COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with K.S. Villoso, author of The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

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Today I’m here to bring you an interview with the author of THE WOLF OF OREN-YARO, an amazing book I read earlier this year. K.S. Villoso joined me today to talk all about her new book, a character driven, high fantasy story set in a Filipino inspired world, and let me tell you, I cannot wait for you all to read it because it’ll be different from anything you expect and it’ll blow your minds. Full of political intrigue, character development and complex layers, this book filled my head with questions to the brim, most of which were spoilery, but I managed to select a few that won’t spoil the book for you but will still give you a taste of what it is about. Continue reading

15 Series I want to read in 2020 – starting, catching up & finishing

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Today I’m here to share with you a list that has been plaguing my thoughts and overwhelming my every waking moment because of its sheer size, and that’s the list of series I want to start/catch up on/finish before the end of 2020. Now, the list I’m sharing on this post today is considerably shorter than the one inside my brain (and hope it will alleviate some) because I wanted to keep this post reader friendly, so I gave myself some guidelines for these books to fit to make it into this list: Continue reading

COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Sandhya Menon, author of Of Curses and Kisses

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Today’s author is one that I’ve followed and admired for years now. Ever since her hilarious debut When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon has become, for me, an author to keep on my radar and to read whenever I get the chance, and she has become in my eyes and those of many I’m sure, the queen of YA rom-coms. From the sassy main characters, the great banters and funny situations she puts her characters in, Sandhya just knows how to do rom-coms.

So when she agreed to do this interview with me, I was over the moon happy. Especially after reading her newest release, Of Curses and Kisses, and having a lot of fun with it. Although this book is a change of tone from her previous ones, being a contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast with topics that are a bit more serious, it still has all the qualities to the author’s writing that we’ve come to know and love and I can’t wait for all of you to find out more about it in this interview! Continue reading

BLOG TOUR: Review of Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

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Today I’m here to share a review I’ve been sitting on for MONTHS and I’m very excited to do so because Foul is Fair is a book that left a lasting impression on me and I found myself coming back and think about it often. This book released yesterday (February 18th) and I urge you all to go pick up a copy for yourself if you’re able to, it’s a viciously fascinating story of revenge and taking back your power. And it’s wild. So before I turn this introduction into a review itself, I will shut up and leave you all with the actual review.

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WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : Books with Aro-spec main characters |Aromantic Awareness Week

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I’ve been meaning to make this post for months upon months now, probably over a year. But then when I realized there was an actual Aromantic Awareness week, and thought it would be the perfect time to make a list compiling books that feature main characters on the Aromantic spectrum. Aromantic awareness week spans from February 17th to the 23rd so today is the first day and here I am with a list of over 30 books featuring characters on the Aromantic spectrum. If you all didn’t know, hello! I am grayromantic and hence why this week and list mean extra to me. Continue reading

COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Alechia Dow, author of The Sound of Stars

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Today’s interview is one I’m really excited to share because I had a lovely chat with Alechia Dow, the author of the upcoming THE SOUND OF STARS! A debut I read a couple months ago and fell head over heels for. It’s an exploration of humanity and an ode to arts that stroke a chord with me, a book and music lover, and I have no doubt it will do the same for many, many of you. It also brings to the table a different twist on aliens, different species of aliens that I had a lot of fun getting to know, and it was just all around a really soft and hopeful book that put a crack in my heart and filled it with light, thus restoring my faith in humanity with just a little over 400 pages. But enough of me waxing poetry about this book and let’s dive into the interview: Continue reading

The Sound of Stars – A beautiful love letter to books and music

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Publication date :  February 20th 2020

Publisher : Inkyard Press

Genre : Young Adult | Science-fiction

Page Count: 426

Synopsis : Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity?

Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.
Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. Deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, humanity’s emotional transgressions are now grounds for execution. All art, books and creative expression are illegal, but Ellie breaks the rules by keeping a secret library. When a book goes missing, Ellie is terrified that the Ilori will track it back to her and kill her. Continue reading

COLOR THE SHELVES: A “The Worst Best Man” dream cast – by Mia Sosa

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If you know me, you know that romance is my comfort genre, the one genre that I never get tired of and that I’m never in a slump from. My brain can consume ridiculous amounts of it without ever saying enough. So knowing that, you really wouldn’t expect this feature to come and go without featuring a romance author, in fact I have a few of those cooking up. But for today, I have joining me, Mia Sosa, the author of the upcoming THE WORST BEST MAN, which is an enemies to lovers romance that sounds super sexy and right up my alley. So I’m really happy that Mia is going to be sharing with us today, her dream cast, the actors she would love for her characters to be played by in a hypothetical movie. And said dream cast is very melaninated (is that eve a word?) to my greatest joy!! So without further ramblings on my part, I’ll let her take over, and introduce you to them.

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To sum-up: January 2020 + February TBR

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Is it just me or was this month endless? I usually feel like months pass by way too quickly but January…just…refused to end? But oh well at least work was decent and I got a good amount of reading done so it wasn’t really bad, just slow. Continue reading