Bookish Tag: 25 Bookish Facts About Me

This post will be a bit selfish because it will be all about me and randoms bookish facts about me. I actually saw this post originally from booktube and saw several book bloggers doing it on their respective blogs and since I’m need for another exciting bookish tag post to do, I decided to do my own version of this.

So, to cut the chase, here are 25 randoms bookish facts about me. 😉

  1. I judge books by their covers. Who doesn’t? I know, we shouldn’t judge because there might be more than what the cover offers but I still do it. I mean, when I go inside a bookstore and randomly stumble upon a book with a cute cover and an okay summary chances are I might buy that book.

 

     2.  I’m a Twilight Fan. Up until this very moment and I’m not ashamed of it.

  1. I read fast when it’s a romance novel. It’s always like that. For some reason, I devour the pages faster when I read a romance book. I still can’t find an exact reason why this always happen but I’m putting an end to it with the reason that I’m just excited to get to the happy ever after. 💖

  1. I re-read books. Maybe that’s the reason why it’s taking me a really long time to tackle or even make a dent to my (never ending) TBR pile.

  1. I have a complete Nicholas Sparks book set. Thank you to my awesome friends who gifted me an assortment of Nicholas Sparks books during my 18th birthday (which was 6 years ago). Oh and my all time favorite? Dear John. The book and the movie never fails to make me cry buckets.

  1. The very first book series I remember reading was The Prey Series by John Sandford. Not really fitting for a 10-year old to read but when my uncle left the books from this series in our house, I find myself reading and enjoying the chase and the mystery of this thrilling and suspenseful series.

 

  1. I’m a crier. Whatever genre of book I read if there’s a sad moment e.g heartbreaks, death, separation – I’ll surely be crying about it.

  1. Don’t get me started talking about books because I might never stop. I just love talking anything and everything about books!!!

  1. I loooooove book swags. It may be a simple book mark, pins, patches, posters or random trinkets I’ll most definitely cherish it.

  1. I read in bed and I’m a night-time reader. I’m at my most comfortable reading when I’m lying on my bed. And because of my work schedule, I tend to read only at night or at times on my commute to/from work.

  1. I prefer Paperbacks over Hardbacks. Though Hardback books looks more aesthetically pleasing, I do have a hard time reading hardback books mainly because they are heavy. I know, I know, my reason is shallow, but I since I usually read while in bed, it’s a hard thing to do. I don’t want to risk falling asleep and getting a bruise or two from a falling hardback book.

  1. I’m a book-hauler. If my budget permits, I overly haul books.

  1. Second hand bookstores are my second home. I went over a phase when I go to second hand bookstores weekly and ended up going home with tons of books. And some of these books are still left unread up until now.

  1. I read two (2) books at once. I usually read an e-book which I can carry around and a paperback book which I read whenever I’m at home.

  1. I haven’t tried audio-books. I’m excited to venture trying audiobooks. I believe I still have an audible credit (which I’ve won from a giveaway) that I can. 😉

  1. I haven’t watched the Game of Thrones series nor read the series. Should I start this soon?

  1. I use my kindle mostly to read e-arcs. That has been my method ever since acquiring a kindle. I rarely buy e-books, so I mostly use it for e-arcs.

  1. Dog-earing? NOPE! I once lend a book to a classmate way back in college and when it was returned to me, my book is filled with dog-eared pages. I kid you not, I literally went hysterical on him.

  1. I was riding the train on the way to my practicum place when I noticed a girl reading a book with an intriguing cover and summary. I ended up looking for that book online and lo and behold it was titled The Maze Runner and that started my journey to the amazing world of The Maze.

  1. Out of all tropes, I hate love triangles the most. I hate complications and feeling of indecision. Can we possibly skip to the happy ending instead?

  1. I’m a mood reader. But most of the time I ended up reading romance or New Adult novels because work and adulting stresses me out.

