BLOG TOUR (+ BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY [US ONLY]) – HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD BY KAROLE COZZO

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HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD
Author: Karole Cozzo
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: August 4th, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Reads


Synopsis1

Words are strong. Love is stronger.

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.

Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22718802-how-to-say-i-love-you-out-loud?from_search=true&search_version=service

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/How-Say-Love-You-Loud/dp/1250063590/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437400445&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+say+I+love+you+out+loud&pebp=1437400445759&perid=02GGX60B81W91P81SCQH

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-say-i-love-you-out-loud-karole-cozzo/1119966070?ean=9781250063595


book review

*I would like to thank Swoon Reads for gracing me an ARC of this book*
First of all, I would like to tell all of you to not to judge this book by its title.
You might say:
“Oh, there’s the phrase “I LOVE YOU” in this book. Maybe it’s another love story bla-bla.”
“NAH, cliche love stories again.”
“Just an ordinary contemporary to be published.”
IF YOU THINK IT’S ONE OF THEM, THEN YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY WRONG.
You know what? The BEST thing that I really loved about this book is that it’s family-oriented. Most probably 80% of this book revolved to Jordyn’s family and I REALLY LOVE STORIES LIKE THAT.
Jordyn. Jordyn’s afraid of being talked about. I don’t want to be annoyed with her decision of not telling others that his brother is autistic. I even asked myself this, “If you were in Jordyn’s position, would you rather introduce him to them or not?”
I still haven’t thought of the right answer. It’s really difficult. It’s easy to say “YES” because you’re not in Jordyn’s position but let’s think of the fact that not everyone in this world are open-minded and mature.
This book made me aware that we’re so lucky to have a family. Even though we’re experiencing undesirable things in life, we’re so FREAKING lucky.
I once met a friend 8 years ago. He can’t speak properly nor express his feelings through actions because he’s a special child. We were doing our best to understand and to mingle with him. Some of my classmates were bullying him and it made me sad. They were very immature and very insensitive. What if they put themselves in his position and treat them the way they were treating the special child? Of course, they’ll feel degraded. They’ll definitely have self-despair.
Another thing that I really loved about this book is Alex Colby! He’s my fave book boyfriend right now. I just wish he exists in real life. (YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN IF YOU’LL READ THE BOOK.)
This book comes out in August 2015 and you need to buy this ASAP. You’ll thank Ms. Karole Cozzo for writing this book. This will always have a special place in my heart. IT’S BEYOND AMAZING.

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about the author

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Karole lives outside of Philadephia, PA with her loving husband, eternally exuberant little girl, and perpetually pleasant little boy.  Hobbies include nursing a persistent Starbucks addition, eating way too much candy, emptying her wallet at Target, spending time with her family, decorating her home, and completing any other crafty project she can think of.  Karole has degrees in School Psychology, women’s studies, and biology but has never taken a formal creative writing course, although she’d really like to one day.

Author Website | @KACozzo | Swoon Reads


Giveaway1

RULES:
  • MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT
  • MUST GIVE HIS/HER COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS (NO P.O. BOXES)
  • MUST FOLLOW ALL THE RULES
  • GOOD LUCK! 🙂
  • CLICK THE GIVEAWAY IMAGE ABOVE. 😛

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TOUR SCHEDULE

7/27: Bibliophile Soprano REVIEW
7/28: Book Sense
7/29: Jasmine Pearl Reads (me!)
7/30: Books and Iced Coffee AUTHOR INTERVIEW + REVIEW
7/31: Confessions of a Bookaholic REVIEW
8/3: Endlessly Reading REVIEW
8/4: Happy Book Lovers INTERVIEW
8/5 Gone With The Words 10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT KAROLE COZZO
8/6 Fiction Fare REVIEW
8/7 Her Book Thoughts REVIEW
8/8 Such A Novel Idea REVIEW
8/9 Book Briefs REVIEW
8/10 A Leisure Moment REVIEW
8/11 Once Upon A Twilight INSPIRATION BOARD
8/12 Fictitious Delicious REVIEW
8/13 Mundie Moms Excerpt
8/14 Me, My Shelf and I REVIEW

