Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (36)

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Maid of Secrets by Jenifer McGown
Pages: 416
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub date: May 7th 2013


Seventeen-year-old Meg Fellowes is a wry, resourceful thief forced to join an elite group of female spies in Queen Elizabeth’s Court. There she must solve a murder, save the Crown, and resist the one thing that will become her greatest freedom–and her deadliest peril.

For Meg and her fellow spies are not alone in their pursuit of the murderer who stalks Windsor Castle.

A young, mysterious Spanish courtier, Count Rafe de Martine, appears at every turn in the dark and scandal-filled corridors of the Queen’s summer palace. And though secrets and danger are Meg’s stock-in-trade, she’s never bargained on falling in love…

Why i'm waiting:

This is exactly my kin of book. I've always, for some reason, loved where there are secrets around the Queen and this is exactly it. Further more, it's set in the Elizabethan era. Double yeah!

What are you waiting on?

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Letterbox love (11)

LETTERBOX LOVE is a meme by Narratively Speaking.
LETTERBOX LOVE is a way for bloggers to share what books or
ebooks they got this week that we: borrowed or begged for.

For review:

Doppelganger by Milda Harris - Sounds like a fun read. I mean, who wouldn't think its is if you see yourself already in school, in your class and sitting on your chair.

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones - Gorgeous cover! All i have to say are these two words: Greek mythology. 


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - Since everyone has been praising this every where i go and the movie is coming out soon, i thought it was a great opportunity to read it.

What did you get this week?

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Book Blitz: Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman

BB Book Tours

I'm so happy today to participate in this Book Blitz by Bookish Brunette Book Tour of Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman, because i think it sounds great. And i've also got an excerpt for you, so, enjoy! :)

Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorokman
Pages: 288
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pub date: November 13th 2012

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.

It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.

What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.

Find Miss Fortune Cookie on: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US/ Barnes & Noble

Miss Fortune Cookie excerpt:

You will have much luck and little hardship.
Or the other way around.


My friends and I were riding home from school on Muni, clinging to an assortment of slippery handholds, when Linny almost blew my secret identity. Intentionally.
“Listen to this one,” she said, reading off her iPhone, a faint but smirky glint in her eyes. “‘Dear Miss Fortune Cookie. My cousin thinks I’m chasing her boyfriend. Her boyfriend and I never flirt, but sometimes we text. What can I do to make her believe me? Just Friends.’”
In fact, I—Erin Kavanagh, alias Miss Fortune Cookie—had posted this very letter on my anonymous advice blog, and Linny happened to be the only person in San Francisco to know that, the only person in the whole world, except for some random administrator at WordPress. She takes every opportunity to harass me about keeping my blog a secret. “What advice would you give, Erin?” she asked, winking this time.
I kept my face as neutral as possible. Luckily Darren and Mei were only paying attention each other. As usual.
Personally speaking, I think nano-deceptions are a good thing. I regularly use them to protect my friends from unpleasant truths. Should I tell Linny that her favorite knit hat makes her head look like a furry meatball? Or nudge Mei whenever Darren winces at her hyena laugh? Should I have cautioned Darren that taking AP physics would wreck his grade-point average? Absolutely not. Sincere lies keep everyone happy.
I blew the hair out of my eyes. “The cousin will never stop suspecting the two of them,” I said to Linny, “so Just Friends has to stop the texting. She could get her own boyfriend. Or move to somewhere far away like Moldavia.”
Muni, a sort of bus powered by electric wires overhead, jerked to a halt. A seat opened up, and Linny took it. “Exactly!” She had the happiest smile ever, so big it barely fit on her face. Metaphorically speaking. “Mei, don’t you think Erin is a natural at giving advice?”
“Hmm?” Mei said. She was somewhat entwined with Darren and therefore distracted.
“Nothing.” I jabbed Linny in the ribs to get her to stop talking. Gently of course. The three of us—Mei, Linny, and me—made an enviable friendship trio. I was the lesser third, maybe because Mei and Linny were gorgeously Chinese-American, while I was just Boring-American. A Person of Irish.

About the author:

I am the author of two YA novels, My Invented Life and Miss Fortune Cookie. I also contributed a short story to the anthology Their First Time. Though I grew up on a sail boat and loved traveling the world as a kid, I'm still afraid of the ocean. I much prefer other modes of transportation these days--plane, train, or car. Walking is best. I love books with multi-faceted, intriguing characters. The best one make me laugh, cry, and turn the pages long past my bed time. When I'm not reading or writing, I spend time with family and friends, talking about everything under the sun. Add in some good food to the mix, top it off with chocolate, and I'm truly happy.

Find more about Lauren Bjorkman at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Her website/ Twitter/ Facebook

Friday, 16 November 2012

Blog tour + Giveaway: Blood Debt by Nancy Straight

Today i'm here with a blog tour of Blood Debt by Nancy Straight hosted by Supa Gurl tour. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to participate in the giveaway. :)

Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
Pages: 194
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pub date: July 15th 2012


Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.


Camille has ways wanted to meet her father and now she finally gets the chance when her mother tells her, on her death bed. She arrives at South Carolina without knowing that she is a centaur. Camille was is too emotional; she tears up on like everything, At the same time, she's very strong and brave. Drake was a nice character but i wasn't a big fan of him. I was happy that they didn't rush and get together instantly. The plot on the other was was page turning. Romance with Greek mythology is one thing i love! Furthermore, I've never read a YA on the Centaurs so it was very interesting. And don't worry it's still full of juicy bits to hang on to, so you won't get bored.

Over all, Blood Debt was a book that i surely did enjoy. If you ever get the chance read it and also add it to your TBR pile! You don't want to miss this one.

Find more about Nancy Straight at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Twitter/ Facebook


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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Waitin on Wednesday (36)

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Pages: 256
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pub date: 13th November 2012

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

Why i'm waiting:

The main reason why i'm eagerly waiting for this is because it's set in London; not many YAs are set in London. And i have always loved to read these kind of books. It sounds like a fun and quick read.

What are you waiting on?

Are you planning to read Meant to Be? Or, have you read it already?

Friday, 2 November 2012

Trailer Teaser (12): Eve & Adam

Trailer Teaser is a meme that is inspired by Teaser Tuesdays. However, instead of words i was going for the opposite. Pictures. When i started this meme i saw some really wonderful trailers and i really wanted to share them, so, i ended up making this meme. Hope you enjoy!

About the book:

by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Pages: 291
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pub date: October 2nd 2012


And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?

The Trailer:

What do you think of the trailer?

Have you already read Eve & Adam? Are you planning to?
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