Stacking the Shelves (47) + May Recap

Sunday, May 31, 2015



For Review

(ARC) The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (my review)
(ARC) The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
(ARC) Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
(ARC) All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder
(ARC) I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
(ARC) Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison
(ARC) The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

{Blog Tour} Excerpt + Giveaway: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I love Katie McGarry and her books SO MUCH and proof is signing up for two concurrent promo events for her newest book, NOWHERE BUT HERE! I'm currently participating in the release day blitz organized by InkSlinger PR and the blog tour I organized with Pinoy Book Tours! Which means... I HAVE TWO GIVEAWAYS FOR YOU! It's a party around here, you guys.

Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, #1)
Title: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1)
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date of Publication: May 26, 2015

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

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Excerpt + Giveaway: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I'm currently reading this one because DUH, Lauren Blakely is an auto-buy author for me, auto-read, auto-love, everything. If it's written by Lauren Blakely, I have a 100% assurance that I'll love it. Lauren Blakely is my queen with steamy contemporary romances. Anyway, YOU SHOULD READ THIS ONE AS WELL and no worries because IT IS OUT TODAY!!!! No need to wait!! I have an excerpt for you today and a giveaway too so YAY!

21 Stolen Kisses
Title: 21 Stolen Kisses
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Date of Publication: May 26, 2015

When I first met him I resisted.
Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass.
That was a lie. It never faded.

And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard.

There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us. Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword. Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love — the big, intense, never-been-like-this-before love — landed me in therapy. Now I’m heading to college, and it’s time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he’s still in my life Because the one man I’ve always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can’t have…And he wants me just as fiercely.

Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?

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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

{Blog Tour} Excerpt + Giveaway: Spelled by Betsy Schow

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SPELLED comes out in less than 10 days! Read an excerpt to further convince you to pre-order this baby or get it on release day!


Title: Spelled
Author: Betsy Schow
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Publication: June 2, 2015

Talk about unhappily ever after. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving Dorthea with hair made up of emerald flames and the kingdom in chaos. Her parents and everyone she loves are stuck in some place called “Kansas.” Now it’s up to Dorthea and her pixed-off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse…before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.


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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.)

Conviction
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!



Pandemonium
Panic
Siege
Tempest
Havoc
Silence


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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{Blog Tour} Interview + Giveaway: Burn by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Last year, I freakin' loved Walter Jury and Sarah Fine's collaboration, SCAN. You can check out my spazzy review as proof of this. And just this Tuesday, the sequel BURN was released!!! I am SO excited to read it and be on the lookout for my review because IT WILL HAPPEN because this duology is (sadly) over. Yes, BURN is the conclusion to this awesome story so you can now binge this series! Today, I am very honored to present to you an interview with Sarah Fine and of course, a giveaway!

Burn (Scan, #2)
Title: Burn (Scan #2)
Author: Walter Jury and Sarah Fine
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Date of Publication: May 12, 2015

"Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome."—Kirkus Reviews on Scan

At the cliffhanger ending of Scan, Tate loses the very thing he was fighting to protect, what his father had called the key to human survival. Tate doesn't have much time to worry about it because he needs to get away, to ensure he and Christina are safe. His father left him one last thing that can do just that—a safehouse, which turns out to be a clue to what's really threatening the planet. As Tate follows the clues his father left behind, he starts to uncover the truth, realizing he's up against an enemy he's only beginning to understand.

A riveting, fast-paced "we are not alone" adventure, Burn thrills to the very end.

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Excerpt + Giveaway: All Played Out by Cora Carmack

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ALL PLAYED OUT is out now!!!!1 I am still kicking myself in the shins for not being able to read this beforehand and therefore, posting a review on its release day. *throws shade at March and April for being so busy* Because HELLO, I loved both All Lined Up and All Broke Down. But of course, I won't be going down without celebrating this book birthday! So I'm sharing an excerpt and of course, a giveaway!

All Played Out (Rusk University, #3)
Title: All Played Out (Rusk University #3)
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of Publication: May 12, 2015

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

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Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Monday, May 11, 2015

KASIE WEST IS THE BEST. KASIE WEST IS THE BEST. Chant it with me! KASIE WEST IS THE BEST. KASIE WEST IS THE BEST.

The Fill-In Boyfriend
Title: The Fill-In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: May 5, 2015

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party — three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.


Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

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Cover Reveal: The History of Us by Nyrae Dawn

Friday, May 8, 2015


Title: The History of Us
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Date of Publication: June 11, 2015

Sometimes it's not about coming out, it's about settling in.

Eighteen-year-old Bradley Collins came out a year ago and hasn't looked back since. Who cares if he doesn’t know any other gay people? Bradley has friends and basketball—that’s all he needs. Even if that means always sitting on the sidelines when the guys go out looking for girls.

When cute film-boy TJ tries to flirt with Bradley while his friends are doing their thing, he freaks. Yeah, he’s gay, but he’s never had the opportunity to go out with a boy before. He’s never had to worry about how his friends will react to seeing him with a guy.

Bradley accompanies TJ on a road trip to film TJ’s senior project documentary. In each city they visit, they meet with people from different walks of life, and Bradley learns there’s a whole lot more to being honest about himself than just coming out. He still has to figure out who he really is, and learn to be okay with what he discovers.

Pre-order from Harmony Ink | Dreamspinner

About Nyrae Dawn

I am a compulsive reader and writer who loves YA fiction. 

I love nothing more than writing about young adults. There is something so fresh and fun about it. You can pretty much always find me with a book in my hand or open document in front of me. 

I live in Southern California with my husband and two children.

Excerpt + Giveaway: The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski's THE SUMMER AFTER YOU AND ME is out today and we're celebrating it here with an excerpt and a giveaway!

The Summer After You and Me
Title: The Summer After You and Me
Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Publication: May 5, 2015

Will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?

For Lucy, the Jersey Shore isn't just the perfect summer escape, it's home. As a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal town and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Still, she can't help but crush on charming Connor Malloy. His family spends every summer next door, and she longs for their friendship to turn into something deeper.

Then Superstorm Sandy sweeps up the coast, bringing Lucy and Connor together for a few intense hours. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm, and Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and her broken home. Time may heal all wounds, but with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, Lucy's summer is sure to be filled with fireworks.


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Blitz + Review Opportunity: In The Beginning There Was Us by Ingrid Jonach

Monday, May 4, 2015

If you've been with me since 2013, you might have known that I worship Ingrid Jonach's When the World was Flat (and we were in love). Now that she has a new novel out, there's no question I'm gonna pimp the hell out of it. So I'm organizing a blitz for it this May 18 to 22 and I hope you can join! No need to review it but if you do want to review it, I'm also offering review copies! Just sign up below!

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.

Blog Tour: Buqo YA Bundle 5: Perfect Moments

Sunday, May 3, 2015



Buqo YA Bundle 5: Perfect Moments

Sometimes you’ll meet your match: at detention, on the badminton court, in a resort hotel in Davao, at a lab, in a foster home, at an epic party. You’ll never know. But always keep your heart ready for that perfect moment. Read these stories and experience the bliss of first love.

A Moment Like This by Sue Donymko

Kris Mercado and Noel Abad are trapped in a posh resort hotel in Davao City during a particularly bad flood. After spending almost everyday together, they realize that they are undeniably attracted to each other. But reality bites as usual, and they now have to decide whether to chalk their romance up to forced circumstances or to explore what could be the sweetest love they've been looking for...


Anything You Want Me To by Audrine Pascal

Oh, Via. Such in a hurry to have a boyfriend. Now look who got dumped on social media, just before the epic party happening tonight.

So why is she hanging out with Franco CastaƱer? It’s all good – Via’s always been immune to all that yummy goodness, him being her best friend’s brother and all.

But is Franco actually being flirty? Or is she just reading too much into this? How exactly do you decode the species they call boy?


Vodka shot, anyone?

Something Real by Charm Jacinto

Hailey's principle is heart over mind. It's Rick or nothing at all. Brett's scholarship comes first. His, was mind over matters of the heart. A laboratory experiment in Physics brought them together making their lives entangled with each other. From lab partners to having a crossfire of misread signals to friendship. Will they ever find the perfect formula when it comes to the principle of love?


