Field Notes on Love PH Blog Tour


Jennifer E. Smith is a widely-loved author of Filipino readers. Since the success of her book, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Filipino readers have supported her work.

Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House International, Field Notes on Love will have a Philippine blog tour!

The blog tour is from March 1-8, 2019. ARCs of the book will be passed around by the participants. NetGalley widgets for the book will also be sent to the bloggers in the tour.

This tour is open to Philippine residents only. Fifteen (15) book bloggers will be selected and notified via email. Please reply to the email within 48 hours – a new participant will be chosen upon failure to do so.

The sign-up form will close on February 4, Monday. The review copies will be sent to the participants shortly after.

Don’t miss your chance, click here to sign up now. ❤

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[Blog Tour] What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum


What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Publication Date: July 11, 2017 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to Penguin Random House International for letting me host the blog tour!]

Goodreads Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.

DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her.

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

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What to Say Next PH Blog Tour


First of all, I would like to thank Penguin Random House International for giving me the opportunity to host the PH blog tour for What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum. ❤

I absolutely loved Julie’s debut YA Tell Me Three Things so I was so excited for Julie’s next book!

When I shared the link for the blog tour sign-up, I was surprised to see that a lot of bookish friends from Twitter retweeted the link and gave it a signal boost. A total of 14 bloggers signed up, and below is the tour schedule:

July 11
Fay @ Bibliophile Soprano

July 12
Bianca @ Stay Bookish
Joel @ Descendants of Poseidon Reads
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch
Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads

July 13
Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
Nicka @ Read by Nicka
Imogene @ Amidst the Pages

July 14
Leslie @ bibliophilekid
Camelle @ Home of a Book Lover
Elena @ The Queen Reads

July 15
Jeddidiah @ When Books Defy Gravity
Areli @ Books and Photographs
Jessie @ Supercalireader
Athena @ The Book Junkie’s Blog

Links to the blog posts will be updated, so check back on this page for more book reviews!

Thank you so much for supporting this blog tour and for spreading the love for What to Say Next!

Join the giveaway below for a chance to win a finished copy of the book! ❤

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[Blog Tour] Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith


Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Publication Date: May 2, 2017 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy and to Kuya JM of Book Freak Revelations for letting me join the blog tour!]

Goodreads Summary:

Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

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My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill


my-unscripted-lifeMy Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

Publication Date: October 11, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Sometimes love stories go off script.

Another sultry Georgia summer is about to get a lot hotter. Dee Wilkie is still licking her wounds after getting rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams. But if she’d gone away, she wouldn’t have been around to say yes to an unbelievable opportunity: working on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town that just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee (along with the rest of the world) has had a crush since eighth grade.

It’s not like Dee will be sharing any screen time with Milo—she’s just a lowly PA. And Milo is so disappointingly rude that Dee is eager to stay far away from him. Except after a few chance meetings, she begins to wonder if just maybe there’s a reason for his offensive attitude, and if there’s more to Milo than his good looks and above-it-all Hollywood pedigree. Can a relationship with a guy like Milo ever work out for a girl like Dee? Never say never…

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


the-sun-is-also-a-starThe Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Publication Date: November 1, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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[Quote Roundup] Calamity by Brandon Sanderson


CalamityCalamity by Brandon Sanderson

Publication Date: February 16, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

CLICK HERE FOR MY BOOK REVIEW! ❤

Goodreads Summary:

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

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[Quote Roundup] Firefight by Brandon Sanderson


FirefightFirefight by Brandon Sanderson

Publication Date: January 6, 2015 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

CLICK HERE FOR MY BOOK REVIEW! ❤

Goodreads Summary:

They told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic—Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

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The Reckoners Trilogy: A Recap


Steelheart will make you wonder.

Firefight will make you swoon.

Calamity will freak you out.

This is, so far, the best fantasy series I’ve ever read. This took me to a world where possibilities are endless, where everyone can be a hero or a villain. This took my imagination to the next level. Changed my views on war and whose fault it really is. This is majestic and romantic, and EPIC. (PUN INTENDED)

My favorite character is David, of course. He’s the book boyfriend who would go against what he believes in and opens his mind to find solutions to make a forbidden love right – HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU EVEN IF YOU TRY TO KILL HIM.

Which makes Megan my second favorite character. She’s not a hopeless romantic, but she is so strong and really, kick-ass. I could imagine Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood playing in the background. Or maybe Wonder Woman’s entrance theme from Batman v Superman? You get the point. This girl is #goals.

My favorite moments were mostly David + Megan moments in Firefight, but I also love the ultimate revelation of who Calamity really is and THE GREAT IRONY!!!

Favorite epics? Megan, of course. Then Prof. And Dawnslight. The messages were really cute. 🙂

Steelheart and Calamity both have five-star ratings, but I gave Firefight an infinity symbol even if it didn’t make me cry because I LOVED IT THAT MUCH. And for the record, a scene almost made me cry.

It’s just, of all fantasy worlds, the Reckoners’ world is my favorite and you guys have to read the books, too! Especially bookish friends from the Philippines! The Reckoners series is popular in other countries, but I don’t see much hype with Filipino bookworms. I’m guessing these books just need a boost, so here we go!

THE RECKONERS SERIES IS ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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Calamity by Brandon Sanderson


CalamityCalamity by Brandon Sanderson

Publication Date: February 16, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

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