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:
About the book
Title: My Fate According to the Butterfly
Author: Gail D. Villanueva
Publication: Scholastic Press, 30 July 2019
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.
Praises for My Fate According to the Butterfly
⭐ “This immersive novel bursts with life.” — Kirkus, Starred Review
“At once rich in the vibrant culture of the Philippines and universal in its focus on family and forgiveness, My Fate According to the Butterfly is a soaring tale of hope that will be sure to touch the hearts of all young readers.” — Ruth Behar, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Lucky Broken Girl
“Superstition, family, and friendship are the hallmarks of this remarkable debut. I adore Sab – and readers will, too.” — Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe
“Gail Villanueva’s debut novel captures all the richness of the Philippines, the heart-pounding thrills of a great mystery, and the warmth and wonder of growing up. This is a simply wonderful story that’s filled with magic, intrigue, family secrets, and hope.” — Kate Messner, author of The Seventh Wish and Breakout
About the author
Gail D. Villanueva is a Filipino author born and based in the Philippines. She’s also a web designer, an entrepreneur, and a graphic artist. She loves pineapple pizza, seafood, and chocolate, but not in a single dish together (eww). Gail and her husband live in the outskirts of Manila with their dogs, ducks, turtles, cats, and one friendly but lonesome chicken. Her debut novel, My Fate According to the Butterfly, is coming from Scholastic Press on July 30, 2019.
About the blog tour
This promotional tour will run from July 21 to July 27 and will have two parts: a blog review tour and a bookstagram tour. All schedules will follow the Philippine time zone (UTC+08:00).
Review tour participants will be expected to read the book and post a review with optional creative content. Selected bookstagram participants, on the other hand, will be expected to post a short photo review on their tour dates.
The #ButterflyTour is open to all book bloggers and bookstragrammers. Sign-ups will be open for a week or so, and selected participants will be contacted via email a few days after it closes.
Review copies will be provided through Edelweiss, so you have to have an Edelweiss account in order to participate in the review tour. For the bookstagram tour,
If you have other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
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