7 Contemporary Young Adult, You Must Read in 2019! (there may be a giveaway you’d be interested in entering…)

As we progress into the last days of the last month for the year, phew that was wordy… As a  countdown to hype up for 2019. I had been listing down 7 Books from different genres that I am most excited about for the next year.

Since my recent discovery? of these titles among many, I had been growing restless to get my hands on an advanced reading copy(ies), I really hope to be approved of at least just one. And I had been scraping a few pesos to score a pre-order to any of them. I had been trying my luck on giveaways and I may have won one! I am really thankful. The universe is aligning with me. And I want this energy to be until the end of this year and 2019.

Speaking of giveaways, I happen to be hosting one too. It’s on Instagram if you’re interested. I post books there, nothing grand basically book on hand and leafy background. If you want to know more about that click here.

Back to the List! Here are 2019 releases that may interest you too! I have here a mixture of almost everything and everyone. It features a diverse set of authors and characters for all of us to enjoy soon… I know there are more titles to see, but for now, here you go!

Spoiler Alert! Your eye may suffer from multiple eyegasms! Continue reading “7 Contemporary Young Adult, You Must Read in 2019! (there may be a giveaway you’d be interested in entering…)”

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Peas, Carrots, and a Red Feather Boa – Hannah Lynn

Peas, Carrots and a Red Feather Boa (The Peas and Carrots Series #2)Title: Peas, Carrots, and a Red Feather Boa

Author: Hannah Lynn

Genre: Contemporary / Humor

Release Date: December 13th, 2018

Format:  A review of an advance reader

Synopsis:

Life in the country was supposed to be relaxing

Eric Sibley’s life is going pretty well … Well, except for the fact his new house is falling down around his ears, he has committed himself to preparing a lavish Christmas Day feast for the extended family, his wife is stressed and overworked, his new allotment neighbour is crazy and on top of all that, his mother-in-law has come to stay. Otherwise, the move to the sleepy riverside village of Burlam is going brilliantly.

Following on from Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin, once again Eric and his family navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of everyday life. With the addition of some wonderful new faces, get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind of uninspiring leeks, troublesome chickens, inappropriate plumbers and various interlopers, all hell-bent on turning Eric’s life upside down. Continue reading “Peas, Carrots, and a Red Feather Boa – Hannah Lynn”

Blogger Recognition Award

Hey, I hope you’re having a great week! I am back at it again with an award post. I had been trying to get caught up with tags and nominations this will be the first out of two in the month of December, its the very least I could do. And I do not want to flood you with these type of posts though it is very fun to do. Haha

Okay, first off, thank you so much Vinny of Artsy Draft for nominating me. And after here, you should go visit her blog. IT’S AMAZING. It looks wonderful! You all better subscribe too.

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief history of how your blog came to be.
  4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 of your fellow bloggers to give this award to.
  6. Comment on their blog and let them know that you nominated them and provide a link to your post.

Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

Blog Tour |The Kooky Kids’ Club – Robbie Yates: Kooky and engagingly righteous!

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Title: The Kooky Kids’ Club

Author: Robbie Yates

Genre: Middle Grade

Release Date: November 4th, 2018

Blurb:

Maxine is smart, quirky, and a bit of a misfit. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to a meeting of the “Kooky Kids’ Club.”

Things are looking bright. It’s nice to finally have a real group of friends. Then Maxine’s teacher disappears.

Maxine doesn’t know what happened to her beloved teacher, or how she can help. But if anybody has the smarts to help Miss Thompson, it’s Maxine and the Kooky Kids’ Club…

This quirky chapter book is for the best kind of kids—the ones who are a little bit kooky! Continue reading “Blog Tour |The Kooky Kids’ Club – Robbie Yates: Kooky and engagingly righteous!”

Blog Tour | Everlasting Nora – Marie Miranda Cruz #EverlastingNoraPH

Everlasting NoraTitle: Everlasting Nora

Author: Marie Miranda Cruz

Genre: Realistic Fiction / Contemporary / Middle Grade

Publisher: Starscape

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Synopsis:

An uplifting middle-grade debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz’s debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shanty town inside the Philippines’ North Manila Cemetery.

