Wednesday, December 31, 2014

FINDING X: A Review :)

"Is there a science to falling in love?"

(Spoiler-free! Read on!)
TITLE: Finding X
AUTHOR/s: Miles Tan
PUBLICATION DATE: 5th of December, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Smashwords | Buqo

Happy New Year, everyone! Yes, I'm back! Sort of :) Anyway, I've been busy for some time now 'cause school stuff and work and everything in between especially my new found love for TV shows. (On another note, anybody a fan of Sherlock here?)

Nevertheless, I still got time for my first love, which is if you haven't guessed by now, reading. And I'm still on my goal of reading local author's works so here's a review of my latest read by Miss Miles TanFinding X :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

First of all, I want to apologize for being MIA for the past few months *cries* Studying and working are two hard things to manage, really. And I know this is long overdue but better late than never, right? :)

Anyway, I would like to thank a handful of my fellow bloggers who tagged me for this award: Both Carmel and Kyla from Carmel and Kyla and Julie from Books and Insomnia. Be sure to check out their blogs!

Here are the rules for the award:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site
2. Post the award's logo on your blog
3. Answer the 10 questions you've been asked
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers and ask them 10 new questions. (You can skip this part if you did this tag already. But still, I would love to read your answers.)
Since I've been tagged thrice already, I guess I'll do all three sets of questions here. Be prepared, it's gonna be a long one!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

(UN)BREAKABLE [Book Tour Stop]: Excerpt + Giveaway :)

"Will she make the right choice?"

TITLE: (un)breakable (Gezellig#2)
AUTHOR/s: Kesh Tanglao
PUBLICATION DATE: 15th of July, 2014
GENRE: Contemporary romance/Chick-lit
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Smashwords 

Hi everyone! I am sorry for being MIA for this past few weeks. I never knew college would be THIS stressful! Anyway, I'll try to make it up with you by this blog tour stop :)

I am supposed to have a review posted but because of some reasons, I can't...yet. Do not fret though, for I am sharing with you guys one of my favorite scenes in Kesh Tanglao's sequel to The Real Score, Gezellig#2: (un)breakable! Enjoy!

Follow the tour here!

Monday, July 14, 2014

TMI Tag! (Blogger Edition)

Hi everyone! 

So, Kyla of Book Buddies PH had tagged me on her very own TMI Tag (Blogger Edition) [squeee! Thanks Kyla!] I learned that the tag went viral on Youtube last year so she decided to create one of her own, blogger edition.

The rules are easy: You just answer the following questions that would allow others to learn more about you and then pass it on to others. You have your own choice to do as much of the 50 questions as you wish (or less if you want) With those stuff said, here's mine. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

THE REAL SCORE [Book tour stop]: A Review + Giveaway :)

"Are they friends or are they something more?"

(Spoiler free! Read on!)
TITLE: The Real Score (Gezellig#1)
AUTHOR/s: Kesh Tanglao
PUBLICATION DATE: 28th of August, 2013
GENRE: Contemporary romance/Chick-lit
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | SmashwordsKobo | Barnes & Noble
Hey everyone! I'm joining my first ever blog tour and I'm really glad that it's one of a co-filipina's work. I am so excited! Hop in :)

Follow the tour here!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Hi everyone!

So, a little update about stuff in real life. I'm trying to be active in tumblr again aaaaaand I've decided to make it my personal blog. There, I would be posting my things concerning non-bookish posts. That means, this blog would be finally a full-time book blog! *throws confetti* 

Oh well, that's it for now. I hope you guys drop by my other blog which can be found by clicking here:

On another note, watch out for more of my reviews, bookish news, features, and whatnots :) 


Saturday, July 5, 2014


"Weather forecast: Sunny with a chance of heartbreak"

(Spoiler-free! Read on!)
TITLE: Cover (Story) Girl
AUTHOR/s: Chris Mariano
PUBLICATION DATE: 13th of July, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Smashwords | Buqo

Hi!! I'm still on my local authors marathon and the next one I went through is Chris Mariano's Cover (Story) Girl. I learned about this one after reading All I Want For Christmas and saw some other works of the authors, one which is Miss Chris. The blurb really hooked me and I knew that I really should read it soon :)

Well without anything much more to say, here's a review of Chris Mariano's Cover (Story) Girl! :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


"Can you ever really go home again?"

