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Today I’m hosting my stop for the blog tour celebrating the ground-breaking anthology A Change is Going to Come. The anthology features stories and poetry by Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby, Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Musa Okwonga, Yasmin Rahman, Phoebe Roy and Nikesh Shukla. We have one of the authors here today with a wonderful guest post (which features my namesake…!)

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By: Daphne
The Iron Legends by Julie KagawaThe Iron Legends
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #1.5, 3.5, 4.5
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date: August 2012
304 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy
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Enter the world of the internationally bestselling Iron Fey series. Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey plus the Guide to the Iron Fey with exclusive information about Julie Kagawa's unforgettable world of Faery.

NOTE – This reviews both the novella Iron’s Prophecy and the Iron Legends Anthology.

Iron’s Prophecy

This is book 4.5 in the Iron Fey series and takes place some time after the events of The Iron Knight.

Firstly, this story is just the right size for a novella. Not too short and not too long. It is about 65 pages and is actually very crucial to the story. This novella is no gap filler. If you are a fan of the Iron Fey series then I really recommend you read this as without it, the new books in the upcoming ‘Call of the Forgotten’ series will NOT make sense.

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By: Alison
The Goddess Legacy by Aimee CarterThe Goddess Legacy
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test #2.5
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date: July 2012
395 pages
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Mythology
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For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness....
Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal....
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another....
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before....
Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope....

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.

I am always hopeful (perhaps naively so) about the Goddess Test books, because I love mythology retellings. However, the first two books were disappointing due to poor characterisation and predictable plots. The latest offering, The Goddess Legacy, includes five short stories from the point of view of the other gods and goddesses and delves deeper into their histories and character. While I was frustrated by more of the same from Aimée Carter, some of the stories made me feel emotions other than frustration, and I took that as a good sign.

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By: Daphne

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa
Release date: 28 August 2012

Summer, Winter, Iron.
Together at last.

Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of The Iron Fey plus the expanded Guide to the Nevernever and exclusive information about Julie Kagawa’s unforgettable world of Faery.

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By: Alison