Blog Tour: Empire High Untouchables by Ivy Smoak

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Hello, everyone! Great to see you again, and it’s time for my stop for the blog tour. Today I’m introducing a book I recently read (and hopefully would enjoy more), which is the first instalment of the Empire High series by Ivy Smoak, Empire High Untouchables.

All I want to say is that I wish this would be your cup of tea and that you’ll end up loving this book more than I do. 😛 Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Read-to-Review: Rowan Revived by Taylor Danae Colbert

50170375. sx318 sy475 Miss Fix-It—that’s me. And when my sister and nephew are in danger, it’s my natural instinct to step in and get them out of Boston. The girl with the plan, always.

We land at the Rowan Inn—a charming bed-and-breakfast on the shores of the Chesapeake. A sweet little haven we’re hoping will bring us the peace we so desperately need.

Instead, it brings us Jesse Rowan, the gruff and grumpy son of the original owners. The same guy who is single-handedly sinking the Inn faster than an anchor in the bay. But we need a place to crash until I can figure out our next move, so I convince him to let us stay in exchange for help around the place.

At first, he’s rude, sarcastic, and standoffish. But after a few months of working around the Inn together, I realize he’s not as callous as he’d like us to think. And I realize that maybe the Inn isn’t the only project I want to take on. He needs some fixing, too.

But the Inn has to be just a pitstop for us. And as long as we’re on the run, Jesse Rowan can’t be my final destination. (From: Goodreads)

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ARC Review & Exclusive Playlist: The Language of Cherries by Jen Marie Hawkins (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!)

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Title: The Language of Cherries

Author: Jen Marie Hawkins

Publisher: Owl Hollow Press

Release Date: Feb. 11th, 2020 (MARK YOUR CALENDARS, Y’ALL!!!!!)

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

When Evie Perez is cut off from everything she loves and forced to move to Iceland for the summer, she takes her canvas and paintbrushes into the picturesque cherry orchard behind her guesthouse. She stains her lips with stolen cherries in the midnight sun and paints a boy she’s never met.

Oskar is startled to discover Evie in his family’s orchard, and even more surprised to see himself on her canvas. Too ashamed to reveal his stutter, he remains silent as Evie returns day after day to paint, spilling confessions she wouldn’t even tell her priest.

As Evie’s life back home unravels, Oskar wants to comfort her with words, but he knows he’s waited too long, so he uses music instead. But when it all comes to the surface, he knows that if Evie can’t forgive him for lying, he may never forgive himself for surviving.

Add the book to your Goodreads TBR and preorder now on Amazon!!

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Bookish Unboxing | The Book Hookup (September, 2019): Young Adult Box (presented by The Strand Bookstore)

BRAND-NEW BOOK BOX ALERT!!!!!

As someone who’s overly obsessed with bookish subscription boxes as me, I’m constantly in search of interesting, unique book boxes out in the wild. Guess what I’ve discovered this time? It’s THE BOOK HOOKUP, a special subscription service presented by the one and only Strand Bookstore, my most favorite bookshop in the world! So I was browsing through The Oprah Magazine, and accidentally found an article about 20 Best Book Subscription Boxes in the entertainment section.

Surprisingly, most of the book boxes mentioned in the list sound exceptionally amazing to me, and I’ve tried a few of them this year, too. Anyways, when I saw that Strand Bookstore has their very own book boxes, I knew I had to snag one no matter what! In case you’re wondering, The Book Hookup is a quarterly box curated by the Strand staff, featuring 9 specific genres–Art & Photography, Feminist Literature, Fiction, Little Readers, Mystery & Suspence, Political Nonfiction, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Timeless Fiction, and Young Adult–all of which you can choose from. The variety of genres really intrigues me but as usual, I pick YA out of habit since I think YA books suit me better than any other categories.