(spoiler free! Read on!)
TITLE: Welcome To Envy Park
AUTHOR/s: Mina V. Esguerra
PUBLICATION DATE: 19th of October, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Smashwords 
| Buqo
This past few weeks, I've been reading more and more of local authors (support filipino writers!) It's refreshing to take a break from my usual dystopias and get to know more of NA.

Being a fan of Miss Mina Esguerra (I've read a couple of her books before), it's natural that I wanted more so I decided to check out Welcome to Envy Park. Here are some of my thoughts :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

ALL'S FAIR IN BLOG AND WAR: A Review + appreciation post :)

"When it comes to love, all bets are off"

(spoiler free! Read on!)
TITLE: All's Fair in Blog and War
AUTHOR/s: Chrissie Peria
PUBLICATION DATE: 4th of July, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Smashwords
First I must apologize for the late (appreciation) post. I wanted to bundle it up with a review and I haven't got a chance until last night. 
Anyway, as always, I had once again felt really excited upon receiving something through mail. This time, it came from Miss Chrissie Peria! It was a prize from her 8th blogoversary giveaway which luckily, I won. Hooray!

Thank you for these lovely things Miss Chrissie! <3
I got some cutie bento-prep stuff (which I'm planning to put into use very soon!), a box of heavenly cookies (Bacon and chocolate, what more could I ask for?!) which came with BUBBLE WRAP!!! aaaand the best thing of all (I REALLY wanted this!) was a SIGNED PAPERBACK OF ALL'S FAIR IN BLOG AND WAR with matching bookmark and postcard. Wheee! Thank you very much :D

So now, here are my thoughts on Chrissie Peria's All's Fair in Blog and War! :)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Have you heard?! - "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" on its way to the big screen!

Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before on its way to the big screen!


Yes, you've read it right! Just a few months after the big success of YA author Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, it is now on the book-to-movie path!

The said bestseller has been optioned by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and to pen the adaptation is Annie Neal, who made it to the Black List last year for her Beauty Queen script.

Friday, June 27, 2014

HOT LIKE THIS: A Review :)

"Summer hook-ups are meant to be Hot Like This"

(Spoiler free! Go Read!)
TITLE: Hot Like This
AUTHOR/s: Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria, Miles Tan
PUBLICATION DATE: 21st of June, 2014
So remember my review of a collaboration of some cool filipina authors just a few days ago (Check it out HERE!)? Well, Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria, and Miles Tan strikes again in this All I Want For Christmas SEQUEL! I seriously fangirled upon learning about this part two of their works and of course, I grabbed my own copy as soon as it was available (Thanks Amazon!) 

Here's a review of Hot Like This! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

THE EX GAMES: A Review :)

"Old flames on fresh snow"

(Spoiler free! Go Read)
TITLE: The Ex Games (The Romantic Comedies)
AUTHOR/s: Jennifer Echols
PUBLICATION DATE: 8th of September, 2009
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon The Book Depository
I'm on my third J. Echols book now and it's another Simon Pulse Romantic Comedy! *squee* Once again, the cover is awesome (as always) and the plot seems really interesting. 

Moving on, here's a review of Jennifer EcholsThe Ex Games! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


"Will Ginny get her wish this year?"

(Spoiler free! Go Read!)
TITLE: All I Want For Christmas
AUTHOR/s: Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria, Miles Tan
PUBLICATION DATE: 22nd of December, 2013
"Oh baby all I want for Christmas, is youuuuu~"

First of all, yes, I am aware of the fact that Christmas is still months away but this was published late 2013 and I don't know why I haven't read it until now (boo hoo)

Anyway, if there's something better than ONE fantastic author writing a chick-lit, it is THREE fantastic authors collaborating to create one Christmas-y work.

