Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Songs of Our Break Up Review

It's official. Jay E. Tria is my favorite English Romance Filipino writer. But as to now, I'm still not quite sure whether I like Songs of Our Break Up more than Blossom Among Flowers because I'm biased to Japanese setting stories. Shinta is Japanese too, so that's a bonus, but I'm not gonna lie. I love Kim. Kim. Kim. Kim. Can you hear me sighing dreamily?

Songs of Our Break Up is novella about the vocal lead of the band called Trainman (Densha Otoko, fans out there? You'll get along fine with Son). Jill and her longtime boyfriend breaks up, hence the title of the book. The catch is that they belong in the same band as Kim is the lead guitarist and leader of Trainman. Drama, right? But wait, there's more. A hot Japanese actor named Shinta, who's Jill's friend-almost best friend. As the line says in the cover, what do you when forever ends?

But you read it right. I love Kim. Cue happy, dreamy sigh again. Yes. Not Shinta. I admit Shinta is gorgeous, almost every girl's dream, but there's this gravity that pulls me towards Kim. 

Okay. I'm going to pause my admiration slash explanation why I pick Kim. If you have read the official blurb for the book, you can already see who would end up with Jill. If you haven't read it, check it on the goodreads or amazon.

Apart from Kim, I also like the songs in the book, and it would be nice if it were ever recorded or performed. It is a well-written quick read that would make you smile.

Once Upon A Player Review

When I think of volleyball, I think of Haikyuu (which reminds me I have to watch season 2 before the season 3 is aired) first then my first year of college when I was crushing on someone in the team. I would drag my close friend to watch it with me even if it was Sunday. Looking back, I can't believe I had a overwhelming crush on that guy. What did I ever see in him. Anyway, the next thing it reminds me is UAAP. My twitter feed is filled of updates whenever there's a game. My friend remained a volleyball fan, and I fizzled out of it. So when I saw a retweet of the blog tour, I signed up because of it's a Filipino book (I want to read from other authors of Romance Class) and the manga called Crimson Hero (go and read it too).

But now that I've thought about it when I revisit this post to finish it, if I didn't see the cover, my impression of the title would be playboy or something along those type of plots.

So below are the blurb, cover, and my review. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Blog Tour [Heist Club]: Classified

Classified (A Prologue to Les Dames des Fluers) by Georgette S. Gonzales

SYNOPSIS: Danilo Halili was not an investigative journalist. He was simply a photographer who accompanied the news publication's events reporter to cover the province-wide festivities. But his curiosity was piqued when he overheard something he was not supposed to hear... and we all know what they say about curiosity killing the cat.

Ramon Tanchangco had no doubt in his mind and in his gut that the victim of the gruesome murder in Quezon was his brother Danilo who had been unable to get back to Manila from his assignment. Angered and aggrieved, all he wanted was to find out who the killers were and why Danilo died the way he did.

He had a vague inkling that there was more to the crime than met the eye and he was ready to expose what that conspiracy could be. If only the French nun would refrain from detaining him at the Couvent du Sacré-Coeur with her hospitality.

Classified is the prologue to a 4-book series titled Les Dames des Fleurs chronicling the story of four military-trained women and their black ops team of dedicated individuals who fight for justice for the common Filipino.

MY REVIEW: I'm open to any genre even though I haven't read a story under sci-fi. Apart from romance and fantasy, thriller and mysteries are one of my favorite genre.