Aside from the launching of Moymoy Lulumboy Book 3 at the Manila International Book Fair 2016 at the SMXConvention Center last September 17, I also had the opportunity to attend their next event, Rebel Fiction`s Launch and Books Signing from also from Precious Pages.
For more than 25 years, Precious Pages Corporation has produced a wide array of reading
choices written by Filipinos for Filipinos. Precious Hearts Romances has been the constant
companion of ladies (and some men) from all walks of life for their dose of kilig. Children learn and have fun reading Lampara Books. More recently, Precious Pages turned up the heat with its Red Room books. Now, a new imprint is set to conquer the scene, this time, in the spectrum of Young Adult Fiction.
Introducing Rebel Fiction, stories that will surely appeal to young emotions. Ten (10) new titles with genres that span romance, gothic, fantasy, adventure, paranormal,suspense-thriller, detective, sci-fi and more, every teen is bound to find a book close to his or her heart. We will surely fall in love with every book written for the young Filipino reader.
The event was made even more interesting with PETA Theater Center doing the love excerpts from 4 books! I have seen this done before, it was similar to a book reading but clearly the PETA actors bough the characters closer to the readers. It was a sensory and visual experience.
Check out all 10 new tittles from Rebel Fiction after the break
Chickboy (His Sweetest Mistake) by Maricar Dizon
Thorne Alonso. Chickboy. Rich. Famous. Hindi seryoso sa pakikipagrelasyon.
Maliban sa isa. Si Danica. Nagsimula lang sa trip at kagustuhang asarin ang pinsan niya kaya
pinormahan ang babae. Kapag tapos na ang papel nito sa plano niya, good-bye na.
That was one year ago.
Dahil nagbalik si Danica sa buhay ni Thorne at may dalang pasabog. Dahil nang magpakita ito hindi lang sa kanya kundi pati na sa pamilya niya, may dala itong baby.
At siya raw ang ama.
Leia’s Diary by Victoria Amor
Para isang ligaw na daga na laging puntirya ng masasamang pusa si Leia sa St. James Academy. Parang bitamina ng mga kaklase niya araw-araw ang pahirapan siya.
Ang pagpasok niya araw-araw ay isang challenge na lagi niyang kailangang lampasan para sa pangarap nilang mag-ina. Pero hindi niya inakala na biglang magbabago ang buhay niya sa pagdating ng bad boy transferee sa academy — si Ross Valdforz.
Lesbi In Love by Owwsic
Mary Jovelyn Salazar or MJ for short can’t feel any sexual attraction towards the opposite gender. Sagad hanggang buto ang pagkainis niya sa mga lalaki. Mas gusto pa niyang magsuot ng mga damit-panlalaki kaysa magpaka-girly girl. Secretly in love din siya sa best friend niyang babae mula pa noong high school. Kaya, bakit may nararamdaman siyang something kay Ross Eliseo Valentin, ang notorious playboy ng school campus?
Can someone enlighten her, please?
Love In A Game by Kayla Caliente
May mahalagang misyon sa buhay si Steph: ang mapansin ni Dalton, ang schoolmate niya na ultimate hottie sa paningin niya.
At may secret weapon siya, si Chester, ang kinakapatid niyang genius at ang pinagkakaabalahan ay ang paggawa ng computer games. Na siyang mismong hilig ni Dalton.
Dahil sa bagong imbentong virtual reality game ni Chester ay naging successful ang misyon ni Steph. Hindi lang siya napansin ni Dalton, nakasama pa niya—sa loob mismo ng game na nilalaro nila. May problema nga lang. Hindi nila alam kung paano sila makakalabas doon.
Marceline Cinco’s High School Survival Guide by Rose Tan
TOP TEN REASONS WHY MARCELINE WANNA DATE DECLAN MENDOZA:
He’s got the WORST tardiness excuse: ‘I got trapped in the lil’ boys’ room.’ His guitar gently weeps. He named his puppy after Marceline. Unlike Marvis the science dude, he does not sleep next to Cubee, the robotics club bot. He can write a thousand-word report. HE KNOWS A THOUSAND WORDS! He managed to learn 500 years of Philippine history before the third period. AWESOME! Declan beat her to the presidency. His gym socks don’t match. But they don’t smell either. He scored 9/10 on the sewing test rubric. THE GUY CAN SEW! He does not apply deodorant OVER his shirt.
