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Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay


Published: June 18, 2019

Publisher: Kokila

Format: e-Book

Pages: 323

“Our country’s history is full of invading foreigners who thought they knew us better than we knew ourselves.”


A coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder.

Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.

Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth — and the part he played in it.

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Encoded by Richard Nebdal


Published: June 25, 2020

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.

Format: e-ARC

Pages: 242


Not even his wife knows that Paul Elliot, ex-military officer and now the President of the United States, fathered an illegitimate child during the Vietnam War.

As a personal favor (and totally off the record), the President asks aging PI Richard Braddock to come out of retirement and find his daughter. No one, not even Paul Elliot, is prepared for what Braddock uncovers: A high-tech plan, ten years in the making, that will bring the United States to its knees without a single shot being fired.

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Graphic Novel by Tomi Varga


Published: October 20, 2020

Publisher: A Wave Blue World

Format: e-ARC

Pages: 128


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the iconic gothic romance, is retold with all the spectacle its legend demands in this devoted graphic novel adaptation that marries stunning artwork with Gaston Leroux’s haunting prose.

Everyone has heard the whispered tales of the phantom who lives beneath the opera house, the mysterious trickster behind all the little mishaps and lost things. But no one has ever seen the monster . . . until now. When the promise of blossoming love lures him out from his intricately constructed hideaways in the labyrinthine building’s walls and cellars, a hideously disfigured artist trains the lovely Christine to be the opera’s next star for a steep price. Does she choose her newfound success or her beloved Count Raoul? This doomed love triangle threatens to combust when a tragic death, a series of betrayals, and increasingly dangerous accidents cast the players of The Palais Garnier into a heart-wrenching horror story that will echo through the ages.

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Review & Unboxing: Idle Stuff Bookmarks

Magnetic bookmarks have been a trend in the book community for quite some time now. I have seen a lot of photos on bookstagram showcasing the cute character bookmarks from various books. From subscription boxes to shops that sell these cute bookmarks, I have always been looking and contemplating on buying one.

I honestly wanted to buy magnetic bookmarks, especially when the trend of putting it on a string and hanging it on the bookshelf like a banner became a trend. But I’ve been holding back because I am a hoarder.πŸ˜… Once I started buying these bookmarks, I know I won’t stop.

But then Idle Stuff, a shop that I have been following and eyeing for quite some time now on bookstagram is looking for bloggers to review their product, so I grab the chance and was luckily chosen. However, I promise that I will give an honest review of their products without bias and prejudices.

So without further ado, let’s get to the unboxing!

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