Jan 13
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Having loved Truthwitch the first time I read it, I was wary about re-reading it for review -- had my illness-addled brain loved a book that wasn't really that good? Would I find things to poke holes at now that I knew how the story unfolds? Would I still be desperate for Windwitch?

I'm glad to report that Truthwitch held up to a re-read well. I know Dennard has tweeted a thread recapping the book and encourages people to re-read the book after Windwitch, but I'm a rebel (and I needed to review it!). I did have a few thoughts...

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Jan 04
Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017

Reviews 0

Hi! I love the Australian Women Writers Challenge because it introduces me to new authors and encourages me to seek out books that would otherwise be outside my comfort zone. I’ve been a huge supporter of it and think it’s a wonderful initiative. I read 7 books by amazing Aussie…

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Dec 12
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This is the kind of urban fantasy I love – gritty, dark, a little gory, and based on amazing characters whom I couldn’t help but love. This Savage Song highlights the best of Schwab’s writing — awesome story-craft and kick-ass worldbuilding — and introduces us to a world I won’t…

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Dec 08
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Pale Dreamer gives us a glimpse of Paige’s life before we met her in The Bone Season, taking us on an adventure through London after some poltergeists. It’s an excellent entry point for readers who are interested in The Bone Season series and want to give it a try….

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Nov 22
Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I enjoyed Aerie a lot. It’s different enough from Magonia that it doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome but keeps true to the things I loved about the first instalment. I’ll be back for more (if there is more!) and recommend it to those who enjoyed Magonia or like Neil Gaiman’s works.

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Nov 14
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I’ve had a wonderful, wonderful time with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, and I’m sad to let them go … but I do have the novellas in Stars Above to look forward to! The idea of blending science fiction, fairy tales, and Sailor Moon may sound odd (I was sceptical at first), but I urge readers to give the series a chance. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Aug 30
Prelude: The Song Rising

Prelude: The Song Rising

Bookish 0

I was lucky enough to be chosen as an advocate for The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon! A huge thank you to the wonderful folks at Bloomsbury Sydney for choosing me! I honestly didn’t think I’d be picked!

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