Monday, October 19, 2015

[FINISHED] Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

YOU GUYS. This is probably the biggest book in YA this year. In size, in the anticipation everyone has for it, in the praises and accolades it's getting and will get, IN EVERY SINGLE ASPECT. So I'm proud to present to you the ILLUMINAE tour!

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date of Publication: October 20, 2015

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Tour Schedule

October 19

Anette @ Anette The Wicked - Review
Mary Jane @ The Bookdragon - Review
Nat @ Cruising Pages - Excerpt

October 20

Precious @ Fragments of Life - Review
Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor - Review

October 21

JM @ Book Freak Revelations - Review
Carmel and Kyla @ Carmel and Kyla - Review

October 22

Maricar @ blackplume - Review
Mary Ann @ Teen Readers' Diary - Excerpt

October 23

Carmela @ Classy Book Cam - Review
Jayvee @ Writer for Misfits - Excerpt


We're giving away THREE (yes, three!) gorgeous and bigass finished copies of ILLUMINAE to Philippine residents!

Thank you to Random House Children's Books for sponsoring the giveaway!

Monday, October 12, 2015

[FINISHED] An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay

Today, Pinoy Book Tours is so stoked for the blog tour for a fellow Filipino, Randy Ribay. Randy's debut novel AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES comes out this week and be sure to get your copy! Thanks Randy for the touring copy!

An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes
Title: An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes
Author: Randy Ribay
Publisher: Merit Press
Date of Publication: October 16, 2015

As their senior year approaches, four diverse friends joined by their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game struggle to figure out real life. Archie's trying to cope with the lingering effects of his parents' divorce, Mari's considering an opportunity to contact her biological mother, Dante's working up the courage to come out to his friends, and Sam's clinging to a failing relationship. The four eventually embark on a cross-country road trip in an attempt to solve--or to avoid--their problems.

Told in the narrative style of Akira Kurosawa's RASHOMAN, AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES is at turns geeky, funny, and lyrical as it tells a story about that time in life when friends need each other to become more than just people that hang out.

Tour Schedule

October 12

October 13

Angel @ The Bookish Angel - Review

October 14

Jayvee @ Writer for Misfits - Excerpt

October 15

Trisha @ Trisha Almighty - Review

October 16

Nat @ Cruising Pages - Review

Monday, October 5, 2015

[ONGOING] Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

Thank you to Precious for sharing her ARC for the tour!

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light
Title: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light
Author: Ann Jacobus
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date of Publication: October 6, 2015

A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Haunting and beautifully written, with a sharp and distinctive voice that could belong only to this character, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unforgettable young adult novel.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on the right track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can't shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer's behavior manage to alienate everyone, even Moony, she's forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living. With an ending that'll surprise even the most seasoned reader, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unputdownable and utterly compelling novel.

Tour Schedule

October 5

Paula @ Perks Be With You - Review

October 6

Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor - Review

October 7

Mary Jane @ The Bookdragon - Excerpt

October 8

Maricar @ blackplume - Review

October 9

Precious @ Fragments of Life - Review

Monday, September 28, 2015

[ONGOING] Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Thank you to Penguin Random House for the copy!

Everything, Everything
Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte BFYR
Date of Publication: September 1, 2015

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


Monday, September 21, 2015

[FINISHED] Blossom Among Flowers by Jay E. Tria

Today, we're helping Filipino author Jay E. Tria with her novel Blossom Among Flowers. Check it out and the reviews + excerpts below!

Blossom Among Flowers (Blossom Among Flowers, #1)
Title: Blossom Among Flowers (Blossom Among Flowers #1)
Author: Jay E. Tria
Date of Publication: July 18, 2015

Being invisible can't be that hard, can it?

Unlike most people, 17-year old Hikaru Saito likes being invisible. Perfectly happy with her nose buried deep in her growing manga collection, she hardly notices how her "harmless hobby" is taking control of her life. But when she fails an important exam, Hikaru is forced to spend more time with her studies and her new tutor, fellow student, campus genius, and golden boy Takeshi Hinata.

