I am Verne Ahyong. Born 1987 August 6, I live and work in Cebu City, Philippines.

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What I Read

I read a variety of adult fiction, but enjoy fantasy and science fiction books the most. I also enjoy reading young adult fiction.

My favorite authors include Brandon Sanderson, J.K. Rowling, John Green, Haruki Murakami, Roald Dahl, and Stephen King.

What I Don’t Read

I generally do not read erotica, memoir, and self-help books. However, I do read books related to introversion or being a nerd/geek (e.g. Just a Geek by Will Wheaton or Quiet by Susan Cain).

Review Copies I Accept

ARCs, e-books, and paperbacks/hardbacks are most welcome. Should you wish to send me a physical copy of your book, you will shoulder all the shipping and related fees.

Review Content

  • Book cover
  • Summary of Book Content (from Goodreads or the publisher’s website)
  • Book source (for review, personal copy, blog tour, etc.)
  • Links to where reader can buy the book

On Ratings

I avoid giving books ratings as these can be subjective depending on who is giving, receiving, and reading about them.

On Negative Reviews

There is no guarantee that I will give every book a favorable review, but I do focus on what I enjoy most about what I read.

Reader. Writer. Gamer.

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