So without further ado, here's a quick review of Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria, and Miles Tan's All I Want For Christmas! :)

Saturday, June 21, 2014


"Our lives are totally different." -Becca

(Spoiler free! Go read!)
TITLE: Royally Lost
AUTHOR/s: Angie Stanton
PUBLICATION DATE: 30th of April, 2014
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Finally! After a loooong time, I got the chance to read Angie Stanton's Royally Lost. Why do I want to read it? Well for starters, it has a very promising plot. A European tour with a runaway prince? TOTALLY! Also, I've read so many not-so positive reviews about it and I want to see for myself if all of what they're saying is true.

So now, here's my own review of Royally Lost :) Note that this will probably be looong.

Friday, June 20, 2014

MAJOR CRUSH: A Review :)

"True love can really sweep a girl off her feet"

(Spoiler free. Read on!)
TITLE: Major Crush (The Romantic Comedies)
AUTHOR/s: Jennifer Echols
PUBLICATION DATE: 1st of August, 2006
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
A few days ago, I've read my first Jennifer Echols book which is Biggest Flirts (Check my review HERE!) Even though it didn't work for me, I decided to give her another shot and since I'm a big fan of the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies, I checked this one out.

Here are my two cents on Major Crush :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

IN OVER HER HEAD: A Review + appreciation post :)

"In love, sometimes you have to lose in order to win."

(Spoiler free! Read on!)
TITLE: In Over Her Head
AUTHOR/s: Anne Plaza
PUBLICATION DATE: 24th of October, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Smashwords
So, yesterday, a surprise came through the mail. My giveaway prize from a raffle hosted by Miss Mina Esguerra at her blog ! In this modern time whereas almost everything can be accessed, transferred, and redeemed through the web, receiving packages and mails through post gives me such a rush! :)

Thanks a bunch Miss Anne! <3
Well, I received a gift pack courtesy of Miss Anne Plaza, the author of In Over Her Head, which includes an uber cute journal/planner, a set of pens, a couple of adorable keychains (squee! My keychain collection's expanding!), an In Over Her Head postcard and book mark, and A SIGNED PAPERBACK OF IN OVER HER HEAD which I didn't expect because I already got an ebook of it as part of the prize. But seriously, it made me soooo happy! Thank you so much! :D

Anyway, with all that said, here's a review (definitely honest!) of Anne Plaza's In Over Her Head :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A NOVEL IDEA: A Review :)

"Sometimes love can be stranger than fiction"

(Spoiler free! Read on!)
TITLE: A Novel Idea (The Romantic Comedies)
AUTHOR/s: Aimee Friedman
PUBLICATION DATE: 7th of December, 2005
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Ever since my first Simon Pulse Romantic Comedy, which was Caroline Goode's Cupidity, I've always been a fan of the series. That is why I am more than glad to get started on my fangirling again after it was terminated years ago when I failed to get hold of the other books.

A few days ago, I finished Aimee Friedman's A Novel Idea. Here's a review :)

Monday, June 16, 2014


"Sometimes you just want to kiss and tell"

(Spoiler free! Read on!)
TITLE: Biggest Flirts (Superlatives#1)
AUTHOR/s: Jennifer Echols
PUBLICATION DATE: 20th of May, 2014
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Ahh! A Jennifer Echols novel! I've heard so many good things about her in the bookish world though I haven't read any of her works yet. Then here comes the first book of the Superlatives Series, Biggest Flirts, making a splash in the new May releases in the blogosphere. Perfect for my first J. Echols read! 

Here are my thoughts :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


"All's fair in love and war"

(not so spoiler filled! Read on)
TITLE: The Art of Lainey
AUTHOR/s: Paula Stokes
PUBLICATION DATE: 20th of May, 2014
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Just the usual cycle for me: Spot an interesting title - do some research - decide to read or not to read. And that is exactly what happened to me with Paula Stokes's The Art of Lainey.

