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! 😭😭😭
An uplifting middle-grade debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz’s debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shanty town inside the Philippines’ North Manila Cemetery.
After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, 12-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila’s North Cemetery, which is the largest shanty town of its kind in the Philippines today.
When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone.
With help from her best friend Jojo and the support of his kindhearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey riddled with danger in order to find her mom. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the resilience of her community, and everlasting hope in the most unexpected places.
Content warning: violence, child abuse, classism, extreme poverty and hunger, kidnapping, descriptions of blood and other serious injuries
Hello, people! I’m temporarily back from my indefinite hiatus for a Halloween tour.
I welcome you to the First Annual “Trick or Treat” Blog Tour hosted by Jaiden @ Moonlit Reads! During the last 13 (haha lucky number!) days of October up to Halloween Day, I, and several other bloggers will treat you (no tricks here) with giveaways, interviews, blurbs, and more! You can find the start of the tour and its schedule in Jaiden’s post here!
And here are the other tour participants. I’ll update with their links as soon as the posts are up.
No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.
Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat… That’s safer, right?
After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.
“Well, do you feel ready?”
“No. But that won’t stop me.”
Title: Secondhand Origin Stories Series: Second Sentinels, Book 1 Author: Lee Blauersouth Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction Format: eARC Publication: Createspace Independent Publishing, 15 March 2018 Read: April 2018 Rating:
Opal has been planning to go to Chicago and join the Midwest’s superhero team, the Sentinels, since she was a little kid. That dream took on a more urgent tone when her superpowered dad was unjustly arrested for protecting a neighbor from an abusive situation. Now, she wants to be a superhero not only to protect people, but to get a platform to tell the world about the injustices of the Altered Persons Bureau, the government agency for everything relating to superpowers.
But just after Opal’s high school graduation, a supervillain with a jet and unclear motives attacks the downtown home of the Sentinels, and when Opal arrives, she finds a family on the brink of breaking apart. She meets a boy who’s been developing secret (and illegal) brain-altering nanites right under the Sentinel’s noses, another teenage superhero-hopeful who looks suspiciously like a long-dead supervillain, and the completely un-superpowered daughter of the Sentinels’ leader. Can four teens on the fringes of the superhero world handle the corruption, danger, and family secrets they’ve unearthed?