Tag: aussie author

Review: Who’s Afraid? Maria Lewis

Review: Who’s Afraid? Maria Lewis

A society of werewolves and other paranormal creatures in Scotland, in New Zealand and around the world – sound a bit familiar? Who’s Afraid? is certainly similar to other paranormal stories in some ways, but has more heart than many I’ve read. Tommi Grayson lives in Dundee, Scotland. After her… Read more »

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Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s adventures have been described by one publicist as “Elizabeth Bennet meets Buffy”, and that pretty much sums this book up in a few words. By turns witty, delicious Regency society drama and dark, action-packed adventure, I could not put it down. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to step… Read more »

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Review: Illuminae, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Review: Illuminae, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

When the mining colony on Kerenza IV is attached by the BeiTech mega-corporation, only three ships escape carrying civilian refugees as well as their own crew – the Alexander, the Copernicus and the Hypatia. Overcrowded and damaged, the ships are chased towards the nearest hyperspace jump point by the BeiTech… Read more »

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Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

If you’d like to listen to a short clip of the audiobook version of Crucible of Souls, you can listen here on Soundcloud. The audiobook is available via Audible. Caldan is an orphan, living at an island-bound monastery and learning with privileged rich children. Nearing the end of his schooling… Read more »

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Review: Lifespan of Starlight, Thalia Kalkipsakis

Review: Lifespan of Starlight, Thalia Kalkipsakis

Scout is an illegal living in Melbourne in 2084. She has no ID chip implanted to make her a citizen, but she and her mum get by on one set of rations and Scout’s hacking abilities to get by. Everything changes when Scout witnesses something amazing in Footscray Park –… Read more »

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Review: Bitroux: The Metalsmith, Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

Review: Bitroux: The Metalsmith, Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

Merouac is overseeing the construction of one of the railway lines being built across the continent, and building metal trinkets in his time off. He has just started looking after his young niece, Evra, after her mother died. Merouac thinks he might be losing it when he begins to see… Read more »

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Review: Aurora: Pegasus, Amanda Bridgeman

Review: Aurora: Pegasus, Amanda Bridgeman

Please note: Aurora: Pegasus is the second book in this series so this review contains spoilers for the first book. You may prefer to read my review for Aurora: Darwin instead. Captain Saul Harris and the rest of the crew from the Aurora are enjoying some much needed time off… Read more »

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