Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: We All Looked Up

Hey guys! Today's Waiting on Wednesday feature is pretty interesting. As much as I love disaster flicks such as Seeking A Friend At The End of The World, they break my heart so much. I guess this one would do so too.

Monday, December 22, 2014

[Giveaway] It's The Time of Giving!!

Hello! Yep, it's Christmastime, and sooner or later, 2015 will be here! And with that, I present to you, my very first giveaway!!


Giveaway [PH]

So here we have the Rafflecopter form for this giveaway! I'm sorry to say, it's only open for Philippine residents. Just fill it out below and your entries will be taken in!

I have tons of books up for grabs this year, and yes. One lucky winner will get to have them!! :)

The books are:
1. The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
2. A signed paperback of Starters by Lissa Price
3. The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton
4. Full Circle (a Sweep novel) by Cate Tiernan
5. Betrayal by Gregg Olsen
6. 4 back-issues of Reader's Digest Asia

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it! I hope you feel the Christmas vibe, as much as I do!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It features new top-ten lists every week!

This week's agenda: books I'd want Santa to bring this year!!
Can't you feel the Christmas vibe? Me neither.

Kidding! So let's move on to number 1!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Stacking The Shelves: Prizes, Gifts, and ARCs

Hey guys!! Today I'm gonna boast share with you a very TALL book stack! It includes books I've won and those that were given to me the past days.
Marvel at this tall and beautiful book stack!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

[Blog Tour] Excerpt + Giveaway: The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza

Hi guys!! Welcome to another Blog Tour post!!!! This is The Boyfriend Backtrack Blog Tour, hosted by Oops! I Read Again Tours. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer

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Hi! So we've been waiting for this ever since the dawn of time, and if you weren't, then I suggest you start reading the trilogy, because it's AMAZING. Also, this is actually the second book I've finished for DEAR. Here's my review!
*Note: I've decided to remove the "Details" section of my reviews.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Compulsion by Martina Boone Book Blitz!!!

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to my first ever Book Blitz post! This Blitz is hosted by YA Bound Book Tours (Links on the button and banner!) and it's all about Compulsion by Martina Boone! In case you peeps didn't know, I am currently a member of the Martina Boone Street Team, and I felt very inclined and eager to sign up for this one. Another major thing: There's a giveaway!!! So what are you waiting for!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review: The Selection


Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Number of Pages: 327
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen


For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! I know, I haven't posted for a WHILE now, so yeah, here it is!

[Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish]

This week I'm gonna be talking about seven (sad to say) "sequels" I'm cringing to buy! 
I'm as desperate as this turtle.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Uncanny Updates: So We Have This Thing Called DEAR

Hello guys! Um, so I've been blabbing how I kinda hate how pressuring school is nowadays, right? Well, to alleviate this, our English teacher put together D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read, as far as my knowledge is concerned) it's a school-thing even in the States wherein a portion of their period is dedicated to just reading. In our case, it's the first 15 minutes of the class.

Basically, students should be able to read at least 10 books by December. I think each read corresponds to points? I really don't know the specifics, but I LOVE IT. Ooh, and it's gonna be done alongside our Literary Selection for this quarter, The Catcher in the Rye.

Due to this, I've thought of a list of books that I'd like to accomplish in the given time! I might not finish them all, but it's worth a try! (I might also add other books to the things I've read)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

One Lovely Blog!

I was tagged by Kayla from The Bookish Owl for this awesome """Award""" / tag!
Thank you so MUCH!

Rules for Nomination!

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include the link to their blog.

2. You must list the rules and display the award.

3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.

4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their post to let them know that they have been nominated! (sorry I'm only gonna tag 11)

5. You must display the award logo and follow the one who nominated you.

Facts about me:

1. I'm a ninth-grader in Quezon City Science High School. Aaaaaand we sorta have a love-hate relationship right now.

2. I'm also a campus journalist, and I work on different categories such as science writing, or when I'm not busy enough, I also try to do editorials and features.

3. I have never been to any other country, and I BADLY want to visit the States/U.K. sometime. :(

4. I love analog and polaroid photography. I also own an Instax Mini 8 :)

5. I am a Superwholock. Yup. Totally. 

6. I am obsessed with youtubers, like Tyler Oakley, Connor Franta, zoella, Pointless Blog, etc...

7. I want to work during vacation, because I need more money for my own sustenance (books) hahaha!

Tagging 11 people:

1. Karrel of Karrel May Reads

2. Jayvee of Writer for Misfits

3. Anette of Anette the Wicked

4. Laurence of The Lucius Flux

5. Mikaela of Moonlight Nostalgia

6. Amanda of Fandomly Bookish

7. Missie of A Flurry of Ponderings

11. Nylah from Autumn Reads

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Books With Evil Girls

Wow. It's been so long since I've done a Waiting on Wednesday post! Blame this on school. haha
This week, I'm gonna be featuring books with evil girls, sinister women, and female villains.
We have: Fairest and The Wicked Will Rise!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: The Winner's Curse


Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Number of Pages: 355
Date Published: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Uncanny Updates: The Compulsion Launch and Some Announcements!

