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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