  1. I used to line/highlight my favorite quotes or parts of the books I’m currently reading. But since I find it a bit messy (especially with my crooked lining and highlighting skills) I only use colored tabs to mark my favorite parts.

 

  1. I’m not a picky-reader when it comes to genre because I almost read them all. YA, Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-fi, mystery, romance, I’m all up for it.

  1. I plan to get a tattoo soon and it will be a bookish one. I haven’t decided what to get yet, but I’ll surely share it to you guys once I’ve decided.

  1. I sniff books. Whoever doesn’t sniff books are the weird ones for me.


I’m tagging all of you friends to do this as well.

Do we share some random bookish habit or something? Please feel free to leave your comments below. And, if you ever made your own version, leave your links too. 💜

Challenge: 2017 ARC August (Mid-Challenge Update)

This month, I’m so excited to join on my most anticipated yearly book challenge which is ARC August.  

For the new ones, you might ask what is ARC August?  ARC August is all about YOUR personal goal in regards to finishing YOUR ARCs! The only real rule for ARC August is any books you count towards the challenge MUST be an ARC. It can be an e-ARC or physical ARC. It can have a 2018, 2017, 2016 release date or an overdue date of 2010! As long as it is an ARC we won’t judge you or take that accomplishment lightly.

You may click on this link to see my introductory post for this challenge and to as well view the books I’m hoping to finish reading by partaking on this challenge.

Yes, I have already done the whole introduction thingy so what’s the purpose of this post? Well, as the title suggests, this post is an update on the books that I’ve finished for the last 15 days as part of #ARC August. We’re already in the mid of August and I haven’t even finished half of the books I’ve pledged to read (*panic mode on*)!!! So far, I finished 3 books and actually working on the 4th and 5th this week.

But still, I’m keeping a positive attitude that hopefully I’ll be able to finish them all before this month ends.

So, to cut the long story short, here are the books I’ve read (so far) for ARC August..

Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein
Rating: 3 Stars

Summer Unscripted is a light, quick and easy summer book to read. The writing is witty and engaging. The whole summer weather vibe was captured by the author including the dramas, competition and even the hook-ups. The pacing was also quick and though the story was quite predictable it is still fun to read.

 


Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer
Rating: 3 Stars

Spindle Fire has a very interesting blurb. I’ve always been a sucker for classic story retelling so this book immediately called on me. But unfortunately I didn’t work that well. The phasing of the plot was slow. It took me a long time to really connect with the main characters. The ending is a cliffy, so I might indulge my curiosity and still read the next book on this series.

 


Literally by Lucy Keating
Rating: 2 Stars

I finished reading this book last Sunday and I’m in awe how weird it was. The story did have a good phasing and the characters are just okay but the “fantasy” like thing and the presence of the author, Lucy Keating on the book itself honestly left me perplexed and still a bit weirded out. But overall, it was an okay read, the romance is cute so there’s that.

 


You, how’s your progress with your #ARCAugust stack? I’m interested to know, so leave your updates on the comment below. 💜

ARC Review: Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein

Title: Summer Unscripted

Author: Jen Klein

Published: 13 June 2017 | Random House

Date Read: 05 August 2017

Synopsis:

A summer romance about missed connections and how not to miss out on the love of your life. For fans of Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, and Jenny Han.

Girl looks for a sign. Enter: boy.

Rainie doesn’t have a “passion” like her friends do. She’s more of a dabbler—quick to give up and move on. But as graduation approaches, she wishes she had more direction. So when gorgeous Tuck gives a monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she’s been feeling lately, it’s a sign! Tuck is her passion. How could she not have seen it before?

Girl follows boy. Enter: second boy.

Rainie convinces her ex-BFF to let her work at the same summer job as Tuck. She’s got a foolproof plan to date him. But when she arrives, Rainie discovers things aren’t that simple. And she meets Milo, a super-cute boy who also works with her. A boy with a complicated past.

Girl needs to figure stuff out. Enter: drama.

*ARC Kindly provided by Penguin Random House for review*

Summer Unscripted is a light, quick and easy summer book to read.

