I’ve heard about My Fate According to the Butterfly from my Filipino blogger friends. As I was mindlessly scrolling through my Twitter feed, I suddenly saw posts wherein there was going to be a middle-grade book about an eleven-year-old girl and the realities of Metro Manila and the war on drugs. That pretty much sold me on this, and when the opportunity came to promote this book through a blog tour, I knew I wanted in. So, what is My Fate According to the Butterfly about?
As someone who’s part Korean and rarely gets to see that part of herself represented in books, I KNEW Wicked Fox was going to be my most anticipated read of the season. The wait was absolutely agonizing—I requested for the ARC, tried to pull all strings possible to get it, but came out empty handed. Luckily I got my own finished copy at ALA, where I got to meet Kat and thank her personally for writing about our culture. It took me a little while to actually pick the book up after I had gotten it since I felt like I was expecting way too much of this book, but it turned out to really fun!
This book…..I don’t know. I didn’t expect a lot from it since I personally didn’t enjoy An Enchantment of Ravens that much, but I picked Sorcery of Thorns up anyway because of the Bowater cover and the interesting plot. I’ve heard mixed reviews before going in, but I wanted to see for myself if this would end up being better than Rogerson’s debut. It…..was? But also wasn’t?
Ever since I heard about an ongoing young adult series that’s unapologetically diverse—that featured superheroes being the villains of the story—I knew that this would be some of the most beloved books I’d come across. After reading and loving the first two novels and seeing a chance of being able to promote the third and get to read it in advance, I all but rushed to sign up for CW’s blog tour.
When I first heard about RWRB, I knew immediately that I would love it. After all, I’ve been looking forward to a soft and light read as a result of reading so many heavy and densely written ones. Red, White & Royal Blue was a perfect opportunity to lay my head down and just enjoy a simple and heartwarming book.