REVIEW: Toxic (Pretty Little Liars #15) by Sara Shepard

toxic pretty little liars books keep me saneTitle: Toxic (Pretty Little Liars #15)

Author: Sara Shepard

Genre: YA Historical Mystery

Release Date: June 3rd 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Hardcover)

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One A has been captured…but the most dangerous A of all is still out there in the penultimate installment in Sara Shepard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series.

High school seniors Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna barely survived their most recent encounter with A. And it’s not over yet…. The police don’t believe there’s another, deadlier, A out there, but the girls know what-and who-they saw. If they don’t track down this final tormentor soon, A will silence them forever.

Sara Shepard’s fan base continues to grow as ABC Family’s hit Pretty Little Liars TV show draws in new readers to the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, the second-to-last novel ramps up the stakes for the jaw-dropping series conclusion in Pretty Little Liars #16.

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Before I review Toxic, I would like to comment first on the 17 other books that preceded it. I love the Pretty Little Liars series and I’ve read every book in the series, I’m talking about all 18 of them! This has gone for so long and honestly, it’s getting repetitive. You could say that I could stop reading the series if I was really bored with it but the thing is that I’m too emotionally invested in the series. I’m in too deep. Don’t get me wrong, I love this series, truly, I do but at the same time I want closure too. This can’t go on forever. I’m tired of the wild goose chase.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Hardcore vol 2 (Hardcore #2) by Staci Hart

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Hi guys! I’m here today with a very special release day blitz for Hardcore vol 2. Now, I really really LOVE this serial, you guys. You should definitely check it out. Oh and be sure to read my 4-star review of Hardcore vol 1 and my 5-star review of Hardcore vol 2.


** Part two of a three part serial **

The choice is steep: Stay on the ledge and steal Van’s painting or take the leap and sacrifice her sister. It’s another decision in a long line that she’s had to make in her life, and though it’s easy to make, it’s impossible to execute.

Jade won’t let Cory go until she gets what she wants, but the price for Cory is high. It’s never been hard to steal, to lie, but Van changed all the rules. It was the last thing she wanted to do to him. But as much as that choice is agony, there’s really only one to make.

Betrayal and pain. Love and loss. Decisions and consequences. The edge Cory walks is razor sharp and sky high, but she can’t look down. Not until she makes it to the other side.


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 About The Author


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife; even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Sunday Post #31: Happy (Belated) Valentine’s Day!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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Top Ten Tuesday #25: What I Like/Dislike In Romance Novels


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list.

We Filipinos love romance, there’s no denying that. Just look at the books we read, the songs we write and the movies we watch. Almost 70-80% of what I read has some romantic element in it, too. And I’m most comfortable writing in this genre. I daresay I’m most familiar with this style of writing and with the most commonly used tropes and what the readers expect from it.

This is probably my most favorite Top Ten topics so far! So, shall we start?

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REVIEW: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

a mad wicked folly books keep me saneTitle: A Mad, Wicked Folly

Author: Sharon Biggs Waller

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Release Date: January 23rd 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Paperback)

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Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.

After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

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I adore reading historical novels set in the Victorian era. I wish I could be in that era and wear pretty dresses! But in those times, women don’t play a vital role in society—at least not as vital a role as men did—and I’ve always wondered if I would ever get to read a historical novel that would challenge how women were treated in society.

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Books Keep Me Sane Has A New Look!

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Books Keep Me Sane is one year and eight months now but I’ve had the same theme ever since I started.

To be honest, I am a total design freak but I’m very picky too. Last year I did say that I’m going to change my theme, and then 2014 ended and I still haven’t changed my blog’s look. I HATED the way it looked but I was too lazy to change it. So I made it a point to finally do it this 2015.

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REVIEW: Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child

killing floor books keep me saneTitle: Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

Author: Lee Child

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Release Date: March 17th 1997

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Paperback)



Ex-military policeman Jack reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.


After reading Killing Floor I asked myself this question: Why did I wait so long before reading Lee Child’s books?

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Sunday Post #30: Wanna Help an Aspiring Writer?

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Hey guys! Welcome to another edition of Sunday Post. First of all, I would like to wish you a happy Sunday!

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