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”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Malong: The Magic Cloth’ by Mary Ann Ordinario-Floresta

by KB Meniado It’s a great time for book lovers and readers alike today: more diverse books are being released, and they’re more accessible and affordable now more than ever. There are stories in different languages and of distinct cultures, and if one tries hard enough, they’ll find one that’s exactly about them. Let’s say you’re fromContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Malong: The Magic Cloth’ by Mary Ann Ordinario-Floresta”

Bookbed reviews ‘The Gangster and the Socialite’ by Mayumi Cruz

by Sheree Tagle THE STORY Marie Megan Montecillo’s glamorous, sheltered, peaceful life was shattered and turned upside down by a series of staggering events which took her in a dizzying, whirling, roller coaster ride of unbelievable proportions. Will she survive with her life and wealth… and heart intact? In this romantic comedy story with a crime/suspenseContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘The Gangster and the Socialite’ by Mayumi Cruz”

Bookbed reviews ‘The Bookshop Back Home’ by Catherine Dellosa

by KB Meniado I signed up for the blog tour because I’ve read an older work by this author (and beta-read an upcoming one) that I enjoyed. Naturally, I had expectations. Expectations that were only made bigger because of three things: ‘bookstore’, older guy, a dreaded homecoming. These were things familiar to me, and so IContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘The Bookshop Back Home’ by Catherine Dellosa”

Bookbed reviews ‘The Mythology Class’ by Arnold Arre

by Cake Evangelista While reading Arnold Arre’s 1999 debut graphic novel The Mythology Class (2000 National Book Award Winner), I couldn’t help but reminisce about the fantastical and magical stories my mom, aunts, uncles and late grandmother used to tell me, my siblings and cousins when we were growing up. Those bedtime and naptime storiesContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘The Mythology Class’ by Arnold Arre”

Bookbed reviews ‘The Queen’s Game’ by Carla de Guzman

by KB Meniado THE STORY There are only two reasons why Nina would come back home to Cincamarre–one, if Auntie Delia promises to stop butting into her business, two, if her father died and she was made to ascend the throne to be queen.  Unfortunately for her, it was the second thing that brought her home. Continue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘The Queen’s Game’ by Carla de Guzman”

Bookbed reviews ‘Just Juliet’ by Charlotte Reagan

by Coleen Salcedo THE STORY Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?  Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous andContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘Just Juliet’ by Charlotte Reagan”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Kate, Finally’ by Yeyet Soriano

by Inah Peralta THE STORY After six sizzling nights with hot IT consultant Layne Sto. Domingo, writer Kate Borromeo realizes she really sucks at love. She’s thirty-five, she just recently moved on from a destructive unrequited love situation with her longtime love and best friend, only to end up in bed with someone who isn’t goingContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Kate, Finally’ by Yeyet Soriano”

Bookbed reviews ‘Scandalized’ by Tara Frejas

by Allana Luta THE STORY Fi Legaspi is living the dream working in Seoul as a road manager for one of South Korea’s hottest bands, East Genesis Project. Until she isn’t. When she finds herself in the middle of a scandal and a hostile fangirl witch hunt, Fi seeks the comfort of home, and to herContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘Scandalized’ by Tara Frejas”

Bookbed reviews ‘Ocean Eyes’ by Six de los Reyes (#summercrush Anthology)

by Allana Luta THE STORY Beach. Love. Rock and roll. When life, love, and rock and roll come together on the sandy beaches of La Union for music festival Summer Crush, expect nothing less than the crashing of lips, bodies, and waves against the shore, against each other, and against your soul. Allow these three talesContinue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘Ocean Eyes’ by Six de los Reyes (#summercrush Anthology)”