My Fat Chance by Sofia
Pangarap ng pamilya ni Quinn na maging susunod siyang Miss Universe. Pero wala iyon sa plano niya. Ang tanging kaligayahan niya ay kumain ng masasarap. Kaya naman nang alukin siya ni Chance sa isang deal na bibigyan siya ng lahat ng pagkaing gusto niya nang patago kung ilalapit niya ito sa antipatikang pinsan na si Cindy, tinanggap niya kahit na mababasted din ang lalaki sa huli.
Pero habang sinasaktan ni Cindy si Chance, si Quinn din ang nasasaktan. At nahiling niya na sana ay siya na lang ang gusto ni Chance.
Our Last Colorful Days by Tyra
Alexandrei Rivas is a fifteen year old boy who thinks that he doesn’t have anything to look forward to in his life. Then one day, nakilala niya si Pippa. She was the complete opposite of him. Pati ang paghinto niya sa pagpipinta ay pinapakialaman nito. Then she slowly wormed her way into his heart and pulled him out of the darkness he was in. Because of her, the things he sees were no longer gray. Instead, it was all filled with colors. Because of her, he was happy again.
Pero hindi rin nagtagal ang kasiyahan na iyon because Pippa has a terminal illness. Walang kasiguraduhan kung gagaling pa ito o hindi. And that broke him inside all over again.
I Knew He Was Trouble by Heart Yngrid
Hooked na hooked sa online novels si Nadine. In fact, araw-araw ay nangangarap siya na mangyayari sa kanya ang isa sa love stories na nabasa niya.
Bigla tuloy napansin niya si Calix Roque, ang campus bully sa St. Catherine High at leader ng isang teen gang. Kapag kinanti mo siya, pilik-mata mo lang ang walang latay. Pero in all fairness, cute si Calix.
Kaya nakagawa si Nadine ng isang bonggang desisyon. Pa-iibigin niya si Calix at gagawa siya ng sariling real-life gangster love story
Supernova by Luna King
Her name is Sunny Esguerra, eighteen and depressed.
His name is Levi Mitchell Hope, a living doll.
And yes, they were in love with each other. Ang kailangan na lang nilang gawin ay ang makahanap ng paraan para makabalik si Levi sa pagiging tao. Para sa forever nila.
This is not a summer fling. This is a summer job gone wrong.
Vanilla Twilight by Luna King
Adam’s death was too soon and unexpected. At age 16, he still has a lot of things he wanted to accomplish. Then he met Light. Kinulit ito ni Adam para tulungan siyang maalala ang unfinished business niya para makatawid na sa liwanag. Para matulungan naman siya, hiningi ni Light ang tulong ng best friend ni Adam na si Twila.
Light and Twila worked together to find out what Adam’s last wish was. And then Adam na realized ang posibleng unfinished business niya ay ang ma-experience ma-in love sa best friend niyang si Twila. Para magawa `yon, nakiusap siya kay Light na hiramin ang katawan nito sa pamamagitan ng possession para makapag-confess lang siya ng feelings kay Twila.
So he did.
According to Kuya Jun Matias, Rebel Fiction is geared towards young adults ages 13 and above, it is smut free, meaning there are no love scenes or torrid scenes parents have to keep watch for whenever their teenagers pick up a new book from the bookstore, I remember a time when all the Moms were trying to hide the book series 50 Shades of Grey from their teenagers. We don`t have to worry about that with Rebel Fiction.
I finished two books from the Rebel Fiction Line. Less in Love by Owwsic and Love in a Game by Kayla Cliente. I became interested in these books because of the great excepts portrayed by the the PETA Actors great job guys!
Rebel Fiction from Precious Pages is a great alternative reading for young adults. The stories are fun, touching and sometimes heartbreaking but always leaves you with a satisfied feeling about reading. As a Mom of teenagers, I recommend these a great reading for your teens. I assure you the topics are sensitively tastefully written and you
don't have to worry about smut (sexy scenes) or violence in these books. I was impressed that the books were well edited because I read a lot of children/ young adult fiction and sometimes the publishers don`t bother correcting the manuscripts they print it straight from the Wattpad. I think it is best books for children and young people are not just the ones that have great stories and characters but also ones with correct grammar and spelling as well. Right?
Again my thanks to Lampara Books, Precious Pages, Rebel Fiction Line and of course PETA Theater Center for inviting me to the launch.
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Until next time!