Mar 28, 2016

On Full Reader Acceptance

Hi everyone! This is Jillian. You all obviously know that I love to read books, hence the fact that I established my own book blog and decided to co-blog with Mishma to further share my love for the written word. My engagement in this hobby was never questionable because, since I was a young child, I have always been reading, even if the rest of my family members do not.

I've been a lifelong reader, and I personally believe that I was born with this hobby because I've never stopped since the day I learned to read. Let me tell you so much about this.

Mar 25, 2016

The story of the bad boy and the smart girl || Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry ( + Giveaway )

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Title : Walk the Edge
Author : Katie McGarry
Release Date : March 29th 2016
Publisher : Harlequin Teen
Synopsis :

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

Mar 22, 2016

To be a black YA reader || Wesaun @ Oreos and Books

Hey everyone!

March is gradually coming to end, which also signals the end of the first season of Diverse Reads 2016 - ethnic diversity! So far, we have discussed on various aspects of the concept, and today, we have Wesaun from Oreos and Books over, who's here to give a perspective of a black reader of YA

And I'd just like to give a reminder before I'll give the post to Wesaun. Don't forget to add the links to your diverse book reviews and discussions in the first seasonal link up!

Mar 19, 2016

Travel back to the middle ages || Into the Dim by Janet B.Taylor

Title : Into the Dim
Author : Janet B.Taylor
Release Date : March 1st 2016
Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers

When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.     

 Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.

Mar 15, 2016

Top Ten Books in my Spring TBR

Living near the equator, I've never been fortunate enough to experience seasons. In fact I wouldn't know the difference between spring and summer, all we have here is rainy days and sunny days. But still, for me, reading wise, this is going to be spring time, as I haven't taken anything up recently, and here are the books I am planning to read in the upcoming weeks.

Mar 13, 2016

Fairytales Report #14

Hey guys! Guess who's back from the dead?????

Yes, yours truly, the amazing Mishma has officially bounced back! I am back in full form, and slowly catching up with blogging.

Oh and I guess, we have to keep our Report short today, as my co blogger is still buried in school work, and I am a bit slow at my blogging game after weeks of having a hectic schedule.

Mar 8, 2016

When Your Mood Takes Over Your Reading

Hi everyone! This is Jillian, and I missed you all immensely. You have no idea how long it's been since I've been here to converse with you all. But I'm finally here today, and I can't be any happier to have gained the opportunity and time to be here right now.

Lately, things at school have taken a toll on my usual reading schedule. If you've been following along on my blog, you might have noticed a decline in my posts and even tweets. This has been a result of the stress I've been undergoing in school, which has not only affected my typical posting schedule and motivation, but also has it influenced my mood to read books. 

It disappoints me so much because nowadays, I find it difficult to pick up a book. While I still do read nowadays, it's always a struggle to find the right time where I could enjoy a book like I normally do. Luckily, though, school is ending in a few weeks (around 7 or 8 weeks), which means a 4-month summer vacation dedicated to traveling and books! And notwithstanding the time-constraint I currently have, what have been left behind are the effects of having my mood take over my reading.

(WHICH IS GRAVE I TELL YOU. Being a mood reader sucks.)

Mar 3, 2016

Catching up with 2016.....

Before I start with anything else, let me break it to you that this post was a pure spontaneous decision. I was just staring at my computer screen, uninspired, a blank page in front me, wondering what in the hell I am going to write, while frantically searching through my notebook pages hoping I have some idea written down to spark something in me. 

I didn't find anything. 

All I did was, for a moment, ponder on how fast have two months flown by, and how I feel like I've accomplished nothing. There are days when I am suffocated by the workload, and then there are those, where I can't even make myself get up from bed and my phone. Twitter seems like a best friend I am drifting apart from, and my blog makes me feel as if I am going through a tough phase in a relationship, and while I know for sure that I'll bounce back eventually, I can't help but feel horrible right now.

So I decided to talk about how 2016 has gone by. I knew that I've been singing sob stories in our Fairytales Reports, but I wanted to share the little things, that I would've shared on twitter if I were more active, mentioned on the blog if I hadn't been too scatter brained.