ARC Review: #famous by Jilly Gagnon

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Title: #famous

Author: Jilly Gagnon

Published: 14 February 2017 | Katherin Tegen Books

Date Read: 20 February 2017

Synopsis:

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

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*ARC Kindly provided by Katherine Tegen Books thru Edelweiss for review*

#famous is just the book that you should pick up if you’re looking for a story that boasts a lot of cuteness and adorableness!

In our current world where social media is the “in” thing and being “internet famous” can be achieved in one picture and one post, this book feels so real, relevant and relatable.

I think #famous’ blurb says what mostly this book will be about:

Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous.

Being “internet famous” has been a thing for a while now. Pictures of random guys and girls usually went viral on the internet and that anonymous guy or girl suddenly become “internet famous”. Even here in my home country, Philippines – where social media usage was rampant – a lot of guys and girls gets attention because someone posted a picture or a video of them.

But the thing that made #famous’ plot line a bit different from what is happening with the real life is that instead of solely focusing on the guy on the picture that went viral, the story also reached out to the girl who took the picture. And together – Kyle and Rachel – started living the life of the so-called “#famous”

Told in alternating POV’s of Kyle and Rachel, we saw the complete picture on what is happening on in both of our main characters lives especially how the instant fame affects them both.

It’s easy to like Rachel. As Kyle said, she’s 100% herself all the time. Despite her being somewhat different – different looks, likes and social hierarchy – she stands out as her own character.

“If I’d learn anything from the past week, it was that other people could be cruel-needlessly cruel-for no reason at all.”

When the picture she has taken went viral, people starts to send her vicious and hurtful comments. Cyber-bullying is one of the problems we are facing today and Rachel has been a victim of it. Good thing she was in company of great parents and awesome best friend – Mo. Jilly Gagnon did a great job of creating a character with flaws but downright relatable.

Honestly, Kyle pissed me off more than a couple of time throughout the book but he still did capture my heart in the end. He’s naïve and had a hard time making up his mind on the first parts (okay even in the latter parts) of the book. But I’m thinking, he’s a teenager, right? He’s acting like how a teenager should. He got caught up with his fame at first but eventually managed it and soon enough realize how he may have hurt people (ahem Rachel) along the way.

“I know I’m pretty square, but I like weirdos, you know”

It started as a one-sided crush turned into friendship and blossomed into something more. The friendship and romance was slow-burn but worth reading and waiting for.

Overall, #famous was such a fun and adorable read. Very relevant to today’s “internet fame” thing. I really enjoyed how the author conveyed a lot of message about – internet fame, cyber bullying and just being yourself – on the pages of this book.

PS. I don’t think I’ll ever look at an order of French fries the same way again without remembering Kyle and Rachel’s story. *wink*

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4-starss

Bookish Tag: The Rapid Fire Book Tag

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Hello Everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend. I’ve been so busy with work for almost a month now and I’ve been feeling under the weather for almost a week now so it’s no surprise I haven’t finished reading a book in two (2) long weeks.

And since I haven’t finished reading a book for quite some time, I’m doing another Bookish Tag post to keep my blog somewhat alive. LOL.

Anyway, here’s my own version of The Rapid-Fire Book Tag…

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eBooks or physical books?

I still prefer having and reading physical books. I still love the feel of turning actual pages of a book while reading.  And the smell of books of course! But I’m out most of the day for work so I usually end up using my kindle or phone more for reading.

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback books are my thing. It’s easier to carry them around! Plus, I usually read while in bed and it’s easier to hold paperback book while reading in bed. 😛 I do appreciate hardback books; they are very pleasing to the eyes especially when stacked together but I do have a hard time holding them so I guess I’ll stick with paperbacks.

Online or in-store book shopping?

I do appreciate in-store book shopping more! Whenever I go to a mall, I never missed the chance to visit a bookstore (and most of the time I ended up bringing home a couple of books. lol)

But online book shopping can be quite addicting and a very fun thing to do too! Amazon and Book Depository are my place to be for online book shopping. 😉

Trilogies or series?

