Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Review: Rogue by Julie Kagawa

Title: Rogue

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen Aus

Date published: May 1st 2015

Source: Review copy courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley.

Warning: This will contain some spoilers for Talon, so if you haven't read that yet, go and buy it and come back after you have!

You can read a chapter sampler of Rogue here.



Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant.

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. 

A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Cover Reveal! The Last King

The very lovely Millicent Nankivell is a prolific blogger and passionate Google+ user. She is also a rather talented writer and I am very happy to be able to participate in the cover reveal for her upcoming title, The Last King, which will be released later this year.

The Last King is the first in the Anastasia Avignon series. You can find it on Goodreads here.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Missing You Blog Tour: Guest post by Kylie Kaden

In case you missed it, last Thursday I posted my review of Kylie Kaden's fabulous second novel, Missing You as part of its blog tour.

Today I'm thrilled to bring you this guest post from Kylie. Her first book, Losing Kate, was picked up from a publisher's slush pile. I asked Kylie how the experience of writing as a published author differed from her first experience.

I'd like to thank Kylie and the team at Random House for having me on the tour.


Two Times A Charm?
You did it. You published a book. Sure, millions have before you.  It’s not a cure for cancer.  But there is a novel being bandied about with your name on it.  You’d have to be stoked and ride that wave of confidence all the way to Book Two’s end. Wouldn’t you?

Friday, 10 April 2015

Review: We all Looked Up - Tommy Wallach

Title: We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Australia)
Source: Review copy via Netgalley

From the publisher: 
Before Ardor, we let ourselves be defined by labels - the athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever. But then we all looked up and everything changed. They said the asteroid would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we'd been, something that would last even after the end. Two months to really live.

My first impression of We All Looked Up was that it was The Breakfast Club meets Armageddon, and while that didn't change much as the book went on, it became so much more.

Wallach takes the high school stereotypes - jock, princess, slacker, artsy/bohemian, and develops them into fully fleshed characters who are not quite what you'd expect.

Review: Captive Prince by CS Pacat

Title: Captive Prince Volume One
Author: C S Pacat
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Source: Review copy via NetGalley

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Missing You by Kylie Kaden - Blog Tour

Title: Missing You
Author: Kylie Kaden
Publisher: Bantam (Random House Australia)
Date of Publication: 1st April 2015
Source: Review copy courtesy of the publisher.


When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Why worry that he didn't want children or a 9 to 5 job? Nothing and no one would come between them. But with the birth of their high-needs son, Eli, their extraordinary love is shackled into an ordinary life, their passion blunted by responsibility. Until Ryan can't take it anymore. Then, following a mysterious phone call late one night, Aisha leaves four-year-old Eli in the care of her elderly father Patrick - and doesn't come back. As Patrick struggles with the grandson he barely knows or understands, his frustration with his missing daughter and absent son-in-law quickly turns to fear. Particularly when blood is found in Aisha's abandoned car . . .

I am very happy to be part of the #MissingYou blog tour. I adored Losing Kate so jumped at the chance to read Missing You ahead of publication.

Next week I will be featuring a guest post from Kylie about the process of writing the book, so please come back on Tuesday and check it out, but for now, here's my review.