10 Reasons Fantasy Novel Karmic Hearts Is A Spellbinding Must-Read

It combines mythology-inspired fantasy with lighthearted kilig.
by Krystle Malinis   |  Dec 22, 2020
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Love and destiny are the central themes that make Karmic Hearts by Jhing Bautista such a spellbinding read. Not only are there enough light-hearted feels and kilig to keep you turning pages, it also deals with love and human connection on a deeper level. Before you know it, the story had already cast its spell on your hearstrings.

Here are 10 reasons Karmic Hearts should be your next fantasy romance read:

  1. All The Feels

Off the bat, the story just hits you right in the feels! The story’s MC, Mina, is no stranger to love, magic, and fate. She even published a romance novel about it called The Fall of Icarus. So you would think that anything related love won’t surprise her anymore. But then she finds herself face-to-face with Cupid, the Angel of Love himself… and things get A LOT more interesting.

  1. Woman On A Mission

Mina is no damsel in distress nor a supporting character to a male lead. She is a woman, who, when given a mission, will do everything in her power to make things right. Now isn’t that the kind of woman we all aspire to become?

  1. Cupid, The Man, The Myth, The Legend

If you’re fond of mythological figures, then Karmic Hearts is for you! Cupid, or Eros in Greek mythology (although he doesn’t like to be called that), will teach you a thing or two about his life as the Angel of Love. Plus, Psyche (yes, as in the Psyche from “Cupid and Psyche”) also makes an appearance. Do we spot a possible love triangle?

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  1. Ultimate #OTPs

You know you can always count on your OG literary OTPs—Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Lara Jean and Peter, and Athena and Kenji—to make you fall in love. Karmic Hearts is no exception to that. The awesome thing in this book is you’ll be rooting for more than one OTP! Who doesn’t want an overflow of kilig?

  1. Second Chances

If Popoy and Basha got their second chance, then other OTPs can, too! The pairs in this story will make you believe that endings can also mean new beginnings. That’s the beauty of true love, isn’t it? It doesn’t fade away so easily.

  1. Say “I Love You 3,000.”

The story doesn’t just focus on romantic love; it also deals with friendships, puppy love, self-love, and love for others. It shows how much love humans have to offer, and how many layers love can come wrapped in. 

  1. Surprise! Surprise!

True-blue Pop Fictionatics will be surprised to read when one or two (or maybe more? *wink*) familiar names from the PopFic family make an appearance in the book. These surprise appearances are sure to put a smile on your face while reading!

  1. “You Jump, I Jump, Remember?”

In love, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Think Jack-saving-Rose-from-freezing ultimate sacrifice. Those two didn’t get a happy ending, but that doesn’t mean our pairs won’t have one, too, right? Well, that’s something you’ll just have to find out on your own!

  1. (With) Strings Attached

Do you believe that we are all somehow connected—either as friends who have lost touch, couples who have grown apart, or people who are still finding their way to their one true love? 


Six degrees of separation and the red string of fate notwithstanding, the story examines how humans are connected to each other. And with our lead duo’s magic and a simple tug at the heartstrings—pun intended—they might just convince you how real and powerful these human connections are.

  1. ILYSB

The very core of the story believes one simple truth: Love is real. And at some point in our lives, no matter how little or fleeting love is, we get to feel what it is. But true love? Not everyone gets to experience it in their lifetime. That’s one of the things this story makes us realize. If you’re one of the lucky few to find true love, hold on to it.

Bonus: To All The Books I’ve Read Before

The author herself, Jhing Bautista, is reason enough for you to read this book. If you enjoyed The Filthy Rich Bitch, Dama: The Princess Bitch, Six Degrees of Serendipity, and Red, then you should definitely add this to your reading list (and to your cart!).


Get a copy of Karmic Hearts and Jhing Bautista’s other books, Filthy Rich Bitch, Dama: The Princess Bitch, Red, and Six Degrees of Serendipity are available on Shopee, Lazada, and the Summit Books Shop in e-book for P165 and print book format for P199.

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