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Review: Dimension6, Issue 1 edited by Keith Stevenson

Published: April 2014 by coeur de lion publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Sci-fi, horror Source: Free from the publisher’s website Dimension6 is a new electronic publication that was launched this year by Keith Stevenson of coeur de lion publishing. There are three issues a year, each featuring three short stories. This inaugural issue contained […]

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Mt TBR report: November 2014

After October’s little hiccup, Mt TBR is slooowly shrinking again. However, I’m going to have to do better if I want to preemptively mitigate the damage Christmas is likely to cause. Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ 1 January: 191 Mt TBR @ 31 October: 219 Mt TBR @30 November: 217   Books read 49. […]

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Review: The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina

Published: 2013 by Walker Books Australia Format reviewed: Paperback, 445 pgs Series: The Tribe #2 Genres: Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Source: Public library With the Tribe now safe from Neville Rose, Ashala Wolf should be able to relax. Instead, she finds her Sleepwalking power out of control, making her a threat to everyone around her. […]

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Review: Flower and Weed by Margo Lanagan

Published: 2013 by FableCroft Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy Source: Purchased on Amazon While not technically part of a series, Flower and Weed is a short story connected to Margo Lanagan’s novel Sea Hearts. It focuses on one of the minor characters from the novel and shares a glimpse into part of her […]

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Review: The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

Published: 2012 by JADD Publishing Format reviewed: Paperback, 170 pages Series: None Genres: Non-fiction Source: Public library The Emotion Thesaurus is pretty much exactly what it says on the label. This non-fiction book has an entry for emotions ranging from adoration to worry. Each entry lists a definition of the emotion, as well as physical […]

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Review: Phantazein edited by Tehani Wessely

Published: 2014 by FableCroft Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: None Genres: Fantasy Source: Review copy provided by the publisher Challenges: Dewey’s Read-a-thon Disclaimer: I know the publisher, cover artist and a couple of the contributors In my September review of To Spin A Darker Stair, I anticipated that Phantazein would prove to be more […]

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Review: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

Published: 2012 by Allen and Unwin Format reviewed: Paperback, 343 pages Series: None Genres: Fantasy. A case could also be made for YA Source: Public library Challenge: Dewey’s read-a-thon Sea Hearts is a dark fantasy that taps into traditional tales of selkie wives. Misskaella is a lonely child, bullied by her sisters and shunned by […]

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Mt TBR report: October 2014

September saw Mt TBR tower ever higher. As expected, Conflux contributed significantly, though wasn’t solely to blame. I’m just not reading as much at the moment and I shudder to think what Mt TBR would have looked like without Dewey’s read-a-thon to get it a little more under control. Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ […]

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Review: To Spin A Darker Stair edited by Tehani Wessely

To Spin A Darker Stair is a short chapbook that pairs two fairytale reworkings: A Delicate Architecture by Catherynne M Valente and The Oracle’s Tower by Faith Mudge. Valente’s story is a reprint, picked specifically to complement the story by Mudge. Thematically, the stories are well-matched. Both carry a strong fairytale atmosphere and give the […]

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Review: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

Ashala Wolf is an Illegal: a human being with a special power in a world where such powers are outlawed. She is also leader of the Tribe, a group of runaway children who are likewise gifted. When one of them betrays her into the hands of a sadistic government official, she must fight with everything […]

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