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The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second title in this breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling Scarlet and Ivy series.Violet Veil is ready for her next… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

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QBD Reading Challenge

Another challenge I am doing this year is the QBD Reading Challenge. Like the Dymocks Reading Challenge, it is broad enough that I should be able to fulfill most of the categories easily and hope to fill in as many as possible early on, so I can focus on the ones that might not be… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge

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The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Midsummer Garden Author: Kirsty Manning Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves. Travelling between lush gardens in France, windswept coastlines of Tasmania, to Tuscan hillsides and beyond, The… Continue reading The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

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Social Queue by Kay Kerr

Title: Social Queue Author: Kay Kerr Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: I thought I was nobody’s teen crush, but turns out I was just missing the signs. Zoe Kelly is starting a new phase of her life. High school was a mess of bullying… Continue reading Social Queue by Kay Kerr

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

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Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath

Title: Kill Your Brother Author: Jack Heath Genre: Thriller, Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: What would you do when faced with an impossible choice? An unputdownable thriller from the bestselling author of the Hangman series. 'Pure twist from start to finish'SARAH BAILEY'twisted . . .… Continue reading Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath

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The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

Title: The Ship of Cloud and Stars Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia/Orion Published: 11th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of The Forest of Moon and Sword comes a high-seas adventure for readers 9+. Join Nico on her quest to change the world... Nico Cloud desperately… Continue reading The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

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The Tower at the End of Time by Amy Sparkes

Title: The Tower at the End of Time Author: Amy Sparkes Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 5th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny sequel to The House at the Edge of Magic. Nine and her friends have broken the curse on their marvellous, magical House, and are… Continue reading The Tower at the End of Time by Amy Sparkes

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A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

Title: A Three Dog Problem Author: S.J. Bennett Genre: Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The second book in the delightfully clever mystery series following Queen Elizabeth II as she secretly solves crimes alongside her royal duties. In the wake of a referendum which has… Continue reading A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

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What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

Title: What I Like About Me Author: Jenna Guillaume Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Published: 26th February 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: You know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives?This summer is probably not going to be that.Here lies Maisie Martin, dead from embarrassment, aged sixteen.The last… Continue reading What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume