Review || You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone


Title: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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With their Israeli mother falling victim to the rare, gradually deteriorative Huntington’s disease, 18-year-old fraternal twin sisters Adina and Tovah – who share practically nothing but the same DNA – take a genetic test to determine whether they’ve inherited it. Two results come back – one negative for Huntington’s, the other being positive. This turn of events creates additional tension on their already strained relationship as both twins face their own set of internal struggles and fears of the unknown.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone is a heartbreaking, poignantly written tale that touches familial relationships, Jewish culture and religious practices, and the exhilarating thrill of first loves, while simultaneously addressing physical illnesses and mental health. It should be noted, however, that the novel also contains heavy content such as self-harm and suicidal ideation. A trigger warning has been provided by the author herself.

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Review || It Only Happens in the Movies (+ giveaway!)


Title: It Only Happens in the Movies
Author: Holly Bourne
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe filmmaker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichĂ©s. Oh, and zombies… YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.

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Review || You Out of Nowhere


Title: You Out of Nowhere
Author: Jay E. Tria
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Real quick: I received a digital review copy of You Out of Nowhere as part of my participation in a blog tour. This neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review. Many thanks to the #romanceclass authors for this fantastic opportunity!

You Out of Nowhere is the first of many upcoming steamy, contemporary, Filipino romance novels from the #romanceclassFlair project. The story begins with 31-year-old Kris Jimenez taking notice of a gorgeous stranger on a train, who happens to be holding a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Said stranger turns out to be Ringo de Dios, a 24-year-old workaholic trying to climb up the corporate ladder. Sparks fly, but their flirtation doesn’t end in the train. Somewhere along the way, they find themselves on the same flight to Seoul, Korea.

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Technically NOT a monthly synopsis. Quick and messy life update! (+ a giveaway!)

Hey all! With the sudden 10-day vacation courtesy of the ASEAN Summit being held here in the Philippines (note: this supposed vacation is a complete scam — but more on that later), together with the equally sudden realization that I haven’t really updated you guys on what’s going on with me outside of my blog, I decided to write up a quick post before continuing to battle against the mountain of academic requirements (I’d like to say that I’m currently winning, but that’s really just my wishful thinking).

In an attempt to put a little orderliness in this post, I’m going to break things down into three sections: PAST, CURRENTLY, and FUTURE. I know, I know. I’m not very creative. But bear with me!

Here we go.

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Recap: Heart of Mist blog tour (+ teasers and giveaway winner!)

Hello, mist dwellers! I was supposed to publish this recap post yesterday (as per the original blog tour schedule), but due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to find the time to draft any posts. With that said, I apologize for the delay!

Anyway, last October 27th, I hosted the #MistPH Twitter chat, which served as the culminating activity of the Heart of Mist blog tour. A number of people joined in on the fun! We even had Helen Scheuerer, author of Heart of Mist, with us throughout the chat. If you missed out on the actual event, fear not! Here’s a quick recap of everything that happened in the #MistPH Twitter chat as well as the blog tour itself! You can also opt to still answer the chat questions because why the hell not? Don’t forget to include #MistPH in your tweets, so that everyone can see them.

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10 reasons to pick up Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (and a giveaway!)

Hello! Today marks the start of the first ever blog tour for Helen Scheuerer’s YA fantasy debut novel, Heart of Mist, which was just recently published last August. To kick things off, I’ve decided to prepare a quick feature enumerating ten reasons why I think Heart of Mist is the next book you should definitely pick up and read!

If I’m being honest, if I were asked to list all the things I adore about this book, I doubt I’d ever run out of things to say. Heart of Mist is one of my favorite reads of 2017! With that said, having to narrow everything wonderful and spectacular about it to just ten points was quite the challenge for me. Still, I’m hoping that by the end of this post, I’ve successfully convinced you to, at the very least, look into what Heart of Mist has to offer.

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#MistPH Twitter chat — and you’re invited!

Hello there, you! You are cordially invited to the first ever Twitter chat for Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer, where you can win finished copies of this phenomenal YA fantasy debut novel, bonus prequels and many more equally incredible prizes!

Sounds great? That’s just the tip of the iceberg!

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