• My 2016 vote in the Top 101 best books at Dymocks

    My favourite store in the world is Dymocks.  If you’ve never heard of them, they are a book chain store in Australia (to be completely honest, you can get better pricing and a bigger range from the Book Depository online, but I love the smell of a bookstore, and being able to browse all the titles).  But this isn’t what…

  • Fire Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 19 February 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Fire Study (Study series #3; Chronicles of Ixia #3) blurb: The apprenticeship is over – now the real test has begun When word that Yelena is a soulfinder – able to capture and release souls – spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy.  Already Yelena’s unusual abilities and…

  • Magic Study

    Magic Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magic Study (Study series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #2) blurb: You know your life is complicated when you miss your days as a poison taster… With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be united with the family she’d been stolen from long ago, Yelena…

  • Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

    Poison Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 October 2005 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Poison Study (Study series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #1) blurb: On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incredible reprieve – on the condition that she becomes the food taster for the military leader of Ixia, Commander Ambrose. Avoiding poison is the…