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