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!
How She Likes It
You know I’m always ready to step up to the plate for Asian literature and Asian authors. So as soon as I heard that Girls of Paper and Fire was a thing, you can bet I wanted to get my hands on it. I actually mentioned this title in my list 2018 Releases I Want to Buy and when Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch got an ARC that she very gamely agreed to lend to me, I was just over the moon!
Let me tell you, Girls of Paper and Fire did not disappoint.
I tried to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible, but tread cautiously!
My hiatus has ended, y’all! Are you excited to have me back? 😉
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that I’m all about promoting Filipino authors and books. When I heard that there were a good chunk of 2018 and 2019 traditionally-published releases were by Filipino authors, I was so excited. And when I found out that one of those releases was set right here in Manila, I knew I had to have it.
I fell so much in love with this book that I just thought the world has to know about it! And so I decided to start my very first ever blog tour (ahhhhhh?!!) to help promote Everlasting Nora!
Guess who’s back, bitches!
Back in October, I said I’d be going on hiatus – and I’m happy to report that I’m back and raring to go! I have a more organized system in place now (thank you to Kaleena, Marie, and Shealea for their super informative blog posts and sample spreadsheets!) which will help me keep on top of blogging despite my full-time job and school load. I have a ton of new stuff lined up to make up for two months, so basicallt I’m so excited to get started with this new endeavor: The Backwards Bookshelf 2.0!
To new followers, welcome. To old followers, welcome back. Let’s get on with the show!