April 2012
04.30

Week 18. What’s on my…

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Monday again! Time to set my reading priorities. This is a weekly meme featured here—on my blog, where I present you the books I’m planning to read for the entire week. I decided to do this in order to declutter my ever piling TBR. I have a good feeling with this week’s set (and have lots of free time for reading! Yay!). Starting off with Unraveling, ever since I saw this book and read the synopsis I’ve been dying to read it. Crossing my fingers that it’ll match up with my expectations. Also on this week's list are Soulless 
04.29

Grave Mercy

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: R.L. LaFevers Series: (His Fair Assassin #1) Published: April 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Rating: I knew there’s something strange with this book. Strange because I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction (but that’s starting to change) but I wanted to read it. And that’s weird for me. Plus, the idea of an assassin and not just ordinary assassin, a female—a nun! I know I have to pick this one up. Grave Mercy was so different from what I have in mind. I’m not exactly sold with just the idea of an assassin nun. Honestly, I’m more 
04.29

The Glimpse

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Claire Merle Expected publication:  June 7th 2012 by Faber & Faber (UK) Rating: I received an eARC from Faber & Faber (UK) via Netgalley. Thank you. My interest in this book fluctuated the whole time. From bored, disbelieved to fascinated then lost. But all things considered I think The Glimpse was still a decent read. It didn’t excite me like other dystopian books I have read before but honestly, there were times that it was really engaging but I’m completely saddened that it did not sustain it. I was about to take the issue of how the book incorporated 
04.26

Torn

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Stephanie Guerra Expected publication: May 15th 2012 by Marshall Cavendish Rating: I received an eARC from Marshall Cavendish via Netgalley. Thank you. Torn is a bit different from what I expected. But it was cool that it wasn’t what I initially anticipated. For starters, for a short novel (my copy has 236 pages) it dealt with a lot of issues, and most of it, I must say were subtly executed. I’m not sure if I was impressed that it tried to tackle a lot of themes but for most parts I’m surprisingly contended with the outcome. Stella is a good 
04.25

Week 17. Waiting on Wednesday

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Wednesday again. What book/s are you looking forward to reading? “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Format/Pages: Hardcover, 304 pages Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that 
04.24

The Piper’s Son

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Melina Marchetta Published: March 1st 2010 by Penguin Australia/Viking Rating: This is one of those instances when I’m at a loss for words. That I don’t know what to say. That I’m wary if I’m able to justify the book’s worth. That I’m scared that what I’m about to say would not be enough. But then I realized it doesn’t matter. I liked this book. Really liked this book. And that’s what really counts. I haven’t read anything from Melina Marchetta but among her works, The Piper’s Son is the one that speaks to me the most. The cover 
04.23

Week 17. What’s on my…

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Monday again! Time to set my reading priorities. This is a weekly meme featured here—on my blog, where I present you the books I’m planning to read for the entire week. I decided to do this in order to declutter my ever piling TBR. I dropped Once Every Never. I really could not force my self to read it further. And I’m almost done with the emotional wrenching novel of Ms. Marchetta, The Piper’s Son. I decided to read Torn first before I read Glimpse. Which it’s important to say that I was beyond shocked that I was approved 
04.23

Dark Kiss

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Michelle Rowen Series: (Nightwatcher #1) Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Harlequin Teen Rating: I received an eARC from Harlequin Teen via Netgalley. Thank you. I enjoyed Michelle Rowen’s Demon Princess series so when I saw that she has a new YA series, I automatically added it on my to-read pile. I’m glad it was available on netgalley and particularly happy to read the book this early. So much thanks goes to them and of course Harlequin Teen. <3 It’s really a bad habit of mine not checking the books (especially those with lovely, enticing covers) thoroughly. Would you believe 
04.21

New Layout. Again.

9 years ago | filed under News
I didn’t like the previous theme so I decided to change it again. And hopefully this will last like the other one. This is more of my design, I love monochromatic feel of it. And here I thought I dislike pink. It is once again it’s pink. That’s it. I have to finish these books. Why did I request a lot?! Netgalley and Galley grab you are a tease!
04.20

Being Friends with Boys

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Terra Elan McVoy Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Simon Pulse Rating: I received an eARC from Simon & Schuster via their Galley Grab program. Thank you. I was already planning to read this one even before I found out it was up for grabs on galley grab (and I snatched two more, which is nice. Despite the lack of the monthly newsletter, I’m glad that Simon and Schuster didn’t completely discontinue the service. But it’ll be great if the newsletter is back. Those titles I bumped into were completely accidental. And I don’t always have the time to check 
04.17

Taken at Dusk

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: C.C. Hunter Series: (Shadow Falls #3) Published: April 10th 2012 by St. Martin's Press Rating: This book is one massive labyrinth. There are a lot of passages I need to get through—dark ones before I reached the goal. It was exhausting. There are fun times though. But I felt drained. When I gotten to my desired destination, I don’t feel fulfilled.  It wasn’t a rewarding moment. You have no have any idea how much I wanted to know what Kylie was. That’s why I compared this book to a maze. Because some of the things happened were dragging. It 
04.17

Week 16. What’s on my…

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Monday again! Tuesday, it is now Tuesday. Time to set my reading priorities. This is a weekly meme featured here—on my blog, where I present you the books I’m planning to read for the entire week. I decided to do this in order to declutter my ever piling TBR. Maybe I should post this every Tuesday since I often post this meme on Tuesdays. Like for this instant. So…last week wasn’t a fruitful week, embarrassing to say. I only read one book, although I have two reviews up, the first one was intended for last, last week. I have 
04.13

