SST #5: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend


Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend

Publication Date: March 8th, 2016

Genre: YA Contemporary

Source: Received ARC via Netgalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects to: living with her dad, his young new wife, and their baby, and starting a new year at school without a best friend. With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna learns that sometimes you find what you need to pull you through in the most unlikely places.

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Blog Tour: Bluescreen (Review and Giveaway)


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Bluescreen by Dan Wells

Publication Date: February 16th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Balzer + Bray of Harper

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Contemporary

Source: Receive e-ARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.

Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.

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Pixar Book Tag

Welcome to the Pixar Book Tag, which I was tagged by the awesome Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts.

Wait. What happened to Flik’s whole body?? Look at the “R”.

I’m actually very happy that I get tagged to do this. Pixar movies are my childhood. Basically, a majority of Disney shows and movies that were released around the 00’s are my childhood. I always enjoy every single one, no matter what. All of them are just great and can’t choose which ones are the best. Just when I look at this picture, I look back at the time when I am a kid. Memories, am I right?

So without any further ado, let’s get started.

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Book Talk (GIF Spoiler): The Start of Me and You

The Start of Me and You Cover

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Publication Date: March 31st, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Bloomsbury

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Source: Borrowed Copy at my Local Library

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

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The Infinity Dreams Award

Hello everyone. So for this post, I have been nominated by Jesalin @ JBelkBooks for the Infinity Dreams Award. I’m not sure what this award is about exactly but I will take it so thank you Jesalin for nominating me.


Rules? Yes, there are rules so here it is if you’ve been tagged by me or anyone else you know who has tagged you for The Infinity Dreams Award so here are the rules.

1. Thank the person(s) who have tagged you and follow them right after.

2. Tell 11 things about yourself. It could be anything you want to tell the world…if you’re comfortable about that.

3. Answer the questions that the one who tagged you has left for you on his or her award.

And 4. Tag 11 bloggers and leave out your questions that you want them to answer.

     So I have done the first rule. *check* Then the second rule, I have leave out not exactly 11 facts but 14 facts about me that I put in my About Me page so check that out. Does that count? Oh well. *check* And now, answering the questions.

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Cover Reveal: The Society

Welcome to my first ever cover reveal. The book that I’m feature its cover is The Society by Jodie Andrefski.

ya-bound-book-toursThe Society by Jodie Andrefski

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Entangled Teen

Genre: YA Contemporary

Summary (from Goodreads):

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.



Jodie Andrefski has been passionate about reading ever since she was a little girl, when she used to climb trees to escape with a favorite book. She now lives & writes in a small town in Pennsylvania with her teenage daughter. Though still an avid reader, she now prefers a comfy chair over the crook of a tree. An unapologetic coffee fiend, she’s even happier if her java comes with pie. She often draws on her background in education & mental health counseling to bring real world experience to her writing. She is a firm believer in the magic of a first kiss, and insists that you should never, ever give up on your dreams.

And now, the cover reveal…here it goes. *drumrolls*


And here it is. What do you think of it
?? For me, I find it simple, but a bit mysterious as well. I love to see what are your thoughts in the comments. Until another cover reveal, see you all later for another one.

SST #4: The Possibility of Now (Excerpt and Giveaway)


The Possibility of Now by Kim Culbertson

Publication Date: January 26th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Point of Scholastic Press

Genre: YA Contemporary

Summary (from Goodreads):

Mara James has always been a perfectionist with a plan. But despite years of overachieving at her elite school, Mara didn’t plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam. Like a rip-up-the-test-and-walk-out kind of meltdown. And she didn’t plan on a video of it going viral. And she definitely didn’t plan on never wanting to show her face again.

Mara knows she should go back, but suddenly she doesn’t know why she’s been overachieving all these years. Impulsively, she tells her mom she wants to go live with her estranged dad in Tahoe. Maybe in a place like Tahoe, where people go to get away from everyday life, and with a dad like Trick McHale, a ski bum avoiding the real world, Mara can figure things out.

Only Tahoe is nothing like she thought. There are awesome new friends and hot boys and a chance to finally get to know Trick, but there are also still massive amounts of schoolwork. Can Mara stopping planning long enough to see the life that’s happening right now?

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SST #3: The Love That Split the World (Review)


The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Publication Date: January 26th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Razorbill Books of Penguin Random House

Genre: YA Time Travel Contemporary Romance

Source: Received physical ARC from ARC tour

Summary (from Goodreads):

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a preschool where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.
That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.
Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

Disclaimer – Receiving the physical ARC doesn’t influence my review. I judge the book based on the 5 things I look at, which you can look at in my Rating System.

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January TBR and Announcement for the New Year!!!

Hey everyone and also, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

I can’t believe it’s 2016!! New year, new books, am I right?? But anyway, I’m starting fresh both on my reading, especially reading challenges, school-ish, and on my blogging, as I have changed some things and will be adding some stuff as well.

So here’s my first monthly TBR for the new year!


