Moving Shop

The time has finally come for the big reveal of that Secret Blogging Project I’ve been  mentioning. I’m going to be joining a group of really lovely and talented ladies to write for a new blog – Tea in the Treetops! http://www.teainthetreetops.com With my second bub due at Christmas...
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Review: The Scroll, K.B. Hoyle

The Scroll (Goodreads) Author:   K.B. Hoyle (website) Follow @kbhoyle_author Rating: Darcy Pennington may once have been an average teenager, but not anymore. Living each year twice, once in her world and once in Alitheia, has made her into someone who cares little for normal teenage activities. She’s got more important things to...
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Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky (Goodreads) Author:  Sherry Thomas (website) Rating: It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning… Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her...
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Roundup: September 2013

It’s time for a look back at the past month on the Oaken Bookcase. Can you believe it’s October already? It’s been a very busy month and seems to have flown by. I’ve read a fair bit more this month but the towering to-read pile still doesn’t seem to...
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Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

Crystal Venom (Goodreads) Author:  Steve Wheeler (website) Rating: What will you do when the hand that nourishes you starts choking you?  The crew of Basalt, the interstellar frigate, are major media heroes, famous beyond their wildest dreams. The various factions of the Administration, the Games Board, the Haulers and the corporate Gjomviks...
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Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (Goodreads) Author:   Cassandra Clare Follow @cassieclare Rating: Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries?...
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Review: Happy Hour in Hell, Tad Williams

Happy Hour in Hell (Goodreads) Author:  Tad Williams (website) Follow @tadwilliams Rating: I’ve been told to go to Hell more times than I can count. But this time I’m actually going. My name’s Bobby Dollar, sometimes known as Doloriel, and of course, Hell isn’t a great place for someone like me...
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Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies (Goodreads) Author:  Scott Lynch (website) Follow @scottlynch78 Rating: Thief and con-man extraordinaire, Locke Lamora, and the ever lethal Jean Tannen have fled their home city and the wreckage of their lives. But they can’t run forever and when they stop they decide to head for the...
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Roundup: August 2013

It’s time for a look back at the past month on the Oaken Bookcase. I realise it’s already the 5th and I completely missed the end of August. No excuses, it’s just that things have been so frantic around here that I totally forgot. Several things have been going...
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Review: Kinslayer, Jay Kristoff

Kinslayer (Goodreads) Author:  Jay Kristoff (website) Follow @misterkristoff Rating: A SHATTERED EMPIRE The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing...
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