“You’re a canoe. You’re floating. Aimless. You’re drifting. Getting knocked aslew by the waves of the speedboats rocketing past you. They all know where they’re going. They all have a plan. But you, you don’t.”

When one of her school’s most sought-after guy gave this monologue at school looking right in the eyes of Raine, she knew it’s a sign. A sign that she needs to follow him on a summer theater troupe even though she doesn’t know a bit about theater and the play itself.

Raine is the type of character that I easily relate to. She’s unsure and undecided on what to do with her life. She jumps from one thing to another and really having a hard time finding her niche in life. I’m way older than Raine and I still feel the same at times that’s why I easily relate to her.

Milo is a fun character. He’s a perfect guy throughout the story – decent and talented (onstage and offstage). I also like that the author made him Mexican-American inserting a bit of diversity into the book.

“I’m like a human skipping stone. Splashing across life’s surface, going after one thing and then another. Sure, I might make a lot of ripples, but they always disappear.”

Delving deeper into the book, I just wished it tackled more on the aspect of Raine being indecisive about things about her future instead of focusing majority of her time in her boy-drama. This might also be a good time to mend broken fences with her friend Ella.

Overall, the story was okay. The writing is witty and engaging. The whole summer heather vibe was captured by the author including the dramas, competition and even the hook-ups. The pacing was also quick and though the story was quite predictable it is still fun to read.

Review: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Title: Words in Deep Blue

Author: Cath Crowley

Published: 06 June 2017 | Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Date Read: 30 July 2017

Synopsis:

Love lives between the lines.

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.

Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

*Finished copy kindly provided by Penguin Random House for review*

Who wouldn’t be enticed to read a book that is about books and lovers of books? That premise of Words In Deep Blue is what immediately captured my interest making me immediately put it on my anticipated reads list for this year. And just when I thought that the story is a simple as that I was so wrong because inside this book is a heartfelt story that tackles family, friendship, grief and loss

Told in alternating POV’s of old friends Rachel and Henry, we were all brought to the small town of Gracetown where Rachel and Henry grew up together. Until a time came when Rachel needs to move to another town. Loose ends have been left with Henry and her other friends. But now, years have passed and she has returned to Gracetown. Returning to her old hometown, old friends and to Henry. But nothing is ever the same. Rachel is no longer the same.

Now, they are both forced to deal with the past, live in the present and get ready for the future and face the truths.

“I’ve missed her. Even now when she’s not being herself, I miss her.”

I like Henry! He’s cool and geeky and such a sweetheart. Though I’m quite annoyed on how he reacts with Amy (sicker than a love-sick boy) I liked him because he was able to redeem himself at the latter part of the book. He wears his heart on his sleeve. I really can’t blame him on what happened between him and Rachel, but what I do appreciate about him is that he gently woven himself back into Rachel’s life. He knows that something is going on with her but he didn’t push her into telling him what it is. He let her take her time to tell him.

“I think you should be depressed. I think depression is completely fair enough. Depression is the absolute response here.”

Rachel on the other hand is such a tough nut to crack. From the beginning, her sadness and grief can be seen. She’s still grieving for the loss of her brother. She’s also grieving the loss of her “old-self” mom. Reading about Rachel on the books actually makes me feel melancholic. I felt for her. I felt her sadness, her grief, her guilt. Being in Gracetown makes her feel alive again even for just a little. The town holds a lot of memory of her and her brother and going back has been a  good start for healing to her.

The other characters also made the book more solid. There’s George, Lola, Martin, Rachel’s Aunt and even Henry’s Parents, these set of characters are all there at the center of the story solidifying the story more with their sub-stories that is as interesting as the main story itself.

“Secondhand books are full of mysteries, which is why I like them.”

The Howling Bookstore is the brightest part of this book form me. Just imagining how cozy the bookstore looks makes me fall in love with books all over again. I really love the unique idea of the Letter Library where customers can write in books, circle the words they love and highlight lines. They can leave notes in the margin and thoughts about meanings of things that can be later discovered by other people. This idea is brilliant because its like another method of communication. It creates connection between strangers who might share the same love and passion as you.

