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Zombierella by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas

Title: Fairy Tales Gone Bad: Zombierella Author: Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas Genre: Fantasy, Humour Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: The first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas.… Continue reading Zombierella by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas

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Snow White and Rose Red: And Other Tales of Kind Young Women by Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington

Title: Snow White and Rose Red: And Other Tales of Kind Young Women Author: Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington Genre: Fairy tales, Fantasy, Publisher: Serenity Press Published: 1st May 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 120 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: An enchanting collection of little-known fairy tales about young women who prevail because of their kindness and compassion… Continue reading Snow White and Rose Red: And Other Tales of Kind Young Women by Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington

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The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Blue Rose Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Vintage/Penguin Random House Published: 16th July 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose. Viviane de Faitaud has… Continue reading The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

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Book Bingo Twenty-one – A funny book, A book that scares you and a book of short stories

This week marks my twenty-first post for the year of my Bok Bingo challenge, which has been chugging along well. So well in fact, I'm whipping through my second card quite rapidly, with a few squares to be decided and written up. For this post, all three books are by Australian women, scoring a hattrick… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-one – A funny book, A book that scares you and a book of short stories

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Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane

Title: Fairytales for Feisty Girls Author: Susannah McFarlane Genre: Fairytales, fantasy, children's fiction, short stories Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th August 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 128 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Renowned girl hero and feisty author Susannah McFarlane presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairytales featuring girls with smarts. Feisty: typically describes one who is… Continue reading Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane

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The Beast’s Heart by Liefe Shallcross

Title: The Beast's Heart Author: Leife Shallcross Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton/Hachette Australia Published:  24th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 342 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A richly magical retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, from the point of view of the Beast. A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as… Continue reading The Beast’s Heart by Liefe Shallcross

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Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed     2017 was the first year I took part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, and it was the sixth year it has been running. Keen to read more Australian Women Writers and raise the profile of our wonderfully talented female authors, I signed… Continue reading Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

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Tales from the Kingdoms by Sarah Pinsborough

I received a copy from the publisher for review Title: Tales from the Kingdoms Author: Sarah Pinborough Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hachette/Gollancz Published: 14/6/2016 RRP: $29.99 Format: Hardcover Pages: 464 Synopsis: Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty: stories you love, and that we think we all know...but why would a prince fall in love with a… Continue reading Tales from the Kingdoms by Sarah Pinsborough

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The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Beast’s Garden Author: Kate Forsyth Publisher: Random House Category: Fiction Pages: 512 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 3/8/15 Synopsis: ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world …’  A retelling of the Grimms' Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and… Continue reading The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth