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House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Title: House of Dragons Author: Jessica Cluess Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 16th June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who… Continue reading House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

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February 2020 Round Up

In February this year I read seventeen books – several for pleasure, some for quiz writing purposes and the rest for review purposes – most coming out in March or in the next few months. My current total stats for my reading challenges are: The Modern Mrs Darcy 9/12 AWW2020 -15/25 Book Bingo - 9/12… Continue reading February 2020 Round Up

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Gom’s Gold by S.L. Mills

 Title: Gom’s Gold Author: S.L. Mills Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Stem Enterprises/self-published Published: 7th December 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 228 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: A fairytale castle surrounded by rainbows stands high on a plateau in Australia’s Blue Mountains. Inhabited by a strange boy with a pet magpie and a grumpy old man, it is just too… Continue reading Gom’s Gold by S.L. Mills

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Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

Title: Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Author: JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Bloomsbury Australia Published: 8th October 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 464 Price: $65.00 Synopsis: Dragons! Daring! Danger! The first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is an extraordinary creative achievement by two extraordinary talents.… Continue reading Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

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The Glimme by Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illustrator)

Title: The Glimme Author: Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books Published: 1st October 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: Lone Annie sees dragons in your future...She sees giants. She sees fire and water. She sees death. Finn's life in the village of Wichant is hard.  Only his drawings… Continue reading The Glimme by Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illustrator)

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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

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Book bingo Eighteen: A Book with a Red Cover

End of August, and I'm up to my eighteenth post for 2019's book bingo with Theresa and Amanda. Looking at my text log, you may notice I've moved my book in one category - turns out it didn't quite fit there but will fit into a broader category that I will explain in the post… Continue reading Book bingo Eighteen: A Book with a Red Cover

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The Secret Dragon by Ed Clarke

Title: The Secret Dragon Author: Ed Clarke Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 6th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: 'So if you're not an animal that's alive today, and you’re not an animal that's extinct either, what on earth are you?' Mari Jones is desperate to be a real scientist, even though… Continue reading The Secret Dragon by Ed Clarke

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July Reading Round-Up

Seven months into the year, and in total, I have read 118 books. Of those 118, 58 have been by Australian Women, and the remaining 60 by authors across the board - male, female and international. I am still trying to make progress on my Jane Austen challenge and have one square left to tick… Continue reading July Reading Round-Up

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The Dragon in the Library by Louie Stowell

Title: The Dragon in the Library Author: Louie Stowell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Nosy Crow/Allen and Unwin Published: 25th July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Save the library, save the world! Kit can't stand reading. She'd much rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside being quiet with a book.… Continue reading The Dragon in the Library by Louie Stowell