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The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

Title: The Secret Animal Society Author: Luke Gamble Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A thrilling magical adventure, perfect for animal lovers! The debut novel from real-life vet Luke Gamble, as seen on Sky TV.‘ An irresistible, magical adventure’ Vashti Hardy, author of Wildspark When… Continue reading The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

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The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub

Title: The Cult of Romance Author: Sarah Ayoub Genre: Romantic Comedy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When your bestie is marrying a guy she barely knows, can you save her from the cult before it's too late? Natalie is living proof that love is a scam. She's… Continue reading The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub

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Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Bravely Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Merida goes on an all-new, life-changing adventure in this original YA novel set several years after the close of Brave! What if you had one year to save everything you loved? One Princess.… Continue reading Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

Title: The Agathas Author: Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson Genre: Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Welcome to Castle Cove —a town cursed with missing girls,bad boyfriends, family secrets,and some very steep cliffs. Last summer, Alice Ogilvie's basketball-star boyfriend, Steve, dumped her. Then she disappeared for… Continue reading The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

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The Boy Who Hatched Monsters by T.C. Shelley

Title: The Boy Who Hatched Monsters Author: T.C. Shelley Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 29th March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Sam's life has always been strange. After all, his family have no idea that he's half monster, half fairy.But now he's keeping an even bigger secret. He alone has the power… Continue reading The Boy Who Hatched Monsters by T.C. Shelley

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Seven Wherewithal Way by Samantha-Ellen Bound

Title: Seven Wherewithal Way Author: Samantha-Ellen Bound Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Affirm Press Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ferdinand fell out of the sky on the hottest day of the year, while Celeste and Esmerelda Barden were on the front porch eating ice-cream. Celeste is having the worst summer ever. Her… Continue reading Seven Wherewithal Way by Samantha-Ellen Bound

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Interned by Pamela Rushby

Title: Interned Author: Pamela Rushby Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Based on true events, Interned is a moving, well-researched and evocative historical fiction novel that highlights an often forgotten moment in Australian history. It’s 1914. Gretta lives a privileged life in Singapore, the daughter of… Continue reading Interned by Pamela Rushby

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My Reading Journey February 2022

In February I read thirty books and have almost completed my reading challenges. I’ve hit my target for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. There are only a few books I haven’t reviewed – mostly books I have had to read for my work as a quiz writer haven’t been reviewed. I’ve read a variety of… Continue reading My Reading Journey February 2022