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Twice Dead, Caitlin Seal, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal

Published: September 2018 by Charlesbridge Teen Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Necromancer’s Song #1 Genres: YA Fantasy Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: RIP XIII Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with […]

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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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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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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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In the Dark Spaces, Cally Black, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

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.

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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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Mt TBR Report: March 2018

I’m very pleased with my reading for March. Once again, I came within one book of breaking even on my acquisitions. I would have made it with plenty to spare, had I not caved in to the feminist SFF book bundle being curated by Cat Rambo. I’m especially pleased because I also had a bit […]

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