Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Zero Day by Jan Gangsei: Book Review

Title: Zero Day
Author: Jan Gangsei
Publication Details: January 12th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Young adult, mystery, thriller, contemporary



Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie vanished—and her high-profile parents were forced to move on.

Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the Oval Office after a tumultuous first term. Then, the unthinkable happens: the president’s daughter resurfaces. Addie is brought back into her family’s fold…but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House? There are those in the administration who find her timely return suspicious.

When a national security advisor approaches Darrow Fergusson, Addie’s childhood best friend and the son of the president’s chief of staff, he doesn’t know what to think. How could the girl he’s missed for all these years be a threat to the United States? Still, at the risk of having his own secrets exposed, Darrow agrees to spy on Addie.

He soon realizes that his old friend is much more than the traumatized victim of a political fringe group. Addie has come with a mission… but will she choose to complete it?

A short yet thrilling read.

One bookstore-browsing day, I came across Zero Day, read its synopsis and found it really intriguing. I had been wanting a short, thriller, contemporary read so I bought this stand-alone.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #24: Birthday Month Book Haul

For a birthday month book haul, I know mine's quite small. lol But I really am trying to control my book buying habit so I only bought the ones in my priority list. :)

Nonetheless, I am happy with my book haul and I can't wait to read/reread them!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer: Book Review

Title: Life As We Knew It
Series: Last Survivors #1
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publication Details: October 1st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers



Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

A story of struggle and hope in an unexpectedly changed world.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Okay, folks. Book lovers are very easy to give gifts to. But just in case you're having a hard time giving gifts to a particular someone who is a book lover, let me help you.

BOOKS
Let me start with the obvious. Books. Because seriously. Haha! I am pretty sure that all book lovers have their own wishlist, so you can just ask for/check their lists. 😊


If you're still having a difficult time choosing what book, we have gift cards folks. Gift cards.

Book lamp
For late night-reading. We like to extend our reading hours, so this is very helpful.

Bookmarks
Believe me folks, there's no such thing as 'too many bookmarks', just as there's no 'too many books'.


Post-its, page-markers
For the quotes, excerpts, scenes that we relate to, like, find sad or whatever, we need more post-its and/or page-markers!

Coffee mug
Books + coffee is a tandem. So it is perfectly reasonable to get them a mug or mugs. 😉


Other book merchandise
This includes tote bag, accessories, post cards, pillow, bookends, or anything book-related really.

Bookcase
If your someone has a limited shelf space, and you have the budget, I am telling you, buy them a bookcase. Or make them one! That would mean so much! Trust me!

Oh, did I mention books?
BOOKS. BOOKS. BOOKS. 😁

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So there folks, your book lover gift guide. I hope I am of help somehow, especially to the really clueless ones. 😁

You're welcome. 😁

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Last Star by Rick Yancey: Book Review

Title: The Last Star
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #3
Publication Details: May 24th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers



The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves… or saving what makes us human.

Plot
Fast-paced and thrilling (quite so 😀).