Monday, August 31, 2015

Monthly Recap : August

Monday, August 31, 2015

If there's one thing to describe August, that would be busy. I'm so busy this month (mostly because of school) that made me can't blog and read much. I even have to take a semi-hiatus since there's a lot of tests and assignments (we got tests every week!)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ARC Review : Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Title : Anne & Henry
Author : Dawn Ius
Genre : YA retelling, contemporary
Release Date : September 1st, 2015
Publisher : Simon & Schuster


In this wonderfully creative retelling of the infamous—and torrid—love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, history collides with the present when a sizzling romance ignites in a modern-day high school.

Henry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved.

Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.

Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him.

Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both?

Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

YA Contemporary 101

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

Since most of the books that I read this year is contemporary, I think it suits if I taught YA contemporary. Here's the list :

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Weekly Recap : Semi-Hiatus Announcement

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Linked to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Review and The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review : The Beginning of Never by O. E. Boroni

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Title : The Beginning of Never
Author : O. E. Boroni
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : April 26, 2015
Publisher : Waves Corporation


Twilight meets Eleanor and Park in this contemporary romance story about a love that insists on forever.

When Lenora Baker and Nathan Roqué run into each other in their boarding school courtyard, they have no idea that they are about to begin a journey that will take them the rest of their lives to recover from. Both scarred from parents who were once in love but ended up destroying each other, they are sworn off the possibility that there can truly exist a love that will never end.

But when with each other they find a passion so strong that it heals as powerfully as it burns, a love that will run out is no longer an option for them. Together, they discover just how far they are willing to go to preserve what they know they will only find once in their lifetime.

This is the start of their journey, and here you will come to realize, that falling in love is only the first part of the story..

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Singapore (and Malaysia) Trip Recap

Thursday, August 6, 2015
So, as you may or may not know, a few weeks ago I said that I'll go to Singapore on July 1st until July 5th. Well, I lied (not really) because I went to Malaysia too. In fact, I spend more time in Malaysia rather than in Singapore. So what did I do in my vacation?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want To Read

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

I originally want to make "top ten fairytale retellings I've read" but then I realize that I haven't read that many retellings. In fact, as long as I remember, I only have read 2 fairytale retellings, which is A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. That's why, I'm going to write top ten fairytale retellings I want to read instead.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Blog Tour : Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols (Review + Giveaway)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Thanks to Fantastic Flying Book Club for organizing this tour. See the full schedule here

Title : Most Likely to Succeed (Superlatives #3)
Author : Jennifer Echols
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : August 4th, 2015
Publisher : Simon Pulse

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In this sexy conclusion to The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Sawyer and Kaye might just be perfect for each other—if only they could admit it.

As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school—student government, cheerleading, stellar grades—has been in preparation for that future.

To his entire class, Sawyer is an irreverent bad boy. His antics on the field as school mascot and his love of partying have earned him total slacker status. But while he and Kaye appear to be opposites on every level, fate—and their friends—keep conspiring to throw them together. Perhaps the seniors see the simmering attraction Kaye and Sawyer are unwilling to acknowledge to themselves…

As the year unfolds, Kaye begins to realize her ideal life is not what she thought. And Sawyer decides it’s finally time to let down the facade and show everyone who he really is. Is a relationship between them most likely to succeed—or will it be their favorite mistake?

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