[BOOK BLITZ] Remembrance

Series: Transcend Time #1
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: young adult, science fiction, romance, fantasy, time travel, magic

Publisher: Dreamscape
Published: July 27, 2011
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from 1815, England ... but she doesn't realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return. 
When Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school, she feels a connection to him, like she knows him. But he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching Drew is more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind? 
Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, but fighting fate isn’t easy, and she’s determined to unravel the mysteries of the past. 

[REVIEW] Girl of Nightmares

Series: Anna #2
 Kendare Blake
 young adult, horror, paranormal, ghosts, fantasy, romance, supernatural, urban fantasy, magic
 June 17, 2014 (first published August 7, 2012)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.
His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live - not walk around half dead, pining for her. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.
Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong... Therese aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.
Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor. 

MARCH BOOK HAUL (aka the-last-month-of-school haul)

ignore the bloodydamn rubik's cube.. I was preventing Cruel Crown's cover from flipping up :P
Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard | Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | Morning Star by Pierce Brown

I'm a couple of weeks away from my summer vacation. I really can't wait for it!! It means more time for myself, for skills improvements, and for reading! I dropped by Amazon Kindle eBooks a few times this past month and came out with several new reads. And they were all FREE! I also got School of Deaths from a giveaway by Haraiah @ Random Things in MotionEarthbound and After the Winter by Mark R. Healy by simply joining his mailing list, Better Off by Yesenia Vargas by joining her mailing list, and Transcend Saga Box Set by Michelle Madow through the same way.

The list of my new ebook reads is really, really lengthy. I kind of ended up with a combination of different YA genres and adult mystery thriller (it's still mostly YA though). I also downloaded a couple of review copies that interests me but are somehow off my comfort zone. I'm sure I'll never finish all of these during my vacation. But crossing my fingers that I'll be able to read a good amount of them :)

[REVIEW] UnDivided

Series: Unwind #4
 Neal Shusterman
 young adult, science fiction, dystopia, fantasy, romance, thriller, horror, adventure
 October 14, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon | B&NBook Depository

Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a dark military plan for him. But below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Connor, Risa, and Lev uncover these shocking secrets, enraged teens begin to rise up, demanding justice and a better future.
But more trouble is brewing. Starkey's group of stroked kids are growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. If they have their way, they'll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad - which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future. 
The finale to the New York Times bestselling futuristic thriller dystology that Booklist called, "Perfectly poised to catch the Hunger Games wave, and based on an even more plausible dystopian scenario," is unexpected, unsettling, and startlingly unconventional.

[REVIEW] The Selection

Series: the Selection #1
 Kiera Cass
 young adult, dytopia, romance
 April 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. 
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. 
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

[REVIEW] Limerence

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Series: The Cure #3
 Charlotte McConaghy
 new adult, science fiction, dystopia, romance
 April 14, 2016
Publisher: Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan
Purchase: Amazon

No injection can cure love. Only life can do that.  
Deep in the darkest tunnels hide the last of the resistance fighters. Hunted by the savage Furies and the ruthless Bloods, they live in constant peril. The only means of survival is to seek strength in family and find courage in love. So what happens when love is cured, scoured away, leaving death in its place? 

In the final battle for freedom, there are no lines that won’t be crossed. And for Josi this means becoming the creature she fears most of all: the girl with a blood moon heart. 
The gripping conclusion to the dystopian trilogy The Cure, Limerence is a love story for the monsters within. 
Perfect for fans of Pierce Brown, Laini Taylor and Maggie Stiefvater.


Series: The Caelian Cycle #3
Author: Donnielle Tyner
Genre: young adult, science fiction, dystopia, romance
Expected Publication: April 2016
Chaos is what rules Sadie’s life. Separation, lies, and an overpowering Talent have pushed her fragile sanity to the breaking point. Without Kian to fall back on, Sadie has to learn that her strength comes from within – as well as from those she loves. Just when Sadie begins to attain some stability, the true nature of her Talent reveals itself, causing her world to shift.

War is on the horizon. Tensions are rising at an exponential pace between the US government and the Caelian citizens of America ever since the exploits of the HPC were exposed. Communities are being torn apart. The United States is on the brink of another civil war. Mistrust, hatred, and fear are the fuel behind the violence plaguing its citizens. Something needs to shift.

Peace is what unites the HCA and the Caelian families who strive for positive change. Some progress is being made, until Miles Koenig reveals his master plan 20 years in the making. Hoping to enact change and unify the nation, Sadie embarks on a dangerous mission not only to stop her grandfather, but to transform the pending war into a revolution for peace.

