Review: The Friend Zone (The Friend Zone, #1) by Abby Jimenez

5/5 ☕ | I feel like this is one of those books that I won’t forget for a time. Read this book. But be prepared and please bring tissues with you – because it would definitely make you an emotional mess. As it did to me.

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Review: The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves, #2) by Roshani Chokshi

5/5 ☕ | The Silvered Serpents is a solid outing by Roshani Chokshi and a strong sequel for such a fantastic series helmed by The Gilded Wolves. This book is emotional and gripping at the same time – something that so few stories have managed to achieve at such a flawless degree.

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Review: The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1) by F.C. Yee

5/5 ☕ | The Rise of Kyoshi is necessary reading for all fans of the Avatar universe. You would think that that we wouldn’t be able to frame an Avatar background story in a new light anymore – but F.C. Yee managed to expand the Avatar lore effectively.

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Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5/5 ☕ | If you are a fan of Gothic stories and decadent horror, this is definitely for you. If you are down for a slow, morbid journey filled with intrigue and dark secrets, you will definitely relish reading this. I am not a fan of either (for personal reasons) but I unexpectedly enjoyed this immensely – and I think that speaks a lot.

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Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

5/5 ☕ | I thought it would be an action-packed story but was treated with a character-driven plot with found family dynamics, a lot of amusing banters and and a side story on finding one’s identity. What started as a wuxia-ish story morphed into a study on identity and a lesson on moving forward and making a new life despite past tragedies.

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Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

5/5 ☕ | Beach Read has actually been such a personal read for me. Moments that were given solidity through words even if I wouldn’t even dare to think about them myself. Reading snippets that felt like I am reliving specific moments in my life.

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Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

5/5 ☕ | A Little Life is a brilliant study of human emotions and how complex trauma can have lasting effects in one’s later life. I am a fan of books that elicit strong emotions from a reader, whether intentionally or not, and this book definitely delivered on that front.

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