Sunday, June 28, 2015

THE CROWN OF PTOLEMY: A Review :)

(No spoiler review. Go Read!) 
TITLEThe Crown of Ptolemy
(Kane Chronicle-Percy Jackson Crossover#3)
AUTHOR/s: Rick Riordan
PUBLICATION DATE31st of March, 2015

The Kane Siblings + Percabeth + A Percy First Person POV = Perfection.

THIS. This is what almost every fan has been waiting for and I sure was not disappointed! I was really glad that the four of them (Percy, Annabeth, Carter, and Sadie) was in it together -as what I actually wanted after reading The Staff of Serapis (which I reviewed HERE by the way)

I'm really excited to fangirl with you guys so let's get started! :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On the grill! [1] - Re-reading: Yay or Nay?





Re-reading: Yay or Nay?

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A few days back, I finished re-reading Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before in preparation for reading its sequel: P.S. I Still Love You. I still got the same feels (*squee*) but of course, the excitement is a rung lower than when I first read it since I already knew the plot twists and how it would end. However, it allowed me to see the little things I've missed before (and it also helped me to finally pick a side between Peter K and Josh since after reading it for the first time, I was still confused on who to root for lol)

It is not an unknown fact that I have an extremely long TBR pile so I actually think it over several times whether to re-read a book or not. Eventually I do, if the "craving" to re-read is still there after a week or so. Sometimes, I re-read when I'm in a reading slump. Another thing I consider is the length of the book. I don't think I would read something over again if it's 500+ pages long (there are exceptions, of course)

Because it's my first ever discussion post (yay! *confetti*), I invited some of my favorite bloggers around the blogosphere to share their thoughts on whether re-reading is actually a good idea or a total waste of time.

Monday, June 22, 2015

P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU: A Review :)

"Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing"

*SPOILERS AHEAD! Proceed with caution!*
TITLE: P.S. I Still Love You 
(To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)*
AUTHOR/s: Jenny Han
PUBLICATION DATE: 26th of May, 2015
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Book Depository 
 
*Check out my review of the first book To All the Boys I've Loved Before HERE!
**And, for Filipino readers, check out this amazing review of P.S. I Still Love You by Leng HERE! which actually expressed most of my un-expressible emotions quite well.

It's only been a couple of hours since I finished one of my most anticipated reads this year. No other than Jenny Han's P.S. I Still Love You. I don't know how to start right now but I NEED to let it out or else, my fangirl heart would probably burst out of feels.

This is going to be long and I would probably be incoherent (because!!!!!) but please bear with me :) I have a feeling it'll be pretty long too haha ^^ 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: A Review :)

"I am a fangirl, a feminist, and a force to be reckoned with."

TITLE: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: 
A Handbook for Girl Geeks
AUTHOR/s: Sam Maggs
PUBLICATION DATE: 1st of January, 2015
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | Book Depository 
 

It's not uncommon knowledge to anybody who knows me that I'm a self-proclaimed Fangirl. That's why when I first saw this title (at Carmel and Kyla. Thank you girls!) I instantly needed to devour this beauty! (and that's saying a lot coming from someone who rarely reads non-fiction)

Fortunately I managed to do so a few weeks later! Yay! Here are some of my thoughts :)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DOROTHY MUST DIE: STORIES: A Review :)

(Minor spoiler review! Go Read!)

TITLE: Dorothy Must Die: Stories
AUTHOR/s: Danielle Paige
PUBLICATION DATE: 3rd of March, 2015
GENRE: 
YA Fantasy, Retelling
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository

This series of review is actually long overdue but better late than never, eh? :)

So a couple of weeks back, I've read and reviewed Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die and its sequel The Wicked Will Rise (check out my back to back review HERE!) And today, I'm very much excited to share with you guys my thoughts on the series' companion book which is a compilation of three, YES THREE, e-novellas in the Dorothy Must Die Universe! How awesomesauce is that? 

Let's do this!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Spotlight + Excerpt: Also Known As Lard Butt - Ann Herrick


TITLE: Also Known As Lard Butt
AUTHOR/s: Ann Herrick
PUBLICATION DATE: 4th of May, 2015
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon 




Laura discovers that Ricky, the boy who created her horrible nickname, "Lard Butt," has moved back into town—and immediately schemes to keep him quiet. After all, she can't let her new swim teammates, especially drool-worthy Noah, hear the horrible name! No way!

She's determined to put a million years between grade school and junior high—even in the face of a father who drives an ├ęclair, a would-be-movie-star mother who suddenly moves back home, and a past that comes back to haunt her with the dreaded nickname.

Although Laura's embarrassed about how she looks in a swimsuit, she tries to stay true to her vow to take risks. She even lets Maria talk her into going to the school dance, where she braves negotiating a truce for a quarreling couple. New friendships form, Laura's mother starts getting too domesticated for Laura's comfort, and hints of romance start to develop—or do they?



Monday, June 1, 2015

Dorothy Must Die + The Wicked Will Rise: Review :)

"There's a new girl in town. And she has a mission."


(Spoilers ahead! Proceed with caution!)
*I suggest reading the books first because spoilers*
Thanks a lot for lending @WalkinLibrary !

I've been wanting to start this series since like- forever. But I don't really know why this series got stuck at the bottom of my TBR pile. Probably it was lack of time or maybe it's because there are other books which I prioritized.

One day, however, a new friend of mine (Hi Apollo! *waves*) offered to lend me his copies of the series after I've mentioned wanting to read them. And I'm glad he gave this little push to get me started!

I'm so excited to share my thoughts because feeeeeeeels! Brace yourselves, it's going to be one loooooong post! And yes, probably my longest post ever. (forgive the overuse of .gifs. It's the only way I could convey my emotions with this loss for words feeling)

*I repeat, this review is peppered with spoilers. I highly recommend NOT reading it if you do not want to be spoiled :)