I am thrilled to announce that I am finally opening the sign-up form for the Loveboat, Taipei international blog tour! Not only that I am extremely excited to read this, but I am more excited for my friends and other readers who are Chinese-American, Taiwanese-American and other Asians to read this as well! Also, I guess it’s time for me to finally watch La La Land. 🤔
The format of this post kinda sucks right now because I’m publishing this using my phone, but if you are interested or curious to know more about the book and this tour, read more below!
About the Book
Title: Loveboat, Taipei
Series: Loveboat, Taipei, #1
Author: Abigail Hing Wen
Publishing Date: January 7th, 2020
Age Category & Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis: For fans of Crazy Rich Asians or Jane Austen Comedy of Manners, with a hint of La La Land
When eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achieving kids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-bound prodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they were nine—and her parents’ yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.
Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teen meet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing than calligraphy and drinking snake-blood sake than touring sacred shrines.
Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—but how far can she go before she breaks her own heart?
About the Author
Abigail Hing Wen is a Silicon Valley venture lawyer working with AI startups. She is a Vermont College of Fine Arts graduate, Wild Things blogger, and YA writer of her debut, Loveboat, Taipei.
About the Blog Tour
This blog tour is in partnership with HarperCollins International.
This is open to international bloggers meaning PH and non-PH bloggers are encouraged to join, and will run from December 16 to 20.
30 bloggers will be on board.
Each blogger will be required to review the book but creative posts are also highly encouraged.
Due to the limited number of printed galleys, only selected Own Voices reviewers will be able to get ARCs. The rest will be eARCs. So, you need to have an Edelweiss account in order to read the book.
Further, you need to be able to post a giveaway link on your blog.
Lastly, this blog tour prioritizes Own Voices reviewers. Hence, bloggers who identify with any of the following will have higher chances of being able to participate:
🌃Half Korean (there’s a character that is Half Korean-Half Taiwanese- American. Okay, that’s not actually half-half but you can do the Math 🙈😅)
If you are interested in joining this exciting blog tour, fill up the form below or here.
Filling up the form does not guarantee your acceptance.
THANK YOU! 💖