The Letter Library is also home to Rachel and Henry’s sweet moments. Though the love-story is not the highlight of the whole story, I still feel giddy whenever there is a Rachel-Henry moment. *squeee*

I love the characters, I love the story so why not give it 5 stars? Well because, it took quite long for the story to get into the heart of the matter. I reached a point where it felt like I was dragging myself into the story (but I did get my feet back at some point).

Another thing is that it feels like a lot is going on – death of someone, love life of someone, the bookstore, the books and letters. There are a lot of subplots that are very interesting and I think are important parts of the story but sadly the ending did not give it enough justice. In fact, I felt that the ending is still quite a loose end for me.

“The past is with me; the future is unmapped and changeable. Ours for the imagining, spreading out before us. Sunlight-filed, deep blue, and the darkness.”

Overall, it has been an interesting read for me. I loved the characters and the whole concept of the Howling Books but I just wished that the ending could’ve been more close tied. Nevertheless, I’ll be on the lookout for more of Cath Crowley’s books.

Review: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Title:What to Say Next

Author: Julie Buxbaum

Published: 11 July 2017 | Delacorte Press

Date Read: 08 July 2017

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.

DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her.

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

*Finished copy kindly provided by Penguin Random House for review*

Ever since reading Tell Me Three Things I told myself that I would read anything and everything Julie Buxbaum writes. Luckily, the awesome people from PRH gave me a chance to read an early copy of her new novel What To Say Next.

Before I started writing this review, I’m contemplating if I loved What To Say Next more than I loved Tell Me Three Things. I rated both books 5 stars so that was immediately a dead end for me, but then I realized these two books differ from one another. What To Say Next tackles a very different plot line with a different set of unique characters comparing to Tell Me Three Things.

Written in alternating POV’s of the main characters David and Kit –  What To Say Next is about these two people who are socially different from one another but both going thru a rough and tough time. From the characters, the plot and even the sub-plot – everything clicked and worked out great for me.

“Good-weird is what I’ve been telling myself I am for years, when being just plain weird was too much of a burden to carry. Good-weird is the only solution to the problem, when normal isn’t a viable option. Good-weird may very well be the opposite of cool, but I’ve never aspired to cool. At least not the version of it I’m familiar with.”

David is different. That’s my first impression of him as I started reading this book. But what becomes prominent as I go on reading is that he’s different in a good way – intelligent, honest and has a good heart. He is dubbed as a loner at school because he’s always by himself with his headphones and notebook in his own world but I adored him. For some reason, it’s not a tough job to connect with David because he wears his heart on his sleeve.

He has a high-functioning autism, possibly Asperger’s making him more “different” especially with the kids from school. Some are cruel to him but he eventually got used and grown into it. With his trusty journal that he filled with his daily observations, he also has a list of people to help him remember who are “good” and “bad”.

I honestly can’t remember if I’ve ever read a book tackling the subject of autism but what I’m sure of in reading about it here is that the author was able to capture the struggles of having it realistically.  We saw it on David’s POV and even saw it on how his parents and sister have treated him. This story also taught me that the autism spectrum is multidimensional, not linear. There are different kinds of it that sometimes can’t be seen with bare eyes. Aside from those, it also made me realize just how cruel society sometimes can be especially to people like David who are nothing but intelligent and kind but was treated as weird and with endless judgement just because he has autism.

But overall the story, I love David’s blunt honesty, awkwardness and geekiness. I appreciate the knowledge that he shared about Quantum Mechanics. *wink*

“I realize we all walk around pretending we have some control over our fate, because to recognize the truth-that no matter what we do, the bottom will fall out when we least expect it-is just too unbearable to live with.”

Kit is having a hard time dealing with grief. Her father tragically dies in a car accident over a month ago, and she’s grieving in her own way. With this grief, Kit begins to shut down everyone – her friends and even her mom.

