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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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.
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 […]
One of the first reviews I ever posted here at Earl Grey Editing was of Ambelin Kwaymullina’s debut novel The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf. This week, I revisit the novel for the Skiffy and Fanty Show.
This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan. This sci-fi YA is a fun, action-packed adventure, but one which could have dug a bit deeper. (Hard to go past that cover, though!)
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Elizabeth is a freelance editor and author with a weakness for books, tea and silly dogs.