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Time Crawlers – Varun Sayal // Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics…

Time CrawlersTitle: Time Crawlers

Author: Varun Sayal

Genre/Demographic: Science Fiction / Fantasy / Short Stories

Release Date: June 15th, 2018

Synopsis:

Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics, and life-consuming Cosmic Entities are some major themes in this book which has six tightly-knit, fast-paced Sci-Fi stories.

1. Nark-astra, The Hell Weapon
The weapons he possesses make him the destroyer of worlds, and he burns for revenge. A high-tech take on ancient Indian mythology.

2. Death by Crowd
The dark desires of the masses; darknet websites fueled by a crypto-currency. What lurks in the background – an advanced artificial intelligence?

3. Genie
He rubbed a lamp alright, but what he got was the shock of his life. An entire sci-fi take on the djinn myth.

4. Time Crawlers
There are individuals who exist in multiple time periods at once, and there are those who know about them….

5. Eclipse
No attacks, no blood-shed, yet there was an invasion and a conquest. Who are these shapeshifter aliens being hounded by an eclipse?

6. The Cave
The fate of an advanced imperial race hangs in balance as a dark celestial entity meets a legendary protector. Continue reading “Time Crawlers – Varun Sayal // Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics…”

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Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse – Jane Yolen || Atmospheric and eerie read…

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in VerseTitle: Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse

Author: Jane Yolen

Genre/Demographic: Verse Novel / Poetry Fantasy / Retellings /  Young Adult

Publisher: TOR.com Publishing

Release Date:  October 30th, 2018

Format:  Paperback (Sent by the Publisher)

Synopsis:

A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate—a theme that has never been more timely than it is now…

You think you know this story.
You do not.

A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself….

A mythic yet timely novel-in-verse by the beloved and prolific author and poet Jane Yolen, “the Hans Christian Andersen of America.” Continue reading “Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse – Jane Yolen || Atmospheric and eerie read…”

119 Thoughts While Reading Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane

I am very grateful to be one of the people blessed by a Descendant of the Crane ARC. As one of the few DOTC related I’ll be featuring in my blog! I decided to share my initial and basically choking on my own reactions while holding a copy and being blown by this wonderful piece! These are my thoughts whilst reading an advanced reading copy of Descendant of the Crane. Though, I admit I have omitted some because honestly there were thousands of thoughts traveling at lightspeed when things while reading hahaha! These are spoiler-free, so read along! I hope. Continue reading “119 Thoughts While Reading Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane”

Mini Reviews: Featuring Stargazing at Noon, Soft Magic, & Sparks of Phoenix!

Stargazing at NoonTitle: Stargazing at Noon

Author: Amanda Torroni

Genre: Poetry

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Release Date: February 12th, 2019

Description:

Whether between points of lights in the sky or the freckles on a lover’s skin, Amanda Torroni’s poetry finds the beautiful patterns in the material of life.

In this collection, Amanda Torroni expands on her previously published chapbook, Stargazing at Noon, adding over seventy poems and brand-new material. Torroni writes about intimacy, distance, the body, self-doubt, nostalgia, and love—both lost and found. Her poems weave disparate source material into a beautiful metaphor; readers are as likely to find Plato and neurological terminology as they are moonlit lovers and broken hearts. Continue reading “Mini Reviews: Featuring Stargazing at Noon, Soft Magic, & Sparks of Phoenix!”

Unpopular opinion: book series I’ve read that went down the hill…

I am pretty sure at least one of you had read a book from a series that ended up disappointing you. And made you doubt the series but still picked it up and finished it anyway. Oddly specific but I am one of those people who’d finish a series that’s annoying yet entertained by it. Do you know what I mean?

With that, it’s time for my unpopular bookish opinion. Damn, I wish my name is Gina.

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These are 4 book series that I have read, then just down it rolled the hill after a book or three maybe even five. These are based on my reading experience, I didn’t intend to make this list to attack fellow readers or readers who love these books. A list that contains my unpopular opinion over the book series I have loved in a patiently-creepy way.

Continue reading “Unpopular opinion: book series I’ve read that went down the hill…”

The Thief & The Queen of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)

Title: The Thief (The Queen’s Thief # 1)

Author: Megan Whalen Turner

Genre/Demographic: Fantasy / Mythology / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

Format: Purchased (Paperback Edition)

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Release Date:  December 27th, 2005 (first published 1996)

Synopsis:

The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king’s prison. The magus is interested only in the thief’s abilities.

What Gen is interested in is anyone’s guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses Continue reading “The Thief & The Queen of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner”

Round-Up: January 2019 || A year filled with challenges, Asian book cover reveals (already) & I’m co-hosting my first readathon?!

Not this month slump, not this month. With the holidays came another looming slump, I got rid of it before the month starts. January literally started with a bang! I’ve read so much and still is hyped over so many things revealed on Book Twitter, in the Book Community in general.

There was cover reveals happening week after week? They were all goosebump inflicting gorgeous, an aromantic book to look out for written by Michelle Kan entitled Come Drink With Me. Book cover reveals from Kat Zhang, Hafzah Faisal, Farah Naz Rishi, Kat Cho and I may be missing more…

35964863   We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1)  Continue reading “Round-Up: January 2019 || A year filled with challenges, Asian book cover reveals (already) & I’m co-hosting my first readathon?!”

ICYMI: January 2019 Releases!

Well, look at that. Another month went and passed. Hope you had an amazing January! Truthfully, I am one of those people who’s not caught up with book releases in a month. I am hitting two birds with one rock with this post right now. I wanted a new feature on the blog. And I am getting myself aware with more of the releases in a month. I just hope that I can keep it up whole year round.

Let’s review which books released this month; in case you missed some… Most titles featured in this list are under adult, young adult and middle-grade books. Continue reading “ICYMI: January 2019 Releases!”

Join us this February for Kilig-athon 2019 featuring #RomanceClass Novels! Swooning, sharing feels with friends all month long, giveaways… here’s everything you need to know!

It is almost February… *wags eyebrows* you know it! It is about to get very romantic here. A. Readathon. Dedicated. To. Romance. Written. By. Filipino. Authors. How about that!?

We are excitedly and nervously presenting you #RomanceClass Kilig-athon 2019! A readathon that I will be co-hosting with AJ of Avid Reader Diary.  I hope you’ll be joining us. Joining for the whole month is highly encouraged! But if you want to join us with a specific trope you love to get into, by all means, you are all very welcome to join!

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What? Kilig? Kilig-athon? Why? Continue reading “Join us this February for Kilig-athon 2019 featuring #RomanceClass Novels! Swooning, sharing feels with friends all month long, giveaways… here’s everything you need to know!”

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