Saturday, January 23, 2016

Backlist Revival Project 1: One Night At The Palace Hotel by Bianca Mori

Earlier this month, I announced that I will be working with Ms. Mina Esguerra. We are doing Backlist Revival Project to help bring attention, new reviews, and new readers to books that are a few years old. We will feature a book per month and the featured book of the month is a contemporary romance that was published in 2014 or earlier. So, if you are interested to REVIEW books by Filipino authors, please let us know.

For January, the featured book is ONE NIGHT AT THE PALACE HOTEL by Bianca Mori.

by Bianca Mori
Publication Date: February 14th 2014 

Goodreads Synopsis:
It's the night before The Palace Hotel opens, and the entire city is abuzz with what everyone is calling a throwback to the Gilded Age. Everyone, that is, except Consuelo De la Red. Faced with a destiny picked out for her and a dream she just can't forget, she confronts the choices she has made and the man she was forced to reject. When the past comes crashing into the present, will she listed to her duty, or give in to the urging of her heart?

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Blog Tour: SANCTUARY BAY by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz (Excerpt + Giveaway)

By Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country—Sanctuary Bay Academy—it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home and struggling with the memory of her parent’s murder, escaping to the school’s tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.

Want to know more about SANCTUARY BAY? Check out the excerpt below.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Ten Books I've Recently Added To My TBR

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, I will share with you the books I recently added to my TBR list. Most of the books are 2016 releases. I hope you will like these books and add them in your list, too!

This seems very mature for YA so I added it up on my list.
   Going Geek by | Adds to Goodreads |
Going Geek seems perfect for a geek like me.
   Tell Me Three Things by | Adds to Goodreads |
Waffles on the cover!!! ❤️
 The Creeper Man by | Adds to Goodreads |
Oh yes because it's by Dawn Kurtagich!

I love Anne Greenwood Brown's LIES BENEATH! I bet this one will be as good!
 'Six were taken. Five came back.' WAIT, WHAT?! Seriously??? I need this. RIGHT NOW.


   The Darkest Corners by| Adds to Goodreads |
Dahlia Adler has been tweeting about this. I couldn't resist not adding this book!
   Shallow Graves by | Adds to Goodreads |
I won an ARC of this so I added this one.
 Enter Title Here by | Adds to Goodreads |
Protagonist Resh is mean, manipulative, vindictive. *high fives Resh*
This Is Where the World Ends by | Adds to Goodreads |
The synopsis sounds really intriguing! I've read Zhang's previous novel and I loved it so I think I'm going to love TIWTWE as well. 

What did you recently add to your list? Let me know!
Comment below and I will visit your pages as well.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Blog Tour: FIRSTS by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (Q&A + Giveaway)

Hello, troglodytes! This is my first blog post for 2016 (yayyy! Happy New Year, by the way!). I'm part of the blog tour for Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's debut novel, FIRSTS. I'm pretty excited to read this because the synopsis sounds fun. In this tour, I got to interview the author plus there's a giveaway (where you'd get a chance to win a copy of FIRSTS) at the end of this post, too! Enjoy!!! :-)
- Kyla

by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Young Adult - Contemporary
Publication: January 5th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books (Imprint of St. Martin's Press)
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In the vein of Easy A, an honest and refreshing young adult novel about sex, love, and high school.

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy - so far. Her mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn - or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her own reputation -and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, Firsts is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

2016 Bookish Plans

I just realized that I did not post a mandatory "Hello 2016" post. So, here is it even though it's five days late already. (I am never really good at this.) Anyway, I hope everyone got books last Christmas. I am still waiting for my bookish mails to arrive. Hopefully, they will arrive soon and speaking of books, Wordery is having this 5% off on books, click on this link for the coupon code and they are also having their January Sale. Check those all out! 
Here are the things that you will be seeing on the blog in the coming weeks or so:

1. Backlist Revival Project!
|| Add ONE NIGHT AT THE PALACE HOTEL on Goodreads ||
This is something that we (together with Ms. Mina Esguerra) are doing to help bring attention, new reviews, and new readers to books that are a few years old. We will feature a book per month and the featured book of the month is a contemporary romance that was published in 2014 or earlier.
We will invite bloggers to receive free review copies, if they agree to post a review within a certain time period. 
So, if you are interested to REVIEW books by Filipino authors, please sign up by clicking this form
For January, the featured book will be: ONE NIGHT AT THE PALACE HOTEL by Bianca Mori. This book is an adult romance title. Only sign up if you can handle the themes and situations. Sign ups will run until January 17 and reviews must be posted before January 31.

2. FIRSTS Blog Tour
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There will be an interview and giveaway so please check that out in the next few days.Kyla will be in-charge of that post.

3. Blog Hopping and Reading Goals
Lastly, I want to interact more this year. I WANNA SEND SOME LOVE AND SUPPORT. If you could just please fill this out and leave your name and blog, I would appreciate it very much. I will try my best to constantly check and comment on your blogs all through out the year. 
I plan to read more than 50 books this year. I am very positive as I have read 2 books so far. I read F*CK LOVE, and UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT
How many books are you planning to read this year? Have you great ones so far?