Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review : Love & Gelato by Jenna Evan Welch

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Title : Love & Gelato
Author : Jenna Evan Welch
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : May 3rd, 2016
Publisher : Simon Pulse

GOODREADS | PURCHASE

“I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review : By Your Side by Kasie West

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Title : By Your Side
Author : Kasie West
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : January 31st, 2017
Publisher : HarperTeen

GOODREADS | PURCHASE

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Going to Book Convention? I Got You Covered!

Thursday, November 2, 2017
For us book bloggers and readers, book conventions and book fairs are not an unfamiliar term to hear. After all, we basically live for it. If you heard that there will be a book conventions or book fairs or even an author's signing near you, you'd make the time to go for it, right? But there's a first time in everything, including attending book conventions. If you're planning to attending your first book con sometimes in the near future (fyi, there's a romance book con called Love N Books, which will be held in Vegas this October 27th - 29th), don't worry, because I'll give you some tips to survive it! Without further ado, here they are :


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review : Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Title : Words in Deep Blue
Author : Cath Crowley
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : August 30th, 2016
Publisher : Pan Australia

GOODREADS | PURCHASE

This is a love story.
It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.
It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea. 
Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Review : The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Title : The Hidden Oracle
Author : Rick Riordan
Series : The Trials of Apollo #1
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : May 3rd, 2016
Publisher : Penguin Random House UK

GOODREADS | PURCHASE

How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor. But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go... an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monthly Recap : July | Farewell, Summer Holiday!

Monday, July 31, 2017


july is my last holiday month before going to college in early august, and i'm pleased to say that it's been a pretty good month! as you guys probably know, in the beginning of july, i went to hong kong and macao, and it was really fun (recap coming soon!). it's my first time going there, and i got a lot of new experiences there. here's some pics that i took while in there :


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Blog Tour : The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (Interview + Giveaways)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Welcome to my stop for The Last Magician blog tour! This book was released a few days ago, and I'm super excited to read it. Below, you'll find my interview with the author herself, Lisa Maxwell, as well as giveaways (yes, plural). But first thing first, here's some info about the book :

Title : The Last Magician
Author : Lisa Maxwell
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : July 18th, 2017
Publisher : Simon Pulse


Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.
The Bookish Thought © 2014