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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: A Matter of Perception

Title: A  Matter of Perception
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Tahlia Newland
Publisher: Catapult Press
Release Date: November 5, 2011
Book: E-copy sent by author

"Julia meets a descendant of the gods and faces having her memory wiped, but if he really wants her, she might end up with a god of her own. Ellen is given a choice, death or a half life amongst murderous sirens, but is there a possibility she hasn’t considered? Damien faces Eleanor in a battle of light in a desperate attempt to avoid his mistress’s punishment for a spell gone wrong, and a hole in the pavement becomes Norris’s passport to a longed for future. Nona faces death in an ancient temple but dreams of a modern cancer patient. Will either of them escape their fate? Finally, Sally discovers a pair of rose coloured glasses and a man that may or may not be a wizard.

This entertaining, heart-warming and thought-provoking collection of urban fantasy and magical realism stories is 22,000 words and includes ‘The Boneyard, a ’semi finalist in the Aussiecon 4 Make Ready fantasy/scfi competition of 2010."

Needing a quick read, Matter of Perception gives the elements of surprised as well as intrigues the reader.

What I liked most about this book is being able to jump into another characters shoes and see what they are doing. Each story is super short giving just the right amount of information to keep the reader going.

My only grip is that I would like to see the stories grow into full novels.  Some of stories I wished for them to go on because I wanted more! For the pov switch was okay cause with each new chapter there was a new character so there was no confusion as to where the story was going.

Matter of Perception is an great read. Loads of characters and pov, it fulfills the reader to the end.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I've never gotten into short stories. I should really try them some time. They're a genre unto themselves. Glad these were pretty good!

  2. The stories sound interesting...but that cover is another story lol

  3. I almost always have trouble with shorter stories because I get attached to the characters and want to spend more time with them! That's a good thing though:) Thanks for the review Savy!

  4. Short stories I think are harder to write than the longer version. However, it does bode well when you are upset that it should be longer. Sounds like a winner there!

  5. Great review!! I added it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :)

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    -Riya :) (The Teen Book Guru)


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