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Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Hi Readers! Happy New Year!


Title: Legend (Legend #1)

Author: Marie Lu

Number of Pages: 305

Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Books, Speak

Published on: November 29, 2011

Format: Paperback

Price: Php 399.00 (NBS) $ 11.36 (TBD)

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"What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.  From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets."

About the Author:

Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les 
Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into a more modern story. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014


Hi Readers! Again, I'm very sorry for my two weeks of absence. It's pretty hard to balance school, rest, blogging, personal life, social life, projects, assignments, practices (for events) etc. all at the same time especially that I'm just a 7th Grade students/ a 13-year-old boy. 
It's what I call Book Features! Book features are different from book reviews.  Book features are featuring books that basically doesn't have stories. A lot of books are like that.It's like compilation of speeches, guides, journals, etc. And basically, a book review is a review about the actual story of the books.   
Title: Stupid is Forever 
Author: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago 
Number of Pages: 132 pages 
Publisher: ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. 
Published on: December 3, 2014 
Price : Php 175. 00 (NBS) 
Sense of humor is almost absent among politicians, but Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is a truly talented exception. People are puzzled how she can spontaneously make them laugh in the midst of national policy crises, and of real danger to her life as a corruption fighter.  
This book is a collection of jokes, one-liners, pick-up lines, conebacks and speeches delivered and/or curated by the beloved Senator. Also, inside are illustrations by Cj de Silva-Ong, Manix Abrera, Elbert Or, Rob Cham and more of the Philippines' best young illustrators.  
About the Author: 

She earned the degree, Doctor of Juridical Science, in the United States. Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago is a globally famous personality, because of her legal brilliance and courageous example in fighting corruption.  In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or suspected, of plunder, her honesty shines like a light in the darkness. She has brought honor to the Philippines in several ways.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
She is the first Filipino and the first Asian from a developing country, to be elected in the United Nations as judge of the International Criminal Court. The ICC hears cases against heads of state.  Thus, she put the Philippines on the global map in the 21st century.  Unfortunately, grave illness forced her to waive the privilege of being an ICC judge. 
For two years, she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. In June 2014 she was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4 (the last stage). But with her signature humor and bravery, she fought back, and her cancer has regressed.  Even cancer cells are afraid of her! 

She was chosen as laureate of the Magsaysay Award for Government Service, known as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. She was cited “for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency.” She was named one of “The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World” by The Australian magazine. 


The book contains some of the finest quotations, speeches, and pick-up lines from the senator herself.  

"Brains aren't everything. In the case of the Congress members, they're nothing."   
"Alam mo baang bigasgasolinapamasahe,tuition fee, isdakarnelahat sila nagmamahalan Tayo na lang kaya ang hindi!"  

More of these will be in the book!     

Title: 1 Page at a Time 
Author: Adam J. Kurtz 
Number of Pages: 384 pages 
Publisher: Perigee Trade  
Published on: October 7, 2014 
Price :  Php 635.00 (Powerbooks) $12.02 (Barnes & Nobles) 

Things are what you make of them  Every day is a chance to create something new for yourself. Put down your phone and pick up a pencil. Give yourself some space. The Internet will still be there. Start with one page at a time, and you’ll be surprised at just how much you can create.  Each of the 365 prompts in 1 Page at a Time will encourage you to draw, write, list, reflect, and share. This book is your new best friend.  Let’s get started!  

About the Author: 

Adam J. Kurtz is a graphic designer, artist, & serious person. He is primarily concerned with creating honest, accessible work, including a range of small products & the self-published "Unsolicited Advice" calendar series. He is the author of no other books. He currently lives in New York City. 

Monday, December 8, 2014


Hi Readers! Sorry for being not active for about two weeks. We're very busy practicing for an upcoming show/event and err.. exams. But anyways, I'm here for another review! I rarely read books/manga/illustrated books out of my genre and likes but I tried this one. And I loved and am dying to find its sequel! I actually finished this book within 1 hour!


Title : Miki Falls 1 : Spring

Author : Mark Crilley

Illustrator : Mark Crilley

Number of Pages : 176 (Paperback)

Genre : Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction

Publisher : HarperTeen

Published on : May 1, 2007

Format : Paperback

Price : $ 8.73 (TBD)

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"It's spring--a time for new beginnings. This is Miki Yoshida's final year of high school, and she's determined to make this the best year yet. Miki is in control . . . 
. . . until Hiro Sakurai shows up.
 The tall, handsome new student is hiding something, and Miki wants to know what. As she breaks down Hiro's defenses, she is unnerved by how much she cares about him. Too bad he is the one guy who can't care for her back. But Miki is falling for Hiro, and nothing's going to stop her from getting close to him--not even his dangerous secret."

~synosis from Goodreads~

About the Author:

Mark Crilley is an American comic book creator and children's book author/illustrator. He is the creator of Miki Falls, Akiko, and Brody's Ghost. He is also noted for his instructional videos for drawing in the manga-style. Crilley distributes drawing advice to artists via YouTube videos and his DeviantArt account. In August 2010, he starred in some how to draw videos for Funimation on demand. Mark Crilley's wife is Miki Crilley who he named Miki Falls after. The two have a daughter, Mio, and a son, Matthew.

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I'll use a couple of words to describe the book and I'll explain it. ( a literary technique I learned from some authors )

  • Not an ordinary love story. I'm pretty sure a lot of you guys hate or don't like cliche love stories. Believe me I don't too. This book is a romance/love story book alright, but it's more than that. Find out for yourself.                                                         
  • Realistic & Fictional at the same time. This book, the story in it, the characters, really exist in real life, well not all of it. It amazes me how Sir Crilley gave life to his characters without removing the true-to-life effect. And how he introduced the fictional part of the story without ruining or rush the story. I'm also amazed that the story contains parts of mythology, suspense, mystery, etc. Haha. The book will give you a crazy feeling after finishing it.                                                                                             
  • Awesome characters. Every character portrays very different roles that gives a wonderful effect. From Miki who wants a change in his life, to Yumi who's an awesome, cheerful, yet naughty friend, to Hiro Sakurai who's very mysterious but everyone wants to befriend with. And other awesome fictional characters like Mother Freya and Anra that you guys should see.                                                                         
  • Every part of the story will give you the "fasten your seat belt" moment. You should not miss  every moment/part in the story. Every page skipped will change your perspective or opinion about the book. Every page is worth reading.                                 
  • Unexpected twist of events. The story, in the beginning, will have a normal story effect or in simpler words, it'll look plain, boring or simple. But as you read and read every page of the book, you'll have another question in your mind that'll encourage you to read it further. Like "what's in the basement?", "why is he weird?", or "what's he hiding?".                                                                                                                            

The words/sentences I used, I hope will encourage you to read it! It's very an awesome read.

Reading with Luigi gives Spring a

4 books! (4/5) 

Also, the poll which I conducted is already finished! Not surprisingly the result is.. books! Haha. Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway! Soon. 

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