3/28/2014

(ARC) Book Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

Roomies
by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Expected publication: December 24th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format Acquired: ARC from publisher via NetGalley (thank you!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
It's time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.

3/24/2014

LoveLines by S.Walden is NOW AVAILABLE! (And look! A giveaway)



LoveLines
by S. Walden
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Pre-order: Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Arrive to work at 7:58 A.M. sharp. Check. Count forty-seven steps to cubicle. Check. Arrange pens in their red-blue-black-green-purple order of importance. Check. Apply hand sanitizer before opening email. Double check.

And that’s just the first few minutes of her work day.

Thirty-one-year-old proofreader Bailey Mitchell is a slave to her tics. She inherited Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder from her father, and it’s done nothing but inhibit her love life. She’s run the gamut of boyfriends—none of them willing or able to cope with her condition.

Enter 32-year-old Reece Powell, her new coworker at Beach Elite Marketing Firm. He’s more than willing to cope. He finds her habits cute and quirky . . . for now. Reece wins her over, and life coasts along for them until Bailey experiences a devastating blow. Tragedy exacerbates her OCD, and Reece realizes her tics aren’t so cute and quirky anymore. Just like all the others, he has the choice to leave.

But Reece isn't like all the others.


The Wilmington Saga
Follow the stories of Wilmington, NC residents as they fall in and out of love, mend and break hearts, grow, change, lose, win, and experience what it means to truly live in this small coastal community.

3/21/2014

The Right Moves by Emma Hart (Book Blitz + INTERNATIONAL Giveaway)


The Right Moves (The Game #3)
by Emma Hart
Publication date: March 27th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Her past is wrought with demons.

His past is full of heartbreak.

Yet he’s the one person that can remind her what it means to live.

Abbi Jenkins never thought she would leave the walls of the mental institution that’s housed her for the last year. Now she has, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten everything Pearce put her through.

She knows there’s only one way to deal with the depression that claws at her mind each day, and ballet becomes more than a hobby, a dream. Ballet – and Julliard – becomes a reason to live. Something to hold on for.

Blake Smith left London for one reason and one reason only. Running from the heartbreak of his past was never something he wanted to do, but with constant reminders everywhere he turned, it became his only option. When he arrives in New York City, he vows he’ll keep the promise he made to his sister and get into Juilliard.

But he doesn’t expect to be paired with Abbi in class, the girl whose eyes show a world of pain he’s seen before. Pain he knows too well. As each hour they spend together pulls them closer, Blake can’t fight his need to save her from herself.

Lines blur as their pasts are wrenched into the open, and they have to ask themselves whether they’re  too broken to ever to be fixed, or if they’re the healing the other needs.

If I Stay Giveaway Winner!

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3/16/2014

(ARC) Book Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Ask Again Later
by Liz Czukas
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: March 11th 2014 by Harper Teen
Format Acquired: ARC from publisher via Edelweiss (thank you!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all...

3/13/2014

National Book Store Event: Becca Fitzpatrick Book Signing



National Book Store brings Hush, Hush series author Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush series, is coming to Manila for book signing events on March 29 at 4 pm in National Book Store, Glorietta 1 and on March 30 at 4 pm in National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu.

Hush, Hush is the debut novel of Fitzpatrick where humans are under the command of fallen angels. Described by Publishers Weekly as a “fast-paced, exhilarating read,” it is about a sacred oath, a fallen angel and a forbidden love. It follows the story of Nora Grey, a responsible and smart sophomore student, who falls for Patch, one who has made countless mistakes in the past, after several encounters. Nora does not know who to trust and is torn between falling into his arms or run and hide. Later on, she realizes that she is in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen. Any wrong move she makes can cause Nora her life. This paranormal romance continues in Crescendo, Silence and Finale, which all debuted as New York Times bestsellers. The film rights to the series have been optioned by LD Entertainment.

Becca Fitzpatrick graduated with a degree in health, which she abandoned because of her love for storytelling. Her memories from her high school years explain why she writes young adult novels. She was a member of VICA and the National Honor Society and was played clarinet for the marching band. Her next book, Black Ice, is a riveting thriller that centers on the dangers of falling in love set against the treacherous mountains of Wyoming. Black Ice will hit shelves in October.

Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence and Finale are available in National Book Store and Powerbooks. Shop online and buy eBooks at nationalbookstore.com. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests.

3/12/2014

In Which I Introduce My Reading Kit

Today is a special day because I'll be featuring something dear to me. Books are special, of course, but this is different. It's almost like a child to me. It sorta is... (more on that later)

ANYWAY.

I present to you... my reading kit.