Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review : The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Title : The Scorpio Races
Author : Maggie Stiefvater
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : October 22nd, 2011
Publisher : Scholastic UK

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Every year, the Scorpio Races are run on the beaches of Skarmouth. Every year, the sea washes blood from the sand. To race the savage water horses can mean death, but the danger is irresistible.
When Puck enters the races to save her family, she is drawn to the mysterious Sean, the only person on the island capable of taming the beasts.
Even if they stay together, can they stay alive?
A breathtaking ride that will make your heart race.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ARC Review : Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Title : Geekerella
Author : Ashley Poston
Genre : YA contemporary, retelling
Release Date : April 4th, 2017
Publisher : Quirk Books

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Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Authors I Wish I Could Meet

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
originally created by the Broke and the Bookish

One thing that sucks being an international bloggers is how hard is it to meet your favorite authors. Authors never come to my country (and other Asian country, except Philippines, perhaps), and I, as a 17 years old student, definitely can't just come to US like that. That's why, so far, all I can do is stare through my computer with burning jealousy at those who's lucky enough to meet their favorite authors (haha, just kidding guys. i'm happy for you). Anyway, here's 10 authors I wish I could meet someday.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ARC Review : Things I Should've Known by Claire LaZebnik

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Title : Things I Should've Known
Author : Claire LaZebnik
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : March 28th, 2017
Publisher : HMH Books

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From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy.

Uncommonly honest and refreshingly funny, this is a story about sisterhood, autism, and first love. Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan, who form a quirky and lovable circle, will steal readers’ hearts and remind us all that it’s okay to be a different kind of normal.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love-A-Thon 2017 : Mad Libs Fairytale Edition

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Welcome to the first challenge of Love-A-Thon! I'm so glad I decide to sign up this year because last year is so much fun. Anyway, without further ado, here's the mad libs!

"Once upon a time, in a far away England , there lived a smart Swashbuckler. She lived alone in a Bookstore, where she had grown up with the deceased owner. She had beautiful fingers, and she was known for its shiny red glass, the only thing she had left of its parents. 


Friday, February 10, 2017

Review : Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Friday, February 10, 2017
Title : Lady Midnight
Author : Cassandra Clare
Genre : YA fantasy
Series : The Dark Artifices #1
Release Date : March 8th, 2016
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry

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In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tiffany's Staying-in Essentials

Friday, February 3, 2017

As an introvert bookworm, I definitely would choose staying at home reading rather than going out any days (well, not any days, but most days). I mean, who doesn't love curling up in bed just reading or watching movies? When Leesa Mattress asked me what my staying-in essentials are, I thought it would be fun to share with you guys! Here they are :


Friday, January 20, 2017

My Dream Bookish Panel

Friday, January 20, 2017

Every international blogger knows how hard it is to attend a bookish panel. Me is no different. Up until this point, I've never attend one because there isn't any in my country. The closest one is probably in Philippines, and it still cost a lot of money to go there. So when Eventbrite is running a project to encourage bloggers to share their dream bookish panel, I thought why not? Since I can't attend one, might as well make one! If you haven't heard of Eventbrite, they are the largest self service ticketing platform that helps people find and plan events with their event planning softwareHere it is!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

ARC Review : A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Title : A List of Cages
Author : Robin Roe
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : January 10th, 2017
Publisher : Disney Hyperion

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When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian--the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He's still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what's really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Reading and Blogging Challenges

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Another year, another challenges to join! I participated on 4 different challenges last year, and guess how many I completed? ONE (which is the Goodreads challenge). That's why I decide to try another challenge this year (minus the Discussion Challenge), and I hope I actually could complete them all! 

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