I guess it depends? Trilogies are shorter than series, right? I haven’t have enough patience to read more than 4-5 books with the same world but yep, it still depends on how the story goes

Heroes or villains?

Well, of course I’m always after the heroes but I never miss the chance to appreciate and love a good villain (eg. Levana from The Lunar Chronicles Series, The Darkling for Shadow & Bone Series).

A book you want everyone to read?

Here’s the link to “My Favorites” shelf in Goodreads. I loved these books so much so I want you all to read these books too. 😊

Recommend an underrated book.

I recommend Dairy Queen Series by Catherine Gilbert Murdock! I loved this series so much way back in college (up until now) and I haven’t had the chance to meet/talk to a lot of people who are aware that this series even existed. Please do pick it up guys and girls!

I listed several underrated books here so you may want to check it out too. 😉

The last book you finished?

A guilty pleasure read – Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward. 😉

Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?

Receipts! Or any random paper I get to pick out of my wallet. 😂

Used books, yes or no?

Yes of course!I started reading the books given to me by my cousins, aunts and uncles as hand-me-down. Up until now, I still appreciate used books given it’s still on a good reading condition of course.

Top three favorite genres?

Contemporary, Dystopian/Fantasy and Romance. Most of the books I’ve read and planning to read are on these genre. But I’m not limiting myself to these genres of course.

Borrow or buy?

I guess it depends on the book.I admit, I have a book buying problem! I try to get myself into book buying ban but I still broke out of that ban. So it goes to show that I’m more of buy than borrow. Haha. But when someone or a friend recommends a book to me and he/she already have a  copy I just borrow it and just get a copy if/when I loved it.

Characters or plot?

Both. Characters and plots goes hand in hand. What’s a good character with a “MEH” plot or vice versa, right?  I think, to make a great story these two should be both present.

Long or short book?

Medium, please? 😉 But kidding aside, short books are much preferable for me.

Long or short chapters?

Short chapters are easier to read and makes our reading seems faster. Long chapters might tend to bore me out of my mind.

Name the first three books you think of.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn and The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.

(PS. I’m writing this post on my bed facing my bookshelf and those are the first 3 books that captured my sight. Haha.)

Books that make you laugh or cry?

As much as possible, I choose books that I think will give me happy vibes but I usually ended up choosing books that made me cry. I’m an easy crier so no matter what type of book it is as long as it involves a bit of a heartbreak or drama, guaranteed I will shed a tear or two over it.

Our world or fictional worlds?

Fiction Worlds are my escape from the realities of life. That’s one of the main reasons why I read. So to answer this question, fiction world it is. (Well except Dystopian Worlds okay? I don’t think I’ll survive long there.)

Audiobooks: yes or no?

I haven’t tried audio books yet. So it’s neither a yes nor a no. Any audio book recommendations please?

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

ALWAYS. I always have a soft heart for pretty book covers. I pretty much fall in love with book covers first before even the book itself.

Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?

Can books just stay being books? Movie Adaptation of some famous books has been a flop so I don’t know what really to expect out of the upcoming ones. So I might go with TV Adaptations instead.

Series or standalone?

This is quite a tough question. I love both! Standalone books are simpler to read. You can finish it without waiting for the release of the next installment. You save yourself the waiting. But, Series makes the story more intricate and exciting! I can’t choose. So it’s definitely a tie for me between series and standalone.


Once again, I’m tagging all of you friends to do this tag as well.

Please feel free to leave your answers on the comments below. Or if you ever made your own version, leave your links below. 💜

Forgotten Favorites

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Throughout the years that I’ve been in love with reading, I encountered several books that truly left its mark on me. And as the years go and with the huge number of awesome books being released each year, the list of my favorite books just keeps getting longer and longer.

