Weekly Kindle Deals (08/22/20)

Are you looking for discounted or FREE books?

Then this post is for you.

Every week, I am posting discounted books that I found interesting and had great reviews. For the latest updates on available deals, please check this page from time to time. It will be constantly updated to add new deals and remove expired ones. Happy reading!

Buying a Kindle on Amazon from the Philippines

Hello, my fellow e-book lovers!

My new Kindle Paperwhite 4 just arrived a few days ago and I thought I would share my experience on buying it. My previous one, Kindle Paperwhite 3, broke down during quarantine.

Since I live in the Philippines, Amazon is not easily accessible so I am hoping this post will help my fellow Filipino readers who are thinking of buying one. There are a few shops in Lazada (like Juan Gadget) that people swear are legit but during the time I was looking for it, there were no stocks available. Fortunately, when I checked on Amazon, the Kindle Paperwhite was on sale from $149.99 to $119.99. I paid $27.26 for the shipping fee for a total of $147.25 or approximately 7,300 PHP.

Perfect Except for the Ending: The Sun is Also a Star Review

This is the kind of book that would’ve been perfect except for one thing: I did not root for them to be together. Yes, they had chemistry but since it all happened in one day, I still feel that everything was a bit rushed.

Yes, I get that this was all supposed to happen in one day but I’m not really a big fan of instalove. I also had a little problem with the ending. Everything was perfect and I was about to give this five stars since it kind of negated the instalove part. Until the epilogue happened.

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

When you’ve had the best, suddenly, everything pales in comparison.

I know I shouldn’t have but I couldn’t stop comparing this to The Unhoneymooners. It was my first Christina Lauren book and I absolutely loved it. It was hilarious and fun in all the right ways. On the other hand, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating was fun… just not as fun.

I admit that I also didn’t give this the full attention it deserved. This past week, I was so busy that I only read this for at most fifteen minutes during lunch break. But when it did have my full attention, I was gripped.

Enemies to Lovers Excellence: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Review

I haven’t laughed this much while reading a book in such a long time. Like literally laughing out loud and not just in my head. The Unhoneymooners was that funny for me.

What I loved most about this book is how the characters were not really mean towards each other. I love good enemies to lovers romance but when one of them is abusive towards the other, that’s where I draw the line. Ethan and Olive hated each other’s guts which resulted in this awesome and witty banter. It’s what made this book so good for me. I loved both of their characters and they were perfect for each other. I got so invested in their relationship that I breathed a huge sigh of relief when everything went well in the end.

Review: The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1)

“How did one not obsess over something wonderful? How did one like something a reasonable amount?”

This quote pretty much sums up how I feel about Helen Hoang’s writing. When I read The Bride Test, I found it hard to finish any book I started. I just wasn’t in the mood. I wanted to read others like it. So I read The Kiss Quotient and again, I was sucked into it.

Review: Everywhere You Want to Be

This was a Little Red Riding Hood retelling but I forgot that it was.

Honestly, it doesn’t remind me of anything about the fairytale except that she has a grandmother and there’s a mean girl which I suppose was the wolf.

I loved It Started With Goodbye (a Cinderella retelling about Tatum, Tilly’s stepsister) and I was excited about this. So believe me when I say that I’m really, really sad that this turned out to be a disappointment.

Review: The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2)

This is my first Helen Hoang book so I had no expectations. I heard about The Kiss Quotient — it was big on the book blogging community — but I haven’t had time to read it yet. But when I got an ARC for the second book, I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

Right from the beginning, I was hooked. It even made me stay up late until 4 AM even though I had work in the morning. It was that good.