Thank you to Hachette Australia and Hodder & Stoughton for the ARC This is the first book in the Six Crimson Cranes duology. A princess in exile, a shapeshifting dragon, six enchanted cranes, and an unspeakable curse… Drawing from fairy tales and East Asian folklore, this original fantasy from the author of Spin the Dawn is perfect … More Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Thank you to Penguin Australia for the review copy She was going to tear down the walls of ancient prejudice brick by brick if she had to, and rebuild them into a castle of her own. New York, 1897. The richest city in the world. Beautiful, young and privileged, Rose Kingsbury Smith is expected to … More The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly
Thank you to Amazon Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC This is the first book in the Mousai series. The Thief Kingdom is a place hidden within the world of Aadilor. Many whisper of its existence, but few have found this place, where magic and pleasure abound. There, the mysterious Thief King reigns supreme with … More Song of the Forever Rains by E.J Mellow
Thank you to Penguin Teen Australia for the review copy. Magic, mystery and darkness – a gripping fantasy adventure for lovers of Philip Pullman;s Northern Lights It’s 1856 and there are two queens on the throne. Victoria reigns over London, the biggest city the world has ever known. And in the shadow city of Donlon … More When Days Tilt by Karen Ginnane
This is the first book in The Blood of Stars Duology. Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a … More Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Wow what an incredible show! After the Sydney run being postponed last year due to COVID it was amazing to be able to see the show finally and it didn’t disappoint. From the moment Welcome to the Rock begins you are immediately captured by the companies’ amazing vocals and of course the story of Come … More Come From Away
Now I must admit, I didn’t really read as much as I wanted to this month in the way of finished books, I read a lot of ARCSs. The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark Unwritten by Alicia J Novo Call of the Syrensea by Susan Stradiotto … More May 2021 Wrap Up
Thank you to Hachette Australia for the review copy. A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save the world from destruction. … More Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
Thank you to Harper Collins Australia for the review copy. This is the first book in The Language of Magic series. Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. ‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end …’ Anna’s Aunt has always warned her … More Threadneedle by Cari Thomas
Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for the review copy. This is the first book in the Bladesmith duology Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power. Then … More Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller
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