Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Philippine Release Party!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


The Magic is Back on July 31st! Read the Eighth Epic Story.

To celebrate the return of Harry Potter, Scholastic, Inc., National Book Store, and Pinoy Harry Potter [Hogwarts Philippines] will officially launch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) on July 31, 2016 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1.

Come in your best robes [Muggle clothing will do, too, if you want to go incognito] and have fun with witches and wizards from PHP as we celebrate Harry Potter’s [and J.K.Rowlng’s] birthday and comeback. The official unboxing will happen at 7:01 am, while registration for the mid-day event starts at 10 am. And oh, did we say there will be cake and prizes? :)

See you there!


Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Today, I'm sharing the cover for Victoria Scott's middle-grade debut novel, HEAR THE WOLVES!

Title: Hear the Wolves
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Scholastic
Date of Publication: March 28, 2017

It’s survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott!

Sloan is a hunter.

So she shouldn’t be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it’s been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight — it makes her too scared to be on her own.

When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she’s already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn’t stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that’s tied there — their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town.

But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That’s when the wolves start hunting them . . .


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I'm joining #ARCAugust!

Monday, July 11, 2016

I've always wanted to join ARC August hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat but I always forget to sign up. I mean, this is the fourth one and I haven't even joined one. I FAIL IN CHALLENGES. But here I am!

I'm a moody reader but I want to be strict this time around. I need to up that NetGalley ratio! So I'm exclusively reading eARCs from NetGalley and I plan on reading ten this coming August. I'm listing down 12 titles to pick from!

The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn
The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch
The Memory Book by Lara Avery
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler
Cure for the Common Universe by Christian McKay Heidicker

Have you read any of these books? Which book should I get to first? Are you joining ARC August? Join me, let's go!

I See You by Molly McAdams

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Today, I'm happy to participate in the cover reveal for I SEE YOU by Molly McAdams!

Title: I See You
Author: Molly McAdams
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of Publication: November 1, 2016

Futures are uncertain, unpredictable-like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently embedded in the surface…

During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde's soul. An unparalleled stain she can't forget despite the many months that have passed-and despite the distraction she'd hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin.

When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry-the guy she can't forget no matter how hard she tries…

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My #AmyandAndreainPH experience AKA the day I convinced Amy Zhang to eat Jollibee spaghetti

Monday, July 4, 2016

Yesterday was the Manila leg of #AmyandAndreainPH! Thank you so much to National Book Store for bringing these two awesome authors to the Philippines! Read on so you can read all about me promoting Jollibee. HAHAHA

This was my view because I was late and stayed at the back. What a beautiful collection of books! You can see the best host EVER, Chad, and Amy Zhang in the photo. And my fellow bloggers who I've missed dearly (why so clingy, Dianne, it's only been a month or so). It was my first time being late so I was so rattled and at a loss on what to do. But I did get to ask my question so I wasn't THAT late!

I asked Andrea Portes how she managed to write such legitimate teen-sounding voices in her books. She answered that as the events are mostly real, she just tried to get back to her teenage years. Or that maybe she actually didn't grow up at all. She said that she has always been a precocious teen so she just channeled her teen self.

Read on for what went down that day!

Stacking the Shelves (60) + June Recap

Friday, July 1, 2016


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (my review)

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (paperback)
Summer Days and Summer Nights by Various Authors
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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