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Superheroes are in now, as anyone who has checked out the Avengers or Nolan’s Batman trilogy will be aware. Usually superheroes inhabit the comic book or movie world, but Samit Basu’s Turbulence brings them to life with the written word. We had a quick chat with Samit, and you can check out Shaneyah’s review of...
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I came to this novel a hopeful skeptic. I’ve read many novels with amazing premises that the actual book didn’t live up to, and I didn’t want to be disappointed again. And I wasn’t! This is, if you’ll excuse the Australianism, a cracking good read. Well-rounded characters, a gripping plot, rippling with great writing. There...
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Detective fiction has changed a lot over the years. Some crime/mystery novels no longer even feature detectives or police as a part of their main ensemble, instead preferring to let a sharp-eyed civilian unravel the story. Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote come to mind on that score. Older detective fiction can...
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Where to start! Another action-packed instalment from Lady Chan hit our combined digital and physical shelves this week. Dark Serpent is the seventh book set in the amazing urban fantasy world Kylie created in 2006, and this is the first book in the third trilogy, Celestial Battle. As usual, the novel has a very concrete...
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Do you like wit? how about magical realism? Do you enjoy urban fantasy with a bit of a steampunk aesthetic? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, get thee to a bookstore (or library I guess) and get ahold of some K.E. Mills!   A quick general background on the series: the...