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Match Me If You Can – Tiana Smith: Fluffy, funny, & tremendously compelling

Match Me If You CanTitle: Match Me If You Can

Author: Tiana Smith

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Young Adult

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: January 8th, 2019

Synopsis:

Mia’s best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, which forces Mia to take matters into her own hands. She uses Robyn’s matchmaking service to make sure popular Vince Demetrius falls for her.

Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn’t count on Logan, the persistent school newspaper photographer who seems to like her out of the blue. Now she has to choose between Vince – the guy she knows is right for her – and Logan, who insists that she give him a chance. And she needs to make sure Robyn doesn’t find out that Mia’s been matchmaking behind her back.

Mia has two weeks before homecoming. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever? Continue reading “Match Me If You Can – Tiana Smith: Fluffy, funny, & tremendously compelling”

7 Middle-Grade Literature You & Your Shelf Needs!

Back at it again with another 7 Book List! Today we’re getting into middle-grade novels. These are books set to be released in 2019. It may be in the middle-grade category but I can tell that these titles would hook you to the last page.

Like before, these are the books I want to read too, and I might interest you with a book or two from the list. Why not?

Without further ado, the list…

Continue reading “7 Middle-Grade Literature You & Your Shelf Needs!”

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…)”

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…”

A closer peek into Victoria Lee’s The Fever King!

Personally, I am looking forward to this book! Of course, one simply is game for anything to promote a book that you are looking forward to! I hope you’ll enjoy this quick peek into the Fever King by Victoria Lee!

Title: The Fever King (Feverwake # 1)

Author: Victoria Lee

Published by: Skyscape

Publication date: March 1st, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.

Continue reading “A closer peek into Victoria Lee’s The Fever King!”

Blog Tour | Carols and Chaos – Cindy Antsey: Excerpt and Giveaway!

Carols and ChaosTitle:  Carols and Chaos

Author: Cindy Antsey

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / Young Adult

Publisher:  Swoon Reads

Release Date: October 9th, 2018

Synopsis:

A lady’s maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure.

1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady’s maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also rather busy. He’s performing double-duty, acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate’s holiday guests.

Falling in love would be a disaster for either of them. But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park, and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue. Full of sweetness, charm, and holiday shenanigans, Carols and Chaos is perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.

Continue reading “Blog Tour | Carols and Chaos – Cindy Antsey: Excerpt and Giveaway!”

Blog Tour | Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin – Hannah Lynn: A delightfully funny read indeed!

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin (The Peas and Carrots Series #1)Title: Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin

Author: Hannah Lynn

Genre: Contemporary / Humor

Release Date: October 4th, 2018

Format:  DRC

Synopsis:

When George Sibley dies, his only son, Eric, has no idea that his inheritance will come with conditions. Now, if Eric is to ever get his hands on his father’s treasured Aston Martin, he must somehow juggle his hectic career and family life in the city, with regular visits to the small riverside town of Burlam. Life for Eric quickly becomes a chaotic kaleidoscope of grumpy pensioners, wellington boots and vintage auto-mobiles, fraught with heavy machinery mishaps, missed deadlines and drug raids, the result of which leave his marriage, job and sanity hanging in the balance.

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is a light-hearted and humorous tale of a man who reluctantly goes digging amongst the weeds in order to discover his roots.  Continue reading “Blog Tour | Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin – Hannah Lynn: A delightfully funny read indeed!”

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig – Don Zolidis: Book Spotlight & Giveaway!

The Seven Torments of Amy and CraigTitle: The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Author: Don Zolidis

Genre: Romance / Contemporary

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Synopsis:

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God)
1994

The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president of their high school.

Yet somehow they did. Until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over.

Unfolding during their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future-and adult responsibility-loom on the horizon.

Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy’s quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig’s girlfriend? and sometimes doesn’t.

Seven heartbreaks. Seven joys. Told nonsequentially, acclaimed playwright Don Zolidis’s debut novel is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the utterly unique and utterly universal experience of first love. Continue reading “The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig – Don Zolidis: Book Spotlight & Giveaway!”

A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna: Review, Playlist Behind It, and a Giveaway!

A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy #1)

Title: A Spark of White Fire

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Sci-Fi / Young Adult

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Release Date: September 11th, 2018

Format: DRC

Synopsis:

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

Continue reading “A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna: Review, Playlist Behind It, and a Giveaway!”

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