Sunday, 26 October 2014

Raging Star by Moira Young

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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.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mini Review: This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman

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

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.