2016 has been gone and we’re about to fulfill another year. here’s the list of my most anticipated books of 2017. shall we start? in no particular order.

30256248Expected Publication: January 31, 2017 by Harper Teen

Kasie West become my new favorite contemporary author. and we’re so lucky to have another 2 book by her to be release this year, aren’t you excited?

Synopsis;  When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

kings-cageExpected Publication: February 7, 2017 by Harper Teen

Synopsis: Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

always-and-forever Expected Publication: May 2, 2017 by Simon and Schuster

Can’t wait for this one and I bet this is the most beautiful cover among the two books. I’m still rooting for John Ambrose McClaren. well, let’s see. Can we fast forward to May 2 already? hmmm

Synopsis: Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

lucky Expected Publication: July 25, 2017 by Scholastic

Synopsis: Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

after-the-game Expected Publication: August 22, 2017

I’m currently reading the second of the field party series and I’m lovin’ it. Can’t wait for this one because it’s time for Brady’s story.

Synopsis: Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she’s back, but she’s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She’s at home raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett’s.

Rhett is off at college living the life he was afraid he’d lose with Riley’s accusation, so Riley agrees to move back to Lawton so she and her parents could take care of her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But the town still hasn’t forgotten their hate for her, and she hasn’t forgotten the way they turned on her when she needed them most.

When town golden boy Brady Higgens finds Riley and her daughter, Bryony, stranded on the side of the road in a storm, he pulls over and gives them a ride. Not because he cares about Riley, of course, but because of the kid.

But after the simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew. Could Brady believe Riley and risk losing everything?

the-shaw-confessions Expected Publication: 2017 (no particular month and date)

I’m super excited for this one. I’ve read the mara dyer trilogy like 2 years ago and still fresh in my heart. i miss the characters so much. still no definite title and news from michelle but let’s just wait. good things comes to those who wait.

Synopsis: What happens after happily ever after? By the end of the Mara Dyer Trilogy, Noah Shaw and Mara Dyer discovered their world-changing abilities along with their love for each other. In the first book of The Shaw Confessions, Noah’s father is murdered, and Noah inherits unimaginable riches, terrible knowledge, and the chance to find other people like himself. But as Noah and Mara begin their global search, they’ll discover that they have very different goals: Noah wants peace. Mara wants power. When the girl of your dreams turns the world into a nightmare, what do you choose? The girl or the world?

theres-someone Expected Publication: August 2017

another reason to be thankful for this year. been waiting for this one and finally she announced that she has a new book to release. her books is one of my favorite books of all time specially Isla and the happily ever after.

Synopsis: A YA horror novel in the vein of the movie Scream in which a cadre of high school students are being stalked and attacked by a mysterious killer with no obvious motive.


royally-matched Expected Publication: February 21, 2017 by Emma Chase, LLC

I haven’t read any Emma Chase books but I heard nothing but great things about her. I think I’m going to read her Royally series first before reading Tangled. I’m a sucker for Royal Sweet story.

Synopsis: Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

till-death Expected Publication: February 28, 2017 by William Morrow

Synopsis: It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

until-it-fades Expected Publication: May 2, 2017 by Simon and Schuster Audio

Haven’t read any of her books too, but I owned her Ten tiny breath series and Burying Water Series (Still need to get the surviving Ice though)

Synopsis: Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

without-merit-tp Expected Publication: August 1, 2017 by Atria Books





And that’s all my most anticipate releases this year. are you excited for this book? I’ll definitely add more soon.

Xo, Abby 🙂

Wait for you by JLA

wait-for-you Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Format: Paperback

Pages: 360 Pages


Some things are worth waiting for.

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago–an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe–please God–make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing.

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet.

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for.

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Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: August 14, 2012

Format: Paperback

Pages: 366


Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…


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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

obsidian Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Format: Paperback

Pages: 335


Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


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BOOK REVIEW: The Dead Boyfriend by R.L. Stine


Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Format: Paperback

Pages: 288


Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn’t care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Colin. When Caitlin approaches Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead – and she has killed him.

But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?

Terrifying from the first page to the last, The Dead Boyfriend is a heart-racing young adult novel from the master of teen screams himself.


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Manila International Book Fair 2016 / Blog


Manila International Book Fair or known as MIBF is a yearly event here in our country (Philippines) I’ve been attending this event for almost 3 years now (2013,2014 and 2016) this years MIBF is by far my most favorite among the year that I attended. know what why? because I was able to grab the 4 books that I listed on my MIBF list of to-buy books and I was with my boyfriend and best friend too.

I woke up very early that day (Friday/Sept 16) because It was my Dad’s dialysis day. I accompanied him first then right after that I went straight to starmall alabang to meet my boyfriend and best friend. we rode a jeepney from alabang to pasay. I was sweating all the way because of the scorching heat of the sun. then we rode another jeepney to MOA. when we arrived at SMX It feels like “Whoa it’s been a while since my last attend”. we go first at NBS to look for Illuminae for my best friend but sad to say it’s out of stock. so we headed to fully booked to grab some of the books on our to buy list.


photo from google

it’s not that crowded. luckily, that we went there on Friday. and we grabbed some of our list of to-buy books in a very good condition. when you were in an event like this most of the books is already on the floor, some of the books were torn and looks like battered, so I advice you to go there during weekdays.


my boyfriend took this photo of me and my best friend. it was really tiring so sorry for our haggard face. it’s rare when you still look good after going to this event, haha. we decided to eat first at pepper lunch. we got really tired because we had a hard time looking for this restaurant. I forgot what we ordered so I just leave you with what I ate.


I was not a fan pepper lunch but this one is delicious we might try this again, soon. we ended our day by dropping again at SMX and bought another book. at 5pm we decided to go home since we were avoiding the traffic. all in all the event was really fun but tiring, nevertheless we were happy on what we got. until next year.

here are the books that I got.


  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – is one of my most anticipated read this year. and they started filming it with Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg
  2. Queen of Shadows – was not really on my list of t-buy
  3. An ember in the Ashes – most anticipated read also
  4. The song of Achilles- bought this because I heard a lot of great reviews about it. my most anticipated read also.
  5. the unexpected everything- it wasn’t really on my plan to buy this book but one of my favorite booktubers rave about how she loves this book so much, since I trusted her when it comes to recommending book, I gave this book a try and tada!! my 3rd matson books that I owned.

I haven’t seen dreamology and on the fence there and they’re on my top 2&3 to-buy list on mibf. I just ordered it through online. 🙂

until my next book haul 🙂

BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 

everything2 Publisher: Delacorte Books

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Format: Hardbound

Pages: 310 Pages


My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


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