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Only If You Can Find Me by Patricia Laurel

January 10, 2016


Nine-year-old Samantha Plum, born and raised in San Francisco, crosses the Pacific to the Philippines, land of her ancestors. On the way, she meets Solo, the magical Hawaiian, who becomes one of her mentors. In the Philippines, she finds a very different world and meets the spirit of her ancestor Lolo Ciano, brother of the […]

Voices in the Theater – Student Paranormal Research Group Book 1 by A.S. Santos

December 2, 2015


  Samantha Davidson has a secret: she can hear other people’s thoughts. Not everyone’s and not all the time, but it’s enough to convince her she can’t really trust anyone. Now, transplanted to a strange country, estranged from her family and peers, she begins to hear the voices of those no longer living or earthbound. […]

Trese: Stories from the Diabolical, volume 1 by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo

January 28, 2015


Stories from the Diabolical helps tide Trese fans over until the next graphic novel installment. It's a collection of short illustrated dark fantasy stories narrated by Hank the bartender of Alexandra Trese's club in Malate, Manila.

Trese 4: Last Seen After Midnight by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo

January 16, 2015


Fresh from the battle with a god of war Datu Talagbusao, Trese works on four cases involving the supernatural. Alongside her, the Kambal (means Twins) provide armed protection and magical brawn. In the fourth installment of this graphic horror series, the authors prove once again that Trese rocks.

Tomb Keeper by G.M. Coronel

January 4, 2015


In Tragic Theater, a group of spirit communicators held a seance to reach out to troubled spirits believed to be haunting the place. What they discovered was scarier than any ghosts, and the repercussions of that first contact are now explored in Tomb Keeper the sequel.

It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy

December 29, 2014


This is young writer and teacher Bebang Siy's "photo album" of memories: there are those in black-and-white, vivid Polaroids, ID pictures from the Foto-Me booth and faded images yellowed by time, almost ancient, just like scenes from a dream.

The Untold Story of Imelda Marcos by Carmen Navarro-Pedrosa

November 28, 2014


A modern Cinderella story, it tells of how she rose from being a destitute child to becoming the most powerful woman of the country. As late as 1953, she was a starry-eyed, penniless, provincial lass in search of a good fortune in Manila. Then came Ferdinand E. Marcos, literally a knight in shining armor who rescued her from poverty and misery. "I will make you the First Lady of the land," he promised her.

Once a Princess by Angel Bautista

November 18, 2014


If there is a book that will debunk once and for all that there is no quality to be found in the mass market paperback romances, then Once a Princess by Angel Bautista is it. What a pleasant introduction for me. What an astonishing realization. What a slap to the faces of readers that consider lovebirds and hearts on covers a sign of cheesy and low-brow entertainment.

the lost language by marianne villanueva

February 1, 2011


It’s like I was reading a diary. But it wasn’t truly voyeurism, because sometimes it felt like reading something from my own diary. I didn’t understand many of the mythological references, though. Isn’t our psyche already unfathomable that to mask it with riddles an overkill?

maligayang pagdating sa sitio catacutan by tony perez

January 31, 2011


“Hanggat hindi nawawala ang pang-aapi sa mundo, hindi rin mawawala ang mga multo.” Six ghost stories set in Cubao, Metro Manila’s go-to place for the weird and uncommon. My kind of place. Not my completely my kind of book.