YA Round Up: Issue 7

YA Round Up: Issue 7

Hive, the most recent young adult book by award-winning author, A.J. Betts (author of Zac and Mia) was the most reviewed young adult book in this issue of YA reviews. Hive falls under speculative fiction, dystopian, and horror genres, and is the first book in a...
2017 Wrap Up of Speculative Fiction

2017 Wrap Up of Speculative Fiction

2017 has been a year of ups and downs for many of us. But happily, it was a good year for speculative fiction reading in the Australian Women Writers Challenge. We had 233 reviews submitted to the Challenge, for 147 books by 115 authors. This is a nice increase from...
Spec Fic Focus on Portal Fantasy

Spec Fic Focus on Portal Fantasy

Even if you’re not an avid fantasy reader, chances are you’ve read or watched a portal fantasy book or movie. There’s a pretty good chance that it was the most famous international example of the subgenre: The Chronicles of Narnia, in which a group...
YA Speculative Fiction Round-Up: June – July 2015

YA Speculative Fiction Round-Up: June – July 2015

Welcome to the June and July 2015 round-up of YA Speculative Fiction! There were only four reviews submitted for in this period. Avicenna Crowe’s mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing. The...