Three guesses to where I'm going next. Starts with an M. Ends with a U. Has a lechon named after it. #travel
Twenty-something travel blogger Five thinks she has hit the jackpot when she gets invited to glittering Macau for an all-expense-paid bloggers tour. Think majestic old churches, sparkling casinos, exhilarating bungee jumps, and the world's most unforgettable egg tarts. The trip is practically perfect, except for one little glitch. She gets assigned to be travel buddies with Jesse, the world's most infuriating photo blogger, and it's definitely war at first sight.
Will Five let Jesse turn her dream vacation into a total nightmare? Or will falling in love be on the itinerary?
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I love how this book, published on 2013, is still a sort of “coming of age” story. Since our generation today is full of bloggers, I love how Chrissie Peria incorporated the world of blogging to a contemporary romance story. I can see clearly that this novella can enlighten a lot of people regarding how blogging is really like and the life of bloggers out of their blogs. Cliche as it may seem, but I couldn’t put it down. I read it one sitting (it’s fairly short, 122 pages only). I was constantly updating my Goodreads on my reading progress of this. I had so many feels reading it! How can a 122-page novella give me all the feels in the world? Truly, this book is a magic. It’s a magical story that I want to know more of. I love everything about it: the plot, the characters, the narration, the setting (I didn’t realize Macau would be so good). Thank you, Chrissie, for bringing me to Macau! It’s a wonderful journey.
How I adore this novella! When I first saw All's Fair in Blog and War, I was drawn to the cover being reminded of the cover for The Assassin's Curse. Once I read the synopsis, I was hooked and knew this would be great to read. I loved that the main character, Five, writes a travel blog and gets invited on a tour of Macau, and the Twitter and Instagram references were a lot of fun. I knew this was a story definitely for me. I didn't want to do anything else but soak up Five's story. There is not one thing about this girl I don't love! Some of her observations made me laugh ridiculously loud (good thing I was at home!), and it felt so good to laugh like that. Five's sense of humor is infectious and witty, and I would hang out with this character anytime. She'd make a fabulous travel buddy. A few of my fave Five quotes: ~ "Can you believe this guy? It's like he's the only one among us who tweets and Instagrams." ~ "She proceeded to check her teeth for lipstick stains before puckering her lips, then winking at the mirror. At herself. Who are these people?" ~ "'They can take my money,'" I whimpered. "'My life is worth so much more.'" There were also sweet moments as well as the heartbreaking ones. I loved the moments Five and Jesse shared - they were having fun without any pressure, just letting themselves go without any worries. They truly were living in the moment and enjoying this fantastic trip on which they were lucky enough to get invited. The relationship that developed between them was natural and easygoing. Even the heartbreaking moments were ones I couldn't tear myself away from, and I felt everything Five felt. I wanted to be her big sister and give her a hug. So, All's Fair in Blog and War has a little bit of everything to offer. And not only did I get to read a fantastic and fun story, but I also learned a lot about Macau - a place I haven't heard of or been to before. Once I reached the end of the story, I had such a strong desire to hop on the computer and look up all of the attractions mentioned by the author. I want to see photos and read about Macau's history, and I know you will as well after you finish All's Fair in Blog and War. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for the blog tour.