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.


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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.


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[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.


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