May 12, 2014

Wicked Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Published: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Berkeley
Acquired: Digital copy

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Wicked Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Published: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Acquired: Digital copy

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Jenny Han in the Philippines!

Hey guys! Jenny Han, author of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty', 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' and 'Burn For Burn' is dropping by the Philippines on June 21 (Manila) and on June 22. Are you guys excited? I know I am.

This signing event is, of course, brought to you by National Bookstore, the country's national bookstore. If you haven't gone to any book signing EVER, well, no worries. Here are some FAQs from the National Bookstore Facebook page to guide you on this event.

When and where are the book signings? 
June 21, 2:00 pm, at National Book Store, Glorietta 1
June 22, 2:00 pm, at National Book Store, SM Cebu
When will the registration be? 
 opens at 10:00 am on June 21 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1 and 10:00 am on June 22 at National Book Store, SM Cebu (in the store, NOT the events area). Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. Separate registrations for each event is required should you wish to attend both events. 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, 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 books? 
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 she signs your book. However, we strictly allow one photo per person only.
How much are the books? 
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Trade Paperback – P395)
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Trade Paperback – P349)
It’s Not Summer Without You (Trade Paperback – P349)
We’ll Always Have Summer (Trade Paperback – P349)
The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy Boxed Set (Trade Paperback – P1,079)
Burn for Burn (Trade Paperback – P385)
Fire With Fire (Trade Paperback – P385)
I have yet to buy her books. I am praying to the stars that this won't collide with school. Always keep the faith. So, see you there!