Thursday, December 31, 2015

Guest Post: Natalie Scott

Voicing the Unvoiceable
Guest post by poet Natalie Scott


Is it really possible to say something new about the Titanic disaster?


Quite simply, the answer to this is a resounding no. So many books have been published about Titanic, including novels, memoirs, autobiographies and poems, that it is safe to say the story is well and truly covered. It is so well-known as a topic that it is very difficult to talk or write about it and avoid puns and cliché. Such a titanic task (*sigh*) might bring a sinking feeling (*groan*) to many a writer but I relished the challenge: to say something new about Titanic in the way the story is told.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Review: Thicker Than Water by Kelly (Fiore) Stultz


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! YAAY

Title: Thicker Than Water
Author: Kelly (Fiore) Stultz
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
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Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated. Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence. All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized one effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Click Play Fest!

 Hi! Last November 22 I went to Click Play Fest and It is one of the best days of my life. You might be wondering what is Click Play Fest. It is a social media festival, it gave us opportunity to see live or even meet Ryan Higa, Ki Hong Lee, David Choi, Cimorelli and Sam and Colby!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review: What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass

Title: What's Broken Between Us
Author: Alexis Bass
Publication Date: December 29, 2015

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Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive, perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and of Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything.

A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart's brother got behind the wheel drunk and killed his best friend. Today, he's coming home from prison.

Amanda's been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother's recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he's a monster. Still, she loves him. It's her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again--whose sister is paralyzed from the accident.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Review: The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly

Title: The Land of Forgotten Girls
Author: Erin Entrada Kelly
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
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Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better. For readers of Cynthia Kadohata and Rita Williams-Garcia and anyone searching for the true meaning of family.

Soledad has always been able to escape into the stories she creates. Just like her mother always could. And Soledad has needed that escape more than ever in the five years since her mother and sister died and her father moved Sol and her

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

{Blog Tour} Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas


Paper Planes Back Home
Published on February 21, 2015
by Tara Frejas 
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
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When Gianna wakes up on a cloud, she is disoriented yet fascinated. She thinks she's only dreaming until she gets a storm of paper planes—"They're thoughts of people who remember," a man on another cloud tells her—each pleading for her not to leave. The man tells her these planes are the key to get out of there, and while she thinks it's hard to believe, she decides everything is worth trying if it meant finding her way back home.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols

Title: Most Likely to Succeed
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
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In this sexy conclusion to The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Sawyer and Kaye might just be perfect for each other—if only they could admit it.

As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school—student government, cheerleading, stellar grades—has been in preparation for that future.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Review: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Title: What We Saw
Author: Aaron Hartzler
Publication Date: September 22, 2015

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Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

{Blog Tour} Peyton Riley by Bianca Mori: Excerpt


Peyton Riley (Takedown Book 2)

*Can be read as a standalone*
Release date: September 5, 2015

by Bianca Mori 

Genre: Steamy/Action-Adventure
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Hi Friends! I’m back again!! School is really tough. *sighs

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 
There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. 
She's wrong.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Otaku Montly: July

Hi! This is the Otaku Monthly for the month of July. This is kinda late because I didn't have much of a free time and I'm sick.
I've finally caught up in Fairy Tail 2014!!! Tartaros arc is cool.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: In The Beginning There Was Us by Ingrid Jonach

Title: In The Beginning There Was Us
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
What would you do if you were God? If you had the power to not only give life, but take it away in the blink of an eye? These are the questions that haunt fifteen-year-old Abbey Baxter after she resurrects a boy, long lost to the ages. 

The achingly beautiful and eternally melancholy Cole not only serves as a welcome distraction from her long-time crush, Elwin, but also eases the heartache that persists since the sudden passing of her younger brother, Junior, four years earlier.

As the intrigue of her relationship with Cole deepens, so too does the mystery that surrounds a growing phenomenon sweeping through her small West Virginian town, transforming the lives of its residents. Around her, two bedroom cottages are transforming into mansions without explanation and residents are waking up to bank balances that have tripled overnight, all under the watchful gaze of the sinister American Laboratory for Particle Physics, located on the outskirts of town.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Otaku Monthly

So I decided to do this one every month. I’ll post anime and manga-related stuffs, what anime and manga I finished for the whole month, some anime merchandise I bought and my artworks. If you're new here, I want you to know that I LOVE watching anime and reading manga. Without further ado, let’s start.


