Friday, November 13, 2015

StrangeLit#1: Fateful turns [Book Tour Stop]: Review :)

TITLE: Fateful Turns (StrangeLit Bundle#1)
AUTHOR/s: Justine Camacho-Tajonera, Nina Tuballes, Carla de Guzman, 
JM Agustin, Sue Donymko, Ren Mayari, Sette Luis, Will J. Sarm, 
Johann Farson, Chi Rodriguez, Rose Gallardo
GENRE: Paranormal, Fantasy

Despite being a little bit (Read: A LOT) of a scaredy-cat, I've always enjoyed reading and watching stories under the horror, thriller, paranormal, and fantasy genres. I find them interesting especially when they tackle beings that I don't usually see every day.
That is why I was too excited to sign up for this blog tour hosted by Dianne at Oops! I Read A Book Again especially because they are written by Filipino Authors (yay!)

#StrangeLit was a writing class held in 2015. For five weeks, participating authors wrote paranormal/fantasy stories, and this ebook bundle is a collection of work produced during the class. Read more #StrangeLit stories in the anthologies INCREDIBLE TRUTHS, DARKEST DREAMS, and KILLER SEASONS.

Follow the tour for the first bundle here!

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: