See You Tomorrow at #AlexLondoninPH

What: Alex London Book Signing Event
When: August 30, 2014, 2 pm
Where: National Book Store, SM Aura
Registration starts at 10 am. 

Join Alex London, author of the young adult dystopian novels “Proxy” and “Guardian”, for a book signing event on August 30, 2014, 2 pm, in National Book Store, SM Aura. Registration starts at 10 am. The event is made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Metro magazine, Chalk magazine, Sweep and SM Aura. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for more details. Tag #AlexLondoninPH to join the discussion.

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Read 'Proxy' by Alex London (Blog Tour + Giveaway)

Proxy (Proxy #1)
by Alex London
Published: May 1st 2014 by Speak (first published June 18th 2013)
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction, Dystopia
Format Acquired: Paperback from National Bookstore
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.


I Don't Know What To Read Next... OH BUT I DO! (Day 2 of the PMS Rant)

Just in case you were wondering:

  1. Day 1 is here (*chants* CLICK IT! CLICK IT! CLICK IT!)
  2. NO I do not PMS for weeks. I had trouble getting my thoughts out immediately after day 1 so I figured I'd post it next month if it still applies and viola! It still does! NO SURPRISE THERE!
So my dilemma this time is this: I have a hard time deciding on my next read when my brain is being extra-fickle minded. Hormones ruin everything, dude. I'm serious. Bookworms have a hard enough time picking out their next read. It's even more difficult when you just finished an extremely good book. Am I right? *nudge nudge*

But when it's that time of the month, I can go from happy to sad in a snap.

Gee, Sab, that must suck.

It does, teeny tiny voice in my head asking me questions. (ha-ha, maybe I'm "just" going out of my mind and it's not the PMS-ing that's screwing me up) HOW ON EARTH AM I GOING TO CHOOSE WHICH BOOK TO READ NEXT? Just this weekend, I sat on my bed and stared at my shelf for a good 20 minutes or so. I pulled (and eventually put back) the following books, in this order:


Thoughts on Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day (Every Day #1)
by David Levithan
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Published: August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format Acquired: Paperback from Fully Booked
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day


Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
by Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Published: October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format Acquired: Paperback from Fully Booked
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.


Sab Recommends Youtube Channels

When I'm not reading, going over my Facebook newsfeed (I know. I'm one of those people who just looove Facebook), or chatting with Dianne/Charlie/Melo, I'm... on Youtube. Most of the videos I watch only last for 5 minutes or less but I spend an insane amount of time on the website. I guess shorter videos simply make you browse more. Today I'm sharing my list of channels I frequently visit in the hopes of passing on the fantarding to you.

If you want to binge on some good ol' talk show comedy, I recommend...

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
I must say, The Tonight Show improved a lot when Jimmy took over. More than the guest interviews, I also enjoy the variety of skits that Jimmy does. He reads #hashtag contributions on Twitter, writes hilarious thank you notes, and even plays games with his guests! I think it also helps that Jimmy has great dynamics with Steve Higgins and The Roots. It makes the show so much more fun. I can't get enough. And that's why I keep watching them.


Book Review: Forever Kinda Love by Clara Stone + Giveaway (Blog Tour)

Forever Kinda Love
by Clara Stone
Genre: Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 15th 2014
Format Acquired: ebook from author (Thanks, P!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Paperback from Amazon | Signed Paperback Directly from Clara Stone (US ONLY)
Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.


Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: (un)breakable by Kesh Tanglao

(un)breakable (Gezellig #2)
by Kesh Tanglao
Date of Publication: July 16, 2014
Genre: contemporary romance/chick-lit
Purchase: Amazon | Smashwords
Format Acquired: eARC from the author (thanks, Kesh!)
Lorin Perez’s life is finally back on track after almost losing it six years ago. She knows meeting and dating sizzling hot professional rugby player Spence Clarke is a huge part of her healing process. But with her father starting a new family, she decides to follow her best friend Caitlin to UK–Spence’s home country–and start a new life.

However, moving to UK brings certain complications in the form of Gezellig band member Nigel Whitmore, a.k.a. the one who didn’t follow through three years ago. And even though Lorin is very clear about her no commitment rule, Nigel ignores this and pursues Lorin like never before.

Caught between the man who made her feel safe and the one who makes her feel alive, will she finally be able to set her heart free and make the right choice?