May 30, 2014

Wicked Review: Invisibility by David Levithan and Andrea Cremer

Published: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Speak
Acquired: Paperback

{Book Blast + Giveaway} The Other Me by Suzanne van Rooyen

Title: The Other Me
Author: Susanne van Rooyen
Published: December 19, 2013
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Length: 216 pages
Genre: YA, LGBT, Contemporary 


Fifteen-year-old Treasa Prescott thinks she's an alien. She doesn't fit in with the preppy South African private school crowd and feels claustrophobic in her own skin. Treasa is worried she might spend life as a social pariah when she meets Gabriel du Preez. Gabriel plays the piano better than Beethoven, has a black belt in karate, and would look good wearing a garbage bag. Treasa thinks he's perfect. It might even be love, as long as Gabriel doesn't find out she's a freak.

As Treasa spends time with Gabriel, she realizes she might not love him as much as she wants to be him, and that the reason she feels uncomfortable in her skin might have less to do with extra-terrestrial origins and more to do with being born in the wrong body.

But Gabriel is not the perfect boy Treasa imagines. He harbors dark secrets and self-destructive tendencies. Still, Treasa might be able to accept Gabriel's baggage if he can accept who she longs to be.


"The Other Me is a story that will stay with me for a long time. This is what YA should be and Van Rooyen has that uncanny ability to wedge you inside the heads of her characters where you will feel all their pain, love, joy and sorrow. I cannot recommend this book enough if you’re looking for a story that will challenge your preconceptions.” – Nerine, You Gotta Read Reviews

"This book is a great new contemporary read, so different from everything else that's out there, and it is brilliant! Suzanne van Rooyen does a brilliant job of crafting a story that is not only entertaining and engaging, but interesting and unique too.”– Myra, Pieces of Whimsy

"I loved Suzanne Van Rooyen's writing style. It made reading her words so easy. Her characters came across as incredibly real. Add all of that into the uniqueness of the stories subject and The Other Me turned out to be a book that I absolutely loved. So much in fact that I would love to read more of these characters.” – Tracey, YA Book Addict"


Suzanne is a tattooed story-teller and peanut-butter addict from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing you can find her teaching dance and music to middle-schoolers or playing in the snow with her shiba inu. She is rep'd by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.


 Must be 13+ To Enter | Open Internationally, but signed book pack will only mail to US. 

May 29, 2014


Life Of A Blogger is hosted by Jessi from Novel Heartbeat where we let people know more about our lives outside of blogging so they can get to know us better!

I'm my younger brother's older sister and my eldest sister's younger sister. Technically, I am a middle child but I grew up with my younger brother than with my older sister because she grew up in the province and not with the two of us. The reason? I won't disclose as it is too personal.

Sharday Marie aka Day
She's is the most fabulous and most intelligent person ever. I kind of feel sad that she didn't grow up with me and my brother in the city. She's now working in Dubai and living the life. She has the life that I want to have right now. She's very wise! Even if she's miles away, everything she shared with me, may it be about love or just life in general, I bring it with me wherever I go. She loves books like I do and watch the roughly the same shows I watch here in the Philippines. She and I share the same ideals. Well, roughly the same. I'm like the ugly duckling next to her and she's the beautiful swan. :)

Marvin Louie aka Marvin
My younger brother is very...generous and thoughtful. I often think his future girlfriends will be so loved because he thinks of others first before him and I am jealous of it. He loves football..a lot! He follows all of the football leagues out there and he always tells me about it even if he knows that I don't know a thing. He's very techy too. Hence, the course he's taking up in college is related to technology. Before he came, I was the baby. I was everyone's favorite till he came along and then I wasn't favorite anymore. Okay that's just my petty self talking. He's utterly the best younger brother ever. Even if at times he can be a pain in the butt.

I just love my siblings to the moon and back. I will never replace them with anyone else! :) Spread the love to your siblings. They'll always be there no matter what happens!

May 27, 2014

Why I Love: Game of Thrones

Why I Love is a feature on my blog. This is where I share the things I am currently obsessing on and still obsessed with. Note that future posts are highly over top and crazy because I am a crazy fangirl.

Just so you know: Game of Thrones is an original HBO series based on the series A Song Of Ice and Fire by George R.R Martin that is written and produced by D.B Weiss and David Benioff. I started watching the first season last year and this month, the series is on its fourth season. Game of Thrones airs every Sunday on HBO at 9PM.











I think that's about it. Yeah...I just love this show. You guys have no idea how much. I'm pretty sure if you watch with me, you'd know.