Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Give yourself the gift of a great romance book this Valentine's Day! (I was supposed to publish this review yesterday but let's not dwell on my incompetence.)



Title: Sounds Like Summer
Author: Six de los Reyes
Publisher: Anvil Publishing Inc.

It’s not just a weekend for Lux Castelo. She has a plan, of course.

Phase One: Escape to the beach for a music festival.
Phase Two: Deal with what she can’t control.
Phase Three: Return to reality whole and ready.

Nowhere in that plan is Micah Jacinto, self-proclaimed adventurer and the kind of boy with his head stuck in the clouds and the moon inked on his arm—everything her rational sense tells her to stay away from. And yet Lux finds herself welcoming the distraction. As they spend the entire weekend together, Micah leads her to rediscover the lost pieces of herself amidst the excitement and the confusion of a raving mosh pit.

But all weekends come to an end and Lux needs to return to the dreaded reality she’s running away from. Does being brave enough to leave summer behind mean being brave enough to ask Micah to stay?

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Seeds Planted in Concrete by Bianca Sparacino

Thursday, February 9, 2017

It's not surprising that it was Dawn who got me to buy this one and read it. Whatever poetry book she recommends, I get and read.

Seeds Planted in Concrete
Title: Seeds Planted in Concrete
Author: Bianca Sparacino
Publisher: Thought Catalog Books
Date of Publication: December 23, 2015
Source: purchased (Kindle)

Through illustration and poetry, Seeds Planted in Concrete is Bianca Sparacino’s raw testament to the beauty that is found within the contrasts of life. By writing truthfully about the intricacies of both love and loss, Sparacino’s first collection of work is one that will speak to the very depths of those who read it, inspiring a will to love, and live. This collection is a manifesto of the journey every human being takes throughout their life; an assembly of words that celebrates the resilience of the human heart through stages of hurting, feeling, healing and loving.

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Stacking the Shelves (65) + November & December Recap

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

So I figured I'll just make a single recap for both months since blog-wise, nothing happened. And you might not even read poor ol' November if I publish it in January. But hey, November was effin' awesome because it was my birthday month! Anyway, tons of books ahead because this is two months worth of hauls. Like I said, nothing on the blog side of things but was my film and TV series watching glorious as ever. AS EVER. November and December were all about binging, yo.




For Review

(ARC) Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin
(ARC) Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
For This Life Only by Stacey Kade

Finding X by Miles Tan

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

So as a STEM girl, I was pretty stoked to start this one because it has a geologist as a character, and one in grad school too. I'd take all the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) characters I can get. Sadly, my background in STEM kind of wrecked this one for me. Hahahuhu why can't I just suspend my disbelief?!?!?!

Finding X
Title: Finding X
Author: Miles Tan
Date of Publication: December 5, 2013
Source: purchased (Kindle)

Is there a science to falling in love?

Carlisle Santiago is through with men. After the devastating end of a seven-year relationship, she's trying to put her life back together. What she doesn't know is that she is the subject of the patient and methodical observations of blue-haired scientist Matteo Villegas, who just wants to find love himself. She must decide whether she's ready to give love another shot or if this is doomed to be one failed experiment.

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Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

If you've been an avid reader of this blog (cookies for you if you are!), you might have known that Sara Wolf's Lovely Vicious series is my favorite contemporary YA series OF ALL TIME. I've mentioned it again and again and promoted the book loads of times and I will do so for eternity. I just love it so much.

So just imagine the glee I'm feeling today as I share to you an interview I had with the author herself, Sara Wolf!!!!!111 HOLD ME

But first, let me introduce the book to you and this series~ Here's my review of the first book! It has great MCs and banter and sass and sarcasm you'd chuckle all the way through and it also delves into sensitive topics. IT JUST HAS IT ALL SERIOUSLY

Forget Me Always

Title: Forget Me Always (Lovely Vicious #2)
Author: Sara Wolf
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Date of Publication: November 1, 2016
All warfare is deception. Even in high school.

It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity. Since then, she’s punched Jack Hunter—her nemesis-turned-maybe-something-more—in the face, survived a brutal attack by her mom’s abusive ex thanks to Jack’s heroics, and then promptly forgotten all about him.


The one bright spot for Isis is Sophia, the ephemeral girl who shares Isis’s hospital stay as well as a murky past with Jack. But as Isis’s memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart.


As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.


Her past.
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The Last Time I'll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Of course I'm gonna read Dawn Lanuza's first poetry book (and succeeding ones as well). Here are my quick thoughts on this short collection~

The Last Time I'll Write About You
Title: The Last Time I'll Write About You
Author: Dawn Lanuza
Publisher: Indie Sisiw
Date of Publication: November 5, 2016
Source: purchased (Kindle)

Should I be
Thankful
Or
Regretful
That my only idea
Of love
Is
You?

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