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Cover Reveal – Delete by Kim Curran

Kim Curran's last book, Control, ended on an epic cliffhanger. I've been waiting patiently for Delete to arrive* Sadly it's not quite with us yet, we have to wait until August to find out how Scott Tyler fares. In the meantime, we'll just have to content ourselves with the striking cover art. Great stuff, it fits perfectly with it's predecessors. I can't fault the fella that came up with cover quote either!   * I'm lying obviously I want to read immediately, if not sooner. Read more [...]

Banished by Liz de Jager

Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she's living with her unorthodox cousins and sharing their strange lives. Especially since their home-schooling includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it's not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page Review of 2013

Gosh, has it really already been twelve months since we all survived the Mayan apocalypse? It's amazing how quickly we all forgot about that isn't it? All those giant beasties, strange lights in the sky and everything. Crazy times, eh? Never mind, I'm sure there will another rapture-like event arriving imminently. While we're waiting, why not pull up a chair and we can talk a bit about some of the top genre books that have arrived in the last year. I've decided, as I've done in the past, to hold Read more [...]

News – A Serialized Camp Myth novel by Chris Lewis Carter

Cast of Wonders, a young adult audio fiction podcast, invites you to the magical world of Camp Myth, where centaurs, kitsune, dryads, cyclops, mermaids and other mythical youngsters spend their summers adventuring and earning merit badges. Starting September 25th, Cast of Wonders will debut Phoenix Watching, the first Camp Myth novel by Chris Lewis Carter. This longer story unfolds over fifteen chapters, and will air one chapter a week every Wednesday. This is in addition to the weekly stories Read more [...]

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

It's about high time we had a guest review so here's one right now. Something a bit different today though, Mr Sam Strong has pricked up his ears and has taken a listen to an audio book. A killer is on the loose . . . Joel is fascinated by the art of Rithmatics - with its lines of power and ability to bring chalk drawings to life - but only a few have the gift and he is not one of them. When Rithmatic students from Joel's school start disappearing, he is keen to investigate. Since he's Read more [...]

Control by Kim Curran

Control is the direct sequel to Shift. If you haven't read that first then it is possible, in this reality, that there may be minor spoilers ahead in this review.  Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same. That’s why he’s so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters. They’ve sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page 2013 Preview

I do hope that everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable festive season. Now that most of the serious over-indulgence is done with for another year, I thought it was about time to take a look at what new book-related loveliness is due in 2013. Here are my top ten books I'm looking forward to reading in the next six months or so. Hope you enjoy. Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth Powell Publication Date: 3rd January Publisher: Solaris Genre: Simian Steampunk Science Fiction The Read more [...]

Pantomime by Laura Lam

R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimeras is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide. Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, Read more [...]

Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back. Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal Read more [...]

Shift by Kim Curran

When your average loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not sow average after all. He's a "Shifter" - he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made.  At first, he things the power to Shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him, he realises that each time he uses his power, it results in terrible, unforeseen consequences. In a world where anything can change with a single thought, Scott has to decide exactly Read more [...]

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Meet me, Jarra. Earth Girl. It's the year 2788, and the universe is divided into two different kinds of people: the Norms, who can portal between different planets, and people like me, the one in a thousand who are born with an immune system which doesn't allow us to leave planet Earth. Norms come back to Earth for one reason: to study human history. But only if the don't have to interact with us 'Neanderthals' along the way. Well, I've got a plan to change all that. Call me whatever you Read more [...]