Thursday, October 23, 2014

[FINISHED] The Young Elites by Marie Lu

We are having a book blitz / pre-signing buzz book tour for the first book in the wonderful Marie Lu's new series. See you at the #MarieLuinPH event!

Thank you very much to National Book Store for the touring copy!

Title: The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Date of Publication: October 7th 2014

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

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

Tour dates: November 12 to 18, 2014
Tour posts: Reviews, Excerpts + Giveaway!



One SIGNED copy of THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu is up for grabs!

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See you at #MarieLuinPH!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

[FINISHED] Fall Like Rain by Ana Tejano

Title: Fall Like Rain
Author: Ana Tejano
Date of Publication: September 29, 2014

It's time to leave the friend zone...

Rain De Castro has been in love with her best friend, Mark Velasco, for almost the entire time she has known him, but she’s clearly in the friend zone because he’s happily in a relationship. Or so she thought, until the news of his break-up reaches her.

Now that Mark’s single again, she decides that it’s time to get out of the zone. But when her cousin Lissa comes into the picture and sets her eyes on Mark, Rain feels troubled when he gets a little too friendly with her.

Rain is determined to fight for what she feels this time, but is it worth the effort if it's a losing battle from the start?

Will she back off to give way for her best friend's happiness, even if it means losing him to someone else again?

Tour schedule

November 3:
Liana of Like Love Blog - Review
Hazel of Stay Bookish - Review
Paula of Her Book Thoughts - Review

November 4:
Cary of Lodiversity - Review
Tricia of In Lesbians with Books - Review
Kai of Amaterasu Reads - Excerpt

November 5:
Monique of Marginalia - Excerpt
Kristelle of Amiabooklover - Review
Biena of Library Mistress - Review

November 6:
Mary Ann of Teen Readers Diary - Guest post
Maricar of Black Plume - Review
Precious of Fragments of Life - Review

November 7:
Lynai of It's A Wonderful Bookworld - Interview / Guest post
Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again! - Review & Excerpt
Geeky Chiquitas - Review

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You can win:

1 of 3 ebook copies of Fall Like Rain (Open Internationally!)
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Monday, October 13, 2014

[FINISHED] A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Thank you to National Book Store for the touring copy! See you this October 18, Saturday, for #GrayandRouxinPH!

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
Title: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of Publication: November 4, 2014

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Tour Schedule

October 13

October 14

October 15

October 16

Nicole of The Twins Read - Review + Novel Nails

October 17

Sab of Sab The Book Eater - Review


More info on #GrayandRouxinPH below! See you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

[FINISHED] Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Black Ice
Title: Black Ice
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Date of Publication: October 7, 2014

Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

Tour Schedule

October 1

October 3

October 5

October 6

October 7

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[FINISHED] Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Love Is the Drug
Title: Love is the Drug
Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson
Date of Publication: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school.

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.

Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus--something about her parents' top secret scientific work--something she shouldn't know.

The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.

Tour Schedule

September 30

October 1

Carmel and Kyla - Excerpt

October 2

Monday, September 22, 2014

[FINISHED] Before He Was Famous by Becky Wicks

Before He Was Famous (Starstruck, #1)
Title: Before He Was Famous (Starstruck #1)
Author: Becky Wicks
Date of Publication: May 29, 2014
Genre: contemporary new adult romance

One guy, one girl. One in the spotlight. One in the shadows.

Falling in love with your best friend isn’t always a great idea, especially when he’s Noah Lockton - the sexiest, most famous new talent on the planet. When 21-year-old small-town photographer Chloe Campbell is offered the chance of a lifetime – to join her celebrity childhood friend Noah on tour as an exclusive blogger for a New York magazine – she’s certain both have put what happened four years ago behind them. But his eyes still burn; his voice is still a jackhammer to her heartstrings; all his songs are about her. Is it possible that that night still haunts them both?

The music industry is a machine, spinning hype and rumors as much as his records. It’s not just Noah’s girlfriends who’ve got it in for Chloe (there’s no stopping the Twitter-obsessed, cat-loving pop-star Courtney Lentini for starters). Pretty soon, the jealousy and media frenzy surrounding these so-called-friends takes a life-changing turn and it seems making love means making enemies at every turn. When tragedy threatens to pull the final curtain on their relationship, both Chloe and Noah must make a choice. As much as this world leaves them starstruck, is living their dream really worth living without each other?

A story of lifelong friendships, love and hope, set in a world of celebrity, fame and social media gone very, very wrong.

From International Bestselling HarperCollins Author, Becky Wicks, comes a new adult romance that will leave you starstruck.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***

Tour Schedule

September 22

September 24

September 25

September 27

September 28


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

[FINISHED] Proxy by Alex London

Alex London is coming here in the Philippines this August 30 and what better way to welcome him with warmth and fervor than with a blog tour for PROXY? Yes, we here are Pinoy Book Tours, in partnership with National Book Store, are touring PROXY. Not only that, we're giving away a SIGNED copy of PROXY!! So follow the blog tour and get as much entries as you can. Good luck!

