Tag: AWW2013

Dec 13
Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge – 2013 Roundup

Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge – 2013 Roundup

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It's that time of year again - yearly round-up posts! You'll be seeing more of these than actual reviews on the website since end of year deadlines are eating me alive and also, I love round-ups! This was my second year participating in the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge (AWW for short), and although I still detest the name (too long, and I never want to be known as a 'woman scientist', so I refuse to call anyone else a 'woman writer'), I think it's been a roaring success! I increased my involvement in the challenge this year by becoming...

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Oct 15
The Dark Divide by Jennifer Fallon

The Dark Divide by Jennifer Fallon

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Following almost immediately from the end of The Undivided, The Dark Divide builds upon the rich and complex landscape Fallon created in the first book and introduces us to an alternate reality where the Japanese rule over much of the world (including Ireland). The brothers Ren and Darragh are divided;…

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Sep 26
Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

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A surprisingly good read, especially because when I started it, Scarlet in the Snow was in danger of being catalogued as ‘just another Beauty and the Beast retelling’. But this story, which intertwines two Russian Fairytales (The Scarlet Flower and Fenist the Falcon), is charming, lyrical and beautiful. Set in an…

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Sep 20
Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Reviews 2 ★★★★

This book is so good! I was absolutely hooked from the prologue (it’s a punchy prologue!), and it only got better from there! I enjoyed the characters, the mystery, and the vivid sense of place, and am looking forward to the next two books in the series. Set in Melbourne,…

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Aug 05
Banish by Nicola Marsh

Banish by Nicola Marsh

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Banish is Nicola Marsh’s début YA novel, a who-done-it mystery combined with Wiccan supernatural elements that kept me engaged and amused throughout. I liked the novel a lot, and although I think the story is perfect on its own, wouldn’t mind a follow-up book or two! The YA aspect of…

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Jul 03
The Cloud Road by Isobelle Carmody

The Cloud Road by Isobelle Carmody

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Zluty and Bily had to leave their peaceful lives on the plains and strike out into new lands. They are guided by Redwing and the Monster, an unlikely friend that Bily made in the last book. The Cloud Road takes the brothers through the barren desert, where they meet struggle…

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Jul 02
Black Sun Light My Way by Jo Spurrier

Black Sun Light My Way by Jo Spurrier

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This book should be entitled “The Impossible Choices Plaguing my Favourite Characters, and the Heartache that Ensues.” Sierra, Isidro, Cam, Mira and Rasten were all put through so much throughout Black Sun Light My Way, it was kind of a relief when the book ended! I thought the strongest element…

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Jul 01
The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The restless and adventurous Zluty and his timid and shy brother Bily eke out an uncertain living on barren plains. While Bily stays home and cultivates a garden, makes clay-works and tends to their cottage, Zluty  must travel far and wide to gather supplies for their roof-tiles, mattresses, and store…

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Jun 24
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I had to stop reading this book 30 pages in to process. This is what I wrote on Goodreads: “I’m on page 32 of 432 of Fairytales for Wilde : So far: Deliciously creepy. Haunting. Clever. Witty. Impeccably imaged. Brilliant. Perfect.“ That basically sums it up, you don’t need to…

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Apr 26
Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo

Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo

Reviews 0 ★★★

Blogging Outside the Box is a  feature at Speculating on SpecFic, where books outside the SFF banner are reviewed. It is intended to highlight some of the non speculative fiction titles I am reading and share my thoughts with readers. Date published: 21st May 2012 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Format: Paperback, 291 pages…

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