I became aware of this title as I browse through the new releases and after reading its synopsis, I thought I'd check it out. Unfortunately, one review I've read (which included lots of creepy GIFs) made me think twice. Nevertheless, after some deliberation, I still set my Goodreads' currently reading to this one :)

Monday, June 9, 2014


(spoiler free! Read on!)

Hey! So, a few days ago, I learned that Lauren Kate wrote some short stories to accompany the main series, Fallen, which I reviewed by the way. (Find it HERE!) And of course, I just HAD to read them. I believe that they are published on the back of new editions of the series but fortunately, they could be found online *coughscribdcough* :)

Well, there's only one more thing left to do then: A recap! :D

Sunday, June 8, 2014


"In a well ordered universe..."

(Spoiler free! go read!)
TITLE: Since You've Been Gone
AUTHOR/s: Morgan Matson
PUBLICATION DATE: 6th of May, 2014
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
"Since you've been goooooneee, I can't breathe for the first timeeee..."

Bet you know that Kelly Clarkson song dont'cha? It was actually the first thing that popped into my head when I saw Morgan Matson's new novel Since You've Been Gone. And after battling with myself whether to read it or not (since I already have tons of titles wanting to be read), I ended up reading it afterall! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014


“It's not like in the movies. It's better, because it's real.”
(Spoiler free! Go read)

TITLE: To All the Boys I've Loved Before 
(To All the Boys I've Loved Before#1)
AUTHOR/s: Jenny Han
PUBLICATION DATE: 4th of February, 2014
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Ahh the great Jenny Han does it again (Or so they say). Another best seller. To be honest, I haven't heard of her before discovering To All the Boy I've Loved Before but I've heard she's done a handful of novels before including the Summer Trilogy

At first I was hesitant to read To All the Boys because I thought it was too mainstream as of the moment. It has indeed made the splash in the bookish world. In fact, it reminded me of how I felt about reading Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park before. 

So I'd like to thank my friend Honey Bautista for pushing me over (AKA recommending it to me) that I finally checked it out. Here are some of my thoughts :) 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


"If anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE"

(Spoiler-free review! Read on!)
TITLE: We Were Liars
AUTHOR/s: E. Lockhart
PUBLICATION DATE: 6th of May, 2014
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
The 'intriguing' quote above? You've probably heard it and it refers to no other than the recently hyped up book We Were Liars. Personally, I don't like reading books that I consider as mainstream as of the moment. I don't want to be accused of jumping right into the bandwagon but I guess in every rule, there is an exemption. And We Were Liars is one of those.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't pick this up just because of all the hype surrounding it but because I was genuinely intrigued by the plot itself (and not to say a handful of friends have recommended it so why not?) 

So here are some of my thoughts on E. Lockhart's We Were Liars :)

Monday, June 2, 2014


(Minor to no spoiler review! Go Read!)

So a few weeks back, I've posted a review on James Dashner's thrilling trilogy, The Maze Runner (Read it HERE!) and I mentioned that I would be making a write-up on its companion books too and here it is. Yay! :) Let's get started!

Friday, May 30, 2014

30-day Book Challenge: DAY THIRTY

"Your Favorite Book Of All Time"

Last Challenge! Wow, I can't believe I've finished it *throws confetti* 

Anyway, since it's the last day of the 30-day Book Challenge, today's pick is special: My favorite book of all time. And it is...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

30-day Book Challenge: DAY TWENTY-NINE

"A Book Everyone Hated But You Liked"

Hate. Strong strong word. 

Well, being a self-admitted deviant (mostly when it comes to books) I have a lot of books that I actually enjoyed but is actually down on ratings. On the otherhand, there are also lots of books that everyone adored while I simply placed it on the bottom of my favorites.

So for today's challenge, I guess I'll be choosing...