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Blog Tour: Tablay by Katrina F. Olan

The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions on this are all mine.

“But what do you do when you find a truth so heavy you can’t ever bear it?”

“You set it free–and my God, you’ll find your peace.”


TITLE: Tablay
AUTHOR: Katrina F. Olan
PUBLISHED BY: Central Book Supply Inc.
PUBLICATION DATE: October 19, 2019
ISBN13: 9786210208993
GENRE/S: SciFi, Fantasy
PAGE COUNT: 154
RATING: 4.04

FINAL ART -Tablay Book Cover Final copy 2

Synopsis

New Intramuros: a hyper-technological smart city surrounded by heavily armored walls. Beyond it, vast mountains and jungles teeming with hostile machine life called aswangs. For over a century, the Philippine Mech Force has been fighting the aswangs with mechs of their own—and talented pilots to fly them.

Anya grew up watching her father, the famed General Armin Valerio, lead the charge during Operation Tablay—an all-out bombing campaign aimed to annihilate the aswangs once and for all. Everything changed when the operation failed, leaving her father an incapacitated man.

Fourteen years later, Anya Valerio enters the Philippine Mech Force as a pilot with hopes of restoring her father’s honor. She quickly becomes a rising star. However, when she finds out a dark secret about the aswangs, her view of the war changes. Now it’s up to Anya and her partner—the reserved but brilliant engineer, Chino Jose—to stop the fight before the consequences are irreversible.

Tablay is Filipino for electric charge. It is the soul of the city, the mover and shaker of machines, the spark between two hearts. But most of all, Tablay aims to shine light on the relation between technology and our society’s ethical choices.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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#SixForSunday: Tropes I Love

Well hello there! I’ve decided that I wanted to do another blog meme here and this is it!

#SixforSunday is a little blog feature made by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. If you’re interested, here are the prompts for the month of July!

Let’s get started!

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The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

We are almost on the second half of the year 2020 everybody! I pray that everyone is safe and are all well! We faced and are still facing a lot of things but I still wish that we’ll all get through this.

This is the second time I am doing this tag and I honestly don’t have that much to share. The lockdown did not really help me get through my TBR pile. I had great trouble reading, but all thanks to mangas and animes, I was sane.

Also, I also got to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge, although like 75% of it is thanks to the manga I’ve read. But at least, I read something, right?

Anyway, without anymore babble, let’s get to the tag.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Happy Tuesday everybody! I know my blog seems a bit boring and I think the only content for now is TTT, but soon (when I finally buy my own laptop), I’ll do better. Anyway, today’s topic are books that give off summer vibes.

When I think of summer read, I definitely think of contemporary romance. But honestly, your girl struggles with that. I have found it hard to read contemporary ever since I found my love for fantasy. So today, my list is comprised with books I want to read SOMEDAY and some (two to be exact) that I actually read which also give off the summer vibe (for me)!

Let’s get to it!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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The Folk of the Air Book Tag

Hello! I know, I’ve been quite lazy doing blogs but, I’m trying. Hehe 😊 My reading pace also sucks. 😥 This lockdown got me anxious with work but we’ll try to get over that. Anyways, I’ve seen this tag over at Sara’s blog (link to her post is here) and of course, I just had to do it. Why shouldn’t I?

Plus, this is of course in celebration of the new addition to this series, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories.

Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone . #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

With that said, let’s get to the tag!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love This Book

Hey there! I will now be doing this wonderful, sort-of tag, TOP TEN TUESDAY. I’ve been planning on doing this for a while now, but of course, I just never do it. Sad life, I know. But here we are! I hope I’ll get to enjoy doing this and I hope you enjoy reading as well!

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Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao


Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Rating: 3.76
363 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Philomel Books
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?
Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
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“For that is the way of the world, some are given a rope to the moon, and others claw up the sky.”


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My Favorite Books of 2019

First off, I’d like to give myself a pat on the back because it is the first time since I created a Goodreads account that I have completed the Reading Challenge! It’s my best reading year so far! Let’s celebrate!

Before 2019 ends, I’d like to share with you all my favorite reads of this year because I definitely have a lot!

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