You’ll get 2 books each quarter, a signed-first-edition hardcover of a new release, along with a paperback of either a new release, or an ARC (advance reviewer copy). Aside from the books, you can also expect some Strand merchandise like mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, pins, or postcards, as well as a product from one of their many New York-based partners.

To better show you what their boxes look like, here’s my unboxing for their Young Adult, third quarter box this year!

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Bookish Unboxing | OwlCrate 2019 August Box: Storms and Seas (+international book box giveaway announcement)

Happy Sunday, bookish peeps!

How’s your weekend so far? As usual, I have lots of sleep and I’ve been idling for a while so I’m feeling fantastic at the moment. lol What about you? Do you read some great books?

My life has been getting crazier and crazier the past few weeks and it’s mainly because of my job. There’s been more and more new comers in our office so I’m no longer the novice, which is pretty sad considering that I’ve switched to three different departments throughout the year and I’m constantly learning something new. Anyways, due to the harsh reality, I’m forced to adapt to the competitive environment ASAP and bring my A-game in this professional field.

That being said, my reading schedule has been postponing quite a lot and so does my blogging schedule. Thus, I’d like to share my August OwlCrate unboxing with you today even though it’s almost the end of October. Gladly, I didn’t get their September one so one less post to make! 😛

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Blog Tour: Beyond the Pale by Jennifer Millikin

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Happy weekend, everyone!!

How’s your October so far? Can’t believe it’s edging toward the end of the month already! It feels like the beginning of Autumn but it’s almost halfway through, how come!? LOL, anyway, I’ve got a beautifully written story to share with you today so let’s get started!

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Blog Tour: Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre (excerpts, teasers, and giveaway)

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Hello, hello, hello!!!

It’s mid-week again and happy Wednesday! 😀

Since it was our Mid-Autumn Festival, a.k.a. Moon Festival, last Friday, we got a short holiday back then and I managed to do nothing except sleeping, eating, reading, repeat. LOL Better yet, I’ll be taking this Friday off (that’s 2 days from now!) and spend some quality time with my family while celebrating my grandma’s birthday at a lovely resort in the Eastern part of the island. ❤ *Eeeeps*

Hence, I’m feeling kinda high all week long despite the fact that I’ve been working nonstop for weeks lately. 😛 Anyways, it’s 1:30 in the morning and here I am, sharing an upcoming graphic novel featuring the most classic female character/author, Charlotte Brontë and her life before Jane Eyre…at least that’s what the title implies.

All right, folks! Fasten your seatbelts and let the ride begin!

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Blog Tour: City of Beasts by Corrie Wang

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Hello, everyone!! Happy mid-week again! 🙂

Today I present to you with a super intriguing-looking book called City of Beasts, a YA Dystopian novel written by Corrie Wang. Recently, Rockstar Book Tours has been generous enough to offer me chances to spread the word with excerpts, teasers, and tour-wide giveaways. Unlike my previous preference, I realize that sharing new releases without reviewing them is also a great way to let you know what I’m excited about. 🙂

Without further ado, you’ll find more book info, buy links, excerpts, giveaway and PREORDER CAMPAIGN in the following post! Let’s go!

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Blog Tour: Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker (excerpts & giveaway)

WHO PUT THIS SONG ONHello, everyone!!!

Happy mid-week! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. 🙂 In the following weeks, I’ll present to you with some excerpts/spotlights of my highly anticipated reads this year since the awesome Rockstar Book Tour has them all. ❤

To kick-start this month, a.k.a. the beginning of the beautiful Autumn, Delacorte Press publishes a very exciting Young Adult Contemporary novel, Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker and this post is all about this super promising story!

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Blog Tour: Mind Games by Shana Silver

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Hi, everyone! Today I’m bringing you another awesome blog tour from the one and only Xpresso Tours and I can’t be more excited. Sit back, relax, and join me in this tour!

You’ll find the book info for Mind Games by Shana Silver, which is out now, tour-wide giveaway, and my short review in the following content. So, what are you waiting for?

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