 Guys!!! You might wanna check this out. It's the launching of Compulsion, today!!!!!

I just can't fathom how excited I am right now.

I've been eyeing Compulsion for quite a while now, as far as the past summer goes. It has a really interesting premise, and the reviews I've seen so far are great! I can't WAIT to pick this book up!

Now for the slight announcement. The author, Martina Boone, was actually very kind to let me join her Street Team! It's such an honor for me to be a part of this wonderful thing.

Another announcement! In this post, there are two splendid giveaways! Be sure to check those out!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Uncanny Updates: The Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux Recap!

As you probably know, last October 18 (Saturday), NBS Glorietta held the event for Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux here in Manila. And being a reader of their fabulous works, I made sure to be there!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Uncanny Updates: Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price PH!!

It's been almost one whole week since this event. I've got two-fifths of my mug filled with cold coffee, and Ribs by Lorde playing, so yes! Recap time! 
[Photo credits to Charm and National Bookstore!!]

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stacking the Shelves and Signing Shenanigans!

Hello! Time for another Stacking the Shelves post! Sorry for posting late, I wasn't able to find the time due to school, and my apparent abundance of laziness. But here it is nonetheless!! :)
Be warned of the blurry pictures.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #9: A Thousand Pieces of You


Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Number of Pages: 368 pages
Publishing Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen


Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

About the author

Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.

I live in New Orleans. So far, in life, I've been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few. I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music. More than anything else, I enjoy writing. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #1 and Week Recap

Hi guys! Welcome to my first ever Stacking the Shelves post!!
This is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, which aims to list the all hauled books within the week. Physical, or digital. 

First, let me show you guys how messy and unappealing my desk is right now. Please do not judge me, because I rarely have time to organize my stuff! haha

I told you guys, it's so cluttered. Moving on...

Uncanny Updates: Alex London in PH Event Recap!!

Alex London, bestselling author of Proxy and Guardian, visited our country for a book signing event held in SM Aura, last Saturday, August 30. As the poster above suggests, the event was hosted by National Bookstore. Kudos for a VERY organized event!

[Photo credits to my Peculiar siblings: Charm, Karrel, Godwin, and Eriele!! Love you guys xx]

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #8: Atlantia


Title: Atlantia
Author: Ally Condie
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Dutton Children's


Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

The Author

Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday # 3: Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, there is a certain topic in which people post their top ten lists regarding that topic.

This week is a Back to School themed one (although it is kinda late for that in the Philippines) so, yeah!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Guardian by Alex London

Hi guys! Sorry for the hiatus - school became a hindrance to my REAL life. I'm so so sorry.
Before I get teary-eyed, here is my review for the sequel to Alex London's novel Proxy, Guardian!!!
And also be warned: 1) I changed my URL so as not to confound anyone 2) I will try a new format for reviewing books, and, 3) I miss Alex London so much [recap coming soon]


Title: Guardian
Author: Alex London
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: May 29, 2014
Publisher: Philomel


In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only danger.

People are falling ill—their veins show through their skin, they find it hard to speak, and sores erupt all over their bodies. Guardians, the violent enforcers of the old system, are hit first, and the government does nothing to help. The old elites fall next, and in the face of an indifferent government, Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure . . . and what he discovers leaves him stunned.

This heart-stopping thriller is packed with action, adventure, and heroics. Guardian will leave you breathless until the final page.

A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend trilogy will be swept away by this story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #7: Unmarked

The Details
Title: Unmarked
Author: Kami Garcia
Number of Pages: 384
Publishing Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

The Synopsis

The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.

He is here... and he could be anyone.

Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free. 

Now Kennedy and the other Legion members–Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared–have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?

Btw, check out my review for Unbreakable here!

The Author

Kami grew up outside of Washington DC, wore lots of black, and spent hours writing poetry in spiral notebooks. As a girl with Southern roots, she has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s very superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13″ on the door. When she is not writing, Kami can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke.

Kami has an MA in education, and taught in the Washington DC area until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher & Reading Specialist for 14 years. In addition to teaching, Kami was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, daughter, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)