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Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala

hersky's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

v_gonz's review

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3.5

Some of the writing was a little clunky at times (I didn't really need full descriptions of what people were wearing), but overall another fun murder mystery. Very Miss Congeniality in plot vibes, and I'm happy that Lila finally realized that she needs to go to therapy (even if it did take her til the end of the book). A quick enjoyable read; onto the next!

shelbymarie516's review against another edition

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4.0

Love this series, deals with the real world issues and struggles while being entertaining and fun. Makes me want to go to MaeMax Market and get lumpia and pancit.

stateofiction's review

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third dnf in a row......

I really didn't want to dnf this. it's literally 250 pages. I mean I wasn't going to rate it higher than a 2.5, but still.

I liked the first book. It wasn't mind-blowing or anything, but I had a good time. this one though? lmao. I do not remember Lila being the most insufferable person in the world. 

in this book, she has acted so immature that it was hard to view her as an adult. first, she was acting so out of line every time someone brought up her dead mom. someone would bring her up and Lila acted as if they had killed her themselves! like girl you're judging a beauty pageant. your mom was a beauty queen. someone is going to bring her up! and not one person said anything malicious. they would simply bring her up. not that you can police how people grieve, but girl it's been 20 years get a grip.

also the way she was toying with her romantic prospects pissed me off. she's been leading them both on since the first book, and poor Jae got the short end of the stick here. (making me sympathize with a man!) Lila clearly isn't going to be engaging in an actual relationship with Jae anytime soon, AND she's leading on another man at the same time, but god forbid Jae starts talking to someone else. let's invite literally every single one of his friends to dinner so we can publicly humiliate him! sure!

when I realized it wasn't worth it to push through and I needed to dnf is when I put down the book to find a new dentist closer to my new job. I put down a book. to look for a dentist. ????

erika102's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

ashreadsandbowls's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

limmadi's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

kskinny's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

Lila continues to disregard the old saying “check yourself before you wreck yourself” and I’m completely here for it.

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carolinemwatson's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful mysterious medium-paced

4.25


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larissamiller's review against another edition

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0