Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mini Review: This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman

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This Night So Dark
Starbound Series Novella
Check out my review for These Broken Stars
Written by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Science Fiction, Romance
Published October 8th 2014
109 Pages
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The breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World.

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

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Conjured
Written by Sarah Beth Durst
Mystery, Urban Fantasy
Published October 1st 2014
384 Pages
Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia 
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name, but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access, and there is nothing they won’t say, or do, to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things, things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed, and she’s lost all short term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her, but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Pandora Jones: Deception by Barry Jonsberg

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Pandora Jones: Deception
Pandora Jones: Book Two
Check out my review for Book One
Dystopian, Science Fiction
Published October 1st 2014
288 Pages
It was difficult to know when nightmares ended and the waking world began.

Pan is still struggling to distinguish between her dreams and reality. When she wakes in the Infirmary her mind replays the sight of Nate running along the shoreline and the way his body froze and then flopped after he was shot. But her memories hold more questions than answers and she doesn't know who to trust.

When she forms an unlikely alliance with Jen to try to make sense of everyone's haunting similar memories and the conflicting information about The School, she finds herself with unexpected enemies.

Pan and Jen are determined to seek the truth, no matter what rules they must break or how terrible the danger they face. But can they even trust each other?

Intuition. Secrets. Truth. Courage. Action. Survival.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

State of Grace by Hilary Badger

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State of Grace
Written by Hilary Badger
Utopian, Science Fiction
Published October 1st 2014
336 Pages
Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont 
Ever since she was created, Wren has lived in an idyllic garden with her friends. Wren's deity Dot ensures the trees are laden with fruit and the water in the lagoon is crystal clear. Wren and her friends have everything they could possibly need right there, in Dot's Paradise.

If only Wren could stop the strange, disturbing visions she's started having. Do these visions make her less worthy of Dot's love? And what does Blaze, the most beautiful and mysterious of Dot's creations, know about what's going on in Wren's head?

Wren is desperate to feel Dot's love, just like everyone else. But that's harder than ever when a creation she's never met before arrives in the garden. He claims to be from outside and brings with him words and ideas that make Wren's brain hurt.
 
And as she deals with this disturbing knowledge, Wren confronts a horrific secret from her past. Now she must decide whether to return to the comforting delusion of faith or fight for the right to face the very ugly truth.

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

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A Little Something Different
Written by Sandy Hall
Contemporary, Romance
Published September 1st 2014
272 Pages
Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia 
The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common, they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together...