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)