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    March ’18 wrap-up and April TBR

    OMG, how the hell are we in April already? I still haven’t done my book haul post or unboxed any boxes I got in March and I haven’t even edited the February videos!! Where has the year gone?! So, this month saw me attend the Obsidio book launch in Melbourne, and having a ginormous 16 books signed by the dynamic…

  • Night Study

    Night Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 26 January 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Night Study (Study series #5; Soulfinder series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #8) blurb: Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril.  But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before.  As…

  • Shadow Study

    Shadow Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: December 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shadow Study (Study series #4; Soulfinder series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #7) blurb: Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler.  But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia.  Now she uses her…

  • Spy Glass

    Spy Glass – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 September 2010 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Spy Glass (Glass series #3; Chronicles of Ixia #6) blurb: Opal Cowan had been willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends and rid the world of blood magic.  Though she survives, she is forever changed… Opal has lost her powers.  More than that, she…

  • Sea Glass

    Sea Glass – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 September 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Sea Glass (Glass series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #5) blurb: Glass Magician Opal Cowan’s newfound ability to steal a magician’s powers has made her too powerful in the eyes of the Council.  Despite being under house arrest, Opal travels to the Moon Clan’s lands in search of…

  • Storm Glass

    Storm Glass – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 May 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★ – 6/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Storm Glass (Glass series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #4) blurb: As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowan understands trial by fire.  Now it’s time to test hr mettle.  Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan, killing their most powerful magicians.  The Stormdancers – particularly the mysterious and…