     The first book I’ll be finishing this month is The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. the-love-that-split-the-worldThis is one of the Sunday Street Team‘s book of the month and I get the privilege to read this, so thanks Nori from ReadWriteLove28 for this. So it is about Natalie Cleary, now about to go off to college at Brown, has to save a boy within 3 months, or the whole summer, coming from Grandmother, a “kind but mysterious apparition”, and Natalie has no idea who exactly who she has to save and during the countdown to save “him”, she sees, the “wrong things”, where she sees things differently (from a different color of an object that was not suppose to be before, to people not remembering her), she meets Beau whom Natalie meets as she experience the “wrong things”.

     So I started reading last month, like around the end of the month so it wasn’t too long ago, and I’m enjoying it so far. I’m going to put a review on the book in about a week so you can read my thoughts by then. This book is “Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife” and I do have that FNL feel in the book but so far, I have not see the similarities from The Time Traveler’s Wife, but I haven’t read it so we’ll see how the book went. This will be released on the 26th of this month.

     Next up, is When We Collided by Emery Lord. And guys, it’s from Emery Lord! The Emery Lord!!!



     So When We Collided is about Jonah and his whole family in grief after his dad’s death, and the whole tone of their daily lives has changed a lot. And Vivi shows up, being very spontaneous and spunky, and everything Jonah has changed once again, but it has been more happier and better.

     I can’t believe I receive a copy of this book. Thank you @BNTeens for making this happened because this is one of my anticipated books of this year and just, I love you guys right now! After reading The Start of Me and You, which was one of the best books of 2015, I want to read her other books, but I love that book too much! So now that I have this and Open Road Summer, I just can’t wait to read them both. This book is coming out on the beginning of April if you’re now full of interest about her books.


     Next up is another 2016 released that’s not going to be out until February. Wow, look at me! Reading 2016 books now! So this book is Bluescreen by Dan Wells. Now this book, I’m going to read this only because I have made it into the blog tour from Rockstar Book Tours that is starting at the start of the month to around the middle so I’m honored to be in the tour from a book I’m so excited for.

     So it takes place years in the future, in 2050 Los Angeles. And people have this device in their head, which is called a djinni. And this story centers on Marisa Carneseca where she live her usual routine in LA: school, friends, just normal like any other person today. Then one of her friends gets Bluescreen, a virtual drug going to a person’s djinni and sends a big, non-chemical, completely safe high (if that’s how I paraphrase a bit on that), and somehow Marisa and her friends get into this conspiracy which I have to read to find out.


     Now these 2 books, I might possibly read this month but I really love to make a review on it or that I get to be able to read them because lately before my break I have many school stuff so I was having a bit of crunch time on it and haven’t read these 2 yet at that time. So first one up is Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom.

     Not If I See You First is about Parker living the life after the death of her dad and with the Rules, which has to do her disability: she’s blind. And the Rules is about how she should be treated the same as any other person who doesn’t have a disability and not the fact she’s blind and needs help or be treated with more care. And when Scott, who broke her heart and is the reason she made the Rules, her life has became a bit more rougher.

     The reason I want to read this is how the author give us a view of a person like Parker who has a disability and decides to choose individualism over compassion from people from her life. And stuff has happened and I hardly read this, and I just suck at doing this job sometimes, but I have to get used to it.

     Next up is a book that I read over a month ago and still haven’t finished, but still want to go to the end in this and it is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. It seems rather complex but that’s what makes the story more unique and mostly, better. What I like the story so far is that it’s really dark, and I never seen that in a fantasy and shows that the dystopian genre is lacking that a bit.


     The Young Elites is about Adelina who survived the blood fever which spread all over her country and the others alongside her country 10 years ago and when you survive the blood fever, it leaves weird markings, making not them but their family’s name. There is the Inquisition Axis who hunts them down and executes them before they’ll be able to take power over the nation. And when Adelina has been captured by the Axis and tries to execute her, someone from the Young Elites comes to the rescue and they are planning to try to rule the country because the person who saved Adelina has a secret that he doesn’t want to talk about.

So that is my January TBR and now, announcement time!!

     The first thing I’m going to tell you guys about is the change in my blog if you can’t realized it. If you go to any of my reviews I have on my blog, you see that the designs of the pics shown on each review has changed, which is to look like to fits with my theme of the blog. If you don’t know what I mean, look at “Review” or “Rating” or “About the Author”, the font and color of them have been changed, and a few of them have a different name from before. Definitely looks better, right?

     Next up is my promise to you guys that I’ll be more active on my blog. If you see how many posts I put up every month, it’s not that much, and I’m not proud of that. So from now on, I will post more book reviews, tags, wrap-ups and TBRs, and so forth for you guys. If I haven’t post that much whenever this year, tell me because I made a promise and I’m very serious about this year with my reading before I focus more on school. And lastly, I’m going to add a new features on my blog. I’ll be putting this new feature called Confession Time. Now this would deal with topics, book-related or not, that I would want to discuss with you. Depending on what it is I’m talking about, I post this feature at least a month.