Anime

These are the anime that I watched for this month
Fairy Tail
I'm currently on episode 18 of Fairy Tail 2014. Grand Magic Games!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cover Reveal: Night Journeys: Anthology

Check out the Cover Reveal & Trailer Launch for
E.C. Hibbs Night Journeys Anthology

Title: Night Journeys: Anthology
Author: E.C. Hibbs
Release Date: July 31, 2015
 
In this mini anthology, E. C. Hibbs presents three unique tales of suspense, fantasy and adventure. Enter a forest that springs from Grimms’ fairy tales, on the trail of a little girl with a joy of the macabre. Discover the overgrown gardens of Caslowe Hall, where a forgotten secret takes shelter. And also featured is Walking with Strangers: specially written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Hailed as a “very imaginative ode with some fantastic zingers”, a young starlet enters into a weird world of her own, where forwards and backwards are not quite as she thought.
You are cordially invited to take a journey
Or three…
Walking with Strangers
The Harbingers
Deciduous

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Summer Lovin'


Today marks the last day of my summer. Huhuhu. I'm still not yet ready to face my studies. But I'm sure I spent my summer wisely. Let's get on with the recap!

I attended Bianca Gonzales' book signing in SM Pampanga with my friend Trisha last March 28. Paano Ba 'To? is a helpful book, love the stickers!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

Title: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak
Publication Date: August 4, 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."
Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Review: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

Title: Extraordinary Means
Author: Robyn Schneider
Publication Date: May 26, 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
From the author of The Beginning of Everything: two teens with a deadly disease fall in love on the brink of a cure.

At seventeen, overachieving Lane finds himself at Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis. Part hospital and part boarding school, Latham is a place of endless rules and confusing rituals, where it's easier to fail breakfast than it is to flunk French.

There, Lane encounters a girl he knew years ago. Instead of the shy loner he remembers, Sadie has transformed. At Latham, she is sarcastic, fearless, and utterly compelling. Her friends, a group of eccentric troublemakers, fascinate Lane, who has never stepped out of bounds his whole life. And as he gradually becomes one of them, Sadie shows him their secrets: how to steal internet, how to sneak into town, and how to disable the med sensors they must wear at all times.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

{Blog Tour} Heart Choices: Review + Giveaway

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Sometimes it’s hard to choose. Do you stay or do you let go?

Should you become friends, more than friends, or stay strangers? Would you risk love for popularity? You’re invited to explore these stories and find out each character’s choice from the heart.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

{Blog Tour} Marry Me, Charlotte B! by Carla de Guzman: Excerpt



MARRY ME, CHARLOTTE B!
Carla de Guzman 
Published April 30th 2015 by Midnight Books
Genre: New Adult

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year!
Nellie Canlas loves her job. She loves being assistant to reality TV star and wedding planner goddess, the fabulous Charlotte Bertram, and she loves working with couples to make their wedding dreams come true. What she doesn’t love is having cameras following her all the time, especially when she’s crushing hard on the lawyer from another floor.

Robert Bertram doesn’t like planning weddings. He doesn’t like being on TV either. But when he finds himself in possession of Nellie’s diary, he thinks he can turn her into anyone’s dream girl. If he doesn’t fall for her first.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

{Blog Tour} Gambit by C.L. Denault: Review


Title: Gambit
Author: C.L. Denault
Publication Date: March 31, 2015 by REUTS Publications, LLC
In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.

Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace,

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Wanga

Title: My Heart and Other Black Holes
Author: Jasmine Wanga
Publication Date: February 10, 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

HAPPY FIRST BLOGOVERSARY!

Happy First Blogoversary!!! I want to thank all of you, my readers and followers for sticking with me and for trusting my reviews. Thank you very much!

Mariz the Book Lover Slice of Reads was born in the 2nd of May in the year 2014. I made this blog because I want to share my thoughts about the books that I read. (duh hahaha)

The first template of my blog is ethereal, the pink one. Sadly, I can’t find a screen cap of it :( 
Fun fact: my favourite color is pink. I know, too girly hihihi. My first post is this
HAHAHAHA

Thursday, April 23, 2015

{Blog Tour} 99 Days by Katie Cotugno: Excerpt

It's finally here! We are beyond excited to bring you the Release Week Launch for Katie Cotugno's 99 Days!!! Did you enjoy How To Love? Then grab your copy of Katie's latest novel today!



99 DAYS
by Katie Cotugno
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.
 

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