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All's Fair in Blog and War

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Five Cuevas @fivetravels
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 mos
Kindle Edition, 109 pages
Published June 2013
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It was more of a 2.5. I don't feel like writing a full review of this, so whatever.

I liked the premise, and the Pride and Prejudice references. I would've liked it more if it was longer. I've figured out that novellas just aren't for me.
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

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
Nicka (Read by Nicka)
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review to be posted next week! :)
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Please note that I gave this novella 3.5 stars. However, Goodreads does not allow for half stars so I rounded up to 4 stars here.

I bought this sometime last year and just finally read it this weekend because March is going to be Blue cleans up and reads every book that is on her Kindle. Or at least. reads a good amount. FYI, I have a ridiculous amount of books to get through that are on my Kindle.

This book centers around a blogger nicknamed Five getting an all expenses trip paid to go to Macau
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

Originally posted here.

One of my closest friends from the book club joined the #romanceclass that Filipino author Mina V. Esguerra has organized (and concluded) recently, so I more or less knew a bit of the group's goings-on. When Mina posted the summaries of the finished products of the "graduates" some weeks ago, one particular novella caught my eye: it was about a blogger who goes on an all-expense-paid trip to Macau, with an annoying fellow guy blogger who gets paired up with her as her trav
Kristy Mauna
The perfect novella I never knew I needed - short and incredibly sweet! Five and Jesse gave me all the feels, swooning over and over again. And I *love* stories about traveling, so romantic! <3
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original Post HERE

When this novella was brought to my attention. I knew that this had a fair shot with me, despite the fact that I am not quite so big on contemporary romance. Two words: Blogging and Travelling. These are two activities that are familiar to me and which I have considerably enjoyed. The former, at a greater extent that the latter because I found myself being more of a lazy-ass of late. Lazy to pack, lazy to book the trip, lazy to haul myself off my really nice chair. But I have f
Original post from One More Page

I've been in a reading rut in the past month because I was too busy doing something else, and that "something else" is writing my novella. I took my own sweet time reading our book club's book of the month because I couldn't focus on it, and I didn't have any desire to read anything else that isn't contemporary romance because it was all my mind can handle that time. When one of our classmates in #romanceclass released her book into the wild last week, I automatic
Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
Wow. wow. Wooowwww. All's Fair in Blog and War was sweet as a cupcake. Chrissie Peria drew me in when I saw this book was about travel bloggers + staying in a hotel/going on vacation together + a cute boy appears. That's my recipe for a good book. And at the end, when I was done, I can now say: this book is wonderful and everyone should read it.

Full review on the blog.
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lynai by: Tina
My saving grace because The New York Trilogy made me feel like I have no more brains left. (Jessie aka Jhimboy, sigh.)


Also posted in It's A Wonderful Bookworld.

Lovely cover, ain't it? More so if you get the paper copy. Hee. But this novella is more than just a pretty cover.

I admit that the only thing that made me want to read Chrissie Peria's debut novella, All's Fair In Blog And War, was because the main character is a blogger -- a hobby that I also enjoy doing for a few years now
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Chrissie for gifting me a signed copy! Having received a copy from the author did not affect my views of the novel.

FYI, All's Fair in Blog and War won in the 2014 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards as Best Romance in English. If that isn't reason enough for you to read this book, then let me list the reasons why you should.

1. Characters. Five is so fun to read! I mean, with a cute and quirky nickname such as Five and the even cuter and quirkier
Amanda (Fandomly Bookish)
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
All's Fair in Blog and War was an enjoyable 107-paged light and sweet read. 

Before I proceed in divulging my thoughts about All's Fair in Blog and War, I would just like to share with you on how I was able to acquire a copy of it. It came to me as a sweet surprise, actually. Yesterday I received a direct message on Twitter from Ana Tejano (Author of Fall like Rain, which I currently reviewed and featured here on my blog) saying that I won from her giveaway. Apparently my book review for Fall lik
Paula  Phillips
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
One of my favourite things about being a book blogger is that I get to read alot of Advanced Review Copies and be in contact with awesome authors all around the world. Which is what lead me to pick up and buy Chrissie Peria's book "All's Fair in Blog and War". Turns out that in this book we meet Five , who is a travel blogger and she has been given a once in a lifetime opportunity for an all-expenses paid trip to Macau to write and blog about the travelling experience. She can't wait and jumps ...more
Ida Torres
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads
I read this back in January this year, all in one sitting but I forgot to post a review on Goodreads. I re-read this last night and on the plane this morning because I'm going to Macau tomorrow and I wanted to be haunted by Five and Jesse.

The story had not lost its magic. I still want to be friends with Five and join her on her travels. (I actually have a friend who reminds me of Five! That's you Ysabs!) I still want to meet someone like Jesse when I travel. I still want to go to all the places
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This was such a sweet story with travel, Pride and Prejudice references, and a hate-to-love relationship that was so ridiculously addictive, I ended up reading it in one sitting! It’s a quick and fun read if you are looking for a good romance. My only problem was that the ending felt a bit rushed and some of the side characters fell extremely flat.

Full review to come!
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Read it while waiting at the airport and on my flight back to Manila from Palawan. The way Chrissie writes will make you crave for egg tarts and long to stroll the streets of Macau. It made me wanna buy a ticket to Macau right after I landed in Manila 😂 Just wish I’ll have a Jesse with me 😉❤ ...more
Kaeley Scruggs
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't bad. I just didn't enjoy it that much. It was an OK read, but I felt like it was very similar to other ebooks I had read in plot, characters and story development. I was just kind of bored.
Read my full spoiler ridden review here!

