Cover Reveal: Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

More picturesque goodness today! This time it’s the turn of Danielle L. Jensen’s sequel to last year’s impressive debut, Stolen Songbird! Notable for being the only YA title to survive the closure of Strange Chemistry via adoption under the main Angry Robot imprint, this book is already gathering pre-publication steam and some excited buzz in YA genre fandom. Here’s a quick look at why…

[NOTE: below the cut will be mild-ish spoilers for Stolen Songbird.]

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First Time Reads: Dune (Part Two)

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It’s a little bit late this week thanks to a battle with flu (I won), but here is my review of Book Two of the Dune trilogy, “Muad’Dib”! Before we get to that, if you missed my post on Book One you can catch up here.

Done that? Okay!

[OBLIGATORY POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING!]

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Cover Reveal: Planetfall by Emma Newman

Ooof! So this one’s a tiny bit later in the day than I normally post on here, but trust me – it’s worth the surprise factor. You read that title right – as if 2015 wasn’t shaping up to be awesome enough, we’re getting a new book from Emma Newman! See below for all the juicy info and prettiness…

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First Time Reads: Dune (Part One)

Okay, so here is the very first post for my self-imposed reading challenge for the year (details of which are here, if you missed them)! And, given the timing and my choice of book to kick things off with, naturally I’m killing two birds with one stone and making this one my contribution to Vintage Sci-Fi Month.

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In this post, I’ll be giving my thoughts on the eponymous Book One of the original Dune trilogy. Not to mention feeling a little daft because I didn’t realise there were three parts until I actually picked the book up. Heh. Heh heh SHUT UP.

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First Time Reads

So it’s 2015, and that means new goals. Here, that goal is going to be cracking down at least a little bit on my ever-growing TBR list. To that end, I set myself the challenge of getting through at least one TBR book each month, and seeing where I stand by the time 2016 rolls around. I even went through the shelves (and stacks and piles) to gather a selection of twelve to really entice myself with! See below for the results…

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Review Round-up

Okay, so my review of Liz de Jager’s Vowed wasn’t quite the end of my review line-up for the year. That said, I’ve been doing my best to tear through so many novellas and short stories, as well as novels, that I felt a round-up to highlight them was called for rather than trying to cram full reviews into what’s left of 2014. There may well be a Part Two to this post, but for now, here’s what I’ve been up to my eyes in over the last couple of weeks…

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Review: Vowed by Liz de Jager

As I sit here in the winter morning darkness, typing by lamp light and inhaling tea and feeling rather conflicted about this whole getting-up-early thing, I wonder if this might be my last proper review of the year.

If so, it cheers me to know that the book in question was bloodydamn awesome.

Vowed

The Blackhart Code: Don’t let the monsters grind you down.

A Blackhart can see the supernatural behind everyday crimes. But some crimes hide even greater evils.

Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. Their parents, the police and Kit’s fae allies claim to know nothing. And as more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily, or unluckily, government trainee Dante Alexander is helping Kit with the case. Yet just as her feelings towards him begin to thaw, his life falls apart. As Kit struggles to unravel Dante’s problems and solve their case, she meets fae Prince Thorn in her dreams – but their relationship is utterly forbidden.

Then Kit digs too deep, uncovering a mystery that’s been hidden for one thousand years. It’s a secret that could just tear down our world.

Series: The Blackhart Legacy #2

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Tor

Publication date: November 6th 2014

Genre: Urban fantasy, YA

 

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A Year of Awesomeness – Looking Back On 2014

Yes, it’s time for That Kind Of Post. My best of 2014 was a damned difficult list to pin down, what with all the excellence I’ve experienced this year, but I’ve finally whittled it all down to ten of my favouritest favourites, with a few Honourable Mentions thrown in because I’m a complete sucker like that. So! Read on for my fondest reading memories of 2014…

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