Straight from my BuJo: My 2019 TBR List

It may be bit late in the year to be sharing TBRs but today, but here I am still sharing with you guys a page in my bullet journal: in which I’ve decided to go a little extra and draw an actual bookshelf!

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Review: The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate, #1) by J.Y. Yang

Unique, innovative and insightful, J.Y. Yang wasted no time from the very first paragraph to immerse us in their world. It honestly felt like I’ve been accidentally pushed in deep waters. It took effort but it was too interesting not to love the process.

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Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #1) by F.C. Yee

With the current wave of YA lit, Genie’s character – the sarcastic, smartass, driven one — is the kind that I get to frequently read in the books these days, but as a guy. So imagine how groundbreaking it is for me to, finally, have it be a girl standing on that pedestal, and not just any girl — but an ASIAN GIRL.

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Review: The Forbidden Wish (The Forbidden Wish, #1) by Jessica Khoury

I can’t really remember the last time I read a retelling so this was really a thrilling experience for me: the familiarity, the references. First few pages, few chapters, and this book already charmed my socks off! I didn’t expect to like this book this much — but man am I so wrong.

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Review: The Star Maiden by Roshani Chokshi

I am a Filipina and reading this story felt like being slapped by the wind whispering “it’s yours, it’s yours.” It was the familiarity I guess, the ease to which I imagined the scenes: typical provincial life, with the nice little bungalow, the festivities, the family. First few sentences and I can almost see my life reflected back at me.

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Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo managed to surprise in every turn with ridiculous plot twists and maneuvers that only validates just how awesome this crew of dangerous outcasts are — sometimes, it’s even hard to imagine these lot are just teenagers. Each with a depth of their own, and each with something to fight for.

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Initial Thoughts: The Great Ace Attorney (Cases 1 and 2)

Discovering this game was quite the surprise. Just when I thought I exhausted every single Ace Attorney game in the franchise, Nintendo Life posted that this Japan-only release finally receives a full 3DS fan translation! So of course, I knew I had to get this.

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For a start

Last year, in some effort to start again, I decided to archive my former site, “Coffee-stained Dreams”. Giving it up felt like letting go of a huge chunk of myself. But you know what? It also felt like moving on.

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