Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes – Filipino Version

Beginner's GuideBeginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six delos Reyes

Publication Date: April 17, 2016

Genre: New Adult Romance

*Click here for the English version of this book review!*

Goodreads Summary:

Falling in love is a chemical reaction.

Just ask Kaya Rubio, twenty-five year-old Molecular Genetics graduate student and research assistant. Fed up with her spinster aunts’ relentless reminders and unsolicited advice regarding her Single Since Birth status, she designs a scientific, evidence-based methodology to find her a suitable partner in time for her cousin’s wedding. As any good scientist knows, any valid experimental design requires a negative control. Enter the most unsuitable candidate for a potential boyfriend: the messy, easygoing, café owner Nero Sison. Her null hypothesis? Going out with Nero would establish her baseline data without catalyzing the chemical reaction she seeks.

But when Kaya’s recorded results refuse to make sense, she is forced to come to the conclusion that there are some things in life that are simply, by nature, irrational and illogical. And that sometimes, chemistry doesn’t always happen inside a lab.

My thoughts:


Sobrang na-miss ko sumulat ng book review nang ganito. Halos wala kasing filter sa sasabihin eh. As in legit ang gandaaaaa!

Number one: IN LAB. Coffee shop yan na sobrang witty ng pangalan. Sana totoo na lang. Lalo na yung “kuya” sa coffee shop-



Dapat talaga i-r’record ko yung feels eh. Kaso baka mainis na kayo kasi baka sumigaw lang ako nang sumigaw. Kasi legit. KINIKILIG AKO.



Kalma. Kalma.


STEM (K-12 friends, lam na dis) book ‘to. Science-y. SUPER COOL. Parang research paper, science investigatory project, thesis-ish. Times New pa nga yung font eh. ‘Di lang ako sure kung double-spaced. (Double-spaced nga ba, Ate Six?)

Ang nakakatuwa rito, alam mong legit yung nababasa mo. Kasi nga science person si Ate Six. Nasa author’s note yun. Dedication page pa lang, panalo na. May references pa nga, actually. Basta it’s a new reading experience for me. AT SOBRANG HAVEEEEY. ❤

SUPER LOVE KO SI NERO KASI SUPER APPRECIATIVE NIYA. Yung kahit hindi siya science-y person, nakikinig talaga siya sa mga kwento ni Kaya about science-y stuff. Habang nagbabasa ako, napapaisip ako, na sana si future boyfriend, kung hindi man siya bookworm, sana kasing appreciative siya ni Nero.

Tapos ang nakakatuwa rito, yung girl yung akala mo walang feelings tapos yung guy yung medyo follow your heart ang effect. Yung be yourself, you’re only human. SUPER BET.

Kung ganito lang sana kadaling basahin ang mga thesis kapag nag-r’research ka para sa sarili mong thesis-ish project, baka hindi na’ko magkaroon ng hiatus.

Imagine, ‘pag kami nagkita ni Ate Six, malamang magsisisigaw lang ako (pero yung controlled naman kasi baka akalain ng mga tao kung ano na nangyari sa’kin) kasi MAYGASH SI NERO TALAGA. SUPER MEGA CRUSH. Kung totoo lang sana siya.

Cover pa lang oh, sobrang ganda na. Noong una ayoko sa font sa loob, pero natanggap ko na nung na-realize ko na “Uy, parang research paper pala ‘to.”

Binili ko ‘to nung #AprilFeelsDay – inabangan ko talaga si Ate Six tapos nung dumating siya takbo ako sa counter para bumili. As in. Tapos pa-sign agad and picture.

Because #AprilFEELSday is not yet over. ❤️ Hiiii Ate Six! #BeginnersGuide

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FRIENDS, PROMISE. MAGANDA ‘TO. LEGIT. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ #InLoveWithInLab #NeroNeroNeroNero

Final Rating: 5/5

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