Wildcard Was Insane and Here’s Why



Wildcard by Marie Lu

Title: Wildcard
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Language: English
Pages: abc
Publication Date: September 18th 2018
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399548017

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Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.


4x and a half stars

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Why Batman: Nightwalker Is Perfect for Both Comic and Non-Comic Book Fans

Processed with VSCO with j2 presetAs long as you’re into crime mystery novels, or any story Marie Lu has to offer, then you should read this book.


Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

Title: Batman: Nightwalker
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery
Language: English
Pages: 272 pages
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher:  Random House Books for Young Readers


Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most bruyears. riminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

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RATING: 4 stars

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Gave Me a Lot of Once Upon a Time Feels


Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Title: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)
Author: Julie C. Dao
Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, Young Adult
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release Date:
October 10th 2017

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An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

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RATING: 5 stars

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#MIBF2017 Highlights

mibf02 copyDiscounts, meet and greets, games, giveaways, and other bookish whatnots.

Last Sunday, I went to the 38th Manila International Book Fair with some of my bookish friends. And, wow. It drained the energy out of me us. Although I have to say, this year’s MIBF is bigger than ever! (One floor bigger, to be specific.) But before talking about my experience this year, here’s what the book fair is all about: Continue reading “#MIBF2017 Highlights”

You Don’t Need to Be a Gamer to Love Warcross

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Warcross (Warcross, #1)

Title: Warcross
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Language: English
Pages: 416
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers


For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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RATING: 5 stars

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It’s About a Town with Sketchy Folks Who Tell Sketchy Stories

Local Girl Missing

Title: Local Girl Missing
Author: Claire Douglas
Publication Date: July 4th 2017 by Harper Paperbacks
Edition: Kindle
Language: English
Pages: 368
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Series: Standalone
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Twenty years ago
21-year-old Sophie Collier vanishes one night.
She leaves nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier –
and a hole in the heart of her best friend Francesca.

A body’s been found.
And Francesca’s drawn back to the seaside town she’s tried to forget.
Perhaps the truth of what happened to Sophie will finally come out.
Yet Francesca is beginning to wish she hadn’t returned.

Everywhere she turns are ghosts from her past.
The same old faces and familiar haunts of her youth.
But if someone knows what really happened to Sophie that night then now’s the time to find out – isn’t it?

Except sometimes discovering the truth can cost you everything you hold dear – your family, your sanity and even your life . . .

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RATING: 3 stars

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The Ingredients Chosen to Create the Perfect Sequel to Three Dark Crowns


One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2)

Title: One Dark Throne
Author: Kendare Blake
Publication Date: September 19th 2017 by Harper Teen
Edition: Digital Advance Reader’s Copy
Language: English
Pages: 448
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Second book
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The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

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RATING: 5 stars

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