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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 […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado If you’re looking to add to your list of YA Novels That Will Make You Cry, the latest #romanceclassFlicker release Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World might just be your missing candidate. This tearjerker will either make you shed out of joy (comic book love rep!) or out of heartbreak (grief!) […]

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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 […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Jumper Cable Chronicles: Si Santa Anita’ ni E.K. Gonzales, salin sa Filipino ni Xi Zuq

ni KB Meniado ANG KWENTO Habang bakasyon, dapat pagpasok sa senior high school ang pinaghahandaan ni Dino—hindi ang pagbuo ng koneksiyon sa Dimension 048; hindi ang pagdating ng isang batang dimension engineer na si Haya Project; hindi ang paghanap sa medical engineer na si Anita Project; at hndi ang pagiging Agent 001 ng Dimension 196. […]

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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 […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado Flipping the Script is the second release from the #romanceclassFlicker imprint, and dare I say again, it’s flipping engrossing. It has a well-paced plot, no-nonsense writing style and sharp voices. And the hate-to-love teen romance between two aspiring filmmakers? Worthy of LizQuen level of investment. This homage to the Filipino film industry […]

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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 […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending’ by India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer

by KB Meniado THE STORY I think about everything I’ll miss if they tell me I’m going to die . . . my mom, my dad, my sister, cookies, TV shows I’ll never get to see the end of, walking outside when it’s really nice, the smell of fall, the starry sky on a full […]

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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, […]

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12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky

by Paula Alagao If you haven’t yet, I recommend for you to pick up The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky this holiday season. This YA novel tackles family, love, sex, and friendship—all that makes for a perfect holiday read. No matter what you’re going through or where you are at, you will be able […]