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Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Originally posted here.

I heard about All’s Fair in Blog and War as soon as it came out. While I’ve never met Chrissie Peria in person, we share some common friends (she’s good friends with my flatmates as well as fellow Filipino book blogger Chris of Ficsation). Plus, she wrote her novella for Mina V. Esguerra’s romance class so Mina is another person who is actively promoting this title. I was planning to read All’s Fair in Blog and War sooner or later because I was curious about the premise an
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

It was the chance of a lifetime. When Five got an invite to travel for free and explore Macau in exchange for writing a blog post about the experience, she was beyond excited. A seasoned traveler, Five wouldn't pass up such an opportunity. The trip was supposed to be enjoyable, except for the arrogant jerk who rubbed Five the wrong way from the moment they first saw each other. And as it turns out, they were to be travel buddies. Will her trip to Macau be as enjoy
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

This post first appeared on: Thoughts and Pens

All’s Fair in Blog and War is one cliché story I’ve come to adore. Except for blogging and a travel to Macau, there’s nothing really new here and had the author failed to execute the whole thing properly, my eyes would have been pointing at different directions from numerous eyerolls. But Chrissie Peria managed to weave something special out of an overused story.

All’s Fair in Blog and War has all the things I needed after read
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Drop by my tour stop on theAll's Fair in Blog and War + Well Played Blog Tour and enter the giveaway to lots of cool stuff!

Sometimes you don't need a lot of pages to come up with a well-rounded and enjoyable story. All's Fair in Blog and War shows exactly that.

I was surprised by how easy it was to love this book despite it being a novella. It's not that I don't normally enjoy novellas but often times I find them lacking in some areas. That wasn't the case here, not at all. What I liked the most
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Review originally posted on my blog*

For one, isn’t the book cover eye-catching? It surely catches my attention – the colors used complement one another and the font just fits the story’s mood and genre. Evidently enough, the background scene depicts a tourist spot in Macau and more importantly, the story mainly involves two persons. How they will affect the flow of the story is up to the readers to find out.

One of the perks of having a focused blog is getting free stuffs! Bloggers who focus on
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
Original review at

Five Cuevas is travel blogger given the chance to go to Macau for a familiarization trip courtesy of the Macau Tourism Board. She’s going along with a three other bloggers, Simon, Meghan (yerp, with an H) and Jessie. With the internet as the medium and the beautiful backdrop of Macau, Five learns more about herself, love and of course, Macau.

Since I started this blog, I have been meaning to include contemporary Flipino Romance novels and I wa
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First of all I want to thank the blog tour organizers for giving me a chance to join here. I joined because I always wanted to review this book. I was also searching for it in the local bookstores but I can't find any. In short, I always wanted to read this and when I found out about this tour, I didn't hesitate to join. I am so in love with the cover of the book, not just because it is purple but also catchy. More reasons to love this book when you read it! For me, it awakened my hidden desire ...more
Ailla Magcamit
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read full review HERE! :)

After reading the blurb, I thought I would like this one. Guess I was wrong. I didn't like it. I LOVED IT! Travelling and blogging in a book? Now that's hitting, not two but three birds in one stone! As a leisure blogger, travel junkie, and book lover, All's Fair in Blog and War is just perf :D It's as perf as the cover!

The characters were an odd bunch with their own quirks especially the bloggers. There's Simon, the quiet geek; Meghan (AKA Megh), the hot girl with
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
All’s Fair in Blog & War is a quick and light read for those who are looking for kilig in bite-sized (egg tart!) doses. Its easy-flowing narrative and cute character interactions make for an enjoyable read that makes you want to experience Macau just as Five and Jesse did.

What Drew Me In

THE COVER (Design & illustration by Clarissa Ines)! I mean, would you look at that beauty? Quick backstory: I saw this book listed along with other #romanceclass books in their catalogue back in March las
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Also reviewed at The Book Tales.

So Five, a travel blogger, gets a chance to tour Macau for a few days, with three other people, Meghan, Simon, and Jesse. All Five wants is to enjoy her stay and get some great photos for her blog. From the moment, Five met Jesse, she was annoyed with him. It probably had to do with the fact that when she called for him to "Hold the (elevator) door!" he closed it in her face instead.

Five is pretty funny. At first, I found her bland, but her sense of humor showed w
Ana Valenzuela
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Set to go on a blogtour on the land of egg tarts, Macau, Five was running late, and missed the elevator thanks to a boy who closed it on her. From that awkward (irritating) first meeting, you known right then and there that it was really Jesse who Five will end up with together.

(I'll try no to spoil anything, because I want you to read it for yourself.)

Five's irritation toward Jesse was so cute that I didn't even notice that I was smiling because of all the feels coming from the pages. #kiligpam
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I first heard of this book, which was just last month, I have been asking myself WHY am I only hearing this now because traveling(!!!!) is one of my favorite things to do in this world (aside from reading, obvs) and I've also really wanted to be a blogger myself (plus the fact that it's made by a Filipino author, so +++ points!), so you guys can only imagine my face when I heard that this book existed.

With this being the first #romanceclass book I've read, I actually had a lot of expectatio
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews

I bought this book and read a little, then put it aside for a long time. Thinking that I wanted to read other than graphic novels, I took my Kindle that I have neglected for a while and chose this story, thinking to read bit by bit, but it was unpredicted that I'll be sucked in by it after a few pages. I grabbed my Kindle to read each time I have a chance until I finish reading it.

Five, the MC, wasn't that special, in fact, her personality annoyed me a bit in the beginning, bu
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