Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review: ILLUMINAE!!!!

Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Number of Pages: 599 (HB)
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers


This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Friday, April 22, 2016

YES A REVIEW: Please Don't Tell

Title: Please Don't Tell
Author: Laura Tims
Number of Pages: 352 (HB)
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins


Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it.
What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown. And as the demands escalate, Joy must somehow uncover the blackmailer’s identity before Joy is forced to make a terrible choice.
In this darkly compelling narrative, debut author Laura Tims explores the complicated relationship between two sisters, and what one will do for the other. It’s a story that will keep readers turning pages and questioning their own sense of right and wrong.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

25 Bookish Facts About Me!

Gosh, I've been wanting to do this for a long time now! It's just that I've been so busy with stuff that I hadn't gotten around writing it. Anyway, here it is! 25 (hopefully) bookish facts about me! Wait. I want to thank Matt, from Reading With Luigi, for tagging me! 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Review: Pip Bartlett's Guide To Magical Creatures

Title: Pip Bartlett's Guide To Magical Creatures
Authors: Jackson Pearce, Maggie Stiefvater
Number of Pages: 192 (HB)
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press


Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok—and they often go amok—Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge—it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are—Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.
NOTE: I'd like to thank Pinoy Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to review this book!