Much thanks to Dani Hernandez, the author, Raf from the Royal Polar Bear, and Anvil Publishing for sending me a copy for review and for inviting me to be a part of this tour. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.
[This book is written by a Filipino in the Filipino language.]
Title: Sugod Mga Malandi
Author: Dani Hernandez
Series: The Kalandian Chronicles || Easily read as a standalone
Length: 195 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction > Love & Romance / Humor
Publisher: Anvil Publishing
Publication Date: September 11, 2019
Kung binabasa mo ‘to ngayon, ibig sabihin malandi ka. Oh, ‘wag ka nang mag-deny! Malandi tayong lahat dito! At anumang estado mo ngayon — may jowa, walang jowa, maraming jowa, ayaw mag-jowa, bawal mag-jowa, iniwan ng jowa — alam kong iisa lang ang gusto natin, at ‘yon ay ang magkaroon ng love story na may happily-ever-after!
Pero laging nagbabadya ang expiration date ng forever, kaya kailangan na nating magmadali.
Kailangan na nating tuklasin ang natatagong kapangyarihan ng paglalandi.
Kailangan na nating mag-aklas!
SUGOD MGA MALANDI! TAYO AY MAGSAMA-SAMA!
About the Author
I promised myself to jump on the chance to read more Filipino written books and support more Filipino authors. So, when the chance opened up to get to read this book, I took it!
Sugod Mga Malandi is a humorous, (slightly?) anecdotal guide to the highs and lows of the art of paglalandi (flirting).
This is a book that you can read in one sitting, not only because of its length, but because of the funny writing style of the author.
It has an enticing formatting that feels like a combination of just talking to a friend casually and some ‘research-based findings’.
I love the quirky song-related chapter titles and I love the lists scattered throughout the book.
I know that my younger self would have gone crazy over this read. My present 26-year-old self kept smiling and laughing, mostly because of actual dating memories.
I would definitely head on to the bookstores to get the other books written by the author. Great job!
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.2 /5 ☁
♡ Yna the Mood Reader ♡