Proxy (Proxy, #1)
Title: Proxy (Proxy #1)
Author: Alex London
Publisher: Philomel (HB) | Speak (PB)
Date of Publication: June 18, 2013 (HB) | May 1, 2014 (PB)
Genre: YA dystopia, LGBT

Syd’s life is not his own. As a proxy he must to pay for someone else's crimes. When his patron Knox crashes a car and kills someone, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. The boys realize the only way to beat the system is to save each other so they flee. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test the boys' resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay.
This fast-paced thrill ride of a novel is full of breakneck action, shocking twists and heart-hammering suspense that will have readers gasping until the very last page.


August 20

Nicole of The Twins Read - Nail Art Tutorial

August 25

Kayla of The Bookish Owl - Review

August 26

Kazhy of My Library in the Making - Spotlight

August 27

Dani of Book Whales - Excerpt

August 28

Leslie of bibliophilekid - Review

August 29

Sab of Sab The Book Eater - Review


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Monday, August 18, 2014

[FINISHED] The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Thank you to Rin Chupeco and Sourcebooks Fire for the copy!

The Girl from the Well
Title: The Girl from the Well
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Publication: August 5, 2014

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.


August 18

August 19

August 20

August 21

August 22

Monday, August 11, 2014

[FINISHED] The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont for the copy!

The Truth About Alice
Title: The Truth About Alice
Author: Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Date of Publication: June 1, 2014

There are a lot of rumours about Alice Franklin, and it's stopped mattering whether any of them are true.

It all started at a party, when Alice was supposedly with two guys in one night.

Soon everyone at Healy High has picked a side in this game of he said/she said. Do they believe Brandon Fitzsimmons, the most popular guy at school and the football hero of Healy? Or do they believe Alice, the girl who wears too-tight T-shirts and was caught kissing Brandon in a closet a couple years before?

When Brandon dies in a car crash, there are serious allegations that his death was Alice's fault. As the rumour mill spins into overdrive, Alice's small town becomes suffocating. And when the truth becomes a matter of opinion, something's got to give.


August 11

August 13

August 15

[FINISHED] This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready

Thank you to S&S Philippines for the touring copy!

This Side of Salvation
Title: This Side of Salvation
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date of Publication: April 1, 2014

Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David’s torn. There’s a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey—especially Bailey—in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined...


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

[FINISHED] Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Thank you to Kristi, Simon and Schuster and Edelweiss for the review copies!

Title: Magnolia
Author: Kristi Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date of Publication: August 5, 2014

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.


August 5

August 6

August 7

August 8

August 9

Monday, July 14, 2014

[FINISHED] The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Thank you to Chronicle Books for the copy!

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
Title: The Falconer (The Falconer #1)
Author: Elizabeth May
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Date of Publication: May 6, 2014

Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?


Janice of Roller Coaster Mom - Review
Maricar of Blackplume - Review
Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

[FINISHED] Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

Thank you to Jayvee for lending her ARC for the tour!

Fan Art
Title: Fan Art
Author: Sarah Tregay
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Date of Publication: June 17, 2014

When the picture tells the story…

Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.

As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?

This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.


July 7

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review
Maricar of blackplume - Interview

July 8

Janice of Roller Coaster Ride - Review

July 9

Yani of Paper Boulevard - Review
Algel of Tea-rrific Reads - Excerpt

July 10

Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Excerpt


Monday, June 30, 2014

[FINISHED] Say Her Name by James Dawson

Dianne in here! Thank you to Hot Key Books for the ARC!

Say Her Name
Title: Say Her Name
Author: James Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Date of Publication: June 5, 2014

Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of 'Bloody Mary': say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear... But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?

Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror... five days... but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before... A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.


June 30

Kazhy of My Library in the Making - Review

July 2

Mary Grace of The Solitary Bookworm - Review
Nina of The Bookish Confections - Excerpt

July 4

Janice of Roller Coaster Mom - Review

Monday, June 23, 2014

[FINISHED] Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Plus One
Title: Plus One
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Date of Publication: April 8, 2014

Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.

Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.


June 23

Nicole of The Twins Read - Review

June 24

Mary Ann of Teen Readers' Diary - Excerpt

June 25

Maricar of blackplume - Review

June 26

Nina of The Bookish Confections - Review

June 27

Kazhy of My Library in the Making - Review
Leslie of bibliophilekid - Review

Monday, June 16, 2014

[FINISHED] Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Thank you to National Book Store for the ARC we toured!

Free to Fall
Title: Free to Fall
Author: Lauren Miller
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: May 13, 2014

What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?

What if you never had to fall?

Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results. Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.


June 17

Mary Grace of The Solitary Bookworm - Review

June 18

Nina of The Bookish Confections - Review
Kim of Divergent Gryffindor - Review

June 19

Mary Ann of Teen Readers' Diary - Excerpt

June 20

Janice of Roller Coaster Mom - Review

June 21

Celine of Two Ends of a Bookshelf - Review

Monday, June 9, 2014

[FINISHED] The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

Thank you to National Book Store for the ARC we toured around!

