31 October 2016

[Book Review] The Fool’s Apprentice - Book tour



Title: The Fool’s Apprentice

Author: Kelly Hess

Genre: YA Fantasy

Blurb:

In the kingdom of Dragon’s Launch, young Denrikk’s aspirations of becoming a knight are dashed when he is instead apprenticed to the king’s fool. Embarrassed and devastated that his new position will ruin all hopes of winning the hand of the girl he loves–the princess Alendria– Denrikk reluctantly begins training under his new master, Fumbles, the king’s aging fool. He quickly learns, however, that being a fool in Dragon’s Launch is much more than juggling and laughing like a hyena.
But when a shocking murder within the castle walls shakes the palace, all evidence points toward Denrikk. Now, with his new skills, a bit of luck, and the help of some unlikely friends, the fool’s apprentice must race to prove his innocence, all while evading capture.

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 Rating: ✮✮✮✮

Review:

When I asked to have the review copy of this book for the blog tour, I was kind of sure that I would like it. But the story still exceeded my expectations. I love this book more than I can explain, so it's now one of my most favorite reads this year.

The actions, the unexpected twist, the characters everything in the book is amazing I can barely hold myself from reading where I left off. I could babble so much why I love the book, but that will probably bore you to death. So, I'll simply recommend you to read it because I think you'll love it too and will be wishing for book 2 like I do.

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Author Bio


Kelly Hess is the author of the BlackMyst Trilogy. Kelly grew up with a love of reading science fiction and fantasy which inspired him to write his own books for young readers. He lives in Vacaville, California with his wife and son where he is currently working on his next adventure.

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22 October 2016

[Book Review] Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love Book 2)



Blurb:

If you've been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don't worry -- Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity's love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn't as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It's frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she's decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn't exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it's not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it's not what people want.)


Rating: ✮✮✮✮

After reading Queen of the Clueless some weeks ago, I decided to finish reading the 3rd book in the series before writing my review because this book left so much for the next. But I can't resist the nagging feeling inside me that wanted to express my emotion. And that I think this book deserves a review now that I'm reading the last book of the Interim Goddess of Love trilogy.

Very early in the book, my heart bleed for right off the bat. I felt bad about Diego's past and wanted to be there to pat his shoulder. (He will probably just send me off, though. Haha :D)

As I continue, the lack of Quinn's reaction to Hannah's feelings for him made me tired of it. I even rooted for Robbie to get her until I saw the pool scene. I love, love the pool scene with Diego! I seriously can't understand how Hannah can withstand all that charm without drooling. I know I will. (Whispers sorry to my husband ^^) and oh my god, Hannah's first kiss made me want to jump around the room screaming if only it weren't past midnight already.

Lastly, Robbie was really cool in this volume. I wish that he'll find someone to love him back in the last book. Quin is... I don't know, mysterious (I guess) but I still wish for Diego and Hannah together.


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About The Author 


Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor's degree in Communication and a master's degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to "Is this story based on you?" is always, always "No."

http://minavesguerra.com
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16 October 2016

Featuring #booktungan: MVREDEMPTION

Hello, readers! Today I have a special kind of review to share. And that is #MVREDEMPTION, bookbed‘s first #booktungan story, which released every Sundays. The story is a collaboration between 8 authors. It's all about friendship and everything in between.



I haven't read all the episodes but the first, and second episode promise a good story ahead. This online serial is easy and light to read and a great diversion between long reads.

So, whenever you're ready, head to Bookbed.org now or click the link below and start #MVREDEMPTION.

https://bookbed.org/2016/07/10/booktungan-mv-redemption-episode-1/

Click Here to see all the episodes


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About the Authors

LUCILLE DE MESA is an aspiring dentist who likes reading and writing. She spends her free time taking care of her five fur babies, reading books that cater to her short attention span, trying out pocket-friendly beauty items and writing it all on her blog. She is on Twitter@laughteraddict and Instagram @laughter118.

BAZ GRIMM-PITCH: Lover of words, yet not a wordsmith. Inspired by others and wishes to write for them.

CELESTINE TRINIDAD is a licensed physician based in the Philippines, specializing in Pathology. In her spare time, she writes fictions—speculative fiction, romance and children’s short stories.

IBYANG RIOT is an educator, teacher trainer, writer and lifelong student. She currently works for a publishing company.

SARAH BULALACAO: Kasalukuyang nagtatrabaho bilang kawani ng gobyerno, pero nangangarap magkaroon ng bahay kubo sa isang liblib na kakahuyan sa probinsiya.

MARIA CRISELDA SANTOS loves books, lipstick and cats. A member of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING), she has also written stories and comics for children, young adults and the young at heart.

BJ MEDINA researches about Philippine mythical creatures and compiles them into one single list. He create stories or does modern retelling of Philippine myths and legends.

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15 October 2016

Special Edition of A French FairyFail


Sandra's the long awaited story is now out. This special edition of 59,000 words Filipino novel tells her adventure to win the love of Léonce, while another man tries to win her.



Summary:

Kahit na ilang beses ng masaktan si Sandra dahil hindi humigit sa kaibigang pagturing sa kanya ni Léonce, inakala pa rin niyang ito lamang ang lalaking patuloy na maghahari ng puso niya. Subalit lumabo ang lahat sa pagdating ni Ryder, isang misteryosong Englishman na determinadong makuha ang pagmamahal niya, at ni Dawn, ang panibagong rival niya sa atensyon ni Léonce. To make her used to be peaceful life into a complete mess, she also have a stalker who knows about her dark past.

Get your e-copy now at:
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06 October 2016

[Book Review] What About Today



Blurb:

Aiden's stuck working for his family’s amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl. Gemma's stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park's rides. She couldn't. Good thing she met someone to guide her. As the day comes to a close, Aiden and Gemma ask themselves if one day is ever enough to decide if they were better off as friends or strangers.



Rating: ✮✮✮✮

What About Today is a novella that can be read in one sitting, (I would have if my mood weren't going up and down like a yo-yo) it’s a light read and is perfect during a warm afternoon. All the scenes between the protagonists happened during one day, and there were moments when I felt a bit bored with the characters’ dialogue with each other, it felt too much, but overall I love this book.

Aiden's character managed to make me laugh and smile, while some other time he annoyed me so much, especially the part where he argued with Alec, I was nodding my head. If I could, I would love to grab Aiden’s shirt and rubbed it to his face that he is acting like a spoiled brat. Although, I understand when he later explains but still he was doing it all wrong.

I can’t complain anything about Gemma. She’s not the most fun character, but I feel emotionally connected to her a lot of time, big part of it is because I’m a bookworm too, haha :D

If you’re into YA contemporary or wanted to try reading one, I recommend you to give this novella a chance.



BOOK LINKS
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To order a print edition of this book, please go here: http://bit.ly/dawnsbooks.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dawn Lanuza once wrote this in a bio for some site: never shuts up on ink.

Which is kind of true. That said, she writes a lot: e-mails, tweets, doodles, lists, random one-liners, oh, and also, she writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas.

She works for the music industry by day and writes meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night.

Her first book The Boyfriend Backtrack, published by Anvil Publishing, was nominated for the Filipino Readers’ Choice awards for Romance in English in 2015.

She currently lives with a very spoiled cream toy poodle. 


All the details are found at https://dawnlanuza.com/
 
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