Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review : Sword and Verse by Kathy Macmillan

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Title : Sword and Verse
Author : Kathy MacMillan
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : January 19th, 2016
Publisher : HarperTeen


Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the King, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery. Everyone knows that Raisa is Arnath, but not that she is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that, although she may have a privileged position among slaves, any slipup could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the Resistance could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved, an honorable man she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monthly Recap : July

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I'm officially going back to my very busy life! I start school on the 18th, and I *sort of* hoping that the busy part start on August. Of course, who am I kidding--it's senior year! It's not senior year if it's not busy and chaotic. So yeah, that's why I can't blog and read as much as I want to.

On a happier note, I took a trip with my family to a nearby town and it's so beautiful there! There's a lot of green scenery and so different from what I used to see at my city. I actually took some pictures, but I'm too lazy to put it here xD

Also on a completely unrelated with my life, CURSED CHILD IS RELEASED! Believe it or not, I actually hesitate to pre-order it because I'm not a fan of script, but after seeing a lot of pictures in the #cursedchild on twitter (which I regret because those midnight release pic made me jealous), now I really want to buy it!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

ARC Review : P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Title : P.S. I Like You
Author : Kasie West
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : July 26th, 2016
Publisher : Point


What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Books All Around The World

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I really love this week's topic! Books set outside of US always get a bonus point for me, but surprisingly, I haven't read many books set outside of US. That's why, this list will consist both books I've read and I want to read. Here they are!

Books I've Read

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (England)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (France)

The Statistical of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (England)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Book Blogger Creativity Project : Meet Your Match

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Welcome to my stop for Meet Your Match! Meet Your Match is basically a quiz where you find a book recs on the result. This is part of Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by Nori @ ReadWriteLove28 and created by Team Violet. This is the second time I participated in BBCP and I'm so glad I did because it's really fun. Anyway, each blog has a different genre, and my genre is historical fiction.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ten (Not So) Bookish Facts About Me

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Today's TTT topic is slightly different, and I've debated with myself several times if I should write today's TTT or not because I'm pretty sure there are not many bookish facts about me. That's why, I decide to mix it with other not-so-bookish-facts so I could make it to ten. Here they are!

1. Most people know me as a slow reader, but actually I could read really fast if I want to! There are some books that I read in less than a day. The problem is, most of the time I don't want to read fast. I love reading each quotes and each sentences, and everytime I feel like I missed something I often look back.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Review : Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Title : Since You've Been Gone
Author : Morgan Matson
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : May 6th, 2014
Publisher : Simon and Schuster


It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um... 

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait...what?

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