Sunday, August 30, 2015

Review: Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E Schwab

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1)
Author: V.E Schwab
Publication: Febuary 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Book Description:
Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. 

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Philippines Literary Festival! Matther Quick and Meg Wolitzer (National BookStore)

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is The Philippine Literary Festival? 
The Philippine Literary Festival will be from August 28 to 30, 2015 at the Raffles Makati. 

When will the registration be? 
Daily registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival and will be given a festival ID/ pass which can be used for all the events in The Philippine Literary Festival from August 28 to 30. Venue capacities for each event are limited. Seats are on a first come, first served basis. 

Venue Capacity:
Buenavista Function Room|40 guests
Namayan Function Room|60 guests
Ballroom 1|250 guests
Ballroom 2|300 guests

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

For local author events:
How many and which 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, Bestsellers 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 book? 
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers and Powerbooks.

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

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

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



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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting of Wednesday: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post started by Breaking the Spine, to show books that we are patiently waiting for.  
Title: The Forbidden Wish 
Author: Jessica Khoury
Publication: February 23rd 2016 by Razorbill
Book Description:
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world... 

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years -- a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?


Why am I waiting for this book?
Not only that the cover is shinning, shimmering, splendid. I have a feeling that this is a splendid retelling of the Arabian Nights!  

What book are you waiting for?

Review: The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani

Title: The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3)
Author: Soman Chainani
Publication: July 21st 2015 by HarperCollins
Book Description:
In the epic conclusion to Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.

As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisked back to Gavaldon with Tedros and Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young School Master.

But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.

Readers around the world are eagerly awaiting the third book in The School for Good and Evil series, The Last Ever After. This extraordinary conclusion delivers more action, adventure, laughter, romance and fairy tale twists and turns than you could ever dream of!

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