Here are some of the titles that I’ve been in love with way way back in time and up until now. Here are some of my Forgotten Favorites…

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Altered Series by Jennifer Rush

It’s been a very long time since I finished this series but what really stick to me is the presence of 4 genetically altered boys living in a place called The Branch and a girl whose father works for the said place. A very fast phased story that literally put me at the edge of my seat. Plus, the budding romance between Sam and Anna didn’t hurt as well.

This book series reminded me of the TV Series Beauty and the Beast from CW. Holler if anyone remembered that TV series as well? 😉

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Dairy Queen Series by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

A very dynamic story that covers family, friendship and young love. The main character and the speaker, DJ is such a great storyteller. I remember binge-reading this series way back in college and I just enjoyed DJ’s voice. Dairy Queen is one of those underrated stories that I really want a lot of people appreciate more. This story is more than just the cow that is on the first book’s cover. There’s a huge number of laughter, tears and lessons in these 3 books.

Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

I always have a soft spot for royalty-like love stories and though Dante is not that of a royalty (Is a Prime Minister’s son considered a royalty?) His and Reece’s story has been an enjoyable and a remarkable one for me. I remember lusting over the setting of the story! I so love Dante’s home country! The writing was flawless and easy to read. Ohhh, I think I better re-read this soon, yes?

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First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

Another series that I considered underrated since I don’t think a lot of my friends (IRL and virtual) know this series even exist. Though the main characters may come as unreliable and annoying for most the story, but for me, they are real humans. Humans that are still trying to look for who they really are. Dylan and Gray are like 2 sides of a coin; Very much different from one another. This series is mainly about the relationships and how two different people, who seem to belong into two different types of worlds, meet and fall in love and how their story unfolds.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

A simple yet magical story of the Waverly Clan and their magical garden. Garden Spells is a feel-good story that I did enjoy dearly. The writing, the plot, the characters and even the subtle romance all blended so well.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

It’s been five long years since this book was published and the first time I’ve read it but still , this probably one of the favorite stories EVER! My Life Next Door really captures my heart from its very first page up to the very last. The book offers a wide range of characters with different personalities and the very complicated plot between the Garretts and the Reeds. I love how the story is not mainly focus on the two main characters – Samantha and Jase. We were given family backgrounds for each character. The whole story was a roller-coaster kind of ride but overall very memorable. Another one of those books that I’ll probably never get tired of rereading.

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The Rules for Disappearing Series by Ashley Elston

A story wherein the main characters are under witness protection is a new field for me so reading this is like taking a leap of faith or running blindly or stuff similar like that. But no regrets because this book was great! The premise was unique and interesting.

The first book was very strong and powerful and very remarkable for me though the 2nd book is quite a let-down compared to the 1st one. I had a hard time comprehending who’s who – who’s to trust and who’s not.  But all in all, everything got settled.  All’s well that ends, well right?

There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

It’s not always you get to read a book set in Ireland. If you’ve read one, its definitely memorable, right? There You’ll Find Me’s story was poignant, captivating and beautiful. A book that pulled my heart-strings. It didn’t just take me to the beautiful place that is Ireland but also made me feel the pain and loss and finally acceptance. Beckett and Finley are real characters and they will always live in my heart.

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Time Between Us Series by Tamara Ireland Stone

Anna and Bennett has the most screwed up long-distance relationship. Because Bennett lives in the year 2012 while Anna in 1995.

I love time-travelling stories and this one has been a favorite of mine since I’ve read it. Time Between Us is a story of romance that is destined to fail yet you cant help but continuously read it and pray for it to succeed. It was a very straight forward story and even though the attraction seems to happen instantly it worked great for Anna and Bennett. They both managed to bend the rules of time and fall in love. There are plenty of things to overcome between them – aside from the whole seventeen years’ distance between them but it all comes out in a very nice and engaging package.

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Under the Never Sky Series by Veronica Rossi

Aria and Perri shipper here!! The Under The Never Sky Series was jam-packed. I love Rossi’s writing and world building and every installment to the series never disappoints – it was full of adrenaline pumping scenes and bad-assery. It was a series worth reading!!

