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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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The Ghost Squad by Sophie Masson

Title: The Ghost Squad Author: Sophie Masson Genre: Science Fiction, dystopia Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Imagine a world where all seems normal and yet nothing is — a world very much like our own, yet jarringly unlike. A world where two clandestine organisations, the Ghost Squad… Continue reading The Ghost Squad by Sophie Masson

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January 2021 Wrap Up

In January 2021, I read fifteen books, and reviewed seventeen – two were read in 2020 but only due for publication in early January. Of these books, most were Australian authors, and one was by a male author, whilst another was a collaboration with a woman and a man. Many were kids’ books, as this… Continue reading January 2021 Wrap Up

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The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 3rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling SCARLET AND IVY series, beautifully illustrated by Hannah Peck. Violet Veil wants nothing… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger by Sophie Cleverly

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Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: No Escape Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is back with a new mystery to be solved. It’s two years later . . . Friday steps out of prison, a shell of her former self. She’s still wearing… Continue reading Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

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Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Title: Shiver Author: Allie Reynolds Genre: Thriller Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 425 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: In this propulsive locked-room thriller, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover someone has deliberately stranded them in a deserted mountaintop resort When Milla is invited to a reunion in… Continue reading Shiver by Allie Reynolds

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Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Title: Cry of the Firebird Author: T.M. Clark Genre: Thriller/Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South… Continue reading Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

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Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Never Fear Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday's time at Highcrest is running out! Friday's time at Highcrest is running out!The new headmaster is turning everything upside down. Friday's irritatingly high IQ has her fast-tracked to graduation, while a… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Headmasters behaving badly! Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it… Continue reading Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt