[Book Review #84] eARC: #famous by Jilly Gagnon

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In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

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[Event Recap #21] #romanceclass at The Ayala Museum

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Last year, there were plenty of opportunities for me to support plenty of Filipino authors. It was the year that the #romanceclass reading trend started, at least that’s what I know. But for some reason, a part of me didn’t want to get in on board with other Filipino readers. There were live-reading and/or signing events every now and then, but I failed to attend or support at least one. So this year, albeit being late, I’m going to try and fully help and support Filipino authors promote their books and/or advocacies. I think it’s about time for me to actually post some Filipino content here on Book Freak Revelations, and now, I’m excited to share with everyone my first event recap of the year! This one covers the recently held #romanceclass event at the Ayala Museum entitled #BitterxSweet!

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[Blog Tour Book Review #12] Keep The Faith by Ana Tejano (+ Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

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As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on disaster relief missions. So when her five-year relationship ends right before she left for a mission trip to a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she tries not to make a big deal out of it. How can she be broken up about a breakup when she’s with people who literally lost everything?

But now that she’s back, all Faith wants is for her life to go back to normal and have people stop looking at her with pity. Never mind that she still has a lot of questions about the breakup, or that she feels a tiny ache every time her ex comes up in conversations. She’s okay now, and happily distracted by Nico Tamayo, the attractive new guy at work.

With new possibilities in the horizon, Faith thinks she is well on her way to moving on. But when her past comes calling back to her, will all the good things in her present be enough to keep her on the path? Or will she finally learn that there was more to heartbreak and recovery than what she knows?

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[Book Review #83] ARC: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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Book Freak Revelations’ Top Ten Books of 2016

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Yes, I know 2016 is over.And it’s been 2 weeks since 2017 started, but believe me when I tell you that I won’t be moving on from these books anytime soon. Today, I’m more than elated to be sharing with everyone 10 of the best books I’ve read last year. If you’re a friend, you probably already know what tops this list, but I still need to dedicate an entire blog post about it. Okay?

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