Books in Discussion - Round 2

I have a couple of spare hours and will endeavour to cover more of my backlog: books read over the past twelve months that I never had time to review. It’ll be so nice to clear away another pile of books off my desk!

The Tribe trilogy has to be one of the best Young […]

Books in Discussion - Round 1

I’m a slow reader of late, and an even slower reviewer, but I still hold to my goal of reviewing each book I read (with the exception of the giant piles of picture books we borrow from the library and read over and over every two weeks!), and the reading experience now feels eerily unfinished […]

Review: White is for Witching

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi Picador 2010 (2009) Trade Paperback 245 pages Gothic Fiction; Speculative Fiction; Magical Realism; Horror

Twins Miranda and Eliot Silver move into their grandmother Anna Good’s large, strange old house in Dover, England, with their parents, Luc Dufresne and Lily Silver, after GrandAnna dies. Luc, a Frenchman, opens […]

Review: The Red Queen

The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody The Obernewtyn Chronicles #7 Penguin/Viking 2015 Large Format Paperback 1108 pages Fantasy; Post-Apocalyptic Speculative Fiction

Well, it’s done. It’s over. Finito. I think, after all this time, there was a part of me that never expected this series to actually end, and a part of me is in […]

Mini-Reviews: Australian Women Writers

Each of these books deserves a proper, full review, but since they cover a long time period – the first one I read back in March – my memory of each is just not strong or clear enough to do so. So, apologies all ’round. I’m grouping them together for reviewing purposes based on the […]

Mini-Reviews: Love at Stake series continues...

I may struggle with a balanced, sugar-free diet, but I have no trouble with a balanced, varied reading diet. Some genre fiction is, to me, equivalent to eating a block of chocolate or indulging in some other yummy treat. It’s also akin to watching certain TV shows, but I’m not a big TV viewer myself. […]

Mini-Reviews: Recent-ish Reads

While I haven’t been able to read much this year, I’ve had even less time to post reviews of what I’ve read. Here are some mini-reviews, so I can finally re-shelve some books!

Worldshaker by Richard Harland Allen & Unwin 2009 Trade Paperback 366 pages YA Speculative Fiction; Post-Apocalyptic Fiction; Alternate History; Dystopian Fiction; Steampunk […]

Review: The Eye of the Sheep

The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna Allen & Unwin 2014 Trade Paperback 308 pages Fiction

Jimmy Flick is a special boy, both deeply observant and astute, yet slow to grasp the world in the terms everyone else uses. At times he can be too much, and only his mother – his obese, […]