After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, 12-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila’s North Cemetery, which is the largest shanty town of its kind in the Philippines today.

When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone.

With help from her best friend Jojo and the support of his kindhearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey riddled with danger in order to find her mom. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the resilience of her community, and everlasting hope in the most unexpected places. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Everlasting Nora – Marie Miranda Cruz #EverlastingNoraPH”

November Wrap-Up: Where I binge-watched more than I read, I think?

Better late than never… I had no idea it already was the 1st of December! I hadn’t drafted this yet then.

November passed by like the wind. Is it because it has been one busy month for me or I am growing forgetful? Anyway, busy with nothing. Then decided to binge rewatch the whole Marvel’s Avengers Movies. I failed by the way. I had more success in rewatching films like The Hunger Games, Death Cure, Back to the Future Trilogy, 13 Going 30 (thanks, a lot Ariana.) I stopped at the 1st Avenger Movie and planning on continuing… Why? I just IDK what to do with my life. HAHAHA

On to the books, Justine!

Books Read

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)      The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)    The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3)

The Young Elites – Marie Lu

The Rose Society – Marie Lu

The Midnight Star – Marie Lu Continue reading “November Wrap-Up: Where I binge-watched more than I read, I think?”

7 Fantasy Novels You Must Add in Your Shelves!

It’s December 2018, in just a matter of days then it’s freaking 2019! Please, let me sway you into adding these wonderful titles into your bookshelf or maybe you already had some of these then maybe scream along with me while we wait for them? These are books that I had left me, still do, give me feeling of huge encouragement especially as an Asian Reader.

I am beyond excited for these books forthcoming 2019! These are all written by fabulous Asian Authors and it warms me to see that there are more than 7 of these will make another list for sure!

Arranged them on scheduled release dates, here they are:

The Girl King

 

Title: The Girl King

Author: Mimi Yu

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: January 8th, 2019

Synopsis:

All hail the Girl King. 

Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty’s first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead—a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths.

Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes on the run. She needs an ally—and an army—if she is to succeed. Her quest leads her to Nokhai, the last surviving wolf shapeshifter. Nok wants to keep his identity secret, but finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with the girl whose family killed everyone he ever loved…

Alone in the volatile court, Min’s hidden power awakens—a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set’s reign…or allow Min to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters’ greatest enemy could turn out to be each other. Continue reading “7 Fantasy Novels You Must Add in Your Shelves!”

Blog Tour | Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton: Awestricken and thought-provoking…

Stronger, Faster, and More BeautifulTitle: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Genre: Sci-Fi / Dystopia / Young Adult

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date: December 4th, 2018

Format: A review of DRC

Synopsis:

For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all.

Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of “human.”

This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton’s Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton: Awestricken and thought-provoking…”

Series Review: The Young Elites Series – Marie Lu

Hey, hope you’re having one great week! What I have here today on the blog is something that I had been meaning to read in a long while. Pats self I did it.

If you had been following me, I had made a list of book series that I wanted to finish from like a long time ago. With all the amazing 2019 release and yet here I am trying to keep up with the 2015 and 2016 releases. In that list, I made an ultimatum to myself to finish it before the year ends. And I feel like I may not finish it but I am proud of myself that I made at least half of it.

Among that list of series The Young Elites Trilogy here we go…

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)Title: The Young Elites

Author: Marie Lu

Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Release Date: October 7th, 2014

Format: Paperback / Purchased Copy

Synopsis:

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever marked by a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Branded as a malfetto – an abomination – she is cast out from all she has ever known and loved.

Adelina finds sanctuary with other malfettos and discovers that the disease has left her with more than just a scar – she has a mysterious and powerful gift.

She is a Young Elite.

But Adelina’s ability is stronger than any Young Elite before her. And unless she can control the vengeful darkness growing inside her heart Adelina could be a danger to them all.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt. Continue reading “Series Review: The Young Elites Series – Marie Lu”

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