My Week in a Wrapped #35

SundayPost

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I’m getting busier more and more each day. I can’t even blog and schedule posts anymore so I only have few this week. Work’s gone crazier than usual. Plus I’ll be having a four-day vacation leave at the end of this month and I don’t think I would be anywhere near a computer. My son’s going to high school in June so we need to fix his documents to enroll and stuff too. I’ll be back first week of June so normal blogging would resume by then, hopefully. I’m really hoping I could blog and read as often like before. I miss my books. TBR’s filing up. That’s why I’m not buying or accepting books at the moment. Sigh. This Sunday Post is even late. Yeah, it’s already Monday where I’m from. You guys can still reach me on Twitter if you need anything and my Birthday Giveaway is still on a roll by the way. You can still join, just click the link on my blog’s side bar. Okay? That’s it for now. See you guys next week!❤

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Updates + Giveaways From Authors I’m Following!

I’m sharing this with you guys thinking that you might find this useful and thrilling. Who knows? Perhaps you’re following the same authors I’m following. I might not have time for reading and book reviews these days, but I see to it that I’m still updated. Thank God for social media!😀

❤ So let’s start off with my dear Veronica Rossi

Veronica’s newest baby has it cover revealed the 18th of May and God I love it!

Name: Riders (Riders #1)
Author:
Veronica Rossi
Number of Pages:
384 pages in Hardcover
Published:
February 2nd 2016 by Tor Teen
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Goodreads

For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.
Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him?

See how amazing the cover is? I’m so excited for this book. Looks like this would be another best seller for Veronica. Still a long wait though. Like it? Add it to your TBR.😀

Rick Riordan‘s The Lightning Thief 10th Anniversary Edition

This is something I REALLY want to have. It’s been 10 years since The Lightning Thief and I might consider rereading the entire series. I miss Percy! Haha! Anyway, Rick blogged about a little tour of what’s inside the special exclusive hardcover edition and it’s so awesome! Here’s some of the photos: Continue reading

Book Blogger Hop: May 22nd-28th

This is from Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Question of the WeekWhy would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language,
not what you expected, or something totally different?

My Answer

Hmm.. I usually give a book a chance. There were times before that I ended up really frustrated about a book and really thought of not continuing, but I still did. In my entire reading history, I only recall two books that I did not finish. One is Shatter Me. A lot loved the book and when I say “a lot” I mean a great deal really. I’m not saying the book is not good. I really can’t say that since yeah, I didn’t finish it. It would be unfair. I think I’ve read half the book and still didn’t feel the connection. Like I’m not pulled in. A lot has happened and I’m there reading, wondering why I can’t feel anything about the whole stuff. Then, eventually lost interest. Same goes with City of Stairs. See when you’re reading a book, you’ll feel this connection and the need to read more. There were awful books that I’ve read before, but they’ve pulled me right in. Perhaps the reason they’re awful was because of a lame ending or characters. Still. I was pulled. Not the case for those two books that I didn’t finish. No connection at all.


Nyze

Waiting on Wednesday #51

was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books
that aren’t released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting.

Name: Reawakened (The Reawakened #1)
Author:
Colleen Houck
Number of Pages:
400 pages in Hardcover
Published:
August 25th 2015 by Delacorte Press
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Goodreads

When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind. But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.
From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.

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Why am I waiting?This is going to be epic. The blurb alone shows us a glimpse of an adventure unlike any others. I like the sound of an “Egyptian prince with godlike powers“. Not to mention the mummies and an evil shape-shifting god named Seth. Seth for God sake! Can’t help thinking of Seth from the Covenant series and The Return by Jennifer Armentrout. Lol! Sounds really awesome right? The book cover is so amazing too! I’m so excited and of course, it’s Colleen Houck. I guess there’s nothing much to say.😀

Anyway, let’s just get to your favorite part. Giveaways!
I’m not sure if this is for International though, but I guess it is.

Book GiveawayAll you need to do is to pick a song that you want to be included on the Reawakened’s official playlist. You have until May 28th to enter.  The winner will be announced in early June.

Pick-A-Song

TEASER ANYONE?

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Teaser Tuesday #45

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess.

