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Month: November 2011

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Ashfall

When Alex convinces his parents to leave him alone for a weekend, little does he know that the world is about to change. Something crashes through the roof of his house, setting it on fire and soon the whole neighbourhood sounds like it is under…

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Don’t Lose Your Blog!

For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that my blog disappeared today. Google had disabled my entire account with them (that includes gmail, docs, reader, etc) due to “suspicious activity”. Not that they tell you this, I only got that message…

Fantasy

The Tiny Wife

The robbery was not without consequences. The consequences were the point of the robbery. When a man in a purple hat walks into the bank with a loaded gun, it’s not money he’s after but an item of sentimental value from each victim. In the…

Books In

Incoming!

AKA In My Mailbox A few bookish birthday treats this past week despite Amazon wishlist conspiring against me. The Magic of Christmas + Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley The Lost Hero + The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter…

5 Star, Fantasy, Young Adult

The Scorpio Races

It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. The waters around Thisby contain more than just fish. As winter approaches, cappaill uisce, the water horses, are drawn to the beaches where only the brave will attempt to catch them. For…

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Galaxy National Book Awards

The winners of the Galaxy National Book Awards will be announced tonight at a glitzy party where I imagine everyone eats chocolate! Here’s a little recap of the short-listed books I’ve read and reviewed (click the cover to go to my review – some of…

Crime Fiction, Translation

The Bomber

Annika has been promoted to the head of crime at the Evening Post, a major Stockholm newspaper, when a report comes in of an explosion at the Olympic stadium. She’s determined to get the best angle on the story and discover the truth before any…