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Rift Riders, Becca Lusher, Wingborn, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

Rift Riders by Becca Lusher

Published: Self-published in March 2017 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Wingborn #2 Genres: Fantasy Source: Author Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an […]

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Children of the Different, S.C. Flynn, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Children of the Different by S.C. Flynn

Published: September 2016 by The Hive Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Dystopian YA, speculative fiction Source: Author Available:Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Nineteen years ago, a brain disease known as […]

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Queens of Geek, Jen Wilde, contemporary YA, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Published: March 2017 by Swoon Reads Format reviewed: Paperback, 288 pages Genres: Contemporary YA Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 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 […]

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Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta, The Lumatere Chronicles, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Published: September 2008 by Viking Australia Format reviewed: Trade Paperback, 416 pages Series: Lumatere Chronicles #1 Genres: Young adult, fantasy Source: Secondhand book shop Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords […]

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Mt TBR report: March 2017

March was the first full calendar month where I didn’t have any reading to do for the Aurealis Awards. My reading rate subsequently took a plunge, but I remain happy, especially since there were a lot of good books this month. And things are likely to pick up again, now that the shortlists for the […]

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Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Published: March 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Strange the Dreamer #1 Genres: Epic fantasy, YA romance Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in […]

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The Impossible Story of Olive in Love, Tonya Alexandra, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Impossible Story of Olive in Love by Tonya Alexandra

Published: March 2017 by Harlequin Teen Format reviewed: Paperback ARC, 284 pages Genres: Contemporary YA, speculative fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Plagued […]

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Guest Post: World Science Fiction Society Young Adult Award

  Having recently been a judge for the YA categories of the Aurealis Awards, I’ve grown quite familiar with the genre. So I was delighted to hear the WSFS is exploring the possibility of establishing a YA award tied to the Hugos. Today I have Forestofglory here to tell us a bit about the award. […]

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Mt TBR report: February 2017

The first half of February continued January’s frantic pace as I concentrated on finishing all the remaining Aurealis nominations. The second half slowed down to a somewhat more manageable pace. Since I’m over halfway towards my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I’ve decided to revise the goal up to 150. My other personal […]

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Mt TBR Wrap-up: January 2017

2017 got off to an epic start. With the deadline for Aurealis judging breathing down my neck, I’ve been tearing through the books faster than I’ve been acquiring them. At the rate I’m going, I should have no trouble making it to 100 books by the end of the year. In fact, I’m thinking of […]

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