Welcome to Bookish and Awesome, a book blog that talks largely about Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) titles.


*Coming of Age

I sometimes venture out to Dystopia, Fantasy, Paranormal and Adult Fiction but it is usually in a case-by-case basis.


I always, always strive to write as subjective and honest a review as possible. If I love a work or the author’s style, I sing all the praises I can muster. On the other hand, if I do not like a work, I attribute it to my personal preference and try to explicitly detail the reasons why, in a constructive, thoughtful manner. I will never compromise my integrity to give a positive review in exchange of a book, as I firmly believe it will perform a huge disservice to the blog and myself (both as a reviewer and as a person).

All reviews will be posted on Bookish and Awesome, as well as Goodreads and Amazon.com. They will also be promoted on Twitter and Tumblr.


5.0 out of 5

1 out of 5
It was hard work finishing this book and I had to do it on principle.
1.5 out of 5
I didn’t like this book.
2 out of 5
I didn’t like this book in general, but some parts of it spoke to me.
2.5 out of 5
I felt indifferent to this book.
3 out of 5
I liked this book enough.
3.5 out of 5
I enjoyed this book.
4 out of 5
I thought this book was fantastic. (Also reads as: I will bug my friends to read this book.)
4.5 out of 5
I loved this book. (Also reads as: I will bug my friends and acquaintances to read this book.)
5 out of 5
This book destroyed me in the most beautiful of ways. RIP me. (Also reads as: I will not be able to stop talking about this book for days on end.)


I accept copies both in physical and digital formats. Do take note, however, that I live in Angeles City, Philippines. If you’re willing to mail the work in question, it will sit at the top of my priority list (solicited copies always take precedent over unsolicited ones).

Please provide the following information in your request:

*Title and author
*Publication date
*Synopsis or back cover blurb
*A brief note as to why you think the work in question is a fit for Bookish and Awesome and its readers.

If you also have a time frame to follow, do not hesitate in telling me so so I can work out my schedule. Although I cannot guarantee that this will constantly be possible, I will exert effort in accommodating such request. I strongly recommend that you have a look around the blog and get a feel of what I do before sending your request.

If you still want to have a book reviewed (yaaay!), you can contact me at bookishandawesome(at)gmail(dot)com.

Bookish and Awesome is also open to participate in blog tours, run author interviews and host other related promotional activities. Albeit, this is dependent upon the suitability of the proposed event for the blog.


I do not promise to accept every request I receive. All the reviews published herein the blog are not paid. If I receive an Advance Reader Copy (ARC), I will fully state in the review, with the source and format included.

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