Unfortunately for Hikaru, Takeshi's popularity in school forces the spotlight on her too. His adoring fans don't like seeing how much time they spend together and punish her for it. Luckily, Tetsuya Sakuishi, a new young and beautiful teacher, is always there to save the day for Hikaru. It doesn't help that his smile distracts her, however.

Like her tormentors, Hikaru cannot understand why Takeshi keeps showing up in her life long after the tutoring sessions are over. As if the complications of grueling exams and university applications weren't enough, a haughty socialite mother, an imposing business mogul father, and a princess-in-hiding all come bearing down on Hikaru. Through it all, Takeshi is there, looking at Hikaru like she's not invisible after all.

Tour Schedule

September 21

Dianne @ Oops! I Read A Book Again - Excerpt

September 22

Camelle @ Home of a Book Lover - Review

September 23

Janus @ The Blair Book Project - Excerpt

September 24

Anne @ Will Read for Feels - Review


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

[FINISHED] Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Thank you to Hachette Philippines and Headline UK for the touring copies!

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Title: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Date of Publication: September 1, 2015

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.

Tour Schedule

September 1

Jesselle of The Lifelong Bookworm - Review

September 2

Precious of Fragments of Life - Review

September 3

Carmela of Classy Book Cam - Review
Lyra of Defiantly Deviant - Excerpt

September 4

JM of Book Freak Revelations - Review

September 5

Paula of Perks Be With You - Review
Jesselle of The Lifelong Bookworm - Excerpt

September 6

Nat of Cruising Pages - Review

September 7

Mary Jane of The Bookdragon - Review
Hazel of Stay Bookish - Review

September 8

Mary Ann of Teen Readers' Diary - Excerpt
Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Excerpt

September 9

Inah of The Bibliophile Confessions - Review

September 10

Trisha of Trisha Almighty - Review


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Monday, August 17, 2015

[FINISHED] Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Thank you to Kai for lending a copy for touring!

Never Always Sometimes
Title: Never Always Sometimes
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date of Publication: August 4, 2015

Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

Tour Schedule

August 17

Kristelle of Amiabooklover - Review
Paula of Perks Be With You - Review

August 18

Nat of Cruising Pages - Review

August 19

Raffy of Eccentric Everything - Excerpt

August 20

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review
Danna of Bananas Over Books - Review

August 21

Asa of The Book Snake Etc - Review

Monday, August 10, 2015

[FINISHED] All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder

Thank you to Scholastic Philippines for the ARC!

All We Have Is Now
Title: All We Have is Now
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publisher: Point
Date of Publication: July 28, 2015

What do you do with your last day on earth?

Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.

The city's quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people's wishes -- and gives them his wallet full of money.

Suddenly, this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in one last day -- maybe even their own.


Precious @ Fragments of Life
Mary Jane @ The Bookdragon
Carmela @ Classy Book Cam
Jayvee @ Writer for Misfits 

Monday, July 20, 2015

[FINISHED] The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Thank you to Scholastic Philippines for the copy and to Maricar for lending it!

The Game of Love and Death
Title: The Game of Love and Death
Author: Martha Brockenbrough
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Date of Publication: April 28, 2015

Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now . . . Henry and Flora.

For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.

Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?

Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured — a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.

The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.

Achingly romantic and brilliantly imagined, The Game of Love and Death is a love story you will never forget.

Tour Schedule

July 22

Kristelle @ Amiabooklover - Review

July 23

Mary Jane @ The Bookdragon - Excerpt

July 24

Maricar @ blackplume - Review

July 25

Biena @ Library Mistress - Excerpt

July 26

Precious @ Fragments of Life - Review

Monday, June 29, 2015

[FINISHED] 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

Dianne in here. Thank you to Random House Kids for the copy!

5 to 1
Title: 5 to 1
Author: Holly Bodger
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Date of Publication: May 12, 2015

In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.

