In Jade War, the sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.
On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.
Beyond Kekon’s borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon’s most prized resource, could make them rich – or give them the edge they’d need to topple their rivals.
Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival – and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.
Jade War is the second book of the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.
Light and deep, smart and funny, crushing and hopeful all at the same time, My Fate According to the Butterfly will open your eyes to both the world’s potential for magic, and to its harsh realities.
When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she’s doomed! According to legend, she has one week before her fate catches up with her—on her 11th birthday. With her time running out, all she wants is to celebrate her birthday with her entire family. But her sister, Ate Nadine, stopped speaking to their father one year ago, and Sab doesn’t even know why.
If Sab’s going to get Ate Nadine and their father to reconcile, she’ll have to overcome her fears—of her sister’s anger, of leaving the bubble of her sheltered community, of her upcoming doom—and figure out the cause of their rift.
So Sab and her best friend Pepper start spying on Ate Nadine and digging into their family’s past to determine why, exactly, Ate Nadine won’t speak to their father. But Sab’s adventures across Manila reveal truths about her family more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever anticipated.
Today marks the first day of the #ButterflyTour! For the next few days, we’ll be having reviews and posts about Gail D. Villanueva’s debut novel, My Fate According to the Butterfly.
It’s actually my first time hosting any blog tour, so I’m a little bit nervous. But at the same time, I can’t wait to read what others, especially my fellow Filipinos, have to say about this book that I loved so much. I’ll be posting my review within the day, so watch out for that!
Heyo heyo heyo, people! Kumustasa? (Kumusta is one of the ways to greet someone in Filipino and mustasa is Tagalog for mustard, and why am I even explaining this wordplay?)
I hope you’re all doing great today because I have some equally great news to share! Thanks to the people at Scholastic Press, and the lovely Gail Villanueva, this little miss will be co-hosting an international blog tour for My Fate According to the Butterfly!
I will be hosting the tour with my co-enablers Shealea and Kate. Ya girl is beyond excited because aside from the fact that this is my very first blog tour hosting, My Fate According to the Butterfly is one of my most anticipated reads for 2019!! I mean, a book about the Philippines’ current reality, and Filipino values, even the cover itself alone screams FILIPINO, who can say no to that?
If you’re as excited as I am about Gail’s debut, I highly urge you to read on and sign-up for the blog tour! And if what I said didn’t convince you enough, here’s a photo Gail’s duck Quackie with the book’s starred review:
OMG I got my first trade review ever and it's a 🌟starred review🌟 from @KirkusReviews! 😭😭😭