She’s a mystery. That’s my initial impression of her. She doesn’t speak much about her past but I do know it has something to do on how she’s acting at the present. She’s really a tough character who barely cried during her father’s death. As a daughter who is closer to her father as well, I hurt and still hurting for Kit’s loss.

Being on the top of the social ladder on their school, it was a surprise for David and everyone at school when Kit sits by David every lunch time. They barely talk at first until David begins talking about Quantum Mechanics and from there begins an unlikely friendship.

Of course, this friendship is not all rainbows and flowers. They are both keepers of things to themselves and it took them sometime to open to one another, but as the pages go forward – seeing their friendship unfolds and blossom into something more, it was beautiful to read. They fit well together despite their differences.

Aside from David and Kit, the secondary characters are well written as well. There is David’s sister and parents and Kit’s friends – whom I thought would bash her out after leaving them but instead waited for her to grieve on her own way and will be there for Kit with arms wide open.

As typical of Julie Buxbaum, the writing flowed smoothly. Each chapter was quick to read and the thoughts are straightforward. I love the dual POV as we get to read what is inside David and Kit’s thoughts. There is a romance part of course, it was cute and swoony but it is not the highlight of the story. It was presented in a very subtle way for me. The story has deep issues – death, autism and grief –  it was handled seriously but there is no dark and depressing tone into it which is like a magic in writing.

Of course, revelation/climax part. At around 45% of reading, secrets are being unveiled. I do have hints here and there but it still surprised me in a way.

“Unimaginably bad things happened. We are left to choose whether to grow or to wither. To forgive or to fester. I’m going to choose to grow and forgive, for both myself and my mom.”

In just 300 pages or so, the story was able to explore the complexity of life and death and accepting the changes the life has given us. It packs a lot of lessons and emotions so get yourself ready as you read this.

This is probably one of the longest review I’ve written and it feels like my thoughts are everywhere, but please do yourselves a big favor and pick-up this book and other books by Julie Buxbaum. You will not regret it.

Challenge: 2017 ARC August

ARC August is one of my most anticipated challenge every year. I have a never ending pile of ARC’s (old and new) waiting to be read and this yearly challenge always makes me feel motivated to attack that said pile.

For the new ones, here’s how ARC August works…

What is ARC August?

ARC August is all about YOUR personal goal in regards to YOUR ARCs! The only real rule for ARC August is any books you count towards the challenge MUST be an ARC. It can be an e-ARC or physical ARC. It can have a 2018, 2017, 2016 release date or an overdue date of 2010! As long as it is an ARC we won’t judge you or take that accomplishment lightly.

No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media as part of your sign up and use the #ARCAugust on social media to check-in

You can see more details about this challenge from the lovely blog of Read.Sleep.Repeat

This year, I’m pledging to read 10 ARC’s. 2 are upcoming titles for this month of August and in e-arc format,  5 titles are early 2017 releases & 3 tiles are 2016 releases and in paperback formats. So without further adieu, here are the 10 books I’m pledging to read for this year’s ARC August…

  1. Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas
  2. The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims
  3. Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein
  4. Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer
  5. Literally by Lucy Keating
  6. The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato
  7. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  8. The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras
  9. Be Good Be Real Be Crazy by Chelsey Philpot
  10. What the Dead Want by Norah Olson

Sign-ups are still open until 15 August. Here is the sign up link. So what are you waiting for?


You, have you joined ARC August? How many ARC’s do you pledge to read? I ‘m totally interested to know. 🙂

Anticipated Releases: August 2017

It feels like it was just last week when I posted my July Anticipated Releases and now and I’m here again, posting a list of books I’m excited about for August. Whew, the days do run by so fast, right?

