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.