Yep. I met Amie, Jay, and Victoria Before My Birthday (Recap of Illuminae Event)

    First off, I want to recommend you guys Illuminae only because I LOVE it so much and I want other readers to experience this too. It has a little bit of everything, just mostly what I want from a book. Just a mix of thriller, sci-fi, romance, and etc. And it’s formatted you would never seen it before. Filled with emails, interviews, text messages, it’s a story you’ll rarely see. Interested? Then buy it now. Don’t lose the interest. Just buy it and see it for yourself. And also, I will point out to buy Red Queen too since the author of the book was also in the event too and even though I haven’t red it myself, I heard great things about it, and I also went to USC just a few days ago and I kind of want to learn there (and no, not because of the fact it has a bookstore at the campus…well yeah).

                         

For Illuminae (don’t regret yourself with getting a copy):

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For Red Queen:

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SST #2: Dreamstrider (Review and Giveaway)

Hello and welcome to another review from the Sunday Street Team, created and hosted by Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. This month’s book I’m going to discuss is Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith.

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Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Roaring Brook Press

Genre: YA Fantasy Thriller

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley and Purchased Copy from Barnes and Noble

Summary (from Goodreads):

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject’s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighboring kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

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Blog Tour: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (Review and Giveaway)

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Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books of St. Martin’s Press

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance but more serious

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can’t shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer’s behavior manages to alienate everyone, even Moony, she’s forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living.

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SST #1: What You Left Behind (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to my first post for the Sunday Street Team, which is both created and hosted by the lovely Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. So the first book I’m going to talk about for SST is What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi.

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what-you-left-behindWhat You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Publication Date: August 4th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley & Purchased Copy from Barnes & Noble

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions. Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

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Blog Tour: The Uninvited (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to the blog tour for The Uninvited. Get it? Because of the title, “Blog Tour for The Uninvited“. Since readers are not invited to see this blog tour and there’s no invitation to see this…okay I’ll stop now.

But anyway, welcome to my first ever blog tour.

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The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Publication Date: August 11th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: William Morrow of HarperCollins Publishers

Genre: Adult Paranormal Historical Fiction

Source: Received e-ARC via Edelweiss

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

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Book Talk: Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012

Publisher / Imprint: Feiwel and Friends

Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian Romance

Source: Purchased at Barnes and Noble

Summary (from Goodreads):

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Before I start talking about my thoughts and opinions on Cinder, the main reason I finally got the chance to read this is because Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide created a readalong, called “The Lunar Chronicles Read Along“, which there would be more info on her post so if you’re interested then you can sign up there also (CLOSED). Mainly, it has to do with reading or rereading either one or all of the books in the Lunar Chronicles (depending where you’re exactly at in the series) before the final book, Winter comes out and we would all get to read Winter as it releases And Winter comes out on November 10th…wait, that’s my birthday. Guess I know what to do when my birthday is around the corner.

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Boy Meets “Book-Blogging” World

Boy Meets “Book-Blogging” World

     Hey everyone…or should I say the few who are reading this as of right now. 

     First of all, I will tell you guys why am I here so you’ll see how it lead me to make another blog…again. And also what lead me to become an official reviewer before establishing my own blog. And…yeah, that’s basically it.

     So it started about 2 years ago when I got a copy of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More at my Barnes and Noble. So as I started read both of them separately during the summer, I really l-ove both of them and one day after reading Divergent, I looked at the Goodreads sticker that they used to put in the cover telling it’s “One of the Best Books of 2011” and as I scroll in Goodreads, I started to get into it by rating books and doing crappy reviews of the books I’ve read in Goodreads at that time, but later as I read other people’s reviews of the book I loved reading, which was The Moon and More, and this one reviewer who read the book also (who is now my friend on Goodreads) by the name Thomas @ The Quiet Voice. And as I went to other websites after this, sometimes I think about being a blogger and become an official reviewer and after a few blunders from creating a book blog, I finally made one. The only reas-on I went back-and-forth creating a blog is because of the time manage-ment with trying to make a blog with doing my schoolwork in the most productive way possible and so, it ended catastrophically since I have to work with my timing. But I agree that I really need to balance both of them since at some point, I need to balance a few things in order to get what I wanted. Another reason I ended up deleting my past blog is because of the fact I went through a major reading slump. Being in a slump for 2-3 mon-ths is insane for me because I tried to get myself to read to “make the books go to me” if you know what I mean, but there was still no progress for getting back to reading. And thank goodness YALLWEST came and it really made me went back in a reading spirit as I got to meet so many authors a-nd bought a few books and to have my books signed. So back to what lead me here, this is how I chose to make a blog and I wouldn’t done this if Thomas didn’t posted his book reviews in Goodreads, which lead to looki-ng at his blog and for not reading Divergent nor Moon and More (mostly Divergent).

     And also I have to talk about the expectations about this blog (which I pretty much won’t do but  whatever). So most of this blog would contain book reviews, tags both of what I created and tags I was requested from other bloggers. I’m not sure if I would participate in blog tours but mostly like I will do at least one and giveaways also not sure, but I will do one or two at least. But you know, over time, I would just realized I have never do a giveaway, for example, or this book review I was planning to write about.