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Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #4

The Summer Break Scavenger Hunt!! (For more details, click here)

1. A blog that is new to you that focuses on the same type of literature you do.

Yukon Science Fiction Writer is Jerome Stuart’s blog on writing fantasy and science fiction that I discovered just last week and already love to follow 🙂

2. A book that is new to you that another blogger reviewed.

I’ve just started reading Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma which I bought after reading Carly Bennet’s review on her blog Writing From The Tub.

3. A book set in Africa (in your preferred age category, if possible).

Imaro by Charles Saunders. One of those classics I’ve never read but keep meaning to: (Goodreads Summary) Saunders’ novel fuses the narrative style of fantasy fiction with a pre-colonial, alternate Africa. Inspired by and directly addresses the alienation of growing up an African American fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which to this day remains a very ethnically homogonous genre. It addresses this both structurally (via its unique setting) and thematically (via its alienated, tribeless hero-protagonist). The tribal tensions and histories presented in this fantasy novel reflect actual African tribal histories and tensions, and provide a unique perspective to current and recent conflicts in Africa, particularly the Rwandan genocide and the ongoing conflict in The Sudan.

4. A book about a human/animal bond

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver (and the rest of The Chronicles Of Ancient Darkness) – The main character, Torak, has a beautifully strong bond with Wolf after saving him early on in the book.

5. A book trailer for a book you want to read.

This is on my Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #1 list and I’m really looking forward to it.

6. A book with a colour in the title

Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

7. A blog that is new to you that is dedicated to a certain genre

Shapeshifter Romance pretty much is what it says on the tin!

8. A book blog maintained by a librarian.

Summer Break Reading Challenge! is hosted by Karen who just happens to be a librarian!

9. A book blog maintained by a teacher.

Miss Remmers’ Review is hosted by Miss Remmers (no surprises there then!)

10. The title of an upcoming book by an author you like

The Theif-Taker’s Apprentice by Stephen Deas, due to be published in August.

When Berren makes the mistake of stealing a purse from a thief-taker, it should have condemned him to a short and brutal life in the slave-mines. So when the thief-taker offers to train him as an apprentice instead, he can’t believe his luck. The thief-taker has secrets of his own, though, and Berren is soon sucked into a faraway war, filled with mercenary soldiers, necromancers who brew potions that can change your destiny, and a psychotic girl-princess with a penchant for cutting pieces out of her lovers’ souls. – Synopsis (taken from

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