Event Recap: #BookwormsUnitePH: Year 4 + Marauders Dispatch Giveaway

BFR

Bookworms Unite, as I’ve said countless times, is one of the most anticipated bookish events for YA lovers who live in the metro. And last Saturday, July 21st, I, together with my amazing team of hosts Hazel from Stay Bookish, Miel from Bookish and Awesome, Inah from The Bibliophile Confessions, Bianca from The Ultimate Fangirl, and Danica from The Hogsmeade Reader, once again hosted this lovely event, this time at the Rizal Library at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Continue reading “Event Recap: #BookwormsUnitePH: Year 4 + Marauders Dispatch Giveaway”

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Things to Do and Look Forward to on Bookworms Unite: Year 4

BFR

Okay! So, in less than a week, one of the metro’s most anticipated YA event is happening at the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, this Saturday! And the title probably gave it away, but Bookworms Unite is already on it’s fourth year! Now, to give everyone a quick rundown on what our attendees should expect, here’s a top ten post for you!

Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Things to Do and Look Forward to on Bookworms Unite: Year 4”

Review: The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista

BFR (2)

The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista
Genre: YA Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Publication: June 19th 2018 from Swoon Reads
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 240 pages
Format: ARC from the author
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazon || Book Depository

Stella has had a hopeless crush on Will, her older brother’s best friend FOREVER, but now that Cam and Will have graduated and are going off to college, this year is her chance to really strike out on her own. Without her overprotective brother and his sidekick around to distract her, she can focus on having all the typical high school experiences that she’s always dreamed of—starting with finding a boyfriend! With the help of her best friend Franklin, she comes up with the perfect plan to have a boyfriend by Christmas: The Boyfriend Bracket.

Or it seems like the perfect plan…right up until Will starts showing up again. How is she supposed to find the perfect boyfriend when none of her dates measure up to the one boy she can never have?

Continue reading “Review: The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista”

Top 10 Tuesday Throwback: Top Ten Books We’re Looking Forward to In 2018 (A Remix)

BFR (20)

Okay, so today, in efforts to bring back bookish memes to Book Freak Revelations, I’m listing down the top ten books that I’m looking forward to in (the second half of) 2018, hence the remix. Just like every year, the Fall season’s coming back with yet another amazingly enthralling line-up of diverse titles and I, as your typical YA-obsessed reader/ reviewer, am here for ALL. OF. IT. Let’s get this post started, shall we?

Continue reading “Top 10 Tuesday Throwback: Top Ten Books We’re Looking Forward to In 2018 (A Remix)”

Review: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

Strange-Fascinations-Blog-Tour-banner.jpg

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
Genre: YA Contemporary, Fiction
Publication: May 22nd 2018 by Viking Children’s Books for Young Readers
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 432 pages
Format: ARC from Penguin Random House International
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazon || Book Depository
National Book Store

No matter how organized I get my room, my records, my books, no matter how precisely I communicate a thing, or how many arrows point to how many objects, in the end I’m floating through space in a most peculiar way.

This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.

Then Noah → gets hypnotized.

Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future—everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations…

A stunning, surrealist portrait, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.

Continue reading “Review: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold”