Thursday, December 31, 2015

Photo Journal: Out and About + Unexpected XMAS Hiatus (December)

I love taking photos. Ever since I was a kid, photos have been treasured memories that I gazed on in old photo albums we had stacked in the basement. It'd be the reason why I'd even go into such a dingy place in our house but it felt like a magical place to be in since the photos told me stories of the old and even those of my own when I was younger.

Of course with the digital age, it's completely different to how it has been. Photos, rather than stuck in photo albums, are uploaded to sites such as Facebook and Instagram, to keep memories digitally preserved. Though the method is different, getting to look at photos old and new still stirs up really good feelings.

A photo posted by Jayvee De Castro 🦄🌸 (@jayvwrites27) on

In translation: "Because UST lost, I WILL EAT!!!!" I was frustrated when my favorite UAAP basketball team lost in the championships. I just needed to stuff myself.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tunes Pod: Troye Sivan, Halsey and Justin Bieber


Music has been a huge part of my upbringing and has both lifted and crashed my spirits, but nonetheless has always been there when I need it. Before, I used to do Tunes Pod posts but have found that I should focus on my book blogging skills (which doesn't really exist lol)

But yes, I'm bringing it back. These past 2 months, music has really saved me and these three amazing artists are what helped me get through day by day.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Writing Woes

Hi there Misfit booknerds! How have you been liking my active blogging? I like it too actually...though I believe I'll actually end up being the total bum that I am after a few weeks. Again, I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

So, I was on Twitter (as usual) and I started thinking about not having any blogger friends from Singapore. I immediately got a response and was suggested Topaz Winters, a writer on her blog "Six Impossible Things." Since stalking is my thing, I went on to read her vast amount of poetry and other entries and somehow felt a sudden pang in my chest.

Writing has been an essential part of who I am, and not actually writing feels like my leg has been pulled out of me and I have been left blind for life. It's excruciating, most especially if you want to put words on paper but it's as if your body doesn't want to allow you. 

Monday, December 7, 2015


Hello there lovely Misfit book nerds! Since I only just got back to blogging, you might've missed my birthday! It was last November 27. And guess what my age is??? *stalls coz reality sank in* LOL! I'm already 22! That's right! 22! I'm still procrastinating and still not sure what life has in store for me but I'm quite hopeful, especially with what's been going on with me lately.

Anyway, forget about that! I've been in touch with some of my good author friends and I would like to share this very good news with you!

Here are just some of the authors who participated for this. I LOVE YOU ALL!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions:
  • This contest is open for both US and INTL residents. Residency will be determined when I choose a winner, since your location will be displayed once I check out the entries.
  • The giveaway will run until January 16. 2016
  • You must be 13 years or older, or have parents’ permission to enter.
  • All your entries will be disqualified if you pickup entries for something you haven’t done. (I had to do this for so many of my last giveaways, please don’t make me do this again.)
  • If you only use ONE account to do all these tasks and enter under different names, they will still only constitute as ONE entry.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail, this is with the exception of the electronic copies of the books. Jennifer will be mailing the swag packs.


Sunday, December 6, 2015


Hi there Misfit booknerds! As you all know, I suck at keeping up with tags. I think the last one I did was a couple of months ago, and since then, I had a few others that have been tagged to me but I'm just an ass for not remembering what they were. Of course, this also happened during the time that I wasn't blogging. And then my good friend, Salve of Cuckoo For Books (who I must now call Lady Salve because it's mandatory. Hi, my lady *winks*) kind of decided that I should do a R.I.P It or Ship It Book Tag. And with a bit of hesitation, I kinda said yes. 

So, how does it work? Here are the rules:

1. You make a list of book characters, male and female, and then print them out, cut 'em, fold them so that the text is hidden then place them in a bowl, a cup, mug, jar or the floor and you mix them together. Here's a photo of me with proof:

Let's all forgive my attempt at winking and looking adorable. HAHA!

2. Afterwards, you grab two pieces, of course at random, then open both up and see who the characters are and you either R.I.P it or Ship it, depending on their personalities, or their physical appearance, emotional state, or you just plainly think they'll work because heck. HAHA! But it's quite important to point out why you think they are better thrown in the pits of Tartarus or if they are a swoon-worthy couple, even when they are completely from different worlds. ALSO, this tag isn't gender sensitive, so we can have some boys love. *winks*

Okay? Got that? Great. Also, there might be some fan cast photos, which I might like for the characters and stuff, please don't kill me. In any case, I'll just use the book covers.

First pair: Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments & Jacob Portman from Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything                                
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publication: September 1st 2015, Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages              
Source: Pinoy Book Tours (Thank you Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again         

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.

Misfit Review:

When I first heard of this book, from a friend, I went, "Huh, I think that would be quite the incredible book." And it is folks. It is.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DNF: '89 Walls by Katie Pierson

Title: '89 Walls                                
Author: Katie Pierson
Publication: June 5th 2015, Wise Ink 
Format: e-ARC, 264 pages               
Source: Netgalley (Thanks to the publisher!)

College is not in the cards for Seth. He spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS they both know will kill her. It’s agony to carry around a frayed love note for a girl who’s both out of his league and beneath his dignity.

Quinn’s finishing high school on top. But that cynical, liberal guy in her social studies class makes her doubt her old assumptions. Challenging the rules now, though, would a) squander her last summer at home, b) antagonize her conservative dad, and c) make her a hypocrite.

Seth and Quinn’s passionate new romance takes them both by surprise. They keep it a secret: it’s too early to make plans and too late not to care. But it’s 1989. As politics suddenly get personal, they find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs—and each other—in the clear light of day.

Misfit Review:


I really wanted to finish this book, with all of my heart, but it just got too complicated and I dunno, threw me off almost immediately.  I think what made me like it, first and foremost was the talk on American politics, but it was also the reason why I didn't continue it. I'm quite curious about how politics was, especially how it worked in other countries. And in this sense, it was also set in 1989, a time I wasn't even born into, and Taylor Swift was probably still trying to get out of her Mom.

Misfit Talks: I'm Back...?

*gets suit of armor from armory* *prepares self for all the attacks from people who have waited a long time for me to blog again...if you actually exist*

LOL! Hi there! What's up??? How have you been? How are your mothers? Are they doing alright? Have you been eating well? Did you have an amazing birthday/thanksgiving/anything that happened coz what else it's not yet Christmas?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

{BLOG TOUR} Excerpt: An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay

Title: An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes
Author: Randy Ribay
Publication: October 16th 2015, Merit Press
Buy it on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository | Kobo | National Bookstore / Fully Booked (PH)


As their senior year approaches, four diverse friends joined by their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game struggle to figure out real life. Archie's trying to cope with the lingering effects of his parents' divorce, Mari's considering an opportunity to contact her biological mother, Dante's working up the courage to come out to his friends, and Sam's clinging to a failing relationship. The four eventually embark on a cross-country road trip in an attempt to solve--or to avoid--their problems.

Told in the narrative style of Akira Kurosawa's RASHOMAN, AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES is at turns geeky, funny, and lyrical as it tells a story about that time in life when friends need each other to become more than just people that hang out.


Her Hidden Multiverse

On second thought, Mari decides to destroy the world. She crosses out the final paragraphs and brainstorms how she will do it.

It is late. A light in her room is the only one on in the entire house. Her door is closed, and an instrumental track set on repeat plays through her headphones. She lies on her stomach across the floor.

She pauses, pressing the tip of the pen to her lips, and searches the walls for inspiration.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Misfit Talks: I'm Sad AF

I got to see Inside Out around 2 weeks ago and really got into the idea of the whole film... until I realized I wasn't getting into the really sad stuff, like the nitty gritty, Bing Bong's gonna *tooot* that sort of thing. I did shed a tear. Just one, for Bing Bong. But on the general note about Sadness being the main reason for the film's turn and that it is okay to be sad... It is okay. The point of the film is to let Sadness' "ability" as a sort of alert for people to know that Riley or in any case, any other person that he or she is sad. 

I have my Sadness, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. I am sad. Many times. Lately, I have been very sad, for reasons unknown mostly, at times frustrations, fear mixed into a concoction of loneliness and tears in the night, but never did I cry in front of my parents letting them know my problem.

Friday, September 18, 2015

{BLOG TOUR} Review + Giveaway: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Title: This Monstrous Thing                                
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publication: September 22nd 2015, Katherine Tegen Books
Format: e-ARC, 384 pages              
Source: From author through Fantastic Flying Book Club       
Buy it on: Amazon | Barnes and NobleThe Book Depository | Kobo | National Bookstore / Fully Booked (PH)


In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.

His brother, Oliver—dead.

His sweetheart, Mary—gone.

His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.

Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.

But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.

Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…

Misfit Review:

Take the essence of Frankenstein and mix it all up with elements of steampunk, then you've got yourself one interesting rendition of a classic novel.

Alasdair loses his brother and decides to bring him back to life. And with a life that you take, consequences are bound to come for you. I love how edgy and gritty this novel is. It does present a very dark ages of sorts, set in old European bound culture, yet adding the element of clockwork. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Writers Central: Ahead (A Short Story)


It’s hard to stare in the mirror without thinking that today is the day that I would have to say goodbye.  My eyes still have the remnants of last night’s tears. I leave out a sigh and plastered on some makeup. Today, I would have to say goodbye to people who’ve mattered and maybe even spare a glance to that one bully I had in 3rd grade... That is if I see him.

I head down the stairs, putting on my joker’s mask, greeting everyone a sweet good morning. It would seem like my parents were wearing the same mask as I did. Mom was fixing up a batch of potato hash, Dad kept staring at the same page of the newspaper, while I sipped at the sweet, creamy coffee. This will be my last cup.

Review + Giveaway (US + INTL): The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

Title: The One Thing                               
Author: Marci Lyn Curtis
Publication: September 8th 2015, Disney-Hyperion
Format: ARC              
Source: Won from giveaway! (Thank you so much Erin Dealey on Twitter and Marci Lyn Curtis!)   

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

Then Maggie's whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she's ever met.Ben's life isn't easy, but he doesn't see limits, only possibilities. After awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn't have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she's currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the infuriatingly attractive lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben's brother.

But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future... before she loses everything she has grown to love.

Misfit Review:

We take a lot of things for granted, that's for sure. And if we lose a thing that means a lot to us, then we'd feel like nothing else matters anymore, that we're incomplete and we cannot function anymore. The One Thing serves as an eye-opener, that even in times of pain and obstacles, there is hope and you are not alone.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

DNF: Cleo by Lucy Coats

Title: Cleo                               
Author: Lucy Coats
Publication: May 7th 2015, Orchard Books
Format: e-ARC, 320 pages            
Source: Netgalley (Thanks to the publisher!)         

Her precious mother is dead - and it isn't an accident! The young Cleopatra - Pharaoh's illegitimate daughter - must flee the royal palace at Alexandria or die too. As her evil half-sisters usurp the throne, Cleo finds sanctuary at the sacred temple of Isis, where years later she becomes initiated into the secret Sisters of the Living Knot. But now Isis's power is failing, Egypt is in danger, and Cleo must prove her loyalty to her goddess by returning to the Alexandria she hates. She must seek out the hidden map which is the key to returning Isis's power - on pain of death. But will she be able to evade her horrible sisters? And will she find dreamy Khai, the über-hot Librarian boy she met as she fled Alexandria years before? Cleo's powerful destiny is about to unfold...

Gorgeous and evocative, this captivating new YA novel imagines the life of the teenage Cleopatra before she became the icon we think we know.

Misfit Review:


I have no issues with stories that are based off of real people, those who existed and made an impact in society, good or bad, as long as the story is interesting, consistent, not boring and not written in a way I expected it will be.

This reimagining of Cleopatra, in her teenage years, and how she claims her right to the throne is written way too modern for my taste, like reading a usual YA contemporary novel. Maybe if this written with a high fantasy flair, I could've taken it seriously. I also found the rivalry between the sisters quite childish and didn't made me curious enough. And please, Cleo, you just lost your Mom, and you're going goo-goo for Khai, the sexy librarian with the beautiful eyes already? Please. When you think about it, it feels a little like Mean Girls... I mean, just a bit.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

{BLOG TOUR} Excerpt + Giveaway: Hello, Goodbye And Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Title: Hello, Goodbye And Everything In Between                               
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publication: September 1st 2015, Poppy

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?


"I know," he says, but he won't look at her. His eyes are fixed on the closed door of the garage. "That's my point. Let's skip it all."

"College?" she says with a smile, letting her hand drop.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Review: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Title: Never Always Sometimes                               
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publication: August 1st 2015, Harlequin Teen
Format: ARC Paperback, 320 pages
Source: Pinoy Book Tours (Check out the tour)


Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids — the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow; like No. 5, never die your hair a colour of the rainbow, or No. 7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule No. 8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule No. 10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

Misfit Review:

Things I NEVER got to do in high school:

1. I NEVER had a lunch spot.
2. We didn't have prom, so I NEVER got to be prom queen (WTF?) and I NEVER got into student council.
3. I NEVER attended any beer parties coz I NEVER got invited into any of them.
4. I NEVER hosted a BEER party coz my Dad would've killed me or disowned me by then.. Plus I don't drink liquor. HA!
5. I NEVER dyed my hair a different color. Catholic private schools weren't lax about that kinda stuff.
6. I NEVER got to streak, skinny dip, or do anything else that could result in a viral nude pic, coz why? LOL
7. I NEVER hooked up with a teacher coz hello, Catholic school... The horror. (We also never got substitutes, so... too bad)
9. I NEVER got to go on a "life-changing" road trip coz I never looked for myself then.
10. And, I NEVER dated my best friend... coz well, I didn't swing that way... also, I didn't have male best friends in high school.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

{BLOG TOUR} Mini Review: All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder

Title: All We Have Is Now                              
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publication: July 29th 2015, Scholastic (Point)
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Source: Pinoy Book Tours (Thank you Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again)         

What do you do with your last day on earth?

Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn’t leave, the world will end. But Emerson’s world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.

The city’s quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people’s wishes—and gives them his wallet full of money.

Suddenly, this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in one last day—maybe even their own.

Misfit Review:

I'll be keeping this short and sweet since I don't literally have the time to be doing reviews... (why do I do this to myself?) All We Have Is Now discusses the issue of "What if the world ended? What will you do?"

Monday, August 10, 2015

Misfit Talks: A Short Hiatus

Hi there Misfit booknerds! I know it kind of feels weird that I have to post something like a hiatus announcement when I just sort of came back from the dead. I hate myself.

Anyway, as you've already gawked at the title, yes, I will be taking a hiatus... Not like that failed hiatus announcement I did for January. Was it January? Yeah, I suck. But, this one, I'm sorry to say, might be a little more serious.

As you all know, I am in my final year of uni! *falls down on knees* "Thank You, sweet baby Jesus." It took a while, but it is most likely to happen now! I can somehow say bye-bye to studying. LOL. But in all seriousness, before I go and graduate from uni, I have to finish my thesis, which is due on October. Now, it might seem like a lot of time left, but believe me, the pressure is on. We'll most likely have our final paper defense on late this August or the first two weeks of September.

As you can see, busy ugh. So, with that, I'll have to say adieu for a while. Meaning, I won't be posting as much as I would like to. To start, I will only post the reviews for the blog tours I signed for this August, so that's 4, I think. Probably, once a week. And that's it. I have no plans for September yet.

It's kind of sad to think that I have to not type in random things on my blog for a while. But I will be scheduling archived work, so if you want to check those out, then go to my Twitter page.

You may also follow my blog so you'll be updated to when I do come back. You can also scan through my review archives and feature archives for some fun! That would be lovely. And yes, my book tour reviews.

Okay then. Till the next time... Bye for now, Misfit booknerds.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

{BLOG TOUR} Review + Giveaway: Overboard by Elizabeth Fama

Title: Overboard                               
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Publication: June 9th 2015, Creatspace (First publication, January 1st 2002)
Format: Paperback, 186 pages
Source: from the Author! (Thank you so much, Beth! and Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again for the tour)         
Buy it on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble |


She swam up for what seemed like an eternity, with her chest so achingly empty it felt as if it had collapsed, seeing only white bubbles in front of her face until she broke the surface.

One moment of rashness, and fourteen-year-old Emily Slake finds herself amid hundreds of panicked and drowning people in the dark ocean waters off Sumatra. Miles from shore without a life vest, she resolves to survive. But in facing the dangers of the ocean, the desperation of her fellow survivors, and her own growing exhaustion, Emily must summon wits and endurance she's not sure she has.

Striking out on her own, Emily encounters Isman, a frightened young Muslim boy, floating in a life vest. Together they swim for their lives, relying on Emily's physical strength and Isman's quiet faith.

