3/12/2016

TOMORROW: #SarahJMaasinPH


I'll be honest: I'm both excited and sad about tomorrow. Excited because obviously- I'll get to meet Sarah J Maas (!!!) but at the same time, I'm sorta bummed that I'll only get ACOTAR signed. My ToG books aren't from NBS so obviously, I won't be bringing them along. But it's okay! Just getting one book signed is enough because IT'S SARAH'S SIGNATURE!!! :D :D :D

Who's going?! :D (heehee am I being too smiley? Heehee)

Main deets:

What: Sarah J. Maas Book Signing Event
When: March 13, 2016, 2 p.m.
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1
Registration starts at 10 a.m.

Join New York Times and USA Today bestselling ‘Throne of Glass’ series author Sarah J. Maas for a book signing event on March 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated. The event is made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@nbsalert) for more details. Tag #SarahJMaasinPH to join the discussion.

ABOUT SARAH J. MAAS
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. A Court of Mist and Fury, the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, will release on May 3rd, 2016.

A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies. 

ABOUT THRONE OF GLASS
The award-winning first installment of the New York Times bestselling series…

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena, an assassin, is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. 

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

ABOUT A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
The New York Times bestselling first book in a new fantasy series from Sarah J. Maas…

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

‘A Court of Mist and Fury’, the second book in the series, hits shelves in May.

Book Signing Mechanics
1. Registration will start at 10:00 a.m. First come, first served. 

2. The book signing will be limited to 350 signing slots.

3. Each participant is allowed to have a maximum of three (3) books to be signed (1 personalized and 2 with signatures only). The books must be presented upon registration. Only copies of Sarah J. Maas books bought at any National Book Store, NBS Express, and Powerbooks branches will be allowed. The book must have its official receipt or price tag.

4. A participant can register only once. Each participant will be given the following:
  • Numbered Signing Pass
  • Stamp mark on the hand to indicate your registration
5. Posted photos will be allowed. However, we strictly allow one photo per person only. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. 

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3/01/2016

Cover Reveal: Get Lucky, A YA Anthology

Hey, guys! Remember when I used to participate in these things? Well, I'm back at it! I personally love Kelly Oram, one of the authors in this book, so I thought to pitch in and give ya'll a peek at their her (and five other author's) new baby!

Ready?

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Tadaaaaa~


Get Lucky (A YA Anthology)
featuring authors, Ali Dean, Kristen Kehoe, Cassie Mae, Tessa Marie, Kelly Oram, and Ginger Scott
Release Date: March 17, 2016 (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)
ADD IT ON GOODREADS

Here are the blurbs for each of the stories in the book:

Doubles Love by Ali Dean

Mackenzie Bell loves two things: tennis and the Kendrick family. She doesn’t want to be anything like her mother, who hops from one husband to the next. It’s one of many reasons why she’s never dated. The other reason? She’s in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jesse Kendrick.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Kristen Kehoe

Kennedy Russo has had it rough. She's become a pro at being invisible. But when she's paired up for a 5 week assignment with golden boy, Gage, she starts to realize that anonymity may not always be the best option. Gage is on a mission to make her his friend, but will their tentative friendship bloom into something more?

Stroke of Luck by Cassie Mae

Jensen is well on his way to the PGA, if only he could focus. Getting stuck with his best friend as co-counselor at the golf camp will help—Penny’s always been one to push him. But when their alone time turns romantic, Jensen wonders if she’ll just be another distraction.

Someone I Used to Know by Tessa Marie

Charlotte was not looking forward to Spring Break. No technology and a boy she can’t stand. But when she realizes the boy is actually a hot guy now, and wants to hang out with her (!) she cant help but think this break may turn into something pretty awesome. But, is he harboring a secret that will challenge their budding relationship?

16 Kisses by Kelly Oram

All Cassie Caldwell wants for her sixteenth birthday is to finally be kissed. When Cassie’s older brother and his best friend—the lovable, sexy cowboy, Jared—discover her secret, Jared takes it upon himself to make sure her birthday wish comes true.

Four Letter Words by Ginger Scott

Dakota Wright has been making Jace Padgett look good for years…and she’s tired of it. What started as a favor has turned into a habit—one that she’s justified in her mind because Jace also happens to be six feet of gorgeous hunky quarterback, green eyes and a smile that can swing a girl to the moon. But the last favor she did for him may have finally tipped the scales, and Dakota’s ready to call it quits. One small hiccup—her heart can’t seem to let her. And when Jace starts to share pieces of the real him, Dakota begins to think her heart might just be smarter than her head after all.

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An excerpt for Kelly Oram's 16 Kisses. Enjoy!

“Scott Williamson, huh? That’s setting the bar pretty high for the rest of us,” Wyatt said.

I should have seen it coming from the second they sat down, but it was still a shock to realize they were talking about kissing me. I blinked at Wyatt. “The rest of you? Like, as in you, you?”

Wyatt gestured back and forth between him and Asher with a laugh. “As in both of us.”

“What?”

“Well we heard about your birthday kisses, and we’re hoping you can help us settle an argument.”

