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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Review: The Witch of Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper + Bookmarks + Wallpapers

The Witch of Salt & Storm
Behind 384 Pages
Released: 9 September 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Historical, Romance
Publisher: Hachette Australia/Orchard Books
Buy Me: Amazon  |  Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Book Depository  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother - the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power.

The one magical remnant left to Avery is the ability to read dreams, and one night she foresees her own murder. Time is running short, both for her and for the people of her island who need the witches' help to thrive.

Avery has never read a dream that hasn't come true, but a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane tells her he can help her change her fate. Becoming a witch may prevent her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers it will also require a sacrifice she never expected. And as she falls in love with Tane, she learns it is his life and hers that hang in the balance.

Monday, 21 September 2015

ARC Review: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson

A Thousand Nights
Behind 336 Pages
Released: 10 November 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia
Buy Me: Amazon  |  Angus and Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Book Depository  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife.

When Lo-Melkhiin - a formidable king - arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man.

But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king . . . if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

QUEEN OF SHADOWS BLOG TOUR!! Bookmarks | Wallpapers | Giveaways | Announcement

Welcome to my stop on the Queen of Shadows blog tour!

This amazing blog tour is hosted by the wonderful Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, Rachel from Hello Chelly, Judith from Paper Riot, Katie from The Polished Page-Turners and Jaz from Fiction in Fiction in Fiction

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Double Review: Dreamer's Pool and Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from Otago University with degrees in arts and music, and has had a varied career which included teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies.

Juliet now lives in a hundred-and-ten-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes fulltime. She is a member of the druid order OBOD. Juliet shares her home with a small pack of waifs and strays. Juliet's historical fantasy novels are published internationally and have won a number of awards.


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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Aussie Blog Tour: Stray by Rachael Craw + Guest Post + Bookmarks + Wallpapers

Stray (Spark #2)
Released: 1 September 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Pre-Order: Amazon  |  Angus & Robertson  |  Booktopia  |  Bookworld  |  Fishpond
At The Other End:
It’s hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA.

Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn’t ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. She isn’t ready to follow their rules about who may live and who must die – not when it condemns the innocent. She has one option: risk losing everything and everyone – including Jamie – and run.

Read my 5 star reviews of Spark (Spark #1) and Stray (Spark #2)