Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Proxy by Alex London

The Details
Title: Proxy
Author: Alex London
Number of Pages: 384
Publishing Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Philomel

The Synopsis
Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #6: Party Games

The Details
Title: Party Games
Author: R.L. Stine
Number of pages: 288
Publishing Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

The Synopsis
Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party—the game of murder. As the guests start dying one by one, Rachel realizes to her horror that she and the other teenagers are trapped on the tiny island with someone who may want to kill them all. How to escape this deadly game? Rachel doesn't know whom she can trust. She should have realized that nothing is as it seems… on Fear Island.

R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside, a town of nightmares, shadows, and genuine terror, and to the bestselling series that began his career writing horror for the juvenile market, in the new Fear Street book Party Games.

The Author


R. L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children's author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps® series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold.

Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA's Read Across America program. He lives in New York, NY.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #5: Stitching Snow

The Details
Title: Stitching Snow
Author: R.C. Lewis
Number of Pages: 336
Publishing Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

The Synopsis

Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back-but that's assuming she wants to return at all.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #1: Top 10 Favorite TV Shows!

Lo! Welcome to my first ever Top Ten Tuesday post! This feature was created by The Broke and the Bookish (link on the pic) and it is a weekly event wherein bloggers post their own list, according to the given topic.
So here's mine! :D


10. House of Anubis

Yes, this is outdated. I mean, the show stopped airing what? Two years ago? But still, this would be one of my favorite shows. The plot itself was interesting enough. It focused on the adventures of Nina (at least in the first season) and the mysteries of her dormitory, Anubis house.

9. Goosebumps

Reader beware-you're in for a scare.

That was the tagline of the chain of books by R.L. Stine entitled Goosebumps. They were horror stories intended to spook children to young teens, and I (having some of the books myself) gotta say that they were written wonderfully. The books were turned into a TV Series back in the 90's and I've watched the episodes. They were fine, but there's that sense of something scary while watching. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

The Details
Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Number of Pages: 338 pages
Publishing Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Speak

The Synopsis

Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Anna and The French Kiss

The Details

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Number of Pages: 372 pages
Publishing Date: August 4, 2011
Publisher: Speak

The Synopsis

Can Anna find love in the City of Light?

Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome √Čtienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he's taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's waiting for?

Waiting On Wednesday #4: Beware the Wild

The Details

Title: Beware the Wild
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Number of Pages: 336
Publishing Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

The Synopsis

It's an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp -- the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn't return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.

Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp's done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance -- and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her. 

This debut novel is full of atmosphere, twists and turns, and a swoon-worthy romance.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Uncanny Updates: The Jenny Han event recap!!!

HELLO!!!!!! Guess what? Another book signing!

This event would be my SECOND book signing to participate in.
And I was thrilled!!