slideshow

Stacking the Shelves #15




Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book blog feature hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews.  It gives book bloggers the opportunity to share the books they get each week with other bloggers and their readers

Here are the books I got prior to this week. 

For Review: 


Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

-I am super excited for these two books! I also got another book from Harper Collins that I forgot to include above. It's Between the Covers, which is a sampler compilations of the hottest New Adult books. I'm not so sure if I'll read it, probably give it to my friend or for a giveaway.

Thanks for Harper Collins for the review copies! 

E-books for Review:
Soul Crossed by Lisa Fail Green
How not to fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
-I got Soul Crossed and How not to fall in Love from YA Bound Book Tours. Thank you guys!


The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Quick Update

Phew! That was close. Oh hail the gods!
Dear Readers,

Our Comprehensive Examination is postponed in May 2015. Phew! So I guess I can spare some of my time for blogging and reading books (happy kid here). But this is not a cause for celebration, for I will study longer. Yet, I'm thankful that it was moved because I am so not ready to take it. 

I'll blog from now on but I won't promise posts every week. I'm so done with promises, I don't want to leave you guys disappointed. So I'm sorry in advance if I can't update this blog with 2 posts a week or more, like I used to a few years ago. Also, I'll try my best to reply to your comments and visit some blogs if I have time to do so.

Watch out for my review of Crown of Midnight and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe soon! There will be some discussion posts too. As of the moment, I'm reading Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green, which is all about angels and demons and forbidden love. I'm already halfway, and I'm liking it despite the fast pacing of the story.

Thank you for not leaving this blog! You guys are awesome.

All the best,

Sharmaine

I'm getting good at being AWOL



Dear Readers,

Some of you might have noticed that this blog was a rot for weeks. And I'm really sorry for that. Lately, school has been hectic and other times when I have some free time, I procrastinate(What? I can't help myself! -__-). I haven't read any book after I finished Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (which by the way, I still need to write my review.). So I have nothing much to post really, except for some blog tours I signed up for. 

You might be wondering why I was gone. So here I am telling you my story. Nothing special really, it's just that school demands my attention and all that. By next month, we we will be taking our Comprehensive Exam II for BS in Accountancy students. Which, on first take, I have massively failed during my first year (Qualifying Exam) and second year (Comprehensive Exam I). But passed after a few retakes. It was horrible not passing. It's as if school is making you look like a failure. *sigh*

So yeah, that's my reason. I kind of need to have ample of time to prepare for it. Hope you guys understand!

Don't worry, I'll be back soon by the end of March or on the first week of April!

Ciao! 

Sincerely, 

Sharmaine


(Giveaway+ Book Blitz) The Ghost of You by Amanda Burckhard


The Ghost of You
Release Date: 02/24/15
Swoon Romance

Buy Link(s): Amazon
Summary from Goodreads:
Emmy has everything she’s ever wanted: a hot boyfriend she adores, great friends, a promising future, and even a well-connected family. But one night rips it all away.

A car accident shatters her world, claiming the lives of her twin brother and her best friend. In the wake of the accident, her friends drift away, her family falls apart, and her boyfriend cheats.

The grief is more than she can handle, so she finds escape at the bottom of a bottle of painkillers. Taking the pills makes her brother alive again, if only in her head. Seeing and talking to her brother as if he were still alive is the only thing that keeps her going. Until Logan King moves to town.

Logan sees past the mask of pristine popularity she wears in public and he’s the only one who can tell she hasn’t moved on. His uncanny ability to read her forces her to open up and she starts to fall for him, no matter how unwilling she is to admit it. But Emmy isn’t the only one keeping secrets and when a close brush with death sparks events that bring everything to light, Emmy will have to decide what’s more important: learning how to forgive and move on, or holding onto the pills and the ghost of her past.

About the Author
     photo iconwebsite-32x32_zps1f477f69.png  photo icongoodreads32_zps60f83491.png  photo icontwitter-32x32_zpsae13e2b2.png  photo iconfacebook-32x32_zps64a79d4a.png

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Book Title: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre(s): YA, High Fantasy, 
Publication Date:  August 2, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's 
Source: bought
Get a copy: Amazon | Barnes & NoblesThe Book Depository
My rating: 4.5/5 stars!
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. 

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.



OH MY...MY HEART JUST DIED.

THE FEELS GUYS! THE FEELS!...


I waited for the right time to read this book. And receiving the follow-up books to Throne of Glass last December seemed like a sign. So I picked this one with great anticipation to read. With all the hypes this series got and is still getting, I can't prevent myself from being hesitant to dive into the story. But my excitement overshadowed my anxiety.

Celeana is so full of surprises! She's like fire and ice and rage. She's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun...Oops! Not the Doctor sweetie, I'm referring to our very kick-ass heroine- Celeana Sardothein. No camparison there between the Doctor and Celeana. That phrase perfectly fits her though. SO MUCH. She's like the epitome of death when she's in total rage- beautiful yet deadly. 

Throne of Glass Pronunciation Guide

A week ago, I finished reading Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2). And OH MY GOODNESS! The feels guys. MY HEART JUST DIED. I'm working on my review of Throne of Glass right now. I'll be posting it here soon and Crown of Midnight right after. For the moment, all I can say is...EPIC!

Anyway, As I was reading Throne of Glass I had a hard time figuring out how to pronounce Celaena Sardothien's name. Same thing goes to Wyrdmarks, Choal Westfall, Eyllwe, Erilea and others. I was really curious! And when I was on Tumblr, I came across this picture...

Review + Discussion: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Book Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre(s): YA, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date:  February 26, 2013
Source: bought
Rating: 5/5 stars!
Get a copy: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository 
Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor
... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

I've been putting off writing my thoughts about Eleanor & Park. What a bad blogger I am for doing so!  But my memory of how I felt towards this book is still raw and vivid that I couldn’t help myself bursting out my feelings about it.

Obesity, to others, seems like a disease of some sorts. People bully the obese and it never ends. Eleanor is a victim of bullying for her appearance. When she stepped in the bus where Park is, she became the target for a non-stop verbal abuse. No one offered her a sit, but Park did...reluctantly. Maybe it was out of pity but he was far from nice for he gave her a disapproval curse. Their first meeting didn't go well. So are the next day, and the next. Comic books and mixed tapes however have this power to start a connection between the two. And that's when the two misfits found a place where they truly belong- in each other's lives, filling the abyss that has lone been empty.

Stacking the Shelves #14




Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book blog feature hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews.  It gives book bloggers the opportunity to share the books they get each week with other bloggers and their readers

Here are the books I got prior to this week. 

Bought: