Top Ten Moments Peter Kavinsky Won Me Over in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Monday, May 25, 2015

Because Jenny Han said so herself
that Peter Kavinsky looks like a
young James Marsden
Tomorrow, P.S. I Still Love You is going out of the book womb (I really like saying book womb even though I picture blood and crying and being overjoyed every time, which I guess makes it a great metaphor too) and I couldn't wait for YOU to read it! Our local bookstore here in the Philippines got it early! So when I saw it in the display yesterday, I bought it immediately and started reading it and MY HEART.

Anyway, I haven't reviewed To All the Boys I've Loved Before because PETER KAVINSKY IS BEYOND WORDS. (TATBILB is in my top books for 2014!) And I could relate so much to Lara Jean that it scared me to write a review that would be personal. But this post has been percolating in my idea notebook for a year now since I read the book. So here it is! To make you even more loco for P.S. I Still Love You, let's relive all the moments (in chronological order because ranking makes me crazy) Peter Kavinsky won our hearts.

Top Ten Moments Peter Kavinsky Won Me Over in To All the Boys I've Loved Before

1. When he told Lara Jean that they'll save some firsts for her first real boyfriend

Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway: In The Beginning There Was Us by Ingrid Jonach

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Why am I busy and why still I haven't read this book?!?!?! Ingrid Jonach wrote one of the books I'll never get tired of pimping of because When the World Was Flat (and we were in love) is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. But for now, I'm sharing an excerpt of Ingrid's newest novel, IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS US, and a guest post. Guys, this guest post is one of my favorites EVER because ALL HAIL URBAN SCI-FI. And of course... a giveaway!

In The Beginning There Was Us
Title: In The Beginning There Was Us
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Date of Publication: April 28, 2015

What would you do if you were God? If you had the power to not only give life, but take it away in the blink of an eye? These are the questions that plague fifteen-year-old Abbey Baxter after she resurrects a boy, long lost to the ages.

The achingly beautiful and eternally melancholy Cole not only serves as a welcome distraction from her long-time crush, Elwin, but also eases the heartache that persists since the sudden passing of her younger brother, Junior, four years earlier.

As the intrigue of her relationship with Cole deepens, so too does the mystery that surrounds a growing phenomenon sweeping through her small West Virginian town, transforming the lives of its residents. Around her, two bedroom cottages are transforming into mansions without explanation and residents are waking up to bank balances that have tripled overnight, all under the watchful gaze of the sinister American Laboratory for Particle Physics, located on the outskirts of town.

As Abbey searches for answers in a bid to solve the mystery in partnership with Elwin, she’s forced into a realization that that some things are better left buried, including her newfound love, Cole.

This cautionary tale of heartache and obsession explores the endless possibilities of the universe and its devastating impact on two young lovers from different worlds.

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Spotlight + Giveaway: Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CONVICTION is out now! This is one of my most anticipated books of 2015 and I throw shade at my schedule for not being able to read it by now because my ARC has been waiting for me for months. T_T But I won't let anything stop me from celebrating its release so WEE! Don't forget to enter the giveaway! (Psst, it has a starred review from Kirkus so YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. THIS IS AMAZING.)

Title: Conviction
Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Date of Publication: May 19, 2015

Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn’t fall apart the way he feared.

But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden’s father, a well-known Christian radio host, has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son’s hands; Braden is the key witness in the upcoming trial.

Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four-mile-per-hour pitch al- ready has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden’s saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch.

Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

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Review: More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

Monday, May 18, 2015

I was reading this NA book and I felt like I'm so tired of NA. It felt like I already read too much and I've reached my saturation point and that at this point, I think I'm already done with NA. THAT WAS A SCARY THOUGHT because I loved NA. So I decided to re-read one of my favorite NA novels to see if I was just reading the wrong book (wouldn't be the first time) or if the magic is really gone. And I'm glad to say that MORE THAN MUSIC proved that I still love NA and I just need great ones. Because yes, MORE THAN MUSIC ranks high in my new adult favorites list.

More Than Music (Chasing The Dream, #1)
Title: More Than Music (Chasing the Dream #1)
Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Date of Publication: June 17, 2014
Genre: contemporary NA romance

A band trying to win it big on reality TV. A secret romance that might ruin it all.

Music major Maddie Taylor just finished her junior year of college and has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, yet every night she practices guitar and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don't get to be rock stars. That is, until tattooed singer Jared Cross catches her playing guitar and invites her to join his band on The Sound, a reality TV show competition.

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there's more to Jared than his flirty smile and bad boy reputation - and that he's just as big a geek as she is. With each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore, but when the show pressures them to stay single, they're forced to keep their relationship secret.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.

*** New Adult romance suitable for 17+ due to mature content. ***

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Book Spine Poetry Sunday (7)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

On rare Sundays, I will be posting book spine poems because I love poems and I love books and I think book spine poetry is awesome. Thank you to Charlie of Letter Trails for the feature photo!


You can follow me on Instagram at oopsireadabookagain for more bookish photos (with low resolution and bad lighting HAHA)!

Want to change some titles on my poem? Go comment your own version below! Just have at least one of those books in yours. Have your own book spine poem? Share them! Looking forward to seeing them!

{Blog Tour} Interview + Giveaway: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Only three days left until Tiffany Schmidt's HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH goes out of the book womb (sounds gross?)! To hype it up even more and get you even more excited, I'm interviewing Tiffany today. Don't forget to join the giveaway as well!

Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family, #1)
Title: Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family#1)
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Date of Publication: May 19, 2015

Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families that control the black market for organ transplants.

Penelope’s surrounded by all the suffocating privilege and protection her family can provide, but they can't protect her from the autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily.

And in her family's line of work no one can be safe forever.

All Penelope has ever wanted is freedom and independence. But when she’s caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence, she learns that her wishes come with casualties, that betrayal hurts worse than bruises, that love is a risk worth taking . . . and maybe she’s not as fragile as everyone thinks.

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