The list of books I made below is a mixture of YA-Contemporary, Romance and Fantasy. I’m really excited about the variety of books that I’ve listed. And without further ado, here are my Anticipated Releases for August…

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
Release Date: 01 August 2017

Jillian and Max are long-time friends. Jillian knew that kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea. Aside from her dad not approving of Max, he also has a girlfriend. But then not kissing Max is easier said than done..

This is one of those hyped up books on twitter and I kinda get excited for it because of the very YA-Contemporary-ish cover but the blurb makes me a bit hesitant in reading it because I hate love triangles. I’m 75% still up into reading this, so might as well just give it a try.


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Release Date: 08 August 2017

I miss reading Fantasy novels and hopefully, this book will break my fantasy books reading slump.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is about a 16-year old girl who is solely focused in getting into a top-tier college. That is until  her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore. With the guidance of her schoolmate Quentin, Genie Lo’s priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged. She will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin says that she have.


Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase
Release Date: 14 August 2017

I’m an avid follower of Emma Chase especially of her Royally Series. I’ve always been a sucker for Royalty stories and this series just keeps getting better and better for me.

I’m really really really dying to read Ellie and Logan’s story!!!!

 


How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat
Release Date: 15 August 2017

This is quite an intriguing contemporary novel that is very timely for the rampant usage of social media nowadays. When Vicky’s bestfriend moved away, she became more isolated and a loner. So she decided to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s pictures, posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. That is until she realized that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her— #alone and #ignored in real life.

Sharon Huss Roat shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are.


The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims
Release Date: 15 August 2017

The Art of Feeling is a contemporary novel that is about the friendship between a girl in constant pain and a boy who feels nothing at all.  I’m curious and excited to meet Samantha and Eliot. Both experiencing depression but in an entirely different ways.

As they grow closer, they begin to confront Sam’s painful memories and of Eliot’s medical condition and  self-destructive tendencies.


Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino
Release Date: 15 August 2017

I’ll be preparing my tissue and comfort food as I wait for the release of this new novel by Renee Carlino. The blurb of this book already made me feel a bit emotional, what more if I get to read the whole book? I’m excited to read about Charlotte and Adam and their whirlwind adventure on love and life. There’s quite a mystery (I guess) involved in the story with the whole “ending has already been written” part of the blurb but one thing I’m pretty sure of is this book will be bringing us all in a roller coaster kind of emotional ride.


Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
Release Date: 22 August 2017

This story is about a girl named Billie who struggles in fitting the mold of what everyone  says she should be. But what basically stands out for me and me me curious about this book is Billie might be in love with her friend Woods at the same time she might also be in love with her other friend Janie Lee.

I’ve always been curious and a bit excited to read queer novels. I’m also curious how the author will be handling this subject especially a lot of people are quite sensitive about it. Nevertheless, I’m excited to read this one and to meet Billie.


The Beauty of Us (Fusion #4) by Kristen Proby
Release Date: 22 August 2017

This fourth installment for the Fusion Series is about Riley – Seduction’s resident marketing and publicity expert. With the fame and success of their restaurant – Seduction – it was no surprise that a TV Network wanted to feature them. Convincing her friends and co-owners of the restaurant on this might be quite a challenge but she’ll do anything for it because this is just an opportunity they cannot pass. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Okay, I’m already excited for the angst and romance! Are you? 😉


The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee
Release Date: 29 August 2017

To be honest, I haven’t read The Thousandth Floor yet (and that book has been on my TBR since last year 🙈) but hopefully this month, I’ll be able to get a copy of the 1st book as well as this 2nd one. I’m so looking forward in binge-reading these books!


Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: 29 August 2017

This book is probably one of my the hyped out book to be released this August. Now, who wouldn’t be hyped out with its? It’s Wonderwoman and it is written by Leigh Bardugo. ‘Nuff said. 😆 But on a serious note, what makes me more excited to read this is because it screams ‘girl power’. I’m all into books that have feminine protagonists that are independent and strong. I’m also excited to read how the original story of Wonderwoman will be woven here.


You, what are your anticipated books for August? Feel free to share them with me on the comment page below. 💜