So here’s how it works:
1. Grab your current read.
2. Randomly open a page.
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

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Name: End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3)
Author:
Susan Ee
Number of Pages:
344 in Kindle
Published:
May 12th 2015 by Skyscape
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia

Goodreads

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister.[…]

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Nyze’s Happy Tummy #9

Nyze's Happy TummyThis will mostly include Filipino dishes and everything I’ve set my spoon and fork on
so be prepared to get hungry and drool!😀
TARA KAIN! (Come on. Let’s eat!)

This is from one of my favorite Chinese restaurant.
Obviously not a Filipino dish , but it’s so good!😀

Yeung Chow Rice│Pork & Shrimp Shumai

Yeung Chow fried rice is a popular Chinese-style wok fried rice dish.
Shumai, also romanized as siu mai or shaomai, also called pork dumplings,
is a type of traditional Chinese dumpling served as dim sum.

Nyze

My Week in a Wrapped #34

SundayPost

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I’m in and out of reading slump so I still haven’t finished The Younger Gods and The Murder of Adam and Eve. Hopefully End of Days would completely revive me back. Lol! I can’t even find the right words to explain how excited I am to finally have the book. I will have a joint review with Claudia {Sparrowhawk} of My Soul Called Life so I’m more excited. Anyway, my Birthday Giveaway is up so if you want to join, the link is on my sidebar. It’s nothing much, but it’s my way of thanking you guys for still supporting me though I’m getting more and more busy with a lot of things outside the blogosphere. Thank you guys!❤ How’s your week by the way? Hope everything’s well.😀

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Currently Reading: End of Days by Susan Ee

Currently Reading #54

Name: End of Days
(Penryn & the End of Days #3)
Author:
Susan Ee
Number of Pages:
344 in Kindle
Published:
May 12th 2015 by Skyscape
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia

Goodreads

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all. When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

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I’m sorry, but I dropped all my current read the moment this hit my Kindle. At long last. Finally. OMG. After like ages. I have this. I can’t wait to devour this awesomeness. It’s kind of bittersweet though since this would be the last book. It was previously revealed that this was a five-book series so I was expecting to read more. I’m still so excited nonetheless. Anyway, here’s a five star, three star and one star review respectively. Got them from book lovers on Goodreads.😀

Great ending to a fantastic series! Penryn is ladened with the responsibility of not only keeping her family safe but also the entire human race? Tough task for a 17 year old. Those who have read the first two of this series will definitely be pleased with the ending, as much as we don’t want to see it end. So much thought was put into the World After and all its characters it was a great read with a satisfying ending. We see character development- some predictable and some not, back stories, and action packed fighting!
Stacey Kennedy
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

Weekly Photo Challenge is hosted by The Daily Post,
where we publish a new post with a photo interpreting the weekly theme..

Twilight zone..

 

This week’s theme is:

ENVELOPED

What does “enveloped” mean to you? It could be your post-bath toddler wrapped burrito-style in a huge fuzzy towel. How about the ever-present fog that meanders through your city? Is it the well-loved hammock you lie in devouring novels as if they were candy? Maybe it’s your favorite fluffy comforter, edges worn from love and use?

See how the sky was enveloped with dark clouds at dusk?
I love that view.❤

“Sometimes things are most truly
revealed by the illuminance of twilight.”
Christopher Molineux

Nyze

Book Blogger Hop: May 15th – 21st

This is from Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Question of the WeekIf you see a book you like but see it is 400 or 500+ pages, will you still read it?

My Answer

I really don’t mind if the book is like 400 or 500+ pages. As long as the book is interesting enough to read. Most especially if it’s a book I’ve waited so long to be released. I remember reading The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia and geez those books are really long, but I didn’t notice it since they’re so good. Cress of The Lunar Chronicles was 500+ pages and I so loved it. Even the Clockwork Princess of The Infernal Devices was also 500+ pages, but I can’t seem to get enough of it. City of Heavenly Fire of The Mortal Instruments was 700+ pages and God I want to marry it. Lol! Some people would say that reading a beefy book is quite a risk since it could go really exciting or really boring. Either way I believe that all books is worth the try ’cause authors invested time, talent and money on it. Don’t you think?😀

Nyze