Category Archives: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015: Finished

It’s the time of the year to officially wrap up my contribution to the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2015.  I signed up at the Franklin level, committing to read at least 10 books and review at least 6, which … Continue reading

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Review: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth (AWW2015)

  The Grimm Brothers published a beautiful version of the Beauty & the Beast tale called ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’ in 1819. It combines the well-known story of a daughter who marries a beast in order to save her father … Continue reading

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Review: Insert Title Here edited by Tehani Wessley (AWW2015)

On the [date redacted] of the [year redacted], [names redacted] of the [organisation redacted] discovered a hidden text that documented realities other than our own. Dark, weird realities. Within these pages they discovered monuments to a dying alien race, sentient … Continue reading

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Review: Cranky Ladies of History edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessley

Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens… Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery. Cranky Ladies of History … Continue reading

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Review: Stormbringer by Alis Franklin (AWW2015)

Ragnarok—aka the end of the world—was supposed to doom the gods as well. Instead, it was a cosmic rebooting. Now low-level IT tech and comic-book geek Sigmund Sussman finds himself an avatar of a Norse goddess. His boyfriend, the wealthy … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunt for Valamon by D.K. Mok (AWW2015)

When Prince Valamon is impossibly taken from the heart of Algaris Castle, the only clue as to motive or culprit is the use of unknown sorcery. Reclusive cleric Seris is happily tending to his book-infested temple when he finds himself … Continue reading

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Review: Rupetta by Nike Sulway (AWW2015)

Four hundred years ago, in a small town in rural France, a young woman creates the future in the shape of Rupetta. Part mechanical, part human, Rupetta’s consciousness is tied to the women who wind her. In the years that … Continue reading

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