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Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James

Title: Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories Author: Anna James Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 8th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Third in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship – and cake.Strange things are happening.… Continue reading Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James

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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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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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Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

This year, one of the challenges I had a go at was the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. I started with Kangaroo level, and completed that by mid-March, so read onwards, even overtaking Emu. Not all the Australian books I read were used for this challenge, I used about 111 of my total. 84 were women,… Continue reading Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

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December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

In December, I read twenty-five books, some of those were books for quiz writing and others were 2022 releases that I decided to read, review and schedule the post for so I don’t fall behind. As a result, these reviews are not included but the books themselves are. I have also completed all my challenges,… Continue reading December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

Title: Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger Author: Louisa Bennet Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 22nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $32.95 Synopsis: Book 2 in the Monty Dog Detective series, The Bone Ranger finds the indomitable team of Monty and Rose on the trail of a new mystery. Monty, the food-obsessed, naughty, and totally… Continue reading Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

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Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: The London Thief Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella and Grace are off to London to represent Eden College in an international art competition. They’ll be staying in a proper English boarding school, and their art will… Continue reading Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

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Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Escape Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Grace and her mother have moved from Broome to a real-life Victorian castle, steeped in literary history. Intrepid Grace has discovered that she can slip back in time, but what… Continue reading Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

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Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Secrets Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 136 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victorian costumes and a village trapped in time she thinks it’s the fresh start she desperately needs. But… Continue reading Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

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Bad Habits by Sarah Evans

Title: Bad Habits Author: Sarah Evans Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st December 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 262 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Who the hell is trying to kill Perth cop, Eve Rock, this time? Bad Habits – the long-awaited sequel to Sarah Evans’rom-com-crime novel, Operation Paradise, is here.  A freezer full of body parts is the tip of… Continue reading Bad Habits by Sarah Evans