Sudasa doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. Sudasa’s family wants nothing more than for their daughter to do the right thing and pick a husband who will keep her comfortable—and caged. Kiran’s family wants him to escape by failing the tests. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.


Michelle of The Twins Read
Kristelle of Amia Book Lover

Monday, June 22, 2015

[FINISHED] We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Dianne in here! Thank you to S&S Children's UK for the copy!

We All Looked Up
Title: We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Date of Publication: March 26, 2015

Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels:
The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.

But then we all looked up and everything changed.

They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we'd been, something that would last even after the end.

Two months to really live.

Tour Schedule

June 22

Miguel of The Quirky Reader - Review

June 23

Paula of Her Book Thoughts - Excerpt

June 24

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review

June 25

Michelle of The Escapist - Review

June 26

Nat of Cruising Pages - Excerpt

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

[FINISHED] Duplicity by N.K. Traver

Dianne in here! Thank you to Macmillan International for the copy!

Title: Duplicity
Author: N.K. Traver
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Date of Publication: March 17, 2015

A computer-hacking teen. The girl who wants to save him. And a rogue mirror reflection that might be the death of them both.

In private, seventeen-year-old Brandon hacks bank accounts just for the thrill of it. In public, he looks like any other tattooed bad boy with a fast car and devil-may-care attitude. He should know: he’s worked hard to maintain that façade. With inattentive parents who move constantly from city to city, he’s learned not to get tangled up in things like friends and relationships. So he’ll just keep living like a machine, all gears and wires.

Then two things shatter his carefully-built image: Emma, the kind, stubborn girl who insists on looking beneath the surface – and the small matter of a mirror reflection that starts moving by itself. Not only does Brandon’s reflection have a mind of its own, but it seems to be grooming him for something—washing the dye from his hair, yanking out his piercings, swapping his black shirts for … pastels. Then it tells him: it thinks it can live his life better, and it’s preparing to trade places.

And when it pulls Brandon through the looking-glass, not only will he need all his ill-gotten hacking skills to escape, but he’s going to have to face some hard truths about who he’s become. Otherwise he’ll be stuck in a digital hell until he’s old and gray, and no one will even know he's gone.


Kristelle of Amia Book Lover

Monday, June 15, 2015

[FINISHED] Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin

Dianne in here! Thank you to S&S UK for the copy!

Denton Little's Deathdate
Title: Denton Little's Deathdate (Denton Little #1)
Author: Lance Rubin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Date of Publication: March 26, 2015

Fans of John Green and Matthew Quick: Get ready to die laughing.

Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that's tomorrow, the day of his senior prom.

Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend's hostile sister. Though he's not totally sure. See: first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton's long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters…. Suddenly Denton's life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.

Debut author Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, furious, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager's life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.

Tour Schedule

June 15

Paula of Her Book Thoughts - Review

June 16

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review

June 17

Inah of The Bibliophile Confessions - Review

Thursday, June 11, 2015

[FINISHED] Deadly Design by Debra Dockter

Dianne in here! Thank you to Putnam Juvenile for the copy!

Deadly Design
Title: Deadly Design
Author: Debra Dockter
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Date of Publication: June 2, 2015

The emotional power of If I Stay meets the survival story of Maze Runner

Genetically engineered identical twins Kyle and Connor McAdams were born two years apart. Their parents figured it was safer that way, to increase their odds of survival. Connor was born first, paving an impossibly perfect path for Kyle to follow. He was the best at everything—valedictorian, star quarterback etc. Kyle never thought he’d be able to live up, so he didn’t even try.

But when Connor, 18, suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, and Kyle learns of other genetically modified kids who’ve also died on their eighteenth birthdays, he’s suddenly motivated—to save his own life. Like Connor and all the rest, Kyle was conceived at the Genesis Innovations Laboratory, where the mysterious Dr. Mueller conducted experiments on them. The clock’s ticking as Kyle searches for answers: who was Dr. Mueller really, and what did he do to cause their hearts to stop at eighteen? He must unravel the clues quickly, before, he too, becomes another perfect, blue-eyed corpse.


