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The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

Title: The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) Author: Ektaa Bali Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Self-published Published: 16th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: Sonakshi is the first Princess of Macuata Fiji, to be born as a unicorn in hundreds of years. Kept secret and hidden in her castle in the Blue Mountains Australia, she… Continue reading The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

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Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) by Sandra Bennett

Title: Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) Author: Sandra Bennett Genre: Adventure Publisher: Rosella Ridge Books Published: 31st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 180 Price: $17.00 Synopsis: The Adamson siblings are on their third thrilling adventure. There’s not a beach in sight this time, not even a drop of water. Zac, Clare and Luke find… Continue reading Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) by Sandra Bennett

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The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart

Title: The Charleston Scandal Author: Pamela Hart Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 24th November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 385 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: If you devoured THE CROWN you will love this exuberant story of a young Australian actress caught up in the excesses, royal intrigues and class divide of Jazz Age London, losing… Continue reading The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart

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Bianca de Lumiere by Lisette Prende

Title: Bianca de Lumiere Author: Lisette Prende Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Self-published Published: 8th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: NZ$25.00 Synopsis: “Why can’t I just be a normal teenager?” “Oh Bee, there’s no such thing as a normal teenager.” “There’s gotta be something more normal than all of this!” Sixteen-year-old Bianca Taylor just wants to be… Continue reading Bianca de Lumiere by Lisette Prende

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When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

Title: When This Bell Rings Author: Allison Rushby Genre: Mystery, fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: What if you could get inside the world of your favourite books? No, really inside them . . . In London's Belgravia, Tamsin lives next door to Edie St Clair, famous author… Continue reading When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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The Philosopher’s Daughters by Alison Booth

Title: The Philosopher’s Daughters Author: Alison Booth Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Red Door Press Published: 2nd April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A tale of two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into remote outback Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape of wild beauty and savage… Continue reading The Philosopher’s Daughters by Alison Booth

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Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

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Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author by Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

Title: Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author Author: Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: NLA Press Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $34.95 Synopsis: For almost 140 years, the author of Australia’s first book for children was a mystery. Known only by the description ‘a… Continue reading Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author by Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

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Thrive by Mary Borsellino

Title: Thrive Author: Mary Borsellino Genre: Crime/Dystopia Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st June 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance.Until the day she is kidnapped and held for… Continue reading Thrive by Mary Borsellino