Sunday, September 13, 2015

(late) Birth Month Book Haul! :)


Sample photo for our photography class <3
Hi everyone! Sorry for being MIA for the past few weeks (being a busy bee again because of school.) Anyway, aside from that, I just recently turned 18 last month. Hoorah! *confettis* 

And because August is my birth month, I decided to do something that I don't really practice in the blog: A Book Haul! :D

So yes, even though it's a wee bit late, here's the stash I had last month!

For review:
Overboard by Elizabeth Fama
(ft. my fave book buddy: Pokka's Milk Coffee)
- Check my review HERE!-

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

(Thanks to my fave cousin forevs for lending these lovelies @elizalove17)

Birthday Haul:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Complete Sherlock Holmes 1-2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Pieces of My Sister's Life by Elizabeth Joy Arnold
Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux

Birthday Haul pt. 2:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Legend by Marie Lu
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

How about you guys? Any book hauls lately? What should I start with first? Should I do Book Hauls more often? (my wallet wouldn't thank me, though) :)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

OVERBOARD [Book Tour Stop]: Review + Excerpt :)

TITLE: Overboard
AUTHOR/s: Elizabeth Fama
PUBLICATION DATE: 9th of June, 2015

(First published: 1st of January, 2002)AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

To be honest, Overboard isn't in the genres I usually read. However, I decided to explore something out of my comfort zone and join the tour organized by Dianne at Oops I Read A Book AgainI was enticed because of its diverse characters and its very realistic plot (considering it was based on a true story.) 

Follow the tour here!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


TITLEThe Heartbreakers 
(The Heartbreaker Chronicles#1)
AUTHOR/s: Ali Novak
PUBLICATION DATE: 4th of August, 2015
First things first: Happy book birthday, The Heartbreakers!

Secondly, I got accepted on my first netgalley request!

With both of that said, CONFETTI! 

So in celebration of those two special events, I'll be reviewing today Ali Novak's latest work :) I can't wait!

*Thanks to NetGalley for providing a review copy! Receiving one did not affect my views on the book.

Monday, August 3, 2015

(Sound)track It!- "Love, Rosie"

Cecelia Ahern's 
Love, Rosie 


For my first ever (Sound)track it! Post, I'll be featuring a book that I have recently finished and completely adored. Sure, I'm a few years behind since most of my friends have been raving about it for quite some time now. Well, it's better late than never! 

Also known as Where Rainbows End and Rosie Dunne, Love, Rosie is a novel by PS I Love You author Cecelia Ahern and has gathered a whole lot of praises from readers. 

Some time last year, it made the big screen (entitled Love, Rosie) with Lily Collins playing the titular role, Rosie Dunne and Sam Claflin as Alex Stewart

I admit that this is one of the rare books which I watched the movie first before reading the book. However, I could say that it did not affect my reading enjoyment that much except that I visualized Rosie and Alex as Lily and Sam. Not complaining, though 'cause I cannot think of any other who could portray my book babies (YES they're my book babies now, too) as well as they did :) I loved the movie as much as I loved the book so I guess no harm done.

Anyway, as I finished this beautiful book at 3am with happy tears in my eyes, I plugged my headphones in and shuffled my playlist. The first song that automatically played reminded me so much of Rosie and Alex's relationship that I just NEEDED to make a playlist for the book.

Here are the top 5 songs I personally think that should be part of the book's (and the movie's!) official soundtrack:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Have you heard?! - "Warm Bodies" sequel DONE!

"Warm Bodies" sequel 


TITLEWarm Bodies
AUTHOR/s: Isaac Marion
PUBLICATION DATE: 28th of October, 2010

Last night, a wonderful news for Warm Bodies fans have circulated in twitterverse: the much anticipated sequel has been finished!

For around five years now, fans have eagerly waited for the said Warm Bodies 2. Occasionally, author Isaac Marion updated his readers on how the writing is coming up but doesn't exactly give out hints on what we should expect (aside that it would definitely be a bigger book- in scope and in pages- compared to the first installment.)

Finally, Isaac Marion tweeted about what readers have been craving for some time now:

See his actual tweet HERE!
Though there is no official cover, synopsis, or expected publication date yet, I'm pretty sure that fans were thrilled to know that the sequel is already finished, and with a title as well: The Living.

For those who haven't read the first book, (why haven't you?!), it's not too late yet! Go grab your copies now 'cause I'm sure you'll love it too! 

Warm Bodies synopsis (via goodreads):

'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...