Sunday, January 31, 2016

Monthly Recap : January

Sunday, January 31, 2016

So, this month, I'm back at school on the fifth day of January. It's okay, I suppose, though I'm a bit stressful because I had many assignments and tests. Thankfully, it's already passed, and now I could read books again!

On a brighter side, I (finally) won 2 giveaways! The first is actually last month (on Christmas day! I'm so thrilled when I receive the email), from Dre @ Sporadic Reads, and the second is an ARC of Riders from author Virginia Boecker (!!!). Unfortunately, both books haven't arrived until now, but that's normal since it took at least 1 month for a book to arrive here. Photos coming soon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Ten Books I've Recently Added to My TBR List

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

*singing* It's been a long time, since I last write TTT. Okay, okay, it's not that long, but for someone who used to write this meme every Tuesday, it felt really long! Anyway, now that I got the chance to write this again, I will write about 10 books that I've recently plan to hoard.

Friday, January 15, 2016

How Does Review Affect You?

Friday, January 15, 2016

A few months ago, I saw a conversation about review. One of those person say, that if a book got a lot of negative reviews, she wouldn't read it. This made me wonder how review can affect you, and so, I write this discussion post.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Tsar's Guard Parade (+Giveaway)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Welcome to my stop for The Tsar's Guard Parade. I'm so glad to be a part of this tour. In case you didn't know, I'm so so excited for The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye. I mean, it's set in Russia and it features an enchanters? Count me in! In case you haven't heard of this fantastic book (which I doubt), here's a few details

Title : The Crown's Game
Author : Evelyn Skye
Release Date : May 17th, 2016
Pages : 416
Publisher : Balzer + Bray
Formats : Hardcover, ebook

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Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Still not interested? Well then, I'm going to write 5 reasons why I'm so excited for this book..with  gifs of course. Shall we?

Friday, January 8, 2016

ARC Review : Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

Friday, January 8, 2016
Title : Bookishly Ever After
Author : Isabel Bandeira
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : 12th January, 2016
Publisher : Spencer Hill Contemporary


In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Review : Made You Up by Fransesca Zappia

Sunday, January 3, 2016
Title : Made You Up
Author : Fransesca Zappia
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : May 19th, 2015
Publisher : Greenwillow Books


Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. 

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.

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