National Book Store Book Binge Bazaar!

Hello there fellow bookworms! Another book event has taken over our country. We only have the annual Manila International Book Fair or MIBF. But now, there is a Book Bazaar! Although, I think this would only happen this year.

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This book bazaar was hosted by National Book Store, one of the biggest local bookstores in our country. This event would take place from Feb. 09 to 11, 2018 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3. What’s exciting about this event is that the prices of the books are only 75, 175 or 275 pesos (approximately $2, $3 and $5). And in our country it is a very big deal!

So if you are a fellow bookworm who is also from the Philippines and is planning to go to this event, I have a dos and don’ts for you!

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Walking The Bones Blog Tour!

Hello fellow bookworms and book lovers. I’m so thrilled when Sourcebooks contacted me to join this blog tour because I’m excited to share with you the book that would surely hook a lot of mystery/thriller fan and would intrigue other readers who are not a fan of such genre!

This tour would not only introduce you to the new book of Randall Silvis but you would have a chance to win the book itself! 3 lucky winners could win the book. Check out the details below.

I’m currently re-reading the first book in the series before reading the second book Walking The Bones which was release last January 26, 2018. But before giving you a glimpse of the second book, below is the synopsis of the first book.

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2017 Bookish Awards!🏆

Hello people! It’s already 2018 and I know that it is quite late to post my best or favorite reads of 2017 but better late than never. And to make this post more interesting I decided to do the concept of awards night like the Oscar and I choose some categories that I think would best fit a bookish awards.

Without further ado, here are the best books of 2017!

 

 

🏅BEST ACTRESS | Best Female Protagonist

 

Sienna from the Inferno by Dan Brown. I really love her wits and skills. Not only that her role in the book really gives a spice to the whole story. At some point, I feel like the story would not work as much as it did without Sienna’s character.

 

 

🏅BEST ACTOR | Best Male Protagonist

 

Danny from The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller. To be honest, if anyone has read the Inferno and this book, they would see that Danny and Sydney have a lot in common in the role that they play in their own story. And I just love characters who are hardheaded and witty at the same time.

 

 

🏅BEST DIRECTOR | Best Author of 2017

 

Laini Taylor of Lips Touch: Three Times. Well this one is a losing battle for her competitor. Nothing could be Laini Taylor when it comes to writing style. I forgot how much I love her until I read Lips Touch. I am truly amazed by how much she could do with just a single concept – a kiss. She created 3 different stories in just a few pages and yet each story is a masterpiece on its own.

 

 

🏅CHILDREN CHOICE AWARD | Best Middle Grade Book

 

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat. This book is a reminder that I am still a kid at heart. It’s like reading a fairytale book before going to bed. I love the whole storyline. It is a twist in an old folklore about changelings and I think it’s for everyone to read.

 

 

🏅BEST SCREENPLAY | Best Storyline

 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Hands down to Kaufman and Kristoff with this trilogy. I have to say that I have a very high expectation with this trilogy because of the first book. And this book exceeded my expectations. This book gives me too many emotions. I’m shocked, frustrated, thrilled, and exhausted at the same time. I did not see that plot twist coming.

 

 

🏅BEST SHORT FILM | Best Short Story

*I consider it a short story if it is less than 300 pages.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. First of the synopsis of this book SUCKS. To be honest, the synopsis would give you a false expectation diving into this book but it

 

would turn out differently while you are reading the book. But still, even though I have some issues I still enjoyed this book and I hate that it is such a short book because I want more. Good thing there are more books in the same world that focuses on the story of other characters.

 

 

🏅BEST INDIE FILM | Best Self-published Book

 

Fragile by Jandra Sutton. This book is about a deft girl. That’s probably the only thing that I can say without spoiling or gushing anything that might spoil you. This book still hurts me whenever I think about it and it’s too painful and too beautiful at the same time. Just read it. PLEASE.

 

 

 

🏆BEST BOOK OF 2017

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. This is my first time reading this book. I’m one of the minority who does not grow up with Harry. But again, better late than never. I love this. The illustrated edition adds another magical layer to the book itself. J.K. Rowling is brilliant! I now understand why people love these books so much.

 

 

 

🏵HONORARY MENTION

 

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan. Even though I did not like cliché romance and other contemporary tropes, I like this book. Well, I like every Sarah Morgan books no matter how cliché they are.❤️

 

 

 


Hey guys, yes I’m still alive. I’m hopefully back for good. Anyways, out of 27 books that I have read this year those are all of my favorite books of 2017. Hoping to read more books this year.

Till next time!

Maria❤️

The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌘 (4.25/5 moons)

Publisher: Tor Teen

Format: e-ARC

Pages: 320

Happiness – happiness that has passed, never to return – can be as painful as sadness.”


SYNOPSIS:The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?
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n a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.

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“Look What You Made Me Do” Book Tag!

I saw this book tag from Caffeine and Books (click the link to check her own version of the book tag) and being a Swifties, of course I want to do it as well even though I’m not actually tagged.

This tag was created by Thrice Read so check out her original post! Also, I borrowed the graphics that she posted because it looks cute.

Let’s get into the book tag!

 

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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Published: April 06, 2016

Format: eBook

Pages: 173

 

“You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.”


 

SYNOPSIS:

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

 

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Halloween Readthon TBR

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Hello! I feel like I haven’t been reading much lately although I’ve been reading here and there. But this is the month of spooky witches and horror stories, my kind of genre. And to enjoy this month, I would very much like to read with other people with this readathon hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews.

This readathon is from October 10 to the 31st. To know more about the readathon just click here.

Here is my TBR for this readathon!

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