Stacking the Shelves (51) + September Recap

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


 



For Review

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (my review)

Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios (ARC)
Promises I Made by Michelle Zink (ARC)
Catacomb by Madeleine Roux (ARC)
Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas (ARC) (my review)
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Blog Tour: Sidekick by Natalie Whipple

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I'm super stoked to organize and invite y'all to the blog tour and release day blast for Natalie Whipple's upcoming novel, SIDEKICK!

Sidekick
Title: Sidekick
Author: Natalie Whipple
Publisher: Whipple House
Date of Publication: November 10, 2015

Russ is a high school football player who feels like he always comes in second to his best friend, Garret. In sports. In school. With girls. Well, he's tired of it, and he gets the rather foolish idea that if he can win the heart of the new girl in town before Garret he can prove he's not just sloppy seconds.

His plan? Use his anime-obsessed sister's group, who has befriended the new girl, to get closer to her. He'd never tell the team, but he's been going to Anime Night for years and might even enjoy it. That would ruin his reputation, just like his secret love for cooking and James Taylor.

But pretending to be something you aren't catches up to you eventually, and Russ can only get away with living two lives for so long. As more than one person reveals they have something to hide, Russ must figure out what and who he really wants in his life. And more than that, he needs the courage to make it happen.

Release Day Blast Details
1. November 10, 2015
2. An excerpt will be provided.
3. Everyone who signs up is in!

4. There is a giveaway for your readers! 

Release Day Blast Participants


Skye's Scriblings
Operation Awesome
Rurouni Jenni Reads 
Eccentric Everything
yadultreview 
Booksalamode 
Book worm tells all 
Let Me Tell You A Story  
Much Loved Books 
Cruising Pages

Blog Tour Details
1. November 11 - 16, 2015
2. Reviews and excerpt stops only
3. Multi-stop tour
4. Limited review slots
5. Review copies will be in PDF format.

6. There is a giveaway for your readers!

Tour Schedule

November 11

Spiced Latte Reads - Review
Rurouni Jenni Reads - Review
Ever On Word - Review

November 12


The NerdHerd Reads - Review
Booksalamode - Review


November 13

Wishful Endings - Review

Much Loved Books - Review
being cindy {baldwin} - Review

November 14

Heartscent Reads - Review
Trisha Almighty - Review 
Cruising Pages - Review


November 15


yadultreview - Review 

November 16 

Dreams, etc. - Review 
Let Me Tell You A Story - Review
The Reader and the Chef - Review

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Review: Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas

Monday, September 28, 2015

I'll let you in on a little secret. Ronnie Douglas is actually Melissa Marr! Yes, THAT Melissa Marr, the bestselling YA author.

Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather, #1)
Title: Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather #1)
Author: Ronnie Douglas
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of Publication: September 15, 2015

Being fearless has never looked so good . . .

Aubrey Evans needs to get her life back on track after her father is indicted for embezzlement. All she has to do to hightail it out of small-town Tennessee is save up money for college tuition and steer clear of hard-muscled boys on motorcycles. Yet there's no ignoring someone like Zion. A knight in black leather, Zion looks like every bad idea she's been told to avoid, but she can't resist him. Whenever she's in trouble, he's there. Appealing as his rough exterior may be, it's the protective, principled man beneath who tempts her like crazy.

Zion knows Aubrey doesn't intend to stick around. She claims to want only friendship, but he senses there's a naughty girl hiding on the inside—one whose intense desires match his own. For now, he'll be patient and play by her rules. But he knows it's just a matter of time before he weakens her resolve.

As they join forces to figure out who's behind a local crime spree, it's clear that the danger goes deeper than Aubrey guessed. And when she needs someone tall, dark, and undaunted to keep her safe, Zion intends to be there—now and always.

Purchase from Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

{Blog Tour} Excerpt + Giveaway: Blossom Among Flowers by Jay E. Tria

Monday, September 21, 2015

I love supporting Filipino authors and today, I'm sharing an excerpt from Jay E. Tria's BLOSSOM AMONG FLOWERS. Check it out and join the giveaway as well!


Title: Blossom Among Flowers (Blossom Among Flowers #1)
Author: Jay E. Tria
Date of Publication: July 18, 2015

Being invisible can't be that hard, can it?

Unlike most people, 17-year old Hikaru Saito likes being invisible. Perfectly happy with her nose buried deep in her growing manga collection, she hardly notices how her "harmless hobby" is taking control of her life. But when she fails an important exam, Hikaru is forced to spend more time with her studies and her new tutor, fellow student, campus genius, and golden boy Takeshi Hinata.

Unfortunately for Hikaru, Takeshi's popularity in school forces the spotlight on her too. His adoring fans don't like seeing how much time they spend together and punish her for it. Luckily, Tetsuya Sakuishi, a new young and beautiful teacher, is always there to save the day for Hikaru. It doesn't help that his smile distracts her, however.

Like her tormentors, Hikaru cannot understand why Takeshi keeps showing up in her life long after the tutoring sessions are over. As if the complications of grueling exams and university applications weren't enough, a haughty socialite mother, an imposing business mogul father, and a princess-in-hiding all come bearing down on Hikaru. Through it all, Takeshi is there, looking at Hikaru like she's not invisible after all.

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{Blog Tour} Excerpt + Playlist: Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas

Sunday, September 20, 2015

I'll let you in on a little secret. Ronnie Douglas is actually Melissa Marr! Yes, THAT Melissa Marr, the bestselling YA author. So if you want to check our her NA fare, here's an excerpt from Undaunted and I'm also sharing the songs she used to write it.

Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather, #1)
Title: Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather #1)
Author: Ronnie Douglas
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of Publication: September 15, 2015

Being fearless has never looked so good . . .

Aubrey Evans needs to get her life back on track after her father is indicted for embezzlement. All she has to do to hightail it out of small-town Tennessee is save up money for college tuition and steer clear of hard-muscled boys on motorcycles. Yet there's no ignoring someone like Zion. A knight in black leather, Zion looks like every bad idea she's been told to avoid, but she can't resist him. Whenever she's in trouble, he's there. Appealing as his rough exterior may be, it's the protective, principled man beneath who tempts her like crazy.

Zion knows Aubrey doesn't intend to stick around. She claims to want only friendship, but he senses there's a naughty girl hiding on the inside—one whose intense desires match his own. For now, he'll be patient and play by her rules. But he knows it's just a matter of time before he weakens her resolve.

As they join forces to figure out who's behind a local crime spree, it's clear that the danger goes deeper than Aubrey guessed. And when she needs someone tall, dark, and undaunted to keep her safe, Zion intends to be there—now and always.

Purchase from Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

Things I'm Excited About at the Manila International Book Fair 2015 #MIBF2015

Friday, September 11, 2015



You guys! The 36th Manila International Book Fair 2015 is this week and I'm so excited! I think I'm going this Sunday and these are the events I'm looking forward to!

First...

ALL THE SALES!

Both National Book Store and Fully Booked are offering a 20% discount for books! BOOK HOARDING SHOPPING, HERE I COME!

AND AND AND I'm gonna be hoarding Spark Books of Anvil Publishing and VisPrint titles because LET US ALL SUPPORT FILIPINO AUTHORS! I'm particularly looking to get Dawn Lanuza's The Boyfriend Backtrack, Chrissie Peria's The Kitchen When It Sizzles, and books by Stella Torres and Agay Llanera! WEEHEE

I also wanna drop by Buqo's booth because of this super cool thing they have. Donate books to them and they'll swap it for ebooks and magazines! ISN'T THAT SUPER COOL? And wait, the books you'll swap will actually be donated! I am DEFINITELY donating some!

Reading in Fast Forward

Monday, September 7, 2015


Who among here would admit to skimming a book just to be done with it? To wanting to know how a book ends even though something is bothering or annoying you? Whether it’s because of too-flowery-bordering-on-pretentious prose or characters you want to strangle with dental floss or plot as ridiculous as sea lions wearing elf costumes (that sounds cute), come on, speak up! Because I do. I am a badge-wearing member of Team Skimming. Because who wants to sit through the B-plots or the cardboard cutout characters that make you want to gouge your eyes out, right? But I do something a bit weirder. I actually skim books I enjoy. Books I can’t put down. Books that leave me at the edge of my seat.

You see, I love anticipating. Spoilers make me giddy. Just the thought of something happening brings such immense joy to me. And when I actually do get to that glorious moment I’ve been building up in my mind and it delivers? Beware of my total brain meltdown and my constant yapping. You may argue that knowing what happens next dilutes the surprise. I do agree with you, when it comes to mysteries and thrillers. You may argue that building up a moment or a twist or an event in my brain will just end to disappointment. It usually does. But that’s the beauty of my system. I already know what happens so the author can amaze me by HOW it happens.

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Saturday, September 5, 2015

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING is out this week and I implore you to go and read it. J'adore!

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte BFYR
Date of Publication: September 1, 2015

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

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{Blog Tour} Review: Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrian

Thursday, September 3, 2015

YOU GUYS. I'm so excited for my tour stop today on the blog tour for LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED by Emily Adrian because this is such a #quietYA book and I want to contribute on it being more known. I hope I can convince you to pick this one up and be as surprised as I was with how amazing it is.

Like It Never Happened
Title: Like It Never Happened
Author: Emily Adrian
Publisher: Dial Books
Date of Publication: June 2, 2015

Stereotypes, sexuality, and destructive rumors collide in this smart YA novel for fans of Sara Zarr’s Story of a Girl, Siobhan Vivian’s The List, and E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school’s production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too. She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast-mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage. Even Mr. McFadden, the play’s critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca.

Though “The Essential Five” vow never to date each other, Rebecca can’t help her feelings for Charlie, leaving her both conflicted and lovestruck. But the on and off-stage drama of the cast is eclipsed by a life-altering accusation that threatens to destroy everything…even if some of it is just make believe.

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Stacking the Shelves (50) + August Recap

Tuesday, September 1, 2015





For Review

Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols
While You Were Gone by Amy K. Nichols
Damage Done by Amanda Panitch
An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay (ARC)
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (my review)
Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking (my review)
Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking (my review)

 
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