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

This story has an interesting triangle: A girl, a boy and the violin.

Virtuosity is a simple story that is very inspiring and affecting. It has romance, struggles and determination. Yes, it has the makings of a very predictable story but it was overall interesting. Virtuosity is not simply about music or achieving success thru it. It’s about a strong-willed girl shaking off her naiveté giving in to confidence and growing up. It was a simple tugging story!

Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton

I started this book thinking that this would be another one of those typical contemporary novels full of steamy sexy scenes or whatnot related to that, a complication arise and then the main characters fall in love and they live happily ever after blah, so I was really shocked above average to find this book unique and hilariously fun and enjoying!


You, what are some of your Forgotten Favorite reads? Please do share them on the comments below. 😉💜

ARC Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

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Title: By Your Side

Author: Kasie West

Published: 31 January 2017 | Harper Teen

Date Read: 29 January 2017

Synopsis:

In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

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*ARC Kindly provided by Harper Teen Thru Edelweiss for review*

Let me start this off by saying that I love Kasie West. Whenever I’m in the mood for some fluffy and easy to read romances, her books are always there for me. It made me swoon and smile and feel “kilig” whenever I needed to feel those things.

Any Kasie West book is an auto-read for me and By Your Side’s premise certainly captured my interest.

A girl and a girl got locked up inside the library for the weekend.

Autumn was set to go to a bonfire and cabin with her friends until she finds herself locked up inside the library because of too much Dr. Pepper. Just when she thought she was stranded there all by herself, she finds out that the school’s troublemaker and bad-boy Dax was also locked up inside.

Autumn is your typical girl next-door. She has good grades, good set of friends and a great family life. She’s seems perfect on the outside but she has anxiety disorder that she kept from her friends for the fear of being treated differently. Dax is dark and mysterious. He has a reputation of being a loner and apparently, after his stint at juvie, a troublemaker.

As much as I admire Autumn and Dax, I really had a hard time connecting with them. Both felt flat for me. They both have the potential to give more, to us readers, but they didn’t. Thus, there characters ended up feeling flat.

The budding romance between these two started when they were locked inside the library. Yes, I get giddy at times but since I had a hard time connecting with the characters as individuals, I also had a hard time feeling the connection between these two. The first few parts were cute but the rest felt “meh” for me. Oh, and not to spoil you guys and girls, but there’s a love triangle here. A love triangle that seems a bit forced and just really didn’t convinced me.

By Your Side carries a much serious topic like Autumn’s Anxiety disorder and Dax’s problem with the foster care system. I appreciate how West could convey these serious subjects in a different way. A lighter way avoiding the heavy drama.

Overall, it was just an okay read for me. Not really the best of Kasie West that I’ve read but still okay. I still love Kasie West’s engaging and easy to read writing. I know there’s still a lot more to come from her so I’ll definitely wait for those.

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2-stars

Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade

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Title: 738 Days

Author: Stacey Kade

Published: 07 June 2016 | Forge Books

Date Read: 23 January 2017

Synopsis:

At fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Six years ago, Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to super-stardom. With it, came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he’s sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at twenty-four.

To revamp his image, Chase’s publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase’s new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation, Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart?

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738 Days.

Amanda Grace was held captive by a man when she was fifteen for 738 days. The poster of then famous actor, Chase Henry has been her coping mechanism when she was there. He is what helps her get through each day and someone that gives her hope.

“One of the side effects of surviving the worst possible thing to happen to you is that you’re left with this new awareness of the world. There’s no control, no true safety; it’s all a random chance. Anything can happen anytime, to you, to the people you love. The world is full of sharp edges, just waiting to hurt you, one way or another.”

Now that she’s rescued and back in the real life, she’s finding it hard to just jump back to the life that she left before she was abducted.  She’s still stuck living in a life at the edge and not moving forward. For two years, she’s just coping but not moving forward. She’s having good days and bad days. Simple things become triggers and gives her a flashback.