Kristelle of Amia Book Lover

Monday, June 1, 2015

[FINISHED] Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Dianne in here! Thank you to HarperCollins International for the touring copy and to Precious for sharing it!

Made You Up
Title: Made You Up
Author: Francesca Zappia
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Date of Publication: May 19, 2015

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.

Tour Schedule

June 1

Precious of Fragments of Life - Review
Kristelle of Amia Book Lover - Review

June 2

Paula of Her Book Thoughts - Review

June 3

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review + Excerpt

June 4

Nat of Cruising Pages - Review + Interview

June 5

Maricar of blackplume - Review


Monday, May 25, 2015

[FINISHED] Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Dianne in here! Thank you to Harlequin Teen for the touring copy and to Kai for sharing it!

Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, #1)
Title: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1)
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date of Publication: May 26, 2015

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Tour Schedule

May 25

Maricar of blackplume - Review

May 26

Ara of The Booksnake Etc - Review

May 27

Biena of Library Mistress - Excerpt

May 28

Michelle of The Escapist - Review
Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Excerpt

May 29

Camelle of Home of a Book Lover - Review


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Friday, May 22, 2015

[FINISHED] Lifespan of Starlight by Thalia Kalkipsakis

Dianne in here. Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont for the copy!

Lifespan of Starlight
Title: Lifespan of Starlight
Author: Thalia Kalkipsakis
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Date of Publication: April 2015

The first in a thrilling new trilogy of epic proportions from best-selling children's author Thalia Kalkipsakis. A fresh take on the time tripping genre, The Lifespan of Starlight is Gattaca meets The Time Traveler's Wife.

It already lies dormant within you: the ability to move within time.

In 2084, three teenagers discover the secret to time travel. At first their jumps cover only a few seconds, but soon they master the technique and combat their fear of jumping into the unknown.

It's dangerous. It's illegal. And it's utterly worth it for the full-body bliss of each return.

As their ability to time jump grows into days and weeks, the group begins to push beyond their limits, with terrifying consequences. Could they travel as far as ten years, to escape the authorities? They are desperate enough to find out.

But before they jump they must be sure, because it only works in one direction.

Once you trip forwards, there's no coming back.


Nickole of Ishiee's Book Blog

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

[FINISHED] A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Dianne in here! I would like to thank Tor Books and Macmillan International for the touring copies!

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)
Title: A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Publisher: Tor Books
Date of Publication: February 24, 2015

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.

Tour Schedule

May 18

Jothee of The Bookwhore Diaries - Excerpt

May 19

Nickole of Ishiee's Book Blog - Review

May 20

Inah of Bibliophile Confessions - Review

May 21

Jhed of When Books Defy Gravity - Excerpt
Luigi of Reading with Luigi - Excerpt

May 22

Jayvee of Writer for Misfits - Review

Monday, April 27, 2015

[FINISHED] The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline T. Richmond

Dianne in here and thank you to Scholastic Philippines for the review copy!

The Only Thing to Fear
Title: The Only Thing To Fear
Author: Caroline T. Richmond
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date of Publication: September 30, 2014

In a stunning reimagining of history, debut author Caroline Tung Richmond weaves an incredible story of secrets and honor in a world where Hitler won World War II.

It's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-year-old Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Under the iron rule of the Nazis, the government strives to maintain a master race, controlling everything from jobs to genetics. Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing, Zara dreams of the free America she's only read about in banned books. A revolution is growing, and a rogue rebel group is plotting a deadly coup. Zara might hold the key to taking down the Führer for good, but it also might be the very thing that destroys her. Because what she has to offer the rebels is something she's spent her entire life hiding, under threat of immediate execution by the Nazis.

In this action-packed, heart-stopping novel of a terrifying reality that could have been, Zara must decide just how far she'll go for freedom.