Laura E. Goodin is the author of After the Bloodwood Staff, an Australian fantasy about a quest that doesn’t go quite how it’s supposed to. BELINDA: Tell us about Sybil, one of the two main protagonists in After the Bloodwood Staff: what makes her strong? LAURA: In a way, it’s her weaknesses and pessimism that make … Continue reading Greying, pudgy & menopausal: Laura E. Goodin on Strong Female Characters
This year I’ve joined in on an awesome Secret Santa and blog hop run by Aussie YA Bloggers. I’m super exicted to be included because, well…who doesn’t like recieving books in the mail! Plus, there’s the wrapping and I looooove wrapping things. What are your top 5 favourite books this year? A lot of what … Continue reading Aussie YA Secret Santa Blog Hop
Space opera, it’s my favourite subgenre. I love how big the universe is, how spaceships can zip to and fro, with warp drives, hyperdrives and jump gates. But mostly I love the drama of it, how a single person (or a few persons) can save the universe. Inevitably, someone important dies along the way, but … Continue reading 6 awesome space operas books, all free
Welcome to stop 3 on the Brains to Books Cyber Convention SF tour! On this stop, you’ll find book covers, blurbs and a few reading recommendations! Also, don’t forget to check out how you can win 7 YA sci-fi books! Daimones by Massimo Marino For readers who liked The Road, Earth Abide and Childhood’s End. A post-apocalyptic sci-fi … Continue reading #B2BCyCon Science Fiction Blog Tour!
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review 3.5/5 stars I love The Ugly Princess for its message and for having a truly ugly heroine. It’s message, that beauty is only skin deep, came through strong, right from the first page. I especially loved how happy the heroine, Olive, was to be ugly in … Continue reading The Ugly Princess by Henderson Smith
The Freshly Squeezed Book Chain is all about sharing the love of books by sharing…well…books! Check it out, it promises to be fun.
I’d been hanging out to read Altaica ever since I saw the cover art (yes, I know, I’m shallow) and once I had my hands on it, I devoured it (in the literary sense). The storyline was engaging, the plot kept rolling along and there was never a moment when I was bored or tempted … Continue reading Altaica by Tracy M Joyce
Another book to add to my exploding book pile! At this rate, I’m never going to get any writing done. I think I need a TARDIS, anyone got one spare? Excerpt Renna sat at the small round table in her room, reading through the data Dallas had sent to her tablet. She took another sip … Continue reading Giveaway! Athena's Ashes by Jamie Grey
You can never have too many books, which is why I’m always on the lookout for a good one, and why my bookshelf includes towering piles on the floor. Personally, I’m not to sure where I’m going to fit Gates of Thread and Stone (which looks and sounds awesome), but I’m sure I’ll find a … Continue reading I want this book! Gates of Thread and Stone
Can you see how the pieces fit together? Not just the visible ones, like the towers of the sunset, but those unseen, like the heart of a man or the soul of a wizard. What’s awesome about it The langauge is beautiful (as you can see above) The worldbuilding and the use of the word … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: The Towers of the Sunset