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Jillian Lopez
Jillian Lopez. Lover of music and all things literature.
Jillian Lopez. Lover of music and all things literature.
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ARC: The Hate U Give
the hate u give / angie thomas "we want an immediate end to police brutality and the murder of black people, other people of color, and oppressed people." These are the words, intricately written down, that cries for quick action. It echoes in me, resonates...

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Here is to the Words We Say, The Words We Share
Last night, at the peak of the latest hour, my father told me, "I am very proud of you. You are doing a great job." To hear something of that sort in relation to literature, I can truly say that it made me incredibly happy and excited. I am proud of myself ...

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The Warmth of You: A Handwritten Poetry Collection
There is this infinite pleasure when I pour onto paper a mass of loud yet soft words, those of which have the incentive to touch a heart. To hurt it, to love it, to hold it. And I am truly happy to say that lately, little butterflies have been floating arou...

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Salt to the Sea
salt to the sea / ruta sepetys "War is catastrophe. It breaks families in irretrievable pieces. But those who are gone are not necessarily lost." And it has been yet another beautiful book that had completely reduced me to tears and heartaches. My poor hear...

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2016: Four Favorite Reads
A week into this brand new year, and I must say that these 365 days are those bathed in ethereal light and the scent of crippling roses, aculeate surface and all, which, I know, are blessings of verve and beauty. The beauty that arises over the new days to ...

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Of Freshness and New Beginnings
Dearest reader, my mind was of hesitance with thoughts of pure uncertainty. A decision I've mulled over in what might have been around a thousand times, a hundred more after. But my fingers remain firm now, and things needed to be done. I see a future in wr...

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Looking Back and Beyond
I was out in my neighborhood streets, watching the sky fire up with lights. There was a ton of them flashing all around as everyone in Manila celebrated the beauty of a new year to come. There were loud sounds and booming noises erupting in the air. It was ...

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Merry Christmas to all Beloved Readers
Merry Christmas, bookworms! 🎅🎄 It has been a beautiful journey with you guys, albeit I may not have been around as much as I had wanted to. 2016 may have been a difficult year for some of us, but nonetheless, I loved it all the same because of my family, ...

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Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre: Young Adult Mystery Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Release Date: April 10, 2014 Source: Library Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said ...

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Difficult Roads and Beautiful Destinations
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. After two months... well, hello there! 💓 Life lately has been a roller coaster ride, especially with its ups and downs, but I am still grateful nonetheless for all the stress, tears, and joy I went thro...
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