Bookbed reviews: ‘Gitarista’ by Reev Robledo

by KB Meniado THE STORY This historical novel takes place during the rise of cosmopolitan Manila in the 70s. Buildings towered over paved roads, vehicles caused traffic jams, business districts were expanding, and the music and arts scene was a burgeoning form of entertainment and a stark representation of the country’s national identity. Raised by aContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Gitarista’ by Reev Robledo”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ by Irene Recio

by Gaelle Ansaldo THE STORY Everything in Nikki’s life is picture perfect: her photography has taken off and is now a thriving business, she is reconnecting with old friends, and her husband is nothing but devoted to her. That is, until she discovers a shocking truth that might put her and her family in danger. Get aContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ by Irene Recio”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Love At First Run’ by Angel C. Aquino

by KB Meniado THE STORY After getting her heart broken, 23-year-old Diana Gomez is afraid to fall in love again. But when her office crush Paul invites her to join a running club with him, she goes for it.  What she doesn’t know is that to be a part of the club, she actually has toContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Love At First Run’ by Angel C. Aquino”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Down and Across’ by Arvin Ahmadi

by KB Meniado THE STORY Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With collegeContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Down and Across’ by Arvin Ahmadi”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Soul City’ by Mon D Rea

by Ian Miraflores THE STORY IT’S NOT A JOURNEY. IT’S A DESTINATION. When Nate Cuervo dies in a diving accident, he realizes he isn’t ready to leave everything behind, including his girlfriend and soulmate Samantha. He falls into an underworld prison where the only way out is through an eccentric reaper named Sephtimus Rex. As headContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Soul City’ by Mon D Rea”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Love, Hate & Other Filters’ by Samira Ahmed

by KB Meniado THE STORY American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems “suitable.” And then there is the world of her dreams:Continue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Love, Hate & Other Filters’ by Samira Ahmed”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY Danton Cord is one of the most popular boys in MacGuffin Elementary. His friend, Iris Able, is a loner whom people think is weird. Because she doesn’t talk to anybody, the kids in school have given her the nickname “Private Iris”. However, Iris is also the smartest and most observant personContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Ghost of a Feeling’ by Celestine Trinidad

by KB Meniado With mentions of failure, bullying and suicide (not to mention, a great pretender~) on the blurb, readers might think twice adding Ghost of a Feeling to their reading list. I know I did. Because if you’ve experienced these things yourself, it’s a little scary to be going into a story that could possibly messContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Ghost of a Feeling’ by Celestine Trinidad”

Bookbed reviews ‘Si Dru at ang Kwento ng Limang Kaharian’ ni Clara Ng

ni KB Meniado Ang huling nabasa kong Aklat ng Salin mula sa Adarna House ay Si Tito Libro At Ako (Book Uncle and Me) ni Uma Krishnaswami. Nagustuhan ko iyon at kaya nama’y walang pagdadalawang isip na pinulot ko ang librong ito mula sa istante noong nakaraang Manila International Book Fair. ANG KWENTO Isang palaaway na batang babae ang napadpadContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘Si Dru at ang Kwento ng Limang Kaharian’ ni Clara Ng”

Bookbed reviews ‘A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares’ by Krystal Sutherland

by KB Meniado I don’t want to blame my superstitious upbringing for my irrational fears but… clipping nails at night? A big NO—somebody will get sick and possibly die. Pass by a hearse? Throw coins and/or blow your horn to avoid bad luck. Woke up from a nightmare? Bite your pillow and bite wood thrice. TheContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares’ by Krystal Sutherland”