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BOOK REVIEW – ILLUMINAE

23395680BOOK: ILLUMINAE

AUTHOR: AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF

FORMAT / PUBLISHER: ARC / RANDOM HOUSE KIDS


Synopsis1
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

book review
{ I would like to thank Random House Kids for sending me a review copy of this book || THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY REVIEW }
THE WALKING DEAD MEETS STAR WARS.
SHORT REVIEW:
I’ve been into a ████ING ROLLER COASTER ride.
LONG REVIEW:
I’m not really a HUGE fan of sci-fi books. It’s not that I’m not a fan but I RARELY read sci-fi. When I saw this book buzzing around the internet, I felt that this would be a GOOD book.
First of all, let me just say that I was astounded with Illuminae. The physical appearance, the illustrations, the designs, the words on its pages are really amazing and rad.
THIS NOVEL WAS TOLD FROM DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEWS. You will not see a typical conversation between the characters. EVERYTHING IS IMMENSELY DIFFERENT. IT’S NOT THE USUAL BOOK YOU’RE HOLDING.
CHARACTERS:
Kady Grant and Ezra Mason. I loved their names. They’re so unique. Their relationship seemed to be falling apart until this kind of war happened.
Kady was a good programmer / computer expert. Actually, she’s the only one left who knows the world of computer how to manipulate things using computer. I liked that. I’m studying Information Technology and I can relate to Kady. I loved her ability to program and code things. She’s such a computer genius! Thumbs up for that!
Kady lost Ezra. She didn’t know where he is. Do you want to know where he is? PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK .
AIDAN is an artificial intelligence. He’s so philosophical. Damn, he will make you think of everything.
PLOT:
I thought I’m misunderstanding some parts but… I’M NOT.
THE COOLEST THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT THERE IS A DEADLY VIRUS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSTELLAR WAR.
If you’re stuck in the middle of this situation, what would you do? Damn, I don’t know if I’ll let myself get infected by that virus. IMMA RUN AND RUN. I don’t know how Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman compressed those elements in 600+ pages but it’s really fantastic and clever.
I actually remembered CHEMISTRY and BINARY CODE while reading this book.
Anyways, I felt broke + wrecked after I finished reading this book. I don’t know what happened to me. I just need the 2nd book right now. GET READY. PUT YOUR SEATBELTS ON. GET READY TO GET INVADED. INVADED BY FEELINGS.
4 SHINY STARS FOR THIS BOOK! I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL !!!

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SUMMER BOOK HAUL 2015

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WELCOME TO MY SUMMER (LATE MARCH – EARLY JULY)  BOOK HAUL 2015.


late march

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WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND BY JESSICA VERDI WAS SENT TO ME BY SOURCEBOOKS FIRE. 🙂

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW.


april

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FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, I GOT 5 BOOKS.

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CINDER BY MARISSA MEYER AND MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES BY JASMINE WARGA WERE GIVEN TO ME BY MY UNCLE.

BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, I’LL BE DEAD BY JULIE ANNE PETERS WAS GIVEN TO ME BY my GORG SISTER CATH (YOU SHOULD CHECK HER BLOG TOO!)

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR CINDER.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, I’LL BE DEAD.

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HEIST AND HANGING MARY WERE SENT TO ME BY SOURCEBOOKS FOR REVIEW.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR HEIST.


MAY

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FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, I GOT 9 BOOKS.

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THE BOY NEXT DOOR BY KATIE VAN ARK, LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS BY KIMBERLY KARALIUS, VELVET BY TEMPLE WEST, HOW TO SAY I LOVE OUT LOUD BY KAROLE COZZO AND SIGNS POINT TO YES WERE SENT TO ME BY SWOON READS.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD.

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SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE AND SECOND CHANCE SUMMER BY MORGAN MATSON WERE GIVEN TO ME BY MY MOM’S COUSIN.

PRETTY GIRL THIRTEEN WAS GIVEN TO ME BY SWEET SISSY AVY FROM @DAMSEL.BOOKNERD ON INSTAGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR SECOND CHANCE SUMMER.

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THIS WAS THE FIRST BOOK THAT I BOUGHT LAST SUMMER. I BOUGHt THIS THE DAY AFTER THE RELEASE DATE OF IT. 🙂


JUNE

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I GOT 2 BOOKS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

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I BOUGHT SOLITAIRE BY ALICE OSEMAN. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH.

CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW FOR SOLITAIRE.

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doctor who: the drosten’s curse was sent to me by penguin random house.


EARLY JULY

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ILLUMINAE WAS SENT TO ME BY PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE FOR REVIEW. ❤ #covergasm #bookporn

click here for my book spotlight for illuminae.

(illuminae is my current read.)

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OMEGA by lizzy ford AND THE VIOLET HOUR by andrea wells WERE SENT TO ME BY THE AUTHORS THEMSELVES.

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*and they’re freaking signed*

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i won a giveaway ($30 worth of books from tbd) and i’ve chosen acotar and (another secret book). acotar arrived yesterday. (my mom’s current read).


THAT’S MY SUMMER BOOK HAUL 2015! I HOPE YOU LIKED THIS POST. 🙂

YOU CAN ALSO FIND ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND GOODREADS. 🙂

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HOW DO BOOKISH PEOPLE REACT? #2

1. WHEN YOUR FRIEND TOLD YOU THAT HE/SHE HATES YOUR FAVORITE BOOK.

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(SUGGESTION: YOU CAN ALSO DO THIS TO HIM/HER)

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2. WHEN THE BOOK GAVE YOU SO MUCH FEELS. >_<

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3. WHEN THE PERSON BESIDE YOU WON’T SHUT UP.

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OR

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OR

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4. WHEN YOU’RE VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE ENDING.

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OR

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5. WHEN SOMEONE ASKED YOUR FAVORITE BOOK.

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Leave some suggestions in the comments below on what you’re looking forward to seeing on my HDBPR #3. Hope you enjoyed this one! 🙂

YOU CAN ALSO FIND ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND GOODREADS. 🙂

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BOOK STUFF – BOOK SPOTLIGHT: ILLUMINAE BY JAY KRISTOFF & AMIE KAUFMAN

23395680BOOK: ILLUMINAE

AUTHORS: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

PUBLISHED BY: Random House Kids


Synopsis1
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS COVER. THE DUST JACKET IS SO BEAUTIFUL. IS THERE A WORD WHICH MEANS “SUPER DUPER BEAUTIFUL UGHH I CAN’T STOP STARING AT THIS BOOK” ?

#BOOKPORN #COVERGASM

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SCI-FI TYPE OF SPINE AND IT’S FREAKING AMAZING!

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OH, DID I TELL YOU THAT THIS IS AN ADVANCE READER’S COPY?

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IT’LL BE RELEASED ON THE 20TH OF OCTOBER BY RANDOM HOUSE KIDS!

MAKE SURE YOU’RE GOING TO GET YOUR OWN COPY. ❤

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AND THEY LEFT ME A NOTE:

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THANK YOU SO MUCH, RANDOM HOUSE KIDS!!! 😀

AUTHOR Q&A – SANDY HALL

SYNOPSIS OF HER BOOK FROM GOODREADS:24464110

(Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24464110-signs-point-to-yes?ac=1)

The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.

Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.

Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.

In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.

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  • Aside from writing, what keeps you busy?
           Oh boy! Lots of stuff. I still work as a reference librarian part time. Then family, friends, reading, shopping, going to the gym, marathoning TV shows. You know the usual!
  • What’s your favorite YA novel?
           I have so many that it’s hard to list just one. But I would say a few of my absolute favorites are Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick, The Anna, Lola, and Isla trilogy by Stephanie Perkins, Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen. I could literally go on forever. But these are the ones that always really stick out to me.
  • What inspired you to write Signs Point to Yes?
          I’ve always liked stories about people who were friends as kids and then reconnected when they were older. It was definitely inspired by that seed of an idea and then the story developed around it.
  • It has a catchy title, how did you come up with it?
          As I was developing Jane’s character, I decided she was obsessed with the Magic 8 Ball. So I decided the title should definitely be one of the answers that the 8 Ball gives you. And this one just felt like the best book title.
  • Describe your book to new fans.
          Jane is a superstitious fangirl who accidentally gets a job for the summer babysitting for the younger sisters of her nerdy!hot lifeguard neighbor, Teo. They were friends as kids, but then grew apart and those lazy summer days bring them back together. 
  • Are you working on another project?
            Always! But I don’t have anything official yet.
  • If yes, how would you describe it?
            Definitely not ready to be described. There’s still way too much work to be done on it.
  • Are you planning to go here in the Philippines?
            I’m sorry to say, not anytime soon.

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