and I was definitely one of the many who were fascinated by the trope. Seven years later, fallen angels are making a […]

Many international authors have come and gone to the Philippines but only just recently did some fabulous New Adult rockstars come to meet their Filipino fans! Last weekend, Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher and Christine Brae rocked Cebu and Manila and signed thousands’ of books, at their book tour event hosted by National Book Store. If you guys […]

Being a die hard fan of YA Contemporary, I was so excited when National Bookstore announced that they were bringing not one but three YA Contemporary authors to the Philippines: Katie Cotugno, Melissa Kantor & Robyn Schneider. I’ve read one or two books from each one of them that I really liked (and loved!) so […]

I never knew I’d come to love YA Fantasy until I came across Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone. I bought it on a whim, not really knowing much about it, and decided to crack it open one day while stuck in a car going on a seemingly endless dreary road. From the point I began […]

“Be a little kinder than you have to,” said the stamp on my wrist over a week ago- a lovely reminder from E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks among several other bestselling young adult novels, and advocate of kindness. Lockhart visited Manila last March 22, to sign […]

Guess who’s coming to the Philippines? Okay, there’s the Pope. But I’m not going to talk about the upcoming Papal visit- we’ve got some other amazing person coming to town this week and that’s MICHELLE HODKIN!!!! There’s probably something wrong with me that I’m more excited about her book signing tour than the Pope visiting. […]

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