The Secrets of Lily Graves
Title: The Secrets of Lily Graves
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date of Publication: May 13, 2014

With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.


June 9

Cassandra of the enigma of herself - Review

June 11

Nina of The Bookish Confections - Excerpt

June 12

Mary Ann of Teen Readers' Diary - Excerpt

June 13

Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Excerpt

Monday, June 2, 2014

[FINISHED] The Polaris Uprising by Jennifer Ibarra

Pinoy Book Tours loves supporting Filipino authors! This week, we're touring THE POLARIS UPRISING, the first book in Jennifer Ibarra's dystopian young adult series!

The Polaris Uprising (Polaris, #1)
Title: The Polaris Uprising (Polaris #1)
Author: Jennifer Ibarra
Publisher: Tiwala Books
Date of Publication: October 20, 2013
Genre: YA dystopia

In less than seven years, eighteen-year-old Ryla Jensen will succeed her father as the president of Neress, a nation where all citizens are cared for from the moment they’re born. Fed, sheltered, even educated—every need of theirs is met.

The only price they pay is their free will.

Groomed since childhood to take on a role she’s not even sure she wants, Ryla’s only escape from the pressures of duty is her sister, Alanna. But when her eyes are opened to the oppressive regime her father built, she begins to question everything she’s set to inherit—and finds herself at odds with her sister’s blind allegiance to their father.

Torn between loyalty to her family and the fight for freedom, Ryla must decide just how far she’s willing to go to make a stand and risk losing the person she loves most in the world: Alanna.


June 2

Nicole of The Twins Read - Review
Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Guest Post
Rachel of My Book Empire - Excerpt

June 3

The Bookwhore Diaries - Review
Mary Grace of The Solitary Bookworm - Excerpt
Kai of Amaterasu Reads - Excerpt

June 4

Clarisse of Bittersweet Blogs - Review + Excerpt
Miguel of The Quirky Reader - Review
Kayla of The Bookish Owl - Guest Post

June 5

Kazhy of My Library in the Making - Excerpt
Von of Mr. Book Wonder - Excerpt
Cassandra of the enigma of herself - Excerpt
Bryann of Three Blank Pages - Excerpt

June 6

Charlie of Letter Trails - Review
Janice of Roller Coaster Mom - Review
Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review
Nina of The Bookish Confections - Excerpt

From Jennifer Ibarra:

Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Those who have read THE POLARIS UPRISING will know that I dedicated it to my dear friend, Brittanie, whom we lost to Stage IV ovarian cancer in 2010. She was only 26 years old. In her memory, I am pledging to donate $1 out of every sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from now until October 6--the day she was diagnosed with the disease that took her life. Every donation up to $2,000 will be matched by my employer, so your generosity will be doubled! Thank you in advance for helping me in this special cause.


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[FINISHED] Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Say What You Will
Title: Say What You Will
Author: Cammie McGovern
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: June 3, 2014

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern's insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.


June 2

Sab of Sab The Book Eater - Review
Tiffany of Read, Breathe, Read - Review
Von of Mr. Book Wonder - Excerpt

June 3

Michelle of The Twins Read - Review
Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Excerpt + Guest Post

June 4

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review + Excerpt
Michelle of The Escapist - Review
Rachel of My Book Empire - Excerpt

June 5

Algel of Tea-rrific Reads - Review
Chyna of Lite-rate-ture - Review
Geraldine of The Soul Sisters - Review
Celine of Two Ends of a Bookshelf - Review

June 6

Milly of Home of a Book Lover - Review + Excerpt
Jesselle of The Lifelong Bookworm - Review
Mary Grace of The Solitary Bookworm - Review
Leslie of bibliophilekid - Review

Monday, May 26, 2014

[FINISHED] There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos

Kai got a copy for touring from Simon and Schuster Philippines. Thank you S&S PH!

There Will Come a Time
Title: There Will Come a Time
Author: Carrie Arcos
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date of Publication: April 15, 2014

Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge on which she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it’s almost within reach when he’s standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost.

Grace’s best friend, Hanna, says she understands what he’s going through. But she doesn’t. She can’t. It’s not just the enormity of his loss. As her twin, Mark should have known Grace as well as he knows himself. Yet when he reads her journal, it’s as if he didn’t know her at all.

As a way to remember Grace, Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace’s bucket list from her journal. Mark’s sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hannah threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can’t back out. He made a promise to honor Grace—and it’s his one chance to set things right.


May 26

Nina of The Bookish Confections - Excerpt
Algel of Tea-rrific Reads - Excerpt

May 27

Camelle of Home of a Book Lover - Review
Leslie of bibliophilekid - Review

May 28

Biena of Library Mistress - Review
Charlie of Letter Trails - Excerpt
Jhed of When Books Defy Gravity - Excerpt
Rachel of My Book Empire - Excerpt

May 29

Cassandra of the enigma of herself - Review
Kazhy of My Library in the Making - Review
Sab of Sab The Book Eater - Excerpt

May 30

Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Interview
Von of Mr. Book Wonder - Interview


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