Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins in PH

So far, it's been a great year for book signing events. Last June 21,2014-Saturday, Jenny Han went here in the Philippines! She is the author of The Summer Trilogy, Burn for Burn trilogy (w/ Siobhan Vivian, a middle grade standalone book Shug, and her latest novel, To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

I took an opportunity to sit on that comfy chair before the event starts.
Ms. Han signing my books. 

Jenny Han and I. 
PS. I asked her if how is her hand and she said she was pretty tired. She signed towers of books. I love her mint green dress by the way. :)

Last July 6, 2014 - Sunday, Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door & her latest novel, Isla and the Happily Ever After went here with her husband, Jarrod Perkins! (yeah, you always see his name on the dedication part of her books.)  yay! So far it's been a great year for book signing events and more to come! :D I wasn't able to get an ARC, I think I just need to wait. 

I got a chance to hug her :">
Ms. Stephanie Perkins and Mr. Jarrod Perkins :) 
These authors are so adorable! I'm looking forward on their next visit to Manila.  Plus, Jarrod Perkins is one cool man. If you had a chance to meet him, let him sign your book.  My signed books are posted on my Instagram: @beamasalunga . Book signing events won't be complete without a picture with friends. I met Aimee (I don't have a pic with her though), Nickle and Mei (It's really nice to meet them in person.)
with Mei :)

with Cerize :)
Bookgirlfriends PH 
(L-R): with my book sisters:  Ana, Lindsay, Janine, & Isa
More book signing events to come! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY (1): Top 5 Books I've Read so Far

This is my first Top 5 Wednesday . Just click the link if you want to be part of the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads.

Here are my Top 5 books that I've read so far this year and it's really hard to pick. I'm not going to rank them in order by the way. You may check out my reviews on Goodreads, just click the link below the book. 

My Review: Goodreads 

My Review: Goodreads

My review: Goodreads

My Review: Goodreads

My Review: Goodreads 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Pages: 368
Goodreads rating: 4.09/ 5stars
My rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Summary (Goodreads):

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them... all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

My Review: 

Sweet, Adorable & Quirky.

The first time I saw the cover of the title and the cover, I knew I'm going to love it. It was pretty catchy, and the summary made me even more curious.

Having a crush on someone was one of the best moments in our teenage life, maybe until now we still have crushes. They gave us butterflies in our tummies, made our breaths stopped for a moment, flushed cheeks etc.. but what happens when they knew what you are feeling about them? 

There is no use of asking what ifs. No one could give you the answers 

Lara Jean Song wrote letters as a way of venting out feelings to the boys she loved. All her secret feelings were kept in a hat box. One day, those letters were accidentally sent to the 5 boys she'd loved. No one knows how will they react and she just have to face it.

I love the story. It was light and cute, I love the characters particularly the Song sisters. They may have different personalities but their relationship was strong and I just admire how they worked together. It makes me want to have a sister!

This book definitely made me giggle, smile and fangirl. I LOVE PETER KAVINSKY!I know there were times he was sweet then becomes a jerk (he seriously need to get away from Gen. That Barracuda. hahaha! Chris' description) but I'm hoping he'll improve on the next book. *fangirling* Sorry, I can't help it he's adorable. I still love Josh, but he's for Margot. I hate that it's a cliffhanger, on the brighter side of it.. Good things come to those who wait. (It's an agony to wait for the sequel to be released. We got no choice but to wait)

Is it just me that I have mixed feelings towards Chris?

Anyways, Jenny Han's writing style was pretty impressive. Definitely a thumbs up! I highly recommend this book if you love contemporary romance. :)