INTL Blog Tour + Book Review: The Wolf of Oren-yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K. S. Villoso (4 stars)

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Book information:

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A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped create. A debut epic fantasy from an exciting new voice.

“I murdered a man and made my husband leave the night before they crowned me.”

Born under the crumbling towers of Oren-yaro, Queen Talyien was the shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves that nearly tore her nation apart. Her upcoming marriage to the son of her father’s rival heralds peaceful days to come.

But his sudden departure before their reign begins fractures the kingdom beyond repair.

Years later, Talyien receives a message, urging her to attend a meeting across the sea. It’s meant to be an effort at reconciliation, but an assassination attempt leaves the queen stranded and desperate to survive in a dangerous land. With no idea who she can trust, she’s on her own as she struggles to fight her way home.

Author information:

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http://www.ksvilloso.com

K.S. Villoso was born in a dank hospital on an afternoon in Albay, Philippines, and things have generally been okay since then. After spending most of her childhood in a slum area in Taguig (where she dodged death-defying traffic, ate questionable food, and fell into open-pit sewers more often than one ought to), she and her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where they spent the better part of two decades trying to chase the North American Dream. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her family, children, and dogs in Anmore, BC.

 

(I received an eARC from Netgalley and Caffeine Book Tours for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Book review: The Wolf of Oren-yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K. S. Villoso (4 stars)

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The Wolf of Oren-yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K. S. Villoso 

Genre: Adult, Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book was fast paced and action-packed, it gave me Avatar: The last airbender and Warrior of the wild vibes, both of which I loved! I really liked that it was gritty and it bounced between past and present.

I liked that we got a feisty and lovable protagonist despite her flaws, she was really inspiring to watch and it was easy to fall in love with her and want to see how the rest of the story played out. Khine was another character that shone for me because of his kindness and charismatic ways while I hated Yuebek so much!

I really liked the quick pace and character driven story (I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like this!) but this one definitely was good! I’m hoping for romance (idk?) but loved that this book took me on a roller coaster ride to another world and had me hooked. I was impressed by the unpredictability of the book and THAT ENDING had me wanting to read the next book ASAP!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

A big thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book tours for the opportunity to be on this book tour!

Kdrama Review: Angel Eyes (4 stars)

“How can I step aside when I only have her?”

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Angel Eyes

Genre: Drama, Romance, family

Rating: 4/5 stars

Review:

A cardiac surgeon and a medic meet after a long and harsh circumstance separated them.

I am totally trying this out this drama because of Sang Yun, as I really liked him in the variety show (Master in the house), the main protagonist is the girl from boys over flowers! I was really impressed with Sang Yun’s acting, his emotions really show on his face!

There is a heart wrenching love triangle, lovers to hate to lovers. I like that Sang Yun can pull off both a villainous and soft boy role.

I cried so many times during this drama. I like that everything came in a full circle. I honestly really enjoyed this but took too long to watch it because of reading. I didn’t expect to like this kdrama (I usually just don’t watch them) as much as I did and I think the actors did really well in this drama.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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TV Review: Dynasty Season 1 & 2 (3.5 stars)

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Dynasty Season 1 & 2

Genre: Drama, Romance, family

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Review:

The show follows two of America’s wealthiest families as they feud over their fortune and children.

Season 1

This show was full of deceit, drama, politics, hate, secrets and mystery. Dramatic and insane, but I kinda enjoy the insane drama.

I love that Sam and Fallon’s friendship really grew. I actually did like seeing how Fallon and Steven grew and made their choices throughout the show to get what they want for their own happiness.

The ending of season 1 had me in tears.

Season 2

OMG I feel so bad for Steven throughout the both seasons.

Why is there an episode about the wizard of oz tho, it seemed too out of place and lame LOL.

There is a baby in this season (I’m not spoiling who’s) and honestly the whole arc with the baby had me in tears. I found the 2nd season much more emotional than the first one

And things just get so weird nearing the end of the season, especially when Adam appears. Ends off with another crazy cliffhanger, and honestly I wouldn’t want to continue the series because I feel like they’re stretching it out too much. This season was actually not bad, but I wouldn’t continue anymore.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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TV Review: Roswell, New Mexico Season 1 (3.5 stars)

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Roswell, New Mexico  Season 1

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Review:

A reimagining of Roswell, which focuses on the citizens of New Mexico, where aliens live amongst humans.

I didn’t know it was a remake of an older tv show. But the synopsis sounds like the Obsidian series, which was what drew me to this TV show. This and Lux are too similar, although this older tv series came out first.

I found it so stupid that Liz and Max can’t see that they’re better together than apart, it tears at my heart.

Honestly, I would actually want to watch the second season because I actually did like the characters and the story of this TV show. And with that cliff-hanger ending, I was hanging off the cliff with that. I did take a bit of time to finish this season because I had to read tho.

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Movie Review: Always be my maybe (2019) (4 stars)

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Always be my maybe (2019)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rating: 4 stars

Review:

Everyone else assumed Sasha and Marcus would end up together, except the two of them themselves. After fifteen years, they reconnect and this time, maybe…

This is the Asian rom-com we need and I found this pretty funny. I loved that we went through the trials and tribulations along with the characters.

I found this movie pretty heartwarming and pretty fast paced as they condensed the time well.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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