The Bookshop Back Home – Catherine Dellosa #RomanceClass Reads

The Bookshop Back HomeTitle: The Bookshop Back Home

Author: Catherine Dellosa

Genre: Romance / Contemporary

Release Date: August 20th, 2017

Format: Purchased e-book via Amazon

Synopsis:

When Anna ran away to the big city, she was happy. Sure, she brewed cheap coffee, scrubbed frat toilets, and stood in the middle of a basketball court with a plastic bird over her head just to get by, but she was happy. Then Michael shows up at her university on the last day of college and asks her to come home, and she’s drawn to him all over again.

Never mind that he’s eight years older than she is. Never mind that he’s smiling and perfect and the whole reason why she left home in the first place. Never mind that he accidentally almost got her killed in their town’s old bookshop when she was twelve.

All Anna knows is that Michael is the same man who revived her, the same man who broke her heart growing up, the same man she’s hungered for all her life.

Now, she’s coming home to face her silent mother, her passive sister, and a devastating truth about her father. She’s coming home to face her demons, and—after one forbidden night—ignite a fragile passion with the older boy who never loved her in return.

But Michael has his own demons too. And when 22-year-old Anna comes home to return to the life she left behind, she learns that there are just some things you can’t run away from, and that home will never be the same again.  Continue reading “The Bookshop Back Home – Catherine Dellosa #RomanceClass Reads”

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Blog Tour | Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean: Where I encourage you all to buy it for you and your friends!

Welcome to my Empress of All Seasons Stop! I had been really fortunate to be part of the tour and for that, I want to thank our Tour Organizers, Caramel of Bookablereads & Rafael of The Royal Polar Bear Reads.

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Here’s we go…

Empress of All Seasons

Title: Empress of All Seasons

Author: Emiko Jean

Genre: Fantasy / Mythology / Young Adult

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Release Date: November 6th, 2018

ISBN: 0544530942 (ISBN13: 9780544530942)

Synopsis:

In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.

Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast.

Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy

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Mini Reviews; non-fiction graphic novels edition…

I have seen many among you have gone through NetGalley and request books that are quick to read to heighten the ratio for approval. And I wasn’t about to do it too, I swear! but I could resist reading these! I have enjoyed; related and educated by these reads. And I got to add these reads in my non-fiction and graphic shelf too, it really is a win-win-win-win, yup four wins, hehehe. 

Drawn to Sex: The BasicsTitle: Drawn to Sex: The Basics

Author: Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan

Genre: Non-fiction (Sequential Art / LGBTQIAP+)

Publisher: Limerence Press

Release Date: November 6th, 2018

Description:

The first volume in a planned, 3-volume, sex-education series.

Erika and Matthew are ready to talk about sex!

Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn’t know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning, talking, and creating informative comics about all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they’re here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions—including ones you might not even know you had!

In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people.

Pick up this fun book if you’re looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out. Continue reading “Mini Reviews; non-fiction graphic novels edition…”

Broken Things – Lauren Oliver: A story within a story…

Broken ThingsTitle: Broken Things

Author: Lauren Oliver

Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Young Adult

Publisher: Harper Collins

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Format: A review of an advanced reading copy.

Synopsis:

It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. 

Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn’t do it. 

On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous. Continue reading “Broken Things – Lauren Oliver: A story within a story…”

Tag | Game On – You Name It

Hope your week is going great! It is my first tag for the month of November! I had been trying to get caught up with all the tags and the tags I find really fun and want to do. Still on the process of figuring out how to schedules all of them. Wish me luck!

Thank you for tagging me Alyssa Grace @ Serendipitous Reads. Also, go visit that blog! You may find a book or two~ton to read next. Hehe.

This challenge was created by Rory @ A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip.


THE RULES

  • Thank the nominator.
  • Answer 16 of the 19 questions.
  • Replace the 3 that you didn’t answer.
  • Q20 & Q14 must always remain intact.

MY ANSWERS

1. Are you currently reading a book, if so what is it?

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

I just began reading Empress of All Season by Emiko Jean. AND HOLY FORKS IT’S AMAZING. I signed up for the blog tour and I was fortunate to be included, I still can’t believe it. Thankful 5ever, hahaha!

2. Toast or cereal?

Cereal. I am not sorry toast.

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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.

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Hidden Pieces – Paula Stokes: All actions have consequences…

Hidden PiecesTitle: Hidden Pieces

Author: Paula Stokes

Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Romance / Young Adult

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: August 28th, 2018

Format: A review of an advanced reading copy.

Synopsis:

Embry Woods has secrets. Small ones about her past. Bigger ones about her relationship with town hero Luke and her feelings for someone new. But the biggest secret she carries with her is about what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn. The fire. The homeless guy. Everyone thinks Embry is a hero, too, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Embry thinks she’ll have to take the secret to her grave, until she receives an anonymous note—someone else knows the truth. Next comes a series of threatening messages, asking Embry to make impossible choices, forcing her to put her loved ones at risk. Someone is playing a high stakes game where no one in Embry’s life is safe. And their last move…is murder. Continue reading “Hidden Pieces – Paula Stokes: All actions have consequences…”

Series Review: Rot & Ruin Series – Jonathan Maberry

The Rot and Ruin Series has been in my TBR for the longest, longest time, heck my copy gathered dust from the years of neglect. I have managed an ultimatum of a solution, last August 2018, I made a post to freak out and make it super official. I had listed up books from my shelf that I had been meaning to read. And these titles are from the year 2015. Yup, I had to do something.

Since it was October, I have related the frightening book covers as a sign from the stars to marathon them, then later made into my “Mini Halloween Readathon”. And I am glad I had finally done this. Thank you, Past Justine.

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Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin, #1)Title: Rot & Ruin

Author: Jonathan Maberry

Genre: Dystopia / Apocalypse / Young Adult / Zombie

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: September 14th, 2010

Format: Purchased / Own / Paperback Edition

Synopsis:

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human. Continue reading “Series Review: Rot & Ruin Series – Jonathan Maberry”

I Do Not Trust You – Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

I Do Not Trust YouTitle: I Do Not Trust You

Author: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

Genre:  Mystery / Mythology /Young Adult

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Release Date: September 11th, 2018

Synopsis:

Memphis “M” Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long-lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. In short: she’s awesome.

Ashwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes, a member of an ancient cult (which she’s pretty sure counts for more than one strike against him), and has just informed Memphis that her father who she thought was dead isn’t and needs her help.

From the catacombs of Paris to lost temples in the sacred forests, together they crisscross the globe, searching for the pieces of the one thing that might save her father. But the closer they come to saving him—and the more they fall for one another—the closer they get to destroying the world.

Continue reading “I Do Not Trust You – Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz”

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