Match Point Mishap by Madelyn Tuviera

"Shit happens to the best of us," goes a saying, and Lester Torres, a now-starving student-artist, cannot agree more. The family business has reached a steady decline. His parents are distraught. His education is at the risk of being put on hold because tuition's too expensive, impractical. Something they are no longer able to afford. Unwilling to give up, he tries to apply for an athletic scholarship in the hope of keeping the dream alive. He was in the high school badminton varsity team, after all. Might as well put his dormant skill to good use, right? He aces the first few matches, winning them in a breeze, and thinks that he's got this scholarship in the bag already. Easy as pie.

Enter a talented player by the name of Wency David, and Lester lands the first missed service of his game.

Someone to Care by Jessica Larsen

After her parents die in an accident, Jennelle is passed around by her relatives. Hindi siya tumatagal ng isang taon sa piling ng mga kamag-anak bago siya itulak ng mga ito patungo sa iba. At fifteen, nalibot na yata niya lahat ng isla sa Pilipinas. Not that she cares, because she has learned from the moment she loses her parents that not getting too involved with anyone will keep her from getting hurt. Subalit nagbago ang lahat ng iyon nang makilala niya si Valentine, ang adopted son ng distant relative niya kung saan siya sunod na titira. Like her, Valentine has been orphaned at a young age, but unlike her, Valentine loves to keep everyone close—except her. And as if sharing a home wasn’t enough of a torture, they would also be attending the same school.

The Offside by KZ Riman

All I wanted was to move on to sophomore year. And, of course, to have Soccer God Mattheus Estevez back into my life, despite my brother’s incessant demands that I stopped dating jocks. What I didn’t count on, though, was to go through detention work with Geovanne Estevez, Mattheus’ identical twin brother, just so I’d realize both. And what I found baffling about it all was how Geovanne seemed to be putting a lot more effort into it than we had all bargained for, making this detention the best one yet.

Blog Tour: Buqo YA Bundle 4: Heart Choices

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Buqo YA Bundle 4: Heart Choices

Sometimes it’s hard to choose. Do you stay or do you let go? Should you become friends, more than friends, or stay strangers? Would you risk love for popularity? You’re invited to explore these stories and find out each character’s choice from the heart.

Until the Race is Over by Lyka Caparos

Rico wishes Lianne back in his life, but because of that viral article that Traecy posted on their school paper's website, it appears to be impossible for them to be together again. Traecy on the other hand, had only one wish for her birthday, to spend it with the one she admires since high school – Rico Avila. How can fate brings the two together in a race that would definitely reveal small discoveries that can lead to two choices: either to tear them apart or hope for a more unexpected relationship?

In That Summer by Jayen San Diego

Senior high school student Jane Enriquez is the ‘dream-girl’ of all male students at Southridge Montessori. Well, except the geeky student leader Sean Villamayor. Opposing from the start, Sean never expected Jane would become his partner for this year’s Summer Camp Immersion. Will this be their worst summer? Or will it turn out to be different?

On the Outside Looking In by Claire Du

Seventeen-year-old Freya Mahilum has always been in love with football hotshot Ezra Montelibano. Ezra, who’s too caught up with family pressures and his so-called girlfriend to pay attention to a geek obsessed with him. Freya knows she'd never stand a chance with him, but then fate conspires to bring them together. Will getting to know each other prove that love knows no boundaries or will they find that they're better off existing in two separate worlds?

What About Today by Dawn Lanuza

Aiden's stuck working for his family's amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl.

Gemma's stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park's rides. She couldn't. Good thing she met someone to guide her.

As the day comes to a close, Aiden and Gemma ask themselves if one day is ever enough to decide if they were better off as friends or strangers.

Waiting for Whatever by Fay Sebastian

Denise knew pain at an early age. She has been waiting for her true love since she was 11, but she never gave up, knowing she'd meet him someday.

What she didn't know was that she already met the man she's been waiting for, and that he's sitting beside her at the airport. The thought never crossed her mind because she's seated between two guys who broke her heart before.

Barely Even Friends by Kristel S. Villar

For pretty and athletic Emily Fonseca, nothing’s better than getting invited to join Luna East Arts Academy’s most popular crowd, the Elites. She only has to fulfill a list of dares to prove that she’s got what it takes. But will it cost Emily her rekindled friendship with language tutor and childhood friend Noah Calderon?

Stacking the Shelves (46) + April Recap

Friday, May 1, 2015

This month's for-review haul made me cry. Yes, I know, HELLO GOODBYE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!


 
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