The Year We Became Invincible

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I met Mae Coyiuto sometime last year to discuss a project, and we’ve been corresponding on that for some months now when she asked if I would be interested in reviewing  her upcoming YA novella. I knew she has been writing since she was very young, but I’ve never actually read any of her work so I told her to go ahead and send me the manuscript.

Set for release later this month (under Anvil Publishing), “The Year We Became Invincible” is about high school senior Camille Li, whose life is planned out to the last detail. She’s a ballerina who plans to major in chemistry, and go on to med school to become a doctor like her dad. But when Camille meets Ian, a “smart ass slacker” and his group of adventure-loving friends, she finds herself doing things she never would have dared to do before, and she starts to reconsider what she wants to do with her life.

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Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon

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The Janus Silang blog tour kicks off today, and I was eager to join this event because it’s an exciting new series for young Filipino readers, and I was quite curious to read it myself.

The Janus Silang series is Edgar Calabia Samar’s first foray into YA. Published by Adarna House, the first book “Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon” is set to launch this May, with bookstore tours slated on May 10 at National Book Store SM North and May 17 at National Book Store Glorietta 5.


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