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Mt TBR Report: August 2018

  My Mt TBR cracked 400 books this month; I may have a problem. I can’t even blame it on the Aurealis judging this time. Instead, I found myself picking up a lot of romance novels… even though it’s going to take me a while to get to them. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ […]

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Ignite the Stars, Maura Milan, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

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!)

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Accelerants by Lena Wilson

Published: July 2018 by Book Smugglers Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Science fiction, LGBTQIA Source: Publisher Available: Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Spring, before When Lucy is six years old […]

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Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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.

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The Transfigured Hart, Jane Yolen, Tachyon Publishing, Particle Books, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Transfigured Hart by Jane Yolen

Published: June 2018 by Tachyon Publications Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, middle grade Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU,US) ~ Barnes & Noble~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Heather and Richard have little in […]

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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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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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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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