ALEX LONDON IS COMING BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES YAAAAAAAYYYYY
Sadly, I can't go. Because it's on a weekday! And at 6PM. And too far from my office. T_T I'm sad but not too sad because I already met him back in 2014 and he has the softest hands! I know because I told him that his hands looked pretty and soft and asked him if I could touch it to prove/disprove it. HAHAHA I am a total creeper.
Anyway, I've read Proxy and loved it and I'm sure a lot of you bookish Filipinos did too. Haven't read PROXY? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Now's the perfect time as both Proxy and Guardian, the sequel, are in paperback formats now. Proxy is one of the first dystopian books I've read with an LGBT character so YAY FOR DIVERSITY! Seriously, just read this series, you guys.
Even though I can't go (*throws myself a pity party*), I'm still here to share all the deets on this wonderful event so read more below!
What: Alex London Book Signing Event
When: January 15, 2016, 6 p.m.
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1
Registration starts at 10 a.m.
Join Alex London, author of the young adult dystopian novels “Proxy” and “Guardian”, for a book signing event on January 15, 2016, 6 p.m., in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Only books purchased in National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for more details. Tag #AlexLondoninPH to join the discussion.
Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.
Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.
A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend will be swept away by this story.
In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only danger.
People are falling ill—their veins show through their skin, they find it hard to speak, and sores erupt all over their bodies. Guardians, the violent enforcers of the old system, are hit first, and the government does nothing to help. The old elites fall next, and in the face of an indifferent government, Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure . . . and what he discovers leaves him stunned.
This heart-stopping thriller is packed with action, adventure, and heroics. Guardian will leave you breathless until the final page.
A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend trilogy will be swept away by this story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex London writes books for adults, children and teens. At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he is now a full time novelist living in Brooklyn, NY, where he can be found wandering the streets talking to his dog, who is the real brains of the operation.