Waiting on Wednesday #48

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

Name: The Witch Hunter
Author:
Virginia Boecker
Number of Pages:
368 pages in Hardcover
Published:
June 2nd 2015
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopian

Goodreads

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut. Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice.
But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.
Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.
But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.
Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

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Why am I waiting?I’m so excited for this book! The blurb sounds there’s going to be a lot of adventure and magic. I like the sound of pirates too. Yay! To be honest, I haven’t read Graceling, but the mere mention of it made me more thrilled to have this. I just can’t squeeze it to my reading schedule. Too bad. Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of friends rating the book with five star. The author of The Girl at Midnight, Melissa Grey, even said that the book has it all. Really looking forward to having this. 😀

Anyway, let’s just get to your favorite part. Giveaways! Unfortunately, the International giveaway ended the 26th of April so this Goodreads giveaway is only for US. I heard Boecker will host a giveaway anytime soon though and she’s giving away The Witch Hunter jewelry.
It will be announced in Twitter, I think..

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Teaser Tuesday #42

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: The Younger Gods (Younger Gods #1)
Author:
Michael R. Underwood
Number of Pages:
280 pages in Nook
Published:
October 13th 2014 by Pocket Star
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Goodreads

Jacob Greene was a sweet boy raised by a loving, tight-knit family…of cultists. He always obeyed, and was so trusted by them that he was the one they sent out on their monthly supply run (food, medicine, pig fetuses, etc.). Finding himself betrayed by them, he flees the family’s sequestered compound and enters the true unknown: college in New York City. […]

Here’s the Teasers 😀

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Nyze’s Happy Tummy #6

Nyze's Happy TummyWelcome to the newest content of my blog!
This 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!)

I’ve gone through a stressful week from work
and what else could have lighten one’s mood other than desserts?
Stressed is Desserts spelt backwards anyway. 😉

Cassave Cake and Ube Kalamay

Cassava Cake is one of the most popular and enjoyed delicacies or Kakanin in the Philippines. It is made from grated cassava (Kamoteng Kahoy) mixed with coconut milk, eggs, butter
and topped with a creamy milk mixture.
Kalamay or Calamay is a sticky sweet snack/dessert delicacy. It is made out of glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and sugar usually palm or brown sugar.

Nyze

My Week in a Wrapped #31

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.

This week has been more work and less book stuff. I haven’t finished my review for Danny Dirks and the Heir of Pendragon and haven’t finished reading The Younger Gods. I’m so behind my schedule. Work’s just getting crazier and crazier. I think I need a new job. 😦 I am so thanking God for scheduled posts though. Because of that my blog seems to be on a roll still, except for the lack of book reviews. Sigh. You know what? I find myself rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone last night. After reading it, I felt so much better. It’s like a stress reliever or something. I didn’t even realize I’ve finished it in one sitting. Lol! I’ve missed Harry ❤ Anyway, that’s about it. How’s your week? 😀

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Last Week On The Blog

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

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

Be safe pedestrian!

This week’s theme is:

MOTION

Capturing motion is a beautiful way to convey a story in a photograph, sometimes even more so than a photo of the same subject in a stationary pose. This week, share your photographs that have captured motion, and tell us the stories behind the images.

“The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.”
Frank Herbert

Nyze

Cover Reveal: A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2)

A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2)

I am so excited for this book since I fell in love with A Darker Shade of Magic. I only learned today that the second book is entitled A Gathering of Shadows and it’s so intriguing. I thought A Darker Shade of Magic is a stand-alone book. I remember wishing that it was a series. Well, see? Wishes do come true! Haha! I just hope Leah from Tor could give me an ARC of this too. Yay! The released of the book was scheduled February of 2016 so that’s still a looong wait. I wonder when Tor would give out ARCs. 😀

Here’s the blurb first:

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

“Everything I could have hoped to see from Schwab—the danger, magic, and style all dialed up to the highest setting. I was a huge fan of the cover for A Darker Shade of Magic—the sartorial sharpness reflected into cartographic intrigue, the intensity of the stark color palette, and, of course, a lone figure inviting attention. We wanted to keep this general concept, but recast it, as the world is not what it seemed at the end of ADSOM. In A Gathering of Shadows, there is (of course) an ominous cloud on the horizon—and Delilah Bard (my personal favorite character of the world) is ready to fight.”

 

Are you ready for the cover?

 

 

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Book Blogger Hop: April 24th – 30th

This is from Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Question of the WeekDoes the title of a book make or break your choice to read it?

My Answer

Not really. It’s the cover that could really pull me in. I only check a book with a not-so-good cover if the book is recommended by a friend. Otherwise, I won’t probably check it though the title would be so great. Sorry. Yeah. I know. That’s not really nice, but who can blame me? There are so many books out there. One can really shine with a lovely cover. Don’t you think? 😀


Nyze

Waiting on Wednesday #47

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

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

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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Why am I waiting?I love love love this series. To be honest I’m not really into dystopian books ’cause I find them depressing, but when I’ve started reading this series, I’m hooked. There’s something very distinct about how it was written and it made me crave for more. I am also excited for this because as we’ve planned (Claudia and I), we will be doing a joint review. Yay! That’s another reason to be excited about since that would be a first for me. Can’t wait to do it with my blogger twin. ♥

Anyway, there has been no giveaways since the one that I’ve posted in February (that’s not even international 😦 ) so I’ve nothing to share with you guys. It’s already up for pre-order in Amazon for only $4.99 in Kindle though. Other than that, no recent updates were posted. No blog tour and book tour, but you can catch Susan Ee at the RT Convention in Dallas on the 12th of May til the 17th.

Just enjoy this excerpt! 😀

Excerpt of Susan Ee's END OF DAYS

I think I’ve covered everything. I’ll update this whenever I’ll find something new until this will be released. So always check back when you’re free. Okay? By the way, care to share the books you’re dying to read? Comment and I’ll check on it. 😀

Nyze

Teaser Tuesday #41

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: The Younger Gods (Younger Gods #1)
Author:
Michael R. Underwood
Number of Pages:
280 pages in Nook
Published:
October 13th 2014 by Pocket Star
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Goodreads

Jacob Greene was a sweet boy raised by a loving, tight-knit family…of cultists. He always obeyed, and was so trusted by them that he was the one they sent out on their monthly supply run (food, medicine, pig fetuses, etc.). Finding himself betrayed by them, he flees the family’s sequestered compound and enters the true unknown: college in New York City. […]

Here’s the Teasers 😀

Continue reading

Nyze’s Happy Tummy #5

Nyze's Happy TummyWelcome to the newest content of my blog!
This 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 dish is Hubby’s favorite ♥
I cook this every time I’m off from work 🙂

Sauteed Mung Beans topped with Pork Cracklings

Ginisang Munggo (Sauteed Mung Beans) is a famous Filipino dish paired with anything fried. Others have it plain, but I usually sauteed garlic, onions and tomatoes with cubed pork or fried pork belly. I also prefer to put in bitter melon leaves (ampalaya leaves), instead of spinach or malunggay (moringa) leaves for added flavor. I topped it with pork cracklings for that crunchy texture and salty taste. You can check the recipe here: Sauteed Mung Beans

Nyze