Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post started by Breaking the Spine, to show books that we are patiently waiting for.  
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Book Description:
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Why am I waiting for this book?
ACOTAR left a huge impression on me. I can't wait to know what happens next. 
Team Rhysand anyone?



Monday, April 25, 2016

Spotlight: The Rose & the Dagger ( The Wrath & the Dawn#2) by Renee Ahdieh



Book Description:
April 26th 2016 by  G.P Putnam's Sons for Young Readers
I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.
While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks 

Renee Ahdieh
About Renée:
Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.

She’s also a member of the 
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of theScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN, a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER, and a His Calipha candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only.

Book Launch and Signing Event: Kate Evangelista

No Love Allowed

Frequently Asked Questions 

When and where is the book launch?
April 30, 2 p.m., National Book Store, Glorietta 1

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 12:00 pm on April 30 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1. First come, first served.

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

How many books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed? 
You may have any number of books signed as long as they were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks, and we do not have any preset limit as to the number of people.

However, although we will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible, depending on the number of attendees, we reserve the right to limit the number of copies per person or limit the number of people in line. First come, first served.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the events. 

Can I have other items signed? 
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author. 

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes, you can have your photo with the author when she signs your book. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person for each author. 

How much are the books?
No Love Allowed - P479 (Trade Paperback)
Til Death - P399 (Trade Paperback)
Savor - P185 (Trade Paperback)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Stacking the Shelves! Contemporary Edition

For Review

The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine
A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel
The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani

It's summer here in Manila!  And these books will be my companion under the summer heat.


More Books for review

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Dark Energy  by Robison Wells
Banished (Fobidden #2) by Kimberely Griffiths Little

I forgot to post the first pile that I got earlier this month. All in all these are my stack for the first half of the year.

Many thanks to HarperCollins International.

What books did you get this week?

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