Based on a true story, Overboard is both a riveting tale of survival and a sensitive portrayal of cross-cultural understanding in a time of crisis.

Misfit Review:

If a book has left me in a rollercoaster of feelings, it would have to be this book. Filled with values and morals, Overboard just threw me off into an abyss of feelings, where I am now dysfunctional because it is just so good.

Real Neat Blog Award: Novel Playlist Pains and Doughnut Haikus

I pieced together this photo myself. If you want to use it, you are also welcome to, just credit me or something. You may also create one, since I dunno if there's an official photo.

Hi there Misfit Booknerds! So I decided that instead of my announcement, I'm gonna do a tag, which I have not done in forever... JAYVEE! BOO!!!

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm sorry to those bloggers who have been tagging me but I've ignored. Not because I wasn't interested in your tags...but because I was too busy that I actually forgot I was tagged in them. Anyway, I want to do this tag before I go on with my announcement... Thank you to the amazing Miel of Bookish and Awesome for tagging me for the Real Neat Blog Award... (Here's his original post if you'd like to check it out)

Note: My blog is not neat, for one. But heck! LOL.

Here are some of the questions that Miel has prepared. 

1. If you can only eat one group of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? (Classification can be as broad as “desserts” or as specific as “hamburgers.”
  • Even though I seriously thought about swimming in a pool of marshmallows right now, I think I would have to go with flavored chips. Chocolate covered chips, potato chips, crisps, you name it. Just chips. (Seriously though, does having water not count?)

2. What is that book you wish you had when you were younger?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bookworms Unite! A PH Book Bloggers and Readers Meet-Up (RECAP)

Hi there Misfit booknerds! Missed me? Yeah. I took those 1 week off things again and yeah, it's either I'm really lazy or a slither of creativity just won't grace itself. HAHAHA! Just kidding! I've been very busy with schoolwork for the past week... and yeah, being lazy. HAHAHA!

But before this week ends, I will tell you what happened to me last Sunday, along with some fellow bloggers and booknerds I got to meet! It's Bookworms Unite!

Since the event was gonna happen in Quezon Avenue, my plan to stay at my aunt's place in Taguig was just too difficult. Other than the traffic, it's just way too far. So I asked one of my best friends, Alia of Ponderings of Psyche, to let me stay at her place in Fairview, also coz she has an idea where the place will be. Her family was kind enough to let me live with them for the night. 

When the day arrived, I dragged Alia to come along with me to the event. We got a little lost at first, but that's how we rule. LOL (Basically, I'm useless in situations like these).

(c) Alia of Ponderings of Psyche

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Misfit Interviews: Lance Rubin

So yeah! Hi there Misfit Booknerds! Been a while, yeah? I know! Oh right, yes, I'm doing an interview with one of my new favorite authors, Lance Rubin! He's new, so be nice to him, okay? Okay! Let's continue!

1. What is your favourite color? 
  • Blue. That’s such a boring answer. But it’s the truth. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Title: The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak
Author: Brian Katcher
Publication: May 19th 2015, Katherine Tegen Books
Format: e-ARC, 336 pages 
Source: From the publisher (Thanks HarperCollins!)


The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Book Award-winning author Brian Katcher’s hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens recovering from heartbreak and discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world acciantal first date.

It all begins when Ana Watson's little brother, Clayton, secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to the Washingcon sci-fi convention on what should have been a normal, résumé-building school trip.

If slacker Zak Duquette hadn't talked up the geek fan fest so much, maybe Clayton wouldn't have broken nearly every school rule or jeopardized Ana’s last shot at freedom from her uptight parents.

Now, teaming up with Duquette is the only way for Ana to chase down Clayton in the sea of orcs, zombies, bikini-clad princesses, Trekkies, and Smurfs. After all, one does not simply walk into Washingcon.

But in spite of Zak's devil-may-care attitude, he has his own reasons for being as lost as Ana-and Ana may have more in common with him than she thinks. Ana and Zak certainly don’t expect the long crazy night, which begins as a nerdfighter manhunt, to transform into so much more…

Misfit Review:

Refreshing and a little maze of new knowledge on geekdom, The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is something that you should read. Here are more reasons why you should dive into it.
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