Bookbed reviews: ‘Furia’ by Yamile Saied Méndez

by KB Meniado THE STORY An #ownvoices contemporary YA set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams. In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her…More

Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay

by KB Meniado The Philippine drug war in a YA novel? I didn’t need other reasons to sign up for an ARC of Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Grateful to Bookworms Unite PH and Penguin Random House International for making me part of this! Check out the launch post and blog tour schedule…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay

by KB Meniado THE STORY More than a hundred years ago, a boy named Samkad thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili. And he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, spear and…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Kingdom Cold’ by Brittni Chenelle

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Attempted murder, that’s how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte’s engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent. When her kingdom’s attacked, Charlotte’s parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the…More

Falling for Romance: An Interview with Author Ines Bautista-Yao

by KB Meniado Ines Bautista-Yao knows a lot about love—she’s a daughter, a wife, a mother, a teacher, and… an author and editor of romance fiction! To open the month of love ;), here she talks about writing kilig, learning from aspirations and living one’s passion. Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of young adult and contemporary,…More