Book Blitz: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas (Throne of Glass, #4)

I am so excited that QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful series by Sarah J. Maas, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the first 3 books in the series (in paperback format).  US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The book:

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 656

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Read Chapters 1-5 of QUEEN OF SHADOWS HERE!

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A
Court of Thorns and Roses
. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest | Instagram| Goodreads

Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive the first 3 books (in paperback) in the THRONE OF GLASS Series. US Only.
Ends on September 11th at Midnight EST!

Daring Hearts: Of Ice and Snow

Of Ice and Snow

Released exclusively in the Daring Hearts Box Set

Otec thought destiny forgot him…

The middle child of the clanchief, Otec is the overlooked son in an overflowing house. He dreams of escape and adventure, so when a mysterious stranger offers both, he doesn’t need persuading. But when his faraway village comes under attack, Otec will do anything to save the people he loves. Cut off from his nation, he must trust a foreign woman with a dubious past as they race to save his clan. But nothing is what it seems, and Otec may have to trust his enemy if he is to become the leader he was never meant to be.

Destiny is not always kind.
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REVIEW: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

TITLE: P.S. I Still Love You
SERIES: To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #2
AUTHOR: Jenny Han
GENRE: Contemporary, Young Adult
RELEASE DATE: 26th May, 2015
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon | B&N | BookDepo
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.


I liked it. :o Minus the love triangle. I love the first half of the book.

It started where it left off at book one, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, which was great. Character I liked the most is... Kitty. She's so honest, outspoken. Like she'll tell you what she's thinking even if it's hurtful, just the truth. Well, there's a good side and bad side of telling the truth. She's real, every pre-teens were like that. She's manipulative and will only do whatever she wants because she'll gain something from it. LOL. I think that's very real. I do believe she's a pretty great kid. She honestly loved her Dad and sisters. I also liked she's so good with fashion and hair stuffs and that Lara Jean wasn't. :P

I loved loved loved Peter. I would say that he was real and although I would like him to be upfront with Lara Jean about his relationship with Genevieve. But I guess I can't really blame him. I honestly agree with him. It's not his story to tell.

And eh, the letter with John Ambrose McLaren (did I get it right?), I wish she mentioned Peter and you know. I think it's better off without John in the picture.

Lara Jean is... somehow like a petulant child. I get it that it's her first and all that... and there's Genevieve issue but I don't know... I think she can do better with how she handled the things that happened with her and Peter. And that thing with McLaren. :/

But I liked the book, finished it in less than 6 hours. lol. Whole shift I was reading. Thank God there's not much work. :D

Book Blitz: Scion by Kelly Oram (Supernaturals #3)

Scion (Supernaturals #3)
from bestselling author Kelly Oram

Title: Scion
Series: Supernaturals #3
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Other books in the series: ChameleonUngifted
Book Blurb:
Russ Devereaux used to have it all—loving father, beautiful best friend, a carefree life in a town he loved, and strong magic. He was the king of his happy universe. Five months ago, that life was taken from him. Do not pass Go. Do not collect two hundred dollars. 
He’s spent months fighting back and building himself a new life, in a new city, with new friends he now considers family. But suddenly, his new life might be in jeopardy of getting shot straight to hell just like the last one. Literally, this time. 
He’s discovered power inside of him—an ancient, dark power that he shouldn’t have, can’t explain, can’t control, and definitely needs to keep secret. He needs answers, but before he can get them, he finds himself arrested and on his way to face the supernatural council. The same council that stole everything from him the first time. 
As Russ struggles to keep his new power under wraps, his old life and he new one are about to collide and it’s bound to be explosive. He may not have all the answers he needs, but one thing is certain: he’ll be damned if anyone is taking his new life from him. That is, if he’s not just plain damned.

