Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
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.
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.
- 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
- Queen of Shadows – was not really on my list of t-buy
- An ember in the Ashes – most anticipated read also
- The song of Achilles- bought this because I heard a lot of great reviews about it. my most anticipated read also.
- 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 🙂
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
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.
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 405 Pages
Camryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a Greyhound bus, she and her soul mate Andrew Parrish are engaged—and a wedding isn’t the only special event in their future. Nervous but excited, Camryn can’t wait to begin the rest of her life with Andrew – a man she knows in her heart will love her always. They have so much to look forward to—until tragedy blindsides them.
Andrew doesn’t understand how this could happen to them. He’s trying to move on, and thought Camryn was doing the same. But when Andrew discovers Camryn is secretly harboring a mountain of pain and attempting to numb it in damaging ways, there is nothing he won’t do to bring her back to life. Determined to prove that their love can survive anything, Andrew decides to take Camryn on a new journey filled with hope and passion. If only he can convince her to come along for the ride…
BOOK REVIEW (Contain Spoilers)
Publication Date: November 15, 2012
Pages: 426 Pages
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.
Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.
With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.
But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pages: 298 Pages
Don’t Stay Up Late, Stine explores the unbridled terror of a damaged young lady sent on a doomed babysitting job.
Ever since a car accident killed her father and put Lisa and her mother into the hospital, Lisa can’t think straight. She’s plagued by nightmares and hallucinations that force her to relive the accident over and over again in vivid detail. When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her young son, she takes the job immediately, eager to keep busy and shake these disturbing images from her head.
But what promised to be an easy gig turns terrifying when Lisa begins to question exactly who — or what — she is babysitting
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Pages: 330 Pages
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds thatsomeone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mysteryand juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…