Reviews

Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder

Date published: October 2013 Publisher: Leap Books Format: Paperback, 184 pages ISBN 13: 9781616030339 Categories: MG – Contemporary Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: borrowed from Mandee @ veganYAnerds Luke Riley is lost. His mother’s recent death has set Luke and his family adrift. Even though his father, twin brothers, and their three Bloodhounds are search and rescue volunteers, […]

Banish by Nicola Marsh

Date published: 1st August 2013 Publisher: HarlequinTeenAU Format: Paperback, 272 pages ISBN 13: 9781743562765 Categories: Other Paranormal (Witches) Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher Challenges: 2103 Début Author Challenge, Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge 2013 Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit… and save her soul. After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and […]

Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

Date published: 18th June 2013 Publisher: Tor Books Format: Hardcover, 304 pages ISBN 13: 9780765333148 ISBN10: 0765333147 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the form of the eloquent […]

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Date published: April 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Paperback, 345 pages ISBN 13: 9780007515561 Categories: Other Paranormal (Ghosts) Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: borrowed from the library Kimberlee Schaffer may be drop-dead gorgeous… but she also dropped dead last year. Now she needs Jeff’s Help with her unfinished business, and she is not taking no for an […]

BZRK by Michael Grant

Date published: February 2012 Publisher: Electric Monkey Format: Paperback, 406 pages Series: BZRK, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781405264051 Categories: YA Science Fiction Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: borrowed from library A global war is raging. You can’t see it, but it’s happening all around you. Inside you. Down inside the meat. Welcome to the nano – […]

Planesrunner by Ian McDonald

Date published: 1st January 2013 Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Format: Paperback, 371 pages Series: Everness, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781780876795 ISBN 10: 1780876793 Categories: Science Fiction Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among […]

iD: The Second Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby

Date published: 25th June 2013 Publisher: Angry Robot Format: Ebook, 449 pages Series: The Machine Dynasty, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780857663115 ISBN 10: 0857663119 Categories: Science Fiction Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption. Javier’s quest takes him from Amy’s island, where his actions have devastating consequences for […]

Ink by Amanda Sun

Date published: 25th June 2013 Publisher: HarlequinTeen AU Format: Paperback, 326 pages Series: The Paper Gods, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781743562710 Categories: YA Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Challenge: 2013 Début Author Challenge I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the […]

The First and The Sparrow by Jason Mott

Date published: 1st June 2013 Publisher: HarlequinMIRA Format: ebook, 25 pages Series: The Returned, Prequel #1 ISBN 13: 9781459239081 ISBN 10: 1459239083 Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy Goodreads / Amazon / Kobo / HarlequinAU Source: purchased (Kindle Freebie) In Jason Mott’s haunting and unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, an impossible miracle is occurring all across the globe. Read how it all begins in this […]

Venom by Fiona Paul

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: 6th December 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins AU Format: Paperback, 435 pages Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose, Book […]