Everything is going to SHIFT

[REVIEW] Melancholy

Series: The Cure #2
Charlotte McConaghy
 new adult, science fiction, dystopia, romance
 June 11, 2015
Publisher: Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan
Purchase: Amazon

Here in the west they know a lot about hope. They know how to ration it just as they do with food and water. 
Josephine is at last free of the blood moon. But in a desperate rush to find help for a comatose Luke, she discovers the strange and dangerous world of the resistance, and it is unlike any world Josi has known. 
In the west they believe in fury – they cultivate and encourage it. The unruly people of the resistance know that to survive means to fight. But can they fight the inevitable cure for sadness that rushes steadily closer? 
In the action-packed sequel to Fury, everything Josi believes about herself will be challenged. Haunted by atrocities and betrayals, she must find the strength to trust again, and decide how far she is willing to go to fight the inevitable. 
At times both brutal and sweet, Melancholy is the story of second chances and finding love in a ruined world.

[REVIEW] Tsarina

Series: N/A
 J. Nelle Patrick (Jackson Pearce)
 young adult, historical fiction, fantasy, magic, adventure, romance
 February 27, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill
Purchase: Amazon

Imperial Russia swirls with rebellion.
But Natalya's first love and heir to the Russian throne, Alexei Romanov, whispers a secret in her ear: Hidden within the Winter Palace lies a Faberge Egg enchanted by the powerful mystic Rasputin. With it, the Romanovs will never fall from power. The Reds will never triumph over the Whites. And one day, Alexei will ascend the throne and Natalya will be beside him - the tsarina of Russia. 
But when the Reds raid the Winter Palace, the egg vanishes and the Romanovs are captured. Natalya must find the egg to save Alexei, her way of life, and her royal future. She's forced to ally herself with an enemy - a young Red named Leo who wants the egg for his own purposes. As they brave a war-battered landscape of snow and magic, Natalya realizes that the world isn't as simple as it seemed back in Saint Petersburg. Nothing - not friends, not politics, not even love - is as clear as Red and white. 

[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Ten Books On My Spring TBR

This Week's Topic: Ten Books on my Spring TBR

Excited for the next couple of months since I'll be having my vacation soon! Just three more weeks of craziness and after that I'll busy myself with far better and more fun things. I'll have my thesis topic defense a couple of weeks from now then finals then vacation! YAY!

For now, here's my partial TBR list for the next couple of months :)

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas. I read Crown of Midnight months ago and I have no idea why I'm stalling this. Really crazy of me to do so.. But I'll get around it soon. Yes, soon.
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige. I never really thought about getting this book but when a copy miraculously landed on the footsteps of my house (okay, not literally. lol), I just thought that hey maybe I should give this a try and see for myself.
Winter (the Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer. I've been wanting to read this ever since I got my hands on it but it's sooooo long 800 BLOODYDAMN PAGES so for school vacation it is.
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) + Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown. I'll be rereading these books since I finally have a copy of Morning Star!! But I'll get my hands on it this weekend. SO EXCITED FOR IT!!


Series: The Cure #1
Charlotte McConaghy
 new adult, science fiction, dystopia, romance
 March 25, 2014
Publisher: Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan
Purchase: Amazon

When emotions are erased from the world, creating a civilization of mindless drones, only those with fury can survive. 
On the same day each year Josephine Luquet wakes naked, shivering and covered in blood that is not her own. Under the cold gaze of the blood moon she is someone else entirely, but when dawn breaks her memories vanish and she is left with only an icy horror, a burning fury. Amid a sea of 'drones', she alone hasn’t been cured.  
Then she meets Luke. He isn’t like the other drones. With secrets behind his eyes, he is the only one determined to help Josephine discover the truth before the next blood moon rises.  
But time is running out. Is Luke willing to risk his life to be near her? Does he truly understand what violence she is capable of?  
Raw and full of passion, Fury is a story of love in a dystopian world, and how much we are willing to forgive in the struggle to remember our humanity.

[WEEKEND READS] Salt to the Sea + Fury

Ruta Sepetys!!

With finals && thesis around the corner, I've become busier than before. At the same time, I continue to read on my spare time hence my lack of activity. I've finished a few books since I posted my last weekend reads post (which was a month ago).

Anyway, I'll continue to be busy in the next couple of weeks (yes, including the upcoming Holy Week - for Catholics - since I have plans to do by then) but I'll continue to read and I'll be posting my personal book challenge update soon! So excited for vacation (2nd week of April!!).

ICYM: I'm giving a way a SIGNED COPY OF RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard.

[WEEKLY MUSING] Victoria Aveyard in PH!!

signed copy!!

We all have our first times on things. Last Sunday was my first time to attend a book signing here in the Philippines. Here's a quick thought: it's as crazy as I see them in photos. Let me give a rundown of my uneventful experience last Sunday.

[REVIEW] Air Awakens

Series: Air Awakens #1
Elise Kova
 young adult, fantasy, romance, magic
 August 27, 2015
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond... 
The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war. 
Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.
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