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The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

Title: The Chime Seekers Author: Ross Montgomery Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: From the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians comes a middle-grade fantasy adventure about siblings, courage and the magic that hides in the cracks. Step into a world… Continue reading The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

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Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

Title: Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: From the talented author of Whimsy and Woe comes the final title in the series about Cora, an orphan who could be magical! The… Continue reading Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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Frindleswylde by Natalia and Laura O’Hara

Title: Frindleswylde Author: Natalia and Laura O’Hara Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Can you feel a tremble in the wind? The sun grows pale. The wild things hide. Frindleswylde is coming! A beautiful gift picture book for Christmas. When the mysterious boy Frindleswylde enters Cora… Continue reading Frindleswylde by Natalia and Laura O’Hara

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Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

Title: Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters Author: Alexandra Page Genre: Magical Realism, historical fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and magical underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas.It's 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might… Continue reading Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

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The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: The magical fourth book in the rich and whimsical world of the Kingdoms and Empires about a non-magical boy called Oscar who finds himself caught up in… Continue reading The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

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Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler

Title: Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest Author: Aisling Fowler Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 26th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade. At turns exciting, funny and heart wrenchingly sad, it marks… Continue reading Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler

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Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) by Emily Rodda

Title: Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 774 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: A stunning 21st Anniversary edition of the Deltora Quest books in one hardback collection. Emily Rodda is Australia’s number one fantasy writer for children. Cover artwork by Deltora artist Marc… Continue reading Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) by Emily Rodda

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The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt

Title: The Magic of Magnolia Moon Author: Edwina Wyatt Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 6th October 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 160 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: For Magnolia Moon, magic is a way to solve problems. And when you're starting a new class at school and your best friend doesn't live across the road anymore, problems… Continue reading The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt

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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up