REVIEWS: What Readers Say

What readers are saying about Voices In The Theater:

Reminded Me Of School Ghost Stories

I was really surprised at how much I really liked this!

Voices in the Theater reminded me of those ghost stories that my college friends and I talked about around school, the Ghost Hunters TV show with the scientific paraphernalia, that old Spirits TV show where the characters had some kind of supernatural powers, and even a bit of my favorite Peretti novels with the angels and demons talk. I know this is a lot, but they just worked together really well...

The book kept me at the edge of my seat, and there were several times that I had to stop myself from reading because I was seriously getting creeped out. But I still wanted to read because I wanted to know what happens next.

I can’t describe it exactly, but it gave me the kind of feeling that makes you want to start telling others about the book you just read. Because I am definitely recommending this book to anyone who’s looking for good Filipino paranormal YA (and to anyone who studied in DLSU!).

I can’t wait to read the next installment in the Student Paranormal Research Group series. :)


Better Than A Self Help Book

I started and finished Voices in the Theater yesterday and it was all I could do to hold back tears.

There were things in the book that resonated with me so deeply and personally... it was quite startling how a work of fiction (and not some self-help book that my parents seem to keep throwing my way) could elucidate on some of the things that I'm going through.

I appreciated the balance of logic and faith as it mimics my own struggles in coping with, well, my struggles.

People and my doctors keep telling me that recovery is a process, but they never really say how long it'll take -- and sometimes that is the torture. But things like this happen once in a while, and it doesn't seem as bad, at least for the moment.

Thank you for that book, A.S. Santos. Sincerely.

It gave me precious moments of empathetic solace (if that makes any sense).

Living in hope,

Smart and Entertaining!

A.S. Santos' Voices In The Theater is a book SO riveting, I couldn't even go to the bathroom for breaks (partly because I didn't want to put it down, but also because I was terrified!)

I don't even know where to begin... it almost reminds me of True Blood, The Ghost Whisperer, The Alchemyst (Michael Scott) and Harry Potter -- all rolled into one! I was hooked right from the first chapter, and continued reading from underneath my sheets like a little girl.

It's so refreshing to read something so smart and entertaining at the same time. One of the many things that I really appreciated about the story is that A.S. Santos managed to give a really grounded, non-cult-ish way of explaining Christianity's beliefs in spirits, angels & demons, and prayer.

It's highly informative, and it has given me a new found respect and understanding for the paranormal, and the people who seek to understand it.

What a great book! I totally recommend this to anyone who has an appreciation for good stories and good writing! I loooved it, and can't wait for the next installment!

I'm Not Even A Reader, And I Loved This!

I'm not really a reader. I'm more into comic books because I'm a visual person. So when I first started reading this I was wondering how long it would take me to finish. It turns out that I finished Voices In The Theater in four days!

When I started reading I thought it was an interesting ghost story. But a few more pages into it, I realized it was more: it was actually a story about family. I loved how in the end, I realized I could relate with all of the characters, even the dad.

Afterwards I did some research, and found out there's a sequel. Looking forward to reading that! Recently I told my friends and my brother to download "Voices In The Theater." They have to read it!

Kren Yap
Creative Associate, Star Cinema

You Think It's Just Another Scary Story... But It's Not

I am fighting off the urge to tell you how different and scary and inspiring this novel is, because that would spoil the story for you.

I can only tell you that it is a tale worth reading, for Filipinos and foreigners alike, for Christians and non-believers, for those who want to be scared of sleeping with the light off, or for those seeking answers to questions of faith.

- Cris Lim
Scriptwriter, 100 Days To Heaven
(Read the full review HERE)

Super Kilig!

I read Voices in the Theater and I love it!

It's got the author's writing style of infusing actual steps (like in "Seduction Secrets That Really Work") into a well-thought of and riveting story.

It is a horror, exorcism, angels, life after death, love story and so much more found in one book! And the local culture and setting makes it so relatable.

I also can't help but get overly "kilig" over Michael and the way he was described. I was hoping I'd get a visit, too!

Getting the 2nd installment Corpse In The Mirror now...


What readers are saying about Corpse In The Mirror:

Excited About This Series!

It's so easy to drop into Sam's world and be a quiet member of their group. The first few chapters of the book was creepy, so much that I realized I had to stop reading it when I realized I was reading it late at night, and I wanted to go to the bathroom to pee but there's a mirror...

Anyway, after the first initial creep-out part, it became more of a murder mystery with a supernatural twist, and it was quite interesting following the team in solving this mystery.

It was interesting to see how their relationships grew here, both in the platonic and romantic sense. I think I especially liked the romance aspect in this novel -- it's not cheesy, but it's definitely a bit more complicated. But its complications felt grounded.

A little spoiler: there's some sort of a love triangle, but it's not the usual triangle of the recent paranormal romance novels where one is the obvious choice.

I liked how there were several voices of reason in the book when it came to the romance, and how the advice was sound and relevant. The lessons here were definitely something that everyone who's ever been confused with relationships and romance need to hear. (I know I sort of needed to read them at that time. ;) )

I also really liked how this one ended. It's a bit of a cliffhanger, though, and now I can't help but wonder what could happen next to Sam and her group? I have a few predictions on the romantic side though, so I really, really hope it works out that way. :D

If you enjoyed Voices in the Theater, I definitely recommend that you pick this up.

Corpse in the Mirror is a good blend of horror, suspense, faith and romance.

I am definitely, definitely looking forward to the third book in the series. :)


Excerpt from a review on

It's interesting how this series does not flinch from dealing with questions of faith in a straightforward way, while building into itself an agnosticism that saves this from straying into overtly moralistic territory.

At the same time, it portrays the psychological field in a positive light, not merely as one that becomes involved in dire straits but as one of the means young people can cope with the struggles of growing up.

More than the first book, "Corpse" makes more explicit the fact that this fictional universe is at the heart of a struggle between the forces of good and evil, and the choices people make in light of that struggle. It goes into much darker realms than the first, and it will definitely be far more disturbing for some readers. But there is a place for fiction such as this, where ethical and spiritual issues are tackled with a good deal of honesty.

It does so while presenting an entertaining tale of people who, perhaps like some of us, live very interesting lives.

Ren Aguila
(Read the full review HERE)

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