Far from Over by April Lindner

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I guess I'm a masochist because even though I only gave 2 stars to Love, Lucy (the book this novella is a companion of), I still got around to buy and read this novella, HOPING AND WISHING THAT I'LL LOVE IT. Why do I do this to myself?

Title: Far from Over
Author: April Lindner
Publisher: Poppy
Date of Publication: April 12, 2016
Source: purchased

A captivating digital original companion novella to April Lindner's Love, Lucy.

Jesse Palladino is used to moving on. As a street musician backpacking through Europe, he’s never in one place for long. Which is why it’s so surprising he can’t seem to move on from Lucy, the girl he fell for in Florence. They parted ways when Lucy returned home to start college, but every crowded piazza and winding cobblestone street reminds Jesse of the time they spent together. Now staying with a friend in Naples, he can’t help wondering if it’s time to pack up and move on again. But just when his mind is made up, something—or someone—might give him a reason to stay.

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See you at the #NoLoveAllowed by Kate Evangelista Book Launch!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Join Filipino young adult novelist Kate Evangelista (@KateEvangelista) for the launch of her latest book ‘No Love Allowed’ on April 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration starts at 12 p.m.


Caleb desperately needs a new fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties with a pretty girl on his arm to schmooze for his father's law firm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he's not ready for and isn't sure he wants. And sadly the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him.

Fortunately, Didi, the waitress at the Country Club — who just lost her job due to Caleb's too-public breakup — is open to new experiences (and art supplies are expensive!). It's the perfect setup for them both. Caleb has only one rule for the arrangement: Didi mustn't fall in love with him.


When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University - Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at www.kateevangelista.com or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the book launch?
April 30, 2 p.m., National Book Store, Glorietta 1

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 12:00 pm on April 30 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1. First come, first served.

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

How many books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?
You may have any number of books signed as long as they were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks, and we do not have any preset limit as to the number of people.

However, although we will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible, depending on the number of attendees, we reserve the right to limit the number of copies per person or limit the number of people in line. First come, first served.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the events.

Can I have other items signed?
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author.

Can we have our photo taken with the authors?
Yes, you can have your photo with the author when she signs your book. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person for each author.

How much are the books?
No Love Allowed - P479 (Trade Paperback)
Til Death - P399 (Trade Paperback)
Savor - P185 (Trade Paperback)

You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini

Monday, April 4, 2016

Today, I'm helping in sharing the cover for YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, the new novel by Julie Cross and Mark Perini!!!!!!!! *mega epic flail*

They previously collaborated on Halfway Perfect, which isn't reviewed anywhere here because HOW DO I WORDS?

Fun fact: Mark Perini is actually the model in the covers of Julie Cross's time travel series, Tempest. They've talked and became good friends and NOW THEY CO-AUTHOR BOOKS WITH CHARACTERS THAT ARE MODELS AND WHAT IS THIS GLORIOUS EARTH I AM LIVING IN.

And now, they have a new book and TA-DA!!! HERE'S THE COVER! And blurb and everything!

Title: You Before Anyone Else
Authors: Julie Cross and Mark Perini
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Publication: August 1, 2016

Model Finley needs someone to help her shed her "good girl" persona, so she'll try Eddie on for size.

New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing the same feedback at castings: she needs to take some serious action to wipe the "good girl" stamp from her resume if she wants to launch to stardom.

Enter Eddie Wells. He's shallow, predictable…and just as lost as Finley feels. Deep down, Finley is drawn to Eddie's bravado, his intensity. Except Eddie is hiding something. A big something. And when it surfaces, both loving and leaving Finley will become so much harder.

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Stacking the Shelves (57) + March Recap

Thursday, March 31, 2016

For Review

A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Run by Kody Keplinger (ARC)
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (ARC)

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I loved this little indie gem called LOVELY VICIOUS some ages ago and now Entangled Teen has picked it up and is re-releasing it next week (MARK YOUR CALENDARS APRIL 5 IS THE DAY) and it's now called LOVE ME NEVER. GUYS, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS ONE SO WE CAN FLAIL TOGETHER.


Don’t miss today’s Excerpt Tour for Love Me Never (Lovely Vicious, #1) by Sara Wolf, which releases on Tuesday, April 5, 2016!

“That’s n-not what I meant—” Kayla starts.

“And you seem exactly like the type of girl to stay with friends she hates. They probably hate you, too. It must be easy, hiding it behind all that booze and all those name brands.”

Kayla’s tears overflow onto her cheeks. Jack sighs.

“You’re so spineless you collapse into tears the second anyone says the truth?”

My heart’s thumping in my chest. My fists squeeze so tight I can’t feel my fingers. His cruelty leaves a bitter taste in my mouth—it’s a lot like someone I used to know.

Someone who ruined my life forever.

I shove aside the red-faced boy who tries to hit on me again and launch myself through the crowd. Kayla isn’t my friend. No one here is. But she’s been four seconds of nice to me—true nice, not Avery’s sugary poison of inviting-me-to-this-weird-test-party nice. And four seconds is more than I ever thought I’d get. It’s the most I’ve had in a long time. Jack’s lip quirks up in a sneer. Say it. Say one more thing, pretty boy. I dare you to.

“You’re pathetic,” he says.

That’s the first time I punch Jack Hunter’s face.

And as my knuckles connect with his stupid high cheekbones and he staggers back with a furious blizzard brewing in his icy eyes, I somehow get the feeling it won’t be the last.

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Title: Damage Done
Author: Amanda Panitch
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Date of Publication: July 21, 2015
Source: copy from publisher

22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .

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