Epic Recs: May 2014

It’s a new month so here’s another round of Epic Recs month with Sandra @ Sandra’s World of Books.

If you want to know more about Epic Recs, just click on the banner up there(it’s linked to the December post though so you might want to search for the most recent one). The basic gist is that we push each other to read a book this month. But basically, we’re just enabling each other’s book-buying addiction. Haha!

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Book Review: 8-Bit Christmas by Kevin Jakubowski

So this is a first~ My younger brother has written his first ever book review. I think he’s a far better writer than I am so I hope you enjoy reading this one.

Click on the image to open the book's Goodreads page

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Title: 8-Bit Christmas
Author: Kevin Jakubowski
Publication date: November 1, 2013
Publisher: DB Press Press
Series: N/A
Acquisition: Netgalley

It’s 1980-something and all nine-year-old Jake Doyle wants for Christmas is a Nintendo Entertainment System. No Jose Conseco rookie card, no GI Joe hovercraft, no Teddy friggin’ Ruxpin–just Nintendo. But when a hyperactive Shih Tzu is accidentally crushed to death by a forty-two-inch television set and every parent in town blames Nintendo, it’s up to Jake to take matters into his own hands. The result is a Christmas quest of Super Mario Bros. proportions, filled with flaming wreaths, speeding minivans, lost retainers, fake Santas, hot teachers, snotty sisters, “Super Bowl Shuffles” and one very naked Cabbage Patch Kid. Told from a nostalgic adult perspective, 8-Bit Christmas is a hilarious and heartfelt look back at the kid pop culture of the 1980s.

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Free Comic Book Day 2014

fcbdI don’t really read a lot of comics, but I’ve been to Free Comic Book Day at Fully Booked for 4 years now. Yes, this was my 4th year. My brother said I should be graduating already. 😛 I went with my 3 brothers. There’s a small Fully Booked branch in my area, but our branch of choice during this event has always been the one at Bonifacio High Street. It’s Fully Booked’s main branch so it has a lot of stocks and it gives away more stuff. But thankfully, Fully Booked has opened up another big store in Alabang so the crowd has somewhat been divided I believe. Continue reading

New Entangled Teen Releases: The Rising King + Creators

Today is release day for two amazing Entangled Teen titles and we are excited to share them all with you.  There’s a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.


All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!


About the Book
Title: The Rising King
Author: Shea Berkley
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: April 28, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N
The summer before Dylan Kennedy’s senior year in high school is turning out to be anything but boring. Ridiculously hot girlfriend? Check. Killing evil Dark Souls who suddenly have aspirations of taking over the magical realm of Teag because its protective spell is gone? Check. Not even Teag’s King, Dylan’s father, Baun, can stop them. People are dying, and a dark magic that his girlfriend, Kera, received from Baun is growing stronger. Dylan wants to believe Kera is suppressing the darkness that’s in her, but every day he sees that control slip just a little more.


Baun sends Dylan to find a powerful magic that stop the Dark Souls, a magic so strong that Baun hid it so no one else could use it. When Dylan doesn’t expect to find along with it, are consequences that could end the lives of those closest to him.

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(Starts 4/21)
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About the Book
Title: Creators
Author: Tiffany Truitt
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: April 28, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N

Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers.

As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators—the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything. Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt’s epic Lost Souls trilogy.

   

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(Starts 4/21)
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