LOOK: Get the Best and Latest Asian Reads at This Month-Long Book Fair

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Asian literature has continued to thrive thanks to Penguin Random House Southeast Asia. The imprint of the well-loved Penguin Random House has published a diverse range of stories from the region and made it more accessible to readers in countries like the Philippines.

Penguin Random House SEA recently launched Fiction Frenzy, which brings together the best and latest Asian reads at select National Book Store branches across Metro Manila.

From May 15 to June 15, 2024, you can explore various genres, from heartwarming romances to spine-tingling thrillers, laugh-out-loud comedies, and dark gothic fantasy. You can immerse yourself in rich cultures, vibrant landscapes, and engaging narratives from countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and, of course, the Philippines.

Here are four reasons why you should check out Fiction Frenzy:

Discover and enjoy Asian voices


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Fiction Frenzy features acclaimed authors and rising literary talents from across Southeast Asia, including The Straits Times bestselling author Ivy Ngeow, journalist turned novelist Claire Betita de Guzman, two-time Palanca winner Mica de Leon, award-winning Singaporean author Felix Cheong, and bestselling Malaysian author Jo-Anne Yeoh, among others.



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Transport yourself to distant lands, unlock hidden mysteries, and immerse yourself in captivating narratives with the power of fiction across different genres:

If you want a romantic escape, you’ll enjoy Love on the Second Read by Mica De Leon and Finding Us Again by Francois Keyser. The American Boyfriend by Ivy Ngeow and Mami Suzuki: Private Eye by Simon Rowe are perfect for those looking for thrilling adventures. Young adult readers will love For the Win by Catherine Dellosa and No Room in Neverland by Joyce Chua. At the same time, those looking to discover themselves will appreciate Sudden Superstar by Claire Betita de Guzman.

There are more: Deplorable Conversations with Cats and Other Distractions by Yeoh Jo-Ann is a literary love affair, while Death and the Maiden by Apinuch Petcharapiracht will bring readers to a fantastical realm. There’s Harmony Heights by Ong Chin Huat and Frappes for Three by Vidhya Sathyamoorthy for contemporary reads. Comics lovers will dig The Showgirl and the Minister by Felix Cheong.


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You will get a free review card if you buy one book from the collection and a Fiction Frenzy tote bag when you get two. This offer is exclusively available at National Book Store outlets at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, Glorietta, and SM Mall of Asia.


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Take your love for fiction to the next level and win a luxury stay at Shangri-la The Fort by participating in the Fiction Frenzy raffle. To join, buy a book from the Fiction Frenzy collection from May 15 until June 15, 2024, at National Book Store outlets at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, Glorietta, and SM Mall of Asia. Scan the QR code at the bookstores to submit your entry.

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