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Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of the Aurealis-Award-winning Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. This is a masterfully-told story about the ghost of an Aboriginal girl who goes with her father to investigate a fatal fire in a small rural town in Australia. It presents […]

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Mt TBR Report: April 2019

April generally sees a spike in my reading, in part due to Dewey’s Readathon (there’s a corresponding spike in October, when the readathon also runs). This year’s spike is a bit bigger than usual, as I never quite slowed down after the readathon was over. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ 1 January 2019: 442 […]

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Misrule by Jodi McAlister

Published: February 2019 by Penguin Teen Australia Format reviewed: Paperback, 405 pages Series: Valentine #3 Genres: Fantasy, young adult Source: Bought from Harry Hartog Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU,US) ~Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous books. Things that happen sometimes when your boyfriend is a magical fairy prince: […]

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Tides of the Titans by Thoraiya Dyer

Published: January 2019 by Tor Books Format reviewed: Trade Paperback, 320 pages Series: Titan’s Forest #3 Genres: Fantasy Source: Bought from Dymocks Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Courtier, explorer, thief: […]

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The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

Published: February 2019 by Orbit Format reviewed: E-book (mobi), 432 pages Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. […]

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Mt TBR Report: February 2019

This February was my second-best month for reading on record. It was beaten only by January 2017, which was not coincidentally the last time I faced a deadline for Aurealis judging. It seems that deadlines continue to be the best way to motivate me. This month was also helped by a couple of four-hour train […]

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Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

With the year well underway and Aurealis judging over, I have finally returned to my YA column at Skiffy and Fanty. This week I’m taking a look at Meagan Spooner’s feminist Robin Hood retelling, Sherwood. The book was an absolute delight, managing to examine sexism, class privilege and grief, while also delivering an entertaining adventure.

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Mt TBR Report: January 2019

It’s amazing the way the minute I say I don’t care about shrinking Mt TBR it goes and shrinks. A lot of it was due to Aurealis reading, which had to be wrapped up. However, I also did a bit of decluttering. It’s nice to have the pile below 400 books again. Mt TBR Status […]

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Published: January 2019 by Wednesday Books Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 400 pages Series: The Gilded Wolves #1 Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Pan Macmillan Australia Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of […]

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Aurora: Aurizun by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: Self-published in January 2019 Format reviewed: E-book (epub), 524 pages Series: Aurora #7 Genres: Science fiction, military sci-fi, space opera Source: Publisher Available: Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Google Play ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book […]

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