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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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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, Illuminae, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, In the Dark Spaces, Cally Black, Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, Elementals, Ice Wolves, Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks, Echoes of Understorey, Thoraiya Dyer

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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Tess of the Road, Rachel Hartman, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. This is a powerful young adult novel that deals with some serious issues and wears its feminist heart on its sleeve.

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Mt TBR, Earl Grey Editing, Nevernight, Jay Kristoff, The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth, Kim Wilkins, Unearthed, Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, Steering the Craft, Ursula Le Guin, Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, How to Bee, Brenda MacDibble, books and tea, tea and books

Mt TBR Report: February 2018

February was predominantly a month of romance and YA for me. My reading habits have grown in those directions, anyway, but I was also a bit burnt out and I find those genres comforting. Fortunately for me, I was able to take a short holiday and spent a fair amount of it reading. So, it […]

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The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Published: February 2018 by Gollancz Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Belles #1 Genres: Fantasy, YA, horror Source: NetGalley Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Camellia Beauregard […]

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Unearthed, Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Published: December 2017 by Allen & Unwin Format reviewed: Paperback, 331 pages Series: Unearthed #1 Genres: Science fiction, YA romance, action adventure Source: Harry Hartog Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018, Beat the Backlist Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ […]

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Markswoman, Rat Mehrotra, Skiffy and Fanty, Earl Grey Editing, YA fantasy, books and tea, tea and books

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra

The Skiffy and Fanty Show has resumed its regular schedule. Head on over to check out my review of Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra, a novel about orders of female warriors, psychic daggers and quests for revenge.

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