Despite all this, Amanda is a survivor for me. She’s trying and doing her best to be able to get out of the shell that she’s wrapped around herself.

“Acting is the only time I ever feel whole, connected to the world and in sync, doing what I’m supposed to be doing.”

Enter the real-life Chase Henry.

His previous career nose-dived after several bad decisions made. Now, he’s a recovering alcoholic and finding it hard to land a single acting role. His reasons for helping Amanda was selfish at first but the good thing is that he immediately saw the error on his actions and immediately stopped his selfish plans.

“Life is too short to hold yourself back. From love, from happiness, from the fear of falling when you could have the joy of jumping. And I, of all people should know that.”

Chase and Amanda’s characters were created realistically. They were both dynamic and complex characters that are very easy to like. The ups and the down they’ve both been thru were awful but they are trying and surviving.  I really admire how the author handled several sensitive topics this book has. Amanda Grace’s trauma, fear and anxiety was dealt nicely. Same thing with Chase’s alcoholism.

The first part of the story was hard and tough for me. We get to see the suffering Amanda has been thru when she was abducted. The emotions and feels that this book gave was raw and very genuine. I find myself so engrossed with Amanda and Chase’s own stories on the first few chapters of the book.

“I was the one taken, but my abduction happened to them.”

Another thing I really admired about this book was the family dynamic of the Grace’s. There’s the over-emotional-worrier Mom, Guilt-ridden elder sister, silent dad and the annoying little sister. They are far from perfect but you can easily see their love and concern for one another. I also like how the author told us that though the abduction happened to Amanda, her whole family aches over it.

The only thing that knocked me off this story was the insta-love. How can these two characters fall in love in just days? Three or four days? I saw how genuine their feelings have been for one another but it would be so much better if we give them more than just a week to fall in love. Yes, I know, falling in-love can/might happen in that short span of time. But given the characteristics these two characters have, it feels a bit forced for me. It lacked depth and development. The chemistry was there. The anticipation on what would happen next was also there but it all happened too fast.

I loved Stacey Kade’s The Ghost and the Goth Series. Her writing style for 738 days was quite different from The Ghost & The Goth, but nonetheless great. The dual POV is done greatly as I easily saw the difference and similarities between the personalities of Chase and Amanda.

Overall, it was a great and remarkable reading experience.

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4-starss

Anticipated Releases: February 2017

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Wow. The first month of the year is almost done and now were on to the second? 2017 seems to be flying fast. But with the end of a month comes a new one. A new one filled with awesome book releases that really got me happy dancing (and my tbr crying. lol). 😊

So without prolonging it, here are my Anticipated Releases for February..

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Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
Release Date: 07 February 2017

An intriguing story about a girl who loves gymnastics but an accident blows out her knees and her best friend who tried to kill herself. This book revolves about the two girls and their strained relationship. The story may seem gloomy and sad but I’m really looking forward in reading a happy ending for these girls.


To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Release Date: 07 February 2017

I haven’t read any mystery-thriller stories for quite some time and this book just called to me as I was browsing Goodreads. The blurb is fascinating! A girl who has witnessed two murders. Two murders that happened long years apart that might be linked with one another and now she’s determined to hunt down the killer. Fascinating and exciting, right?


#famous by Jilly Gagnon
Release Date: 14 February 2017

The blurb of this book screams so millennial and I really love it. I’m so excited to read about a modern-day love story! Add in to this are the good feedback and reviews I’ve read about #famous. My request for an ARC of this book has just been granted (btw. Thank you so much, Harper Collins for granting my request) so I’m pretty sure I’m gonna pick this one up as soon as I finish what I’m currently reading. 😉


The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro
Release Date: 14 February 2017

Of course, mystery and crime will chase Holmes and Watson wherever they go. This second book will take Jamie and Charlotte around Berlin and Prague just to chase and find the answer to their current mystery. Though the Sherlock Series already ended, this book series is keeping everything Holmes and Sherlock in me alive. I’m really looking forward to this!