Each book in the supernaturals series focuses on a different character and is told in there point of view. Scion (Book 3) is Russ's story, and he is excited to finally have his voice heard. If you'd like to get a sneak peek inside of his head, please enjoy this bonus scene from Chameleon written in his perspective. It's the very first chapter of the entire series, so even if you haven't started the Supernaturals series yet, you can still read it. It's totally spoiler free! (And hey, then you'll know what you have to look forward to in book three!) Here's a short excerpt:

I was trying to make her nervous on purpose. My whole intent tonight was to make her see me in a new way. What better way to do that than to crawl into bed with her in the middle of the night?
We hadn’t been in bed together since we were kids. Back when the fact that we were the opposite sex didn’t matter. It definitely mattered now. She looked so incredibly sexy at the moment that I could hardly think of anything other than the fact that I wanted to obliterate the word “friendship” from all known languages.
“What happened to the Disney Princess nightgown you wore the last time we were in bed together? That was hot.”
But not nearly as hot as the tank top and panties she was wearing right now. Damn. I hadn’t expected her to sleep so risqué. I’d genuinely been prepared for Captain America pajamas or something, considering her infatuation with Chris Evans. But this…she looked… Double damn. Even if this plan totally backfired on me tonight, right now it felt like the best idea I’d ever had.
As I took a mental picture of her, Dani finally realized she wasn’t wearing a bra and freaked out, pulling her covers up over her chest while glaring at me. If she hadn’t been awake before, she definitely was now. “You’d better have a damn good reason for being here or you’re going to be very sorry.”
She was pissed but it was worth it. I gave her a pout. “Since when do I need a reason?”
She opened her mouth to unleash a verbal tirade but I lifted a hand to stop her. I didn’t need to hear her rant. No lecture in the world was going to make me feel bad for sneaking in here and catching a semi-naughty glimpse of her. Am I shameless? Why, yes. Yes I am. It’s one of my many talents. Click here to read the entire RUSS POV Bonus Scene from Chameleon.

Or you can get started reading the series now. Chameleon, the first book in the series, is available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Amazon now through April 18th. 
It's a limited time offer, so don't miss out on the promotion! Snatch it up, while it's free!

Chameleon (Supernaturals#1)
For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.
As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.
Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.


Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and a cat named Mr. Darcy.
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Book Review Request: Awoken by Sarah Noffke (The Lucidites, #1)

TITLE: Awoken
SERIES: The Lucidites, #1
AUTHOR: Sarah Noffke
GENRE: Young Adult, Time Travel, Science Fiction
RELEASE DATE: 21st November 2014
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon | B&N
Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights.

In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.

And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.

Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?

First of all, thank you to Sarah, for the copy of her book. :) Thank you for taking your time into messaging me. I do apologize it taken me this long to finish the book though. Real life does sucks. LOL.

When I read the blurb (yes, I did read it!), I was left intrigued with it. Dreams are, in my opinion, a wide subject. But what made me read it was how will the author, Sarah, write about Dreams. Specifically, Dream Travel.

When I started reading it, I was a bit shocked. Shocked because it didn't start in a conventional way. I even doubted the book that maybe it was not book 1. Why? Because it started in the middle. It was right into the plot. Normally, first chapters are all about introduction. I'm not sure if I liked how it was done. But I still read it because I wanted to know what will happen. Although, I must say it's not the type of book that I'm so eager to read that I need to read it continuously.

I have a bit of an issue with the use of exclamation point. I feel that it's a bit excessive? And redundant. But maybe that's just me.

I still have questions even after reading it. Like, do they teleport their bodies or something? I don't know how the machine works. It was explained but like it was vague. Or it's just my brain not catching up? LOL. I still stand with the explanation vague though or lots of technical terminologies (and hey, I'm a Computer Engineer graduate, so I know my technical terms.) that I am actually not familiar with it. It jumbled in my brain.

And then there's Zhuang. He was mentioned a lot. But he never appeared until the last moment. And I don't know. I didn't imagine the fight scene a lot. I'm a very imaginative person so not having it visualize is... you know. I think it can be improved a whole lot more. But it was fun, nevertheless.