Asher folded his arms and with a completely serious face said, “Who’s the better on-stage kisser.”

Selena, giddy at this new development, squeaked. “Yes! She’ll totally do it!” I glared at my traitorous best friend and she rolled her eyes. “Oh my gosh, girl, if you don’t I will. Now go.”

Love,
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2/21/2016

Event Alert: #VictoriaAveyardinPH | National Book Store


Victoria Aveyard is coming to the Philippines in March! Woot woot! People get excited about all-out arena concerts or big musical productions or intimate plays in theaters well... this is IT for me. Author events! In the Philippines! *wiggles in seat* I am currently gearing up for the event by diving right into Red Queen. I know, I know. Why just now, Sab? I'm sorry, okay! I've been meaning to for so long now because my blogger friends have been gushing about it (and Saab Magalona loved it too..... let's not forget, she's my #LifePeg LOL). But there is no escaping my fickle mind! I'm making up for it though! I am finally making a dent in Red Queen and now I am pumped! Can it be March already, please???

Who's going on March 5th or 6th? Show of hands? :D If you are, here are some deets on the event:

Victoria Aveyard Book Signing Tour 
ONLY BOOKS PURCHASED FROM NATIONAL BOOK STORE, NATIONAL BOOK STORE EXPRESS OR POWERBOOKS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED. 

Book Signing Mechanics 
1. Registration will start at 10:00 a.m. First come, first served. 
  • March 5 at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu
  • March 6 at National Book Store Glorietta 1 
2. Each participant is allowed to have a maximum of three (3) books to be signed (1 personalized and 2 with signatures only). The books must be presented upon registration. Only copies of Victoria Aveyard books bought at any National Book Store, NBS Express, and Powerbooks branches will be allowed. The book must have its official receipt or price tag. 

3. A participant can register only once. Each participant will be given the following: 
  • Numbered Signing Pass 
  • Stamp mark on the hand to indicate your registration 
4. NBS will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests, NBS reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line. 

5. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.
 
Frequently Asked Questions 

When and where are the book signings? 
March 5, 1:00 p.m., at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu 
March 6, 2:00 p.m., at National Book Store, Glorietta 1 

Is there a registration fee? 
No. There is no registration fee. 

When will the registration be? 
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on March 5 at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu, and 10:00 a.m. on March 6 at National Bok Store, Glorietta 1. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served. Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass. The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks. 

How many books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed? 
Each participant is allowed to have a maximum of three (3) books to be signed (1 personalized and 2 with signatures only). The books must be presented upon registration. We do not have any preset limit as to the number of people. 

However, should there be an excessive number of guests, NBS reserves the right to limit the number of guests in line. First come, first served. 

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books? 
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks. The books must have either the price tag or official receipt. 

Do I need to buy on-site? 
No. You can buy books before or during the event. 

Can I have other items signed? 
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author. 

Can we have our photo taken with the author? 
Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person. 

How much are the books? 
Red Queen (Hardcover – P649) 
Red Queen (Trade Paperback – P435) 
Cruel Crown (Trade Paperback – P359) 
Glass Sword (Hardcover – P699) 
Glass Sword (Trade Paperback – P435) 

See you there!

Love,
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1/31/2016

Never Never (Parts One to Three) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher



Let me start by saying I AM SO FREAKING DISAPPOINTED. I am not going to beat around the bush. I am saying this flat out: I WAITED MONTHS FOR THE THIRD BOOK AND THIS IS IT?? From a strong start to a weak ending??? THIS IS WHY I HAVE TRUST ISSUES.

Never Never in a nutshell is about Charlie and Silas, highschool seniors who wake up one day not remembering a thing about themselves and the people around them. No names, no memories. They managed to retain some things though. Silas still knows how to work a camera while Charlie still has her infinite love for books. Together they attempt to uncover the mystery behind their sudden memory loss while trying to navigate through everyday life as the Charlie and Silas they know nothing about. 

To be clear, I really did enjoy Never Never part one. The writing appealed to me in every way. The descriptions, the transition, the romance, the mystery — it was all very satisfying despite the short length of the book. It made me crave the next books like crazy. And I'm not even a CoHo fan!

Part two was pretty much the same except we get a bit more questions and a few answers. I was happy that they were finally getting somewhere on learning the truth! Why did they loose their memories? Who took it? Are any of the people in their lives involved in it somehow?! Is this a paranormal book?!!?!

The answer, my dearies, is that it is not. It's not anything. Part three left me frustrated and angry. I felt like I got even more questions than answers in the final instalment of the book. It's a lazy ending, in my opinion. The worst part is that the last book seemed so disconnected to the first two. It went from being intense and mysterious to just plain SAPPY. Like, everything is gonna work out! We'll be fine! Even their siblings started dating towards the end. WTF was that? No need to fill the book with one too many happy endings. Ughhhhhhh I CAN'T EVEN. I try to avoid using that expression as much as I can but it's highly appropriate here. I would've preferred a totally crazy explanation than a rather underwhelming one. With an ending like that, did they really need to stretch it out to three books?

I'm done.
I'm done. I'm done. I'm done.

Love,
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