Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tsana's March Status

The past month has been much more productive than the previous, in terms of reading and reviewing. Yay. External things also happened, like the Aurealis Awards Shortlists were Announced. I also talked about possible Ditmar and Hugo nominations since the nomination periods for both opened (and I was feeling motivated). Also, I interviewed Dani Kristoff.


What have I read?


What am I currently reading?


I just finished reading Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier — review coming in a few days —and I've just started Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres. I haven't read very much, but I'm already enjoying it a lot.


New Booksies!


A mix of review copies and purchases this time. Assume review copy unless I mention buying it.

  • Carrier by Vanessa Garden — already reviewed
  • Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres — looking forward to reading this Aussie SF. I'll also be running an interview with Marianne in April
  • Rupetta by NA Sulway — purchased because it won the Tiptree and was shortlisted for an Aurealis and also sounds awesome and I wouldn't've heard of it if not for the first two points.
  • All of Supurbia, purchased. See review links above. I'm not going to include cover art of all the issues below because there are just too many.
  • Bespelled by Dani Kristoff — already reviewed
  • The Wizard's Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke — set in the same world as The Assassin's Curse and The Pirate's Wish, but I think it's about the daughter of the main characters in the earlier books.
  • Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley — new YA from Strange Chemistry because apparently I'm reading pretty much everything they put out.
  • Adaptation by Malinda Lo — I've wanted to read this for ages, but have resisted buying the US edition of the paper book. Now it's finally going to come out in the Commonwealth (well, UK/ANZ at least)! Really looking forward to getting to this.
  • The Unintentional Time Traveller by Everett Maroon — I saw an interview with the author and was immediately intrigued by the premise: boy with epilepsy time travels into past girl's body. And then it was only $3 as an ebook so how could I resist? (oh my goodness I thought I couldn't spell because when I was searching this on iBooks it didn't come up but turns out Yanks don't spell traveller correctly)
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth — third in the Divergent trilogy. I won this book from Dark Matter Zine a little while ago (yay!) and it just reached me with some other things from Australia (in my defence, I was in Australia when I entered). Anyway, I've been spoiled for part of the ending for this, and that was one of the things that made me want to bother reading it after the disappointment of book 2.




 


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