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Mt TBR Report: June 2018

June was a surprisingly good month for my Mt TBR, despite the fact I attended Continuum. A judicious cull and a last-minute binge read meant I actually managed to shrink the pile a little. However, there’s still a way to go if I hope to break even this year. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ […]

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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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Mt TBR Report: May 2018

My reading for May was slightly less intensely focused on the Hugo Awards. Things have been very busy in the lead up to Continuum and I found I had to break things up with some lighter fare. Judging from my book count for the month, it looks like last month’s binge is easing off… however, […]

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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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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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Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. If you are looking for an Afrofuturistic spin on Avatar: The Last Airbender, this book is for you.

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The Sisters Mederos, Patrice Sarath, Angry Robot Books, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath

Published: April 2018 by Angry Robot Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Tales of Port Saint Frey #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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