29 Oct 2014

Joe by H.D. Gordon

Title: Joe
Author: H.D. Gordon
Genre: Thriller; Suspense; Young Adult
Publication: June 30th 2012
Purchase at: Book Depository; Amazon; B&N

Joe is seemingly an ordinary college student. She works, studies and reads. But in between these activities Joe has a gift that promises to add a dose of color to her life at any given moment. Joe sees things before they happen. Bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. Someone is planning a massacre at the college university that Joe attends, and the only person with a hope of stopping the psychopath is her. Oh, the beauty of foresight. More like a curse. Joe has four days to figure out the mystery, make plans to take down the psycho, and save the lives of people. People like you and me. Ordinary people.

I cannot believe on what I have experienced with this book. My curiosity never fails! Joe did not let me sleep for two nights because of her gift and that also means how good SO GOOD! this book is. I am excited, agitated, emotionally energized upon reading this!

Like duh who would not feel like this when reading Joe!
Joe is a precognitive girl. She says she is no hero but I strongly disagree. She is a fighter, not literally fight bad people in a jail but a fighter at heart or none the less. She is quiet because of her stutter problem and this left her low on her self-esteem. But because of her visions, she takes a responsibility and upon herself to do everything in her control to stop the premonitions to become true.

What makes this book more electrifying to read is The Decider. He decides it all, a psychopath who decides it all. He will kill and kills. He hates us. He really hates. He even detests a raven in his dreams but tells himself that no one can ever stop him.

You will fall in love with Joe. She was written uniquely in today’s lit. Aside from Joe being the protagonist, it also includes seven that were being described through. The writing style is very creative and every chapter is structured well! What a writing indeed!

Joe is a page turner, written unwarily and sodding flow! I did not force any effort to read it. A prowess! I extremely, highly, overly recommend this book especially to readers who love thrillers and suspense!

Dandy job H.D. Gordon!

P.S. If you happen to read this already, tell me who is The Decider and why!

28 Oct 2014

Marie Lu Book Signing Tour

When: November 22, 1 pm
Where: The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu

When: November 23, 2 pm
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1 

Registration starts at 10 am for both events.

Join Marie Lu, the New York Times bestselling author of the “Legend” series for book signing events on November 22 at 1 pm in The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu and on November 23 at 2 pm in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration starts at 10 am for both events. The events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Metro magazine, Chalk magazine, Sweep and Ayala Center Cebu. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for more details. Tag #MarieLuinPH to join the discussion.

Marie Lu (marielu.org) is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend, Prodigy, and Champion. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin's Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.


I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.


1 Oct 2014

Seeds of Iniquity by J.A. Redmerski

The first book in the series, KILLING SARAI, will be on sale for a limited time for $1.99 (Kindle and Nook) starting October 1st.

Adult Crime/Suspense/Mystery
Released October 1, 2014

Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy.

Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be.

So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart.

Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction.

Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?

IMPORTANT NOTE: SEEDS OF INIQUITY is NOT a prequel about Fredrik Gustavsson as previously stated. It is a brand new present day book.

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