A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab
Release Date: 21 February 2017

I listed this series as one of the popular books I haven’t read yet (see my post here) and now finally the third book is out! I’m so excited to binge-read this series. I loved V.E Scwab’s This Savage Song and I know this series will also not disappoint.

 


Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase
Release Date: 21 February 2017

Emma Chase has been a huge favorite of mine when it comes to Royalty Romance stories. I love the royalty world that she creates. I’ve been waiting for Royally Matched since I finished Royally Screwed last year. I’m excited for “The Bachelor” like thing that will happen and I’m so excited to meet Henry. Lots of things to be excited about this book, right? 😉


The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
Release Date: 21 February 2017

From debut author Lilliam Rivera comes this book that seems very fun and easy to read. A story with a lead character that seems to be a bit of a rebel. I would love to meet Margot soon and read about her story.


10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac 
Release Date: 28 February 2017

A very interesting contemporary read about a girl suffering from anxiety. I’m looking forward on how the lead, Maeve will be able to conquer her anxiety and being on a very new environment since she’ll be spending her time with her dad. Another thing that I find exciting about this book is that Maeve’s dad lives in Vancouver and that means parts of book will be set there. I love Vancouver so I’m sold!


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Release Date: 28 February 2017

I don’t even know what to say aside from the fact that I’m ecstatic and really looking forward in reading this book. The Hate U Give’s blurb is hunting and captures what really is happening today especially in the society of black people.


 

The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig
Release Date: 14 February 2017

I have not read the first book – The Girl from Everywhere –which has been on my TBR since last year. The story is getting more exciting on this second book, so I guess It’s finally time to pick-up the first book and binge-read these two books.


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

Bookish Tags: The Epic Reads Book Tag

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This tag kicked off last year when Margot from Epic Reads made a video of it. (See here). Though I find the questions quite hard to answer it all seems interesting and fun to do. So here we go…

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If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to lunch, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

I’ll just go with the first character that came to my mind which is Etinne St. Clair from Anna and The French Kiss and Author Stephanie Perkins. We’ll have tea and french cuisines for lunch since this lunch will definitely happen in Paris.

What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?

The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a favorite of mine and maybe getting a  prequel during the time when Arum and Luxen are still on good terms would be great to read.

Which two characters (not from the same book) would make a good couple?

I love Ezra Mason from The Illuminae Series and June Iparis from The Legend Series and I think these two will make a great couple in an entirely new universe. They are both driven and fun characters. Some of their traits might crash with one another but I think that will just add more spice on their relationship.  If ever that will happen.

If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?

I love Morgan Matson so much and just like when I met her here in the Philippines last year, I might be speechless If ever I ran into her on the subway. 😆 But in case I was able to utter a sentence to her it will probably be: “I love you and your books so much. By the way, how’s your dog, Murphy?” Because her dog is such a cutie and I love dogs.

What book made you a reader and why?

This series started it all for me. Who wouldn’t be interested to read a “kilig” story about a normal human girl falling in love with a handsome-aloof Vampire? Add in the twists and surprises.

Way back in 2008, this book really captured my attention, heart and mind. After reading this series, I become interested in looking for reads with similar set-up and plots and that’s really the start of it all. Not only did I get hooked-up with stories of the similar plot but I also learned that there’s a lot more into the book community. And now, here I am. I’ve already read a number of books since 2008 but this series still have its place in my heart and definitely left it memories to me.

Incendio! Your bookshelf just caught fire. Show the book you’d save.

 Can I just pick them all up? I’ll probably save a copy of my bedside bible book and just my Kindle.

Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?

I really value my life you guys and I don’t ever want to live in a Dystopian world because I know in myself I wouldn’t survive long there. LOL.

But if ever I get to choose one, it’ll be probably the world of The Legend Series.

What is your most epic read of all time?

Hands down. The Harry Potter Series.


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

Please feel free to leave your answers on the comments below. Or if you ever made your own version, leave your links below. 💜