PH Blog Tour Sign-Up: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Book Cover Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Rise of the Empress #1
Julie C. Dao
Fantasy, Retellings, Young Adult
Philomel Books
October 10th 2017
Penguin Random House International

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

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.



julie c dao

Julie C. Dao

Julie C. Dao ( is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.


I have partnered with Penguin Random House International in organizing a blog tour for Julie C. Dao’s debut novel, Forest of A Thousand Lanterns.

The tour will run from October 27th to October 31st, 2017 with one to two blog stops each day. Physical copies and Netgalley widget will be sent to reviewers prior to the tour date. You must agree to the terms and conditions upon signing up to the tour. This includes passing the book within the allotted days you are given, shouldering shipping expenses, taking extra care of the copies, posting on time, sharing on social media and including the giveaway Rafflecopter on your post (check complete details on the sign-up form).

The blog tour is open to PHILIPPINE-residents ONLY. There’s no guarantee in having a spot since there’s only limited stops and physical copies. If you’re not chosen, please don’t get discourage because there will be more blog tours in the future. 🙂

For interested bloggers, fill up the form below.

4 thoughts on “PH Blog Tour Sign-Up: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao”

    1. Aww, thank you Hana! I’ll try to host an international one soon (although it’ll only involve e-copies, but at least!). This is the first tour I’m going to host, and I’m pretty nervous. haha

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