I came across Malerman and this book by way of the Netflix horror Bird Box (yep, I did not read the book on which it is based on yet). And after reading it, I can safely say it is a very strange mix of Grimm's Sleeping Beauty with a silent-era Western thrown in. To say this book was weird would be an understatement. It was a horrifying saloon fever dream, delivered piping hot.
As a musical theatre fan who's seen some classics, there are some that have stuck with me for quite a long time. And of course, I always take the time to seek out and watch any good adaptation or retelling of said classics. When I found out Only Mostly Devastated—a modern, gay retelling of Grease—existed, I juuust had to read it!
Hello everybody! Today's my stop for THE INVENTION OF SOPHIE CARTER's blog tour! I'm so excited to share my thoughts (it was amazing) with y'all!
Hi everyone! Today's my stop for the Diary of a Late Bloomer blog tour, hosted by Xpresso Tours. I am so excited to be promoting this (criminally) underrated contemporary romance by L M L Gil!
Hi everyone! Today, I’m so excited to participate in the bookstagram & creative blog tour for UNRAVEL THE DUSK by Elizabeth Lim organized by MTMC Tours & PRH International! Unravel the Dusk is the thrilling sequel to SPIN THE DAWN, a magical series steeped in Chinese culture. Out July 7th, 2020 from Knopf Books!
If you are, like me, a fan of action-packed plot, mystery, urban myths, and casual wittiness with relatability, then you'll definitely enjoy this urban supernatural fantasy that has Mortal Instruments and Percy Jackson rolled into one.
The Mercies was an emotional, heartrending read, painting a sinister picture of the past, not so many hundreds of years ago. Mainly, the tale centers upon the Vardø witch trials—from the women’s perspective, providing a point of view that has been dominated by the males' for centuries.
When I say this was one of the most unique poetry I've read, I mean it. Raw and visceral, Say Mother, Say Hand took me on the most unconventional trip into the mind and psyche.
Ahh... childhood, am I right? This was a fast middle grade read that contained just the right magical mix, and checked the correct boxes for me! It also, uh, threw me back into my historical Victorian genre phase.
This was a spooky but spectacular read! You know the feeling of deliberately delaying finishing a book because it's that good? Yeah, that was me with The Ghost Bride. As a Malaysian-turned-Singaporean, it is very heartening to see South-east Asian culture being thrown into the spotlight. It felt like Choo saw right into my heart, because of the authentic Malaysian vocabulary and dialect used throughout the book. I have a grandmother who speaks frequent Hokkien, so this book was the closest thing to enjoying a warm bowl of chicken soup made with love by her.