SIGN UP: In Tune by Yeyet Soriano

Genre: young adult, romance, contemporary

Diversity tags: author of color (filipino author), poc representation (all-filipino cast), lgbtqiap+ representation (not specified), miscellaneous (low income)

Publication date: 13 November 2020

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Janus Aragones-Zate


Synopsis:


FIRST SET:


Between fulfilling family obligations and navigating the tricky social climate at her private school, Sydney Mendoza tries hard to keep a balance.


Himig Raymundo, on the other hand, knows the feeling of living in the shadow of his successful parents and the agony of being with schoolmates who won’t let him forget.


When Sydney and Himig get “volunteered” to be the stars of High School Night by their batchmates who want to see them fail miserably, they band together to prove everyone wrong, and, in the process, find the one silver lining in the prank—each other.


SECOND SET:


In the midst of college applications and entrance exams, Sydney finds herself at a crossroads: work abroad to earn money for her family or continue on to college on an all-expense-paid scholarship. Ironically, Himig, the school campus’s reluctant star, becomes the rock that anchors her so she won’t get lost in the fray.


No longer bound in anonymity, Himig gets a chance to finally step out of his famous parents’ shadow and show everyone who he really is, as Sydney reveals to him her most hidden secret.


Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Bullying in private school due to social status, sexual orientation, physical appearance
  • Slight family bullying where kids are pressured to do what parents tell them to to
  • Teen pregnancy and single motherhood (MC’s sister)
  • Working while underaged (MC)

About the Author

Yeyet Soriano is a multi-genre author who writes speculative fiction, crime fiction and contemporary romance. She started writing first as an angst-ridden teenager, then continued to do so as a single working woman, then as a married working woman with kids. Though the themes of her written works have changed over the years, she held on to one truth—she needs to write to keep the voices in her head at bay.

About the Tour

The tour for In Tune accommodates book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international creators, with priority being given to those who identify as Filipino. Its official hashtag is #InTuneTour.

The tour will run from November 9th to November 13th. Reviews are optional, while you are encouraged to produce creative or promotional content of your preference.

Digital galleys of In Tune will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

Sign-ups will close within next week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

Published by Shealea

Shealea likes sunflowers, research, and inclusive literature. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research.

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