Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review : Summer Days and Summer Nights, edited by Stephanie Perkins

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Title : Summer Days and Summer Nights
Authors : Stephanie Perkins, Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Jon Skovron, Veronica Roth, Jennifer E. Smith
Edited by : Stephanie Perkins
Genre : Contemporary
Release Date : May 17th, 2016
Publisher : MacMillan


Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

ARC Review : Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Title : Seeking Mansfield
Author : Kate Watson
Genre : YA contemporary, retelling
Release Date : May 16th, 2017
Publisher : Flux


Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend, the Bertram's son Oliver. If she could just take Oliver's constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she'd finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater. 

When teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move next door to the Bertram's, they immediately set their sights on Oliver and his cunning sister, Juliette, shaking up Finley and Oliver's stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Harlan finds his attention shifting from Juliette to the quiet, enigmatic, and thoroughly unimpressed Finley. Out of boredom, Harlan decides to make her fall in love with him. Problem is, the harder he seeks to win her, the harder he falls for her. 

But Finley doesn't want to be won, and she doesn't want to see Oliver with anyone else. To claim Oliver's heart—and keep her own—she'll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Seri(es)ously Need to Start These!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

sorry for the lame title! i thought it looks cool though 😂 anyway, me being me of course have a lot of series i meant to start 235641 years ago but still haven't. since today's TTT prompt is about that, i thought i'd share it to you guys and also remind me which series i need to start asap. here they are :

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ARC Review : The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Title : The One Memory of Flora Banks
Author : Emily Barr
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : January 12th, 2017
Publisher : Penguin UK


Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. 

With little more than the words "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must "be brave" if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review + Discussion : Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Title : Lord of Shadows
Author : Cassandra Clare
Series : The Dark Artifices #2
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : May 23, 2017
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry


Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monthly Recap : May

Sunday, June 4, 2017

may is basically the month of reading! after 4+ months suffering tests and exams and all that fun senior stuff, i finally could read some of the books i've been dying to read all year long. so yeah, all i do is read and watch movies and sleep for as long as i want. this might sounds boring, but my introvert self is very happy and it's all that matters 😊 also this actually didn't happen on may but yesterday, i finally graduated! i'm happy but also kinda sad because we're all heading into different direction right now. i actually plan to post some photos but it's all still on my phone and i'm too lazy to move it so maybe next month!

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