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Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Originally appearing as a novella in The Starlit Wood edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, it has been expanded into a novel that will delight lovers of fairytale retellings.

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The Transfigured Hart, Jane Yolen, Tachyon Publishing, Particle Books, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Transfigured Hart by Jane Yolen

Published: June 2018 by Tachyon Publications Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, middle grade Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU,US) ~ Barnes & Noble~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Heather and Richard have little in […]

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Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Keen fans of the Hugo Awards will be aware that 2018 marks the inaugural presentation of the World Science Fiction Society Award for Best Young Adult Book. The shortlist for this Hugo-adjacent award (which will, barring shenanigans at the AGM, henceforth be known as the Lodestar Award) includes Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor. Today I’m […]

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City of Lies by Sam Hawke

Published: July 2018 by Tor Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Poison Wars #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free […]

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Ida, Alison Evans, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Ida by Alison Evans

Next weekend I’ll be attending Continuum, a speculative fiction convention held in Melbourne. Whenever I’m attending a convention, I always like to try to review something by one of the Guests of Honour. This year, Continuum is playing host to Alison Evans, one of Australia’s up-and-coming talents in YA SFF. Their debut novel Ida won […]

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Baker Thief, Claudie Arseneault, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault

Published: June 2018 by The Kraken Collective Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, superhero Source: Publisher Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Gumroad ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Adele has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into […]

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An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Published: November 2017 by Saga Press Format reviewed: Paperback, 356 pages Genres: Dark contemporary fantasy Source: Library Reading Challenges: Beat the Backlist Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo The Unseen World of wealthy and literally powerful magicians in New York City prides itself on remaining […]

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In the Dark Spaces, Cally Black, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black. This is a very dark YA sci-fi horror that explores the myth of Terra Nullius and the flaws in capitalism in a way that’s accessible for young readers.

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The Beast's Heart, Leife Shallcross, Hodder & Stoughton, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Published: April 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: Paperback ARC, 339 pages Genres: Fairytale retelling, fantasy Source: Author Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. […]

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Murder on the Titania, Alex Acks, Queen of Swords Press, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Murder on the Titania by Alex Acks

Published: April 2018 by Queen of Swords Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Adventures of Captain Ramos and Her Valiant Crew #1 Genres: Mystery, science fiction, alternate history, steampunk Source: Publisher Available:Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this […]

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