Eternal Starling

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Angela Corbett Series: (Emblem of Eternity #1) Published: December 6th 2011 by Pendrell Publishing Rating: Love triangles and I are best friends. But not this particular love triangle. And I don’t think we’re going to be friends. You know why I loved the love triangle in Unearthly, because both guys are created equally but differently. You can see why Clara was torn between them. But more than that, both guys—Tucker and Christian have personalities. Tucker must have liked Clara even before they became official but you don’t see Tucker forcing himself to her. Clara fell in love with him 
04.11

When You Were Mine

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Rebecca Serle Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Simon Pulse Rating: I received an eARC from Simon & Schuster via their Galley Grab program. Thank you. I have yet to read Romeo and Juliet. I know, I know, it’s inexcusable that I still haven't read the book yet.  But I saw other—several adaptations, maybe that count for something. I remember every time our English teacher asks us to choose a classic book; I always end up picking anything from Mark Twain and Frances Hodgson Burnett or any classic children book.  The tragic love story doesn’t appeal to me. So why 
04.11

Week 15. Waiting on Wednesday

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Wednesday again. What book/s are you looking forward to reading? “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. Dark Star by Bethany Frenette Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 Publisher: Hyperion Format/Pages: Hardcover, 1st Edition, 368 pages Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, 
04.10

Week 15. What’s on my…

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Monday again! Tuesday, it is now Tuesday. Time to set my reading priorities. This is a weekly meme featured here—on my blog, where I present you the books I’m planning to read for the entire week. I decided to do this in order to declutter my ever piling TBR. I have a huge exam this week, so I think I'll cut down the number to three again. I only have few more pages left for When You Were Mine. Planning to finish it later, as well, as for the books lined up for this week. I also think I 
04.09

The Other Life

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Susanne Winnacker Series: (The Other Life #1) Published: February 1st 2012 by Usborne Rating: I have not yet made a complete appease with the zombies. I still feel iffy about them but thank goodness this is not a Dearly Departed case; where the living, rotting corpse is the love interest. But comparing them to normal (if they can be considered ‘normal’) zombies is a farce. Weepers are scary creatures…and not just aesthetically. But why is that I’m not afraid? “The Weepers behave like beasts, but they are intelligent. Very intelligent, and that makes them dangerous,” Joshua explained. This is 
04.09

News: New Theme :)

9 years ago | filed under News
Ah, new theme. I’m not entirely pleased but I wanted something summer-y (if that’s a word) and I decided to take my enthusiasm with typography with this particular design. I decided not to do a complete overhaul. It’s a lot of work. Some tweaking and cleaning up. I wanted a clean layout. Hopefully I achieved that with this version. :)
04.04

Croak

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Gina Damico Series: (Croak #1) Published: March 20th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Rating: “Come on, Cordy,” said Lex. “Don’t fear the reaper.” Cordy snickered, despite her best efforts not to. “How long have you been waiting to say that?” “Since I arrived.” Lex Bartleby is our main girl here. She’s ill-tempered and aggressive; having knocked down the entire hockey team to her mercy and leaving dental imprints to a guy who called her vampire wannabe. Her hostile behavior had led her to spend her summer working on her Uncle Mort’s farm. But her uncle is no ordinary farm 
04.04

Week 12. Waiting on Wednesday

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Wednesday again. What book/s are you looking forward to reading? “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse Expected publication: July 10th 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Format/Pages: Hardcover, 384 pages A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy. As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the 
04.04

When the Sea is Rising…

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Cat Hellisen Published: February 28th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Rating: I have been told that I may not like this book. Generally, advice means well. But the stubborn me did not listen. And what do I know, the warning was right. I did not like it. It wasn’t terrible or anything like it. It just wasn’t my type. Not my cup of tea. I didn’t have any expectations with this book, but if I did it’ll sure fall short. This book has vampires and my last of this kind was The Immortal Rules. And I have 
04.02

Hollyweird

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Terri Clark Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Flux Books Rating: I received an eARC from Flux Books via Netgalley. Thank you. Paranormal + Hollywood + cute fallen angel = WIN I think it got the equation right. Some books were written to provide fun. Absolute fun. Aly King won a contest. And the prize? A date with Dakota Danvers, a hot, popular tv/movie star. Famous for CW’s Paranormal P.I. It’s a dream come true for Aly to meet Dakota. She said that her life would never be the same again. And oh boy, did it turn her life upside 
04.02

Week 14. What’s on my…

9 years ago | filed under Feature
It’s Monday again! Time to set my reading priorities. This is a weekly meme featured here—on my blog, where I present you the books I’m planning to read for the entire week. I decided to do this in order to declutter my ever piling TBR.  Last week's excess: Charmfall by Chloe Neill and Hollweird (ARC) by Terri Clark Two futuristic (since I’m so tired of distinguishing which is which) novels, one paranormal (yay for reapers!) and one realistic (chick-lit) book. That’s my reading list for this week. Among these lovelies, I have high hopes with Croak, I wanted to read 
04.01

Charmfall

9 years ago | filed under Fiction
Author: Chloe Neill Series: (Dark Elite #3) Published: January 3rd 2012 by NAL Trade Rating: Nothing much happened. And not enough Sebastian. The pacing was slower, while I find the events in this book not entirely meaningless but I hope it was a little elating than the previous book. It wasn’t exactly filler-ish, because it somehow left readers thinking of the real nature of the two opposing groups. I liked that it wanted us to think. That it’s not purely black and white. Not just because they’re Adepts they’re automatically the good guys, same goes to the Reapers, while they 
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