I like how she stand up in the end. She owned it like she should have from the beginning. So it's good that the character developed really well. :) Still kudos to Sarah. :)

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Teaser Poster #3 - Fuel the Fire by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Gahh! I'm part of the Blog Tour for Fuel the Fire!! OMG, can't wait for the story of these two. :)

TITLE: Fuel the Fire
SERIES: Calloway Sisters, #3
AUTHOR: Krista and Becca Ritchie
GENRE: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
RELEASE DATE: 3rd April, 2015
Protect your family. At all costs.
It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs. 

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then? 

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices. 
For the first time in his life.

Cover Reveal: Dragons are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas

Today, I'm revealing the cover for Dragons are People, Too, a young adult contemporary fantasy by Sarah Nicolas releasing April 28th from Entangled Teen. Read all the way through and scroll to the bottom for a giveaway.

Book Blitz: Sweet Indulgence: A New Adult Clean Steam Collection

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this limited time collection of clean steam New Adult Novels. “All the heat; none of the nasty.” An indulgence that won’t leave you feeling guilty!

100% Profits to benefit the American Heart Association. 

Five Amazing Novels; One Amazing Cause


JELLYBEAN KISSES is the story of Jax and Jacey, two best friends who fake a relationship at the expense of something real. It’s going to take a hurricane, a goose, and a pound of jellybeans to get them to confess their feelings to one other. But can they find the courage before it’s too late?

Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #1)

River Alhers is the girl next door to the Beckerson Boys. The two brothers couldn't be more different, except for one thing: River.

Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself--or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and life long friendships will be tested for the sake of love. As the romance threatens to destroy everyone involved, a tragedy strikes that will leave more than just a friendship broken.

American Girl on Saturn (Saturn, #1)

When attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, the guys have to go into hiding ASAP with a secret service agent's family, which includes two teenage daughters and a five-year-old fangirl. But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what little sister Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

To the Sea (Follow your Bliss, #1)

To the Sea is the story of twenty-something Kira, freshly out of college and newly married, when she faces the unexpected loss of her young husband. As grief weighs her down, she uncovers the secrets he left behind. While trying to overcome tragedy, she learns to surf—on a surfboard and the waves in life. She navigates new feelings of lust with Australian hottie Jamie, and the depths of love with soul-surfer Ian, all while discovering her own strength, overcoming loss, and transforming her life.

One Song Away

Sophie-Claire Wright keeps waiting for the lucky break that will launch her songwriting career, but lately her life feels more like a bad country song on repeat. When she moves home and tells a tiny lie--that she has a boyfriend--she turns to an old friend and crush to play the part of her fill-in boyfriend. Soon, sparks are flying between them, and Sophie can't tell which kisses are real and which are fake. Just as she decides to take a leap of faith, she receives a chance to return to Nashville and the songwriting dreams she left behind. Is the life she wants ONE SONG AWAY or has she already found it in Jake's arms?

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BOOK REVIEW: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, #3)

TITLE: Heir of Fire
SERIES: Throne of Glass, #3
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
GENRE: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic
RELEASE DATE: 11th September 2014
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon | B&N | TBD
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 
While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?


Buddy read with Deniz! <3 01.21.2015


I can't get over it! Sadly, I can't read anything else unless I pour out all my thoughts about this book. I have already done it with Deniz but I haven't been able to write it here so it kinda doesn't count.

What I wanna say is that for all of those who haven't read the series or specifically this book, READ IT NOW. It's so much better than the first or the second book which I barely say anything to my review. LOL. Although some would be annoyed at Celaena like Deniz and I did but hell, in the end it was all worth it.

I find Celaena moping repetitive but honestly? I don't care as long as she redeemed herself and she kick ass. lol. BUT if she'll be like this at the last three books, can I please kick her butt?! I honestly thought she kinda deserved all the moping or whining she did. But at the end of this book, I had enough, she had enough. FINALLY. Don't do it again on the last three books, okay?

I was annoyed at Chaol being whiny and all that crap. I mean, dude! Seriously? Get over it and man up! Do what you think is right. You already know the answer but you wanted to mope around and get away from all of it. Not responsible of you. Hoping you will finally step up and fight back.

