Friday, 31 October 2014

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Contains mild spoilers for Disruption
Disruption Duology: Book Two 
Check out my review of Disruption
Written by Jessica Shirvington
Dystopian, Science Fiction
Publishing November 1st 2014
437 Pages
How do you live with yourself when you’ve deceived the one you love? How do you move on when the person you’ve been fighting to save betrays you?

Two years ago, Maggie Stevens began the hunt. Four weeks ago, Maggie’s world fell apart, when she finally found what she’d been looking for. And when Quentin, who had blindly trusted her, unravelled her web of lies.

Now, Maggie lives in the dark. But she’s not about to stay there. Not when she still has to bring M Corp down. Not when there is still a chance she could win him back.

In the exhilarating conclusion to Disruption, Maggie must do whatever it takes to show the world the truth. And the price for her quest?


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

A Sudden Light
Written by Garth Stein
Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Published October 1st 2014
400 Pages
In the summer of 1990, fourteen year old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel, who is flickering in and out of dementia, to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into 'tract housing for millionaires,' divide up the profits, and live happily ever after.

But Trevor soon discovers there’s someone else living in Riddell House: A ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah’s wish is fulfilled, and Trevor’s willingness to face the past holds the key to his family’s future.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Raging Star by Moira Young

Raging Star
Dustlands Trilogy: Book Three
Written by Moira Young
Book one review: Blood Red Road
Book two review: Rebel Heart
Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic
Published May 13th 2014
344 Pages
When the star reader, Auriel Tai, challenged Saba to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton, Saba was so confident in her purpose. Then she met DeMalo and he confounded all expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo and Saba had an intense and passionate encounter, physical, emotional and psychic, that changed her life, and now he wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world... For the chosen few.

Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop his dangerous New Eden project. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia.

What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price

#AusYABloggers Laini Taylor Interview

The always brilliant Laini Taylor was visiting Australia in September, and when Hachette Australia were allowing one of the group to interview our international guest, there was no one more qualified for the role than Kristy from Book Nerd Reviews. She lives and breathes Laini and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. So she went along to chat about books, fangirl and ask the questions that Aussie readers and bloggers submitted.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Dear Diva Submissions

I'd like to think of myself as one of those people that can dish out helpful advice. It's not always helpful, but the intent is there and that counts for something. So now in conjunction with Sporadic Reads, Diva Booknerd is now offering free advice. It doesn't need to be book related, but relationship advice, how to tell your crush you have that third nipple, or when you've caught your brother wearing ladies underwear. My doors are open. Aliases will be used. And letters will be published twice weekly both here and at Sporadic Reads starting on November 2nd.

Simply fill out the form found here.