Suited by Jo Anderton
Suited by Jo Anderton is the sequel to Debris which I read and reviewed earlier this year. I received an advanced review from the publisher, Angry Robot, but my sources tell me it should be available in ebook and paperback from today. Suited was a surprising read. The first part was as expected a more or less direct continuation from Debris. After the somewhat disastrous events at the end of...
New Booksies 11.5 because I'm silly
I completely forgot that Beyond Binary, an anthology of genderqueer stories, was waiting for me in Australia when I arrived. I won it from a Galactic Suburbia Twitter competition a month or two ago. Also my cover is slightly different because it is an ARC. Yay books!
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare is the fourth book in The Mortal Instruments series, which was originally a trilogy. It picks up not very long after City of Glass left off. This review doesn’t contain spoilers, but if you’re looking to start reading this series, I definitely suggest starting from the first book. There’s a lot of continuity and character development...
The Golden Lily by Richelle Meade
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead is the second Bloodlines book, a series set in the same world as the Vampire Academy books. I felt that The Golden Lily was tighter and had a bit more depth to it plot-wise than the first book, Bloodlines. A big part of this, I think, was that Meade had the chance to set up some of the characters and situations in the previous book. Sure we already knew most of...
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass is the third instalment in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. It was originally the last in a trilogy, but she’s since written, not only a prequel trilogy, but two more books following on from City of Glass. You can read my review of the first book, City of Bones, and the second book, City of Ashes at their respective links. While I enjoyed City of Ashes,...
A little bit slow on the uptake because I was busy with things on the other side of the world at the time, but this past weekend the Ditmar Awards were announced at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, this year’s Australian NatCon. The Ditmars are the Australian popular awards, voted on by members of that year’s (or the previous year’s) national convention, which moves around each year....
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare is the second book in the Moral Instruments series. You can read my review of the first book, City of Bones, here. City of Ashes follows on pretty close to where City of Bones left off. It’s very much more of the same and definitely not in a bad way. A few new characters are introduced but the old characters we know and love take the centre stage. In fact,...
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes first came to my attention when it won a bunch of awards, notably the Arthur C Clarke in 2011. It caught my attention further because it’s set in South Africa rather than the all-too-common US. The other thing that piqued my interest was Galactic Suburbia discussing the premise, many episodes ago (and actually, I think that happened after I bought the ebook from...
Polymer by Sally Rogers-Davidson
Polymer by Sally Rogers-Davidson is a science fiction story which I would categorise as adventure. Apart from being in first person, it reminded me of pulpy SF adventure stories from way back when. Except with a female protagonist and more female issues than would ever have come up in those books. The main story takes place within the pages of a long-lost journal written by Polly Meridian (aka...
You keep your rabbit’s foot safe in your pocket. I keep my Penguin safe in...– Zoo City, Lauren Beukes
Exile by Rebecca Lim
Exile by Rebecca Lim is the second book in the Mercy series. You can read my review of Mercy here. Exile continues the story of Mercy, an angel who for reasons unknown to her is cursed/sentenced to briefly possess different humans, constantly jumping around and never knowing where she’s going to end up next. This time, she lands in Melbourne into the body of Lela a 19 year old girl who...
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I’ve been meaning to read Cassandra Clare’s books for a few years now. I think the main reason it took me so long to get around to them was because (from the blurb) I was expecting them to be a but of fluff — a quick fun read like some YA books are. Not that there’s anything wrong with being fluff, but it meant I kept prioritising other books (and I think in Australia they were...