Book Review: OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Knopf Source: Times Books Goodreads Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their…

Book Review: Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody

Title: Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Delacorte Source: Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: Everyone makes wishes. Addie’s wish just happens to come true.  Seventh grader Addie Bell can’t wait to grow up. Her parents won’t let her have her own phone, she doesn’t have any curves, and her…

Book Review: In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira

Title: In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Hot Key Books Source: Pansing Books Singapore Goodreads Synopsis: The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a parallel story of a mother and daughter each at age seventeen. Marilyn’s tale recounts the summer she fell in love…

Book Review: From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

Title: From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Simon Pulse Source: Pansing Books Singapore Goodreads Synopsis: Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to…

Book Review: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Title: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Virginia Shreves My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A Children’s Book Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone…

Book Review: Tonight The Street Are Ours by Leila Sales

  Title: Tonight The Street Are Ours by Leila Sales My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Square Fish Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: Recklessly loyal. That’s how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Caring for her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But…

Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones

Title: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Head of Zeus Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: In 1930s Malaysia, sixteen-year-old Yu Lan is in love with her best friend, Ming, whose father owns one of the busiest kopi shops in Petaling Street. But Ming’s family don’t see the apothecary’s daughter as…

Book Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Title: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers Source: ARC provided by Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her…

Book Review: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Title: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: This is a love story. It’s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets. It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They…

Book Review: Ponti by Sharlene Teo

Title: Ponti by Sharlene Teo My Rating: 3 Stars Publisher: Picador Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: 2003, Singapore. Friendless and fatherless, sixteen-year-old Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued…