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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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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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Wireless by Alex Acks

Published: April 2019 by Queen of Swords Press Format reviewed: E-book (epub), 268 pages Series: The Adventures of Captain Ramos and Her Valiant Crew #2 Genres: Science fiction, alternate history, steampunk Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Indiebound ~ […]

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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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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. This is a Chinese-inspired YA fantasy novel about politics, leadership and sacrifice. It digs into some meaty themes but I felt the characterisation ultimately let it down.

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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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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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Beautiful Dystopias

Since the launch of The Belles earlier this year, Dhonielle Clayton has been very open about taking inspiration from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Today I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show, taking a look at the way these two books form an interesting dialogue, with The Belles building on the foundation formed by Uglies […]

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