Bookbed reviews: ‘Pangkat Papaya’ by Xi Zuq with Al Estrella

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY APOKOPO APANG HAPARIPI SAPA IPISKUPUL. Ito ang secret code na nakita ni Andro sa poster para sa Clubs Day ng kanilang paaralan. Akala niya magagawa niyang tuklasin ito kasama si Miyo. Na dapat ay kasama din niya sa paghahanda ng booth nila sa Comics Club. Pero parang may iba kay Miyo,…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas

by KB Meniado I first saw Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas on Instagram. I remember feeling desperate for a copy. One, that lovely cover. Two, that lovely cover. Yes. I initially didn’t care what the book was about; the superficial book cover judge in me just wanted a copy. THE STORY When Gianna wakes up…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Kat Arcanghel has just turned 18 and she feels that it is the right time to fall in love. She finds herself falling for Alech Crisologo, but she has always thought of herself as adeviant/rebel and there’s nothing more mainstream than crushing on the guy that everybody loves, thus she…More

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY Moira just wants a normal life for her daughter, Penelope. And sometimes, it seems like she has achieved it. Penelope is a sweet, smart, and precocious four-year-old girl. However, she is also the product of Moira’s affair with an angel. Her parentage gives Penelope strength far beyond what any child should…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Dumplin” by Julie Murphy

by Elaine Zapanta I found Dumplin’ on Goodreads, displayed under the Recommendations sections. Now, I’m not one to read a book based on algorithm, but I saw the cover and it made me curious. I hit the button and here we are. THE STORY Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom)…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Multiverse of Max Tovey’ by Alastair Swinnerton

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY Fourteen-year-old Max Tovey’s world is blown apart when he discovers that his problems are nothing to do with him, and everything to do with being a Time Traveller. Following his mysterious grandfather’s funeral, Max finds himself on a wild journey through first century Celtic Britain, real and mythological, as his every…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘For Love of Anna’ by James Lawless

by Racquel Sarah A. Castro THE STORY When university student Guido van Thool accidentally bumps into the beautiful ballerina Anna Zweig in Loti’s café, it sets them off on a whirlwind of romance of ballet concerts, anti-globalisation marches and love trysts in bluebell woods. Even when Guido is called away for military service, time can’t test…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Echo’ by Lorena Glass

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Echo is the first book of a trilogy that is the epic love story of two cursed lovers that fate, time, and death are constantly conspiring to keep apart; while they are determined to defy all three to be together. Whenever one dies, the other time travels to the lost lover’s…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Eye of the Storm’ by Ilaria Goffredo

by Nicai de Guzman Let it be known that World War II is one of the most depressing periods of history, at least in my opinion. So when I started reading The Eye of the Storm, I was already expecting to feel all the feels. Star-crossed lovers? Check. War? Check. Senseless deaths? Check to the positive…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Serpent Sword’ by Matthew Harffy

by Ron Supan “The sword is like a serpent. You can try to tame it, but it is venomous and will often bite the hand that holds it.”—The Serpent Sword by Matthew Harffy (Bernicia Chronicles #01 THE STORY BRITAIN 633 A.D. Certain that his brother’s death is murder, young farmhand Beobrand embarks on a quest for…More