SO MANY NEW BOOKS!
I'm not kidding. I don't know if it's the summer heat (the possibility of summer bodies) or if it was a February inspiration thing, but it seems like everyone is releasing a new book just in time for our upcoming event, April Feels Day (part deux)!
Aaah I remember this event like year like it was yesterday--sitting in Pegi Waffles, sweating, squealing, giggling. Not much has changed, but we've got a LOT more books now. I've been a Twitter troll for the last few weeks, and signing up for these ARC tours left and right. So before the chaos of April descends, here are some of the new books you should read this summer! Clicking on the covers will take you to their Goodreads pages or Amazon links.
Better at Weddings Than You by Mina V. Esguerra
There are so many things I love about this book, and I think I managed to say it all when I posted my advanced review here. But this is on the top of my summer must-reads, because I do love a cute boy with a take-charge girl, and I got all this and more from BAWTY. Plus they go to Coron, which is my happy place! STEAM ahead, guys.
Promdi Heart: Homegrown Love Stories by C.P Santi, Chris Mariano, Ines Bautista Yao, Jay E. Tria, Georgette Gonzales and Agay Llanera
I'm down to my last story in this surprise anthology of short stories, and they are all so sweet. I'm highlighting lines left and right. The themes are similar (coming back to the province after Manila, celebrations, how things have changed and a couple of really hot guys) but the kilig factor is still there. I'll be posting my full review for this book on the Goodreads page soon!
And I just noticed that the photos/postcards form a heart. SO CUTE.
Before I Lose My Nerve (This is NOT About You) by Layla Tanjutco
When Layla, the editor of most of my books, announced that she was releasing a book of poetry, I actually stood up and clapped my hands. I'm terribly, terribly excited about this. The poems focus around heartbreak, losing love and slowly, slowly finding it again. This drops on my Kindle this April 29, just in time for Feels Day!
These books have been announced and have been teased online (and are already on my TBR pile), but haven't announced their covers and release dates as of yet. I'll update these as the books come out!
Feels Like Summer (Summer Storm #2) by Six de los Reyes
I have my copy of book one in this series safely stored on my desk because I'm preserving the feelings. And already there's a book two! There's a fake relationship trope, and a 'lets-pretend-we're-chill-but-we're-really-in-love', which is everything!
Summer Crush by Jay E. Tria, Six de los Reyes and Tara Frejas
Imagine a music festival on the beach where three of your favorite bands are putting on a show. These three writers are known for taking your heart and smashing it up into tiny pieces (but you're still happy after, because that's love), and just thinking about what they managed to come up with for this book is...ugh.
Summer Feels (#romanceclass anthology)
We just released the Christmas anthology last December, and I'm really excited for this! I'm expecting surfers, abs and all kinds of summer shenanigans. :))