Dorian. Oh yes. He was a bit irritating but then he changed. Something happened and I won't tell what. But he did changed and I love that that is his LINE (hint: scene towards the end). And it breaks my heart to see what his tyrant ass of a father did to him.

Rowan. Oh gosh, I am in awe of him. I liked him a lot. He's loyal, powerful, good for Celaena and not in that kind of way. He's brutal but patient. I'm voting for him to be Celaena's love interest. lol.

But I am definitely happy that Celaena doesn't have any love interest for now. :p And hope it stays that way. :D

Aedion. OH, I wish for Aedion is that he sees Celaena soon and everything he did will not be in vain. :(

MANON. I was wondering about her. And I really do hope she and Celaena will be side by side together. I can actually picture it in my mind.

Enough of the characters... The world building, I must say definitely improved from the last time. I kept on seeing the world in my mind. I kept on saying this will be awesome in movies. But I kinda hope that the producers will do it the same way the readers sees it in their own imagination. It was so cleverly written that I honestly say that Maas continue to improve her writing skills.

She had me turning the page excitedly, waiting for the next scene, what will happen to them. It was that exciting. I even cried when Celaena revealed her past. I cried with what happened to Sorscha and Aedion. I am excited for the fourth book, Queen Of Shadows.

I wish it's Fall already. :(

Thank you, Sarah J. Maas for the wonderful series! :)

BOOK REVIEW: Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Batang Aswang by Segundo Matias, Jr.

TITLE: Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Batang Aswang
AUTHOR: Segundo Matias, Jr.
GENRE: Children's book, Filipino Mythology, Fantasy, Paranormal
WHERE TO BUY: National Book Store | PHR Stores
The novel follows the story of Moymoy who, although raised by humans, discovers that he is a child of a goddess. Upon learning that he has magical skills like shape-shifting, he journeys back to his world composed of magical creatures.
His adventure will evolve on how he discovers his true identity and of the magical world where he truly belongs.
Readers who like mythology, adventure, and graphic novels will love the rich plot involving humans, and Filipino mythological creatures like aswang, tikbalang, manananggal, kapre, and duwende among others.
These magical creatures, along with the story’s setting were re-imagined and illustrated in almost every page of the book.

First read for this year 2015, DONE! 

Since this book was written in Tagalog, my language, my review will also be in that language...

Sa wakas. Natapos ko rin ang Moymoy Lulumboy! Marami ako'ng katanungan. Kahilingan. Kagaya ng sana nagkita silang mag-ina kahit sa dulo. Na sana kahit isang araw lang pagbigyan siya na makita si Moymoy at makasama at makayakap man lang. That's the least you can do for a hero. Yung bigyan mo man lang ng kahit maliit na reward.

Yung storya, maganda naman. Medyo minadali nga lang. Sana ginawa na lang series kasi mukhang mas okay pag series eh. Ala Harry Potter ba. Pero Pinoy version. Kasi yung parang nangyari sa libro, halos kalahati nong book eh nagpapakilala ng mga characters. Sabay sa almost ending, bam! Digmaan na. :/ 

At saka... Ang nagpababa ng rating ko eh yung... As far as I know Children's book to. Sa title pa lang Moymoy Lulumboy, ang Batang Aswang. Oo, may matatandang characters but still, majority of the readers are kids who are between 8 and up. Or 10 and up. Oo rin na masyadong advance ang utak ng mga bata ngayon. Pero ewan ko. Sa akin kasi once na sinabing Children's book, walang curses. 

Walang mura. Kasi bata ang readers mo eh. It's like you're saying it's okay to swear. Na okay lang magmura. Ganon. Pero siguro ako lang yon. Hindi din naman laganap ang mura dito sa book mga twice or thrice lang naman. Still. *shrugs*

I still recommend it. Basta kids, wag kayong magmumura. Hindi maganda yun. Okay? :)

It's a really good one and I enjoyed reading it! :)