Always ready for a space opera: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

“Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with technologies and resurrected by the hexarchate to put down a heretical insurrection, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris. Now, General Kel Khiruev’s fleet, racing to the Severed March to stop a fresh incursion by the enemy Hafn, has fallen under Jedao’s sway. … More Always ready for a space opera: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

Dragons, grief and love in ‘The Wave’ by Hoa Pham

  ‘I remember how you were, not how you are. We were we until we became you and I.’ Midori and Âu Cô are international university students tasting freedom from family for the first time. They discover Melbourne and each other. All is well until the tsunami that swamps their world… Midori and Âu Cô … More Dragons, grief and love in ‘The Wave’ by Hoa Pham

Ida by Alison Evans

How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to … More Ida by Alison Evans

Not Your Sidekick (Not Your Sidekick #1) by C.B. Lee

Welcome to Andover…where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most … More Not Your Sidekick (Not Your Sidekick #1) by C.B. Lee

February Books

The blog has been relatively quiet but pages are still being turned offline. Books read in February – The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus This is a strong collection of Afro-futuristic stories. Review soon. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman Loved this verse novel. This blog should be dedicated to Nafiza’s book recommendations. Parable of the Sower by … More February Books

Year in Books 2016 – Part 3 – Contemporary fiction & Non-fiction

My 2016 favourites list in three parts: Part 1 – YA Speculative fiction and fantasy, Part 2 – Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy & Part 3 – Contemporary fiction and Non-fiction. Thanks to all the readers who have dropped by for these lists! Onto the final one: Contemporary fiction Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison A great … More Year in Books 2016 – Part 3 – Contemporary fiction & Non-fiction

Year in Books 2016 – Part 2 – Adult Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

My 2016 favourites list will be in three parts: Part 1 – YA Speculative fiction and fantasy, Part 2 – Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy & Part 3 – Contemporary fiction and Non-fiction. SFF is my favourite genre, so I thought it best to split the list into two parts: Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy The Fifth … More Year in Books 2016 – Part 2 – Adult Speculative Fiction & Fantasy