Review: Jade War by Fonda Lee

“If this is supposed to be peace, I think I prefer war.”

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Title: Jade War
Series: The Green Bone Saga, Book 2
Author: Fonda Lee
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Format: ARC
Publication: Orbit Books, 23 July 2019
Read: July 2019

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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.


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Review: My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail Villanueva

My Fate According to the Butterfly

Title: My Fate According to the Butterfly
Author: Gail D. Villanueva
Format: ARC
Publication: Scholastic Press, 30 July 2019
Read: May 2019

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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.


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#ButterflyTour Launch: My Fate According to the Butterfly Blog Tour

Hello, mga kababayan!

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!

Your Tita Kate will also be hosting a bookstagram tour alongside this blog tour, so if you want to check out pretty photos of Sab, do check #ButterflyTour and #MyFateAccordingToTheButterfly on Instagram.

A Twitter chat will be hosted by Shealea of Caffeine Book Tours to cap off the tour. Follow @CaffeineTours and #CBTTC on Twitter for updates.

Finally, scroll down for the complete #ButterflyTour schedule, and check out the participating blogs below!


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Review + Giveaway: War of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

“It’s war. It’s dangerous by nature.”

War of Mist (2019)

Title: War of Mist
Series: The Oremere Chronicles, Book 3
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eARC
Publication: Talem Press, 15 July 2019
Read: July 2019

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War is here.

Toxic mist drives all life to the brink of destruction and the conqueror queen, Ines, has her talons in the kings of the realm.

Bleak, having discovered her true heritage, must now scour the lands for the one thing that might save them all.

But the search is a treacherous one, one that will push her to the very limits of endurance.

Amidst secrets, lies and the intricacies of battle, Bleak and her companions learn just how far they’ll go for the ones they love. But will it be enough?

As deadly forces grapple for power across the continents; families, friends and allies unite to take one final stand.

Explosive revelations, heart-wrenching betrayals and breathtaking magic soar in the epic conclusion to Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.


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