[Mini Review] #Romanceclass Recent Releases: How She Likes It and Mango Summer

Now just because I was on a blogging hiatus didn’t mean my reading had come to a complete standstill! I read a ton of books over said hiatus that I can’t wait to review – including recent #romanceclass releases, How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman and Mango Summer by Agay Llanera, both of which were launched at the last #romanceclass event, Feels Fest 2018 (read my recap here!).

After hearing the summaries of both books, I just knew I had to have them. (Also, y’all know I am a certified first-class #romanceclass ho.) Female CEO and her single father assistant? Magic mangoes on a farm in Zambales? Um, yes? I was lucky enough to get an ARC of of How She Likes It, and managed to get Mango Summer at its intro price just shortly before it was released on Amazon.

Read on the find out what I thought of these two recent #romanceclass releases!

Purchase Links:
Mango Summer
How She Likes It

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Pagpuri sa Mga Akdang Pinoy: #Romanceclass Pt. 2

Happy August, people!

Over here in the Republika ng Pilipinas, August is Buwan ng Wika, which means Month of Language. It’s a month-long celebration of all Filipino languages and written works that nearly every Filipino, no matter where they are in the world, celebrates. If you follow Filipino bloggers, chances are you’ve seen them post about this.  

(FYI, Tagalog isn’t the only language spoken in the Philippines! There are languages like Kapampangan [Shealea represent!], Ilokano, Hiligaynon, Bisaya, Pangasinan, and lots more. It’s theorized that there are 170 languages spoken in the Philippines. Shookt? Girl, I grew up here and so am I.)

I wanted to do something for Buwan ng Wika on my blog, especially considering how my niche is promoting diverse authors, and especially Filipino authors. So I’ve decided to commit to dedicating at least one post a week this month to Filipino author or authors. I’m calling this series Pagpuri sa Mga Akdang Pinoy.

For my first Pagpuri sa Mga Akdang Pinoy post, I chose to focus on some of my absolute favorite Filipino authors: the lovely ladies over at #romanceclass!

I’ve written about #romanceclass so many times before (check out the #romanceclass tag to see all these posts!), but I will never get tired of hyping up these fab, wonderful people. So here are three of my more recent #romanceclass reads for you to check out!

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Mini-Reviews: 3 Teen Books I, A Non-Teen, Adored

I admit – I used to look down on teen books. I’ve always loved YA sci-fi and fantasy, but I used to think that contemporary teen books were beneath me. Of course, I’ve realized since then just how wrong I was (check out my review of From Twinkle, With Love and When Dimple Met Rishi, both contemporary teen romances), and I’m happy to say, I have a quite a few teen books on my TBR now! In fact, last month, I read three contemporary teen books, and I absolutely adored them!

Here’s what I thought of Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo!

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Mini-Reviews: 3 Fantasies that Weren’t Fantastic

Over the past two weeks, I read three fantasy books that had been on my TBR for quite a while: Flame in the MistReign of the Fallen, and To Kill a  Kingdom. I was really excited to read them because they sounded so intriguing! Fantasy set in a feudal Japan-esque setting, a bisexual necromancer, and a dark The Little Mermaid? It was like a match made in heaven for me.

Unfortunately, I ended up not liking these two books at all. I was actually pretty upset about it because I really wanted to like them – you guys know I’m all about hyping up diverse books. Unfortunately, diversity isn’t going to rescue a shoddily-written book from the two-star / one-star stamp of doom.

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Mini-Reviews: #Romanceclass Books Pt. 1

Welcome to my second batch of mini-reviews! This one will focus on the books I read this 2018 before I thought of starting this book blog (which, as I will always reiterate, was entirely Shealea and Cara’s fault).

As you’ll probably notice, almost all of my pre-blog reads are…you guessed it, #romanceclass titles! I read two other books that weren’t #romanceclass books, but to be honest, I don’t really care to individually review them because they weren’t particularly spectacular or eye-catching. The #romanceclass books, on the other hand, really drew me in because they’re written by Filipinos! As I’m pretty sure I’ve made clear in the first ever post on this blog and in my About page, I am actively promoting diverse books and own voices books –  a niche which #romanceclass neatly fits into!

I bought these three books at BGC Art Mart, where #romanceclass had gotten themselves a booth. Mucho thanks to Chachic at Chachic’s Book Nook for holding my hand as I waded into the deep, wonderful pool that is #romanceclass!

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