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The Frozen Unicorn by Alice Hemming

Title: The Frozen Unicorn Author: Alice Hemming Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic UK Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When a usually prosperous kingdom is caught in the grasp of a cruel winter, the community is thrown into terrible poverty. As winter continues and becomes known as the Dark Curse plaguing… Continue reading The Frozen Unicorn by Alice Hemming

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Revisiting a Favourite: The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth

Lately I’ve re-read a few of my favourite books by Kate Forsyth, and one I have loved every time I’ve read it has been The Puzzle Ring. It’s a brilliant historical fiction/time slip novel that covers fairy lore, mythology, and Scottish history in a fun, exciting and accessible way for younger readers. Synopsis: The Puzzle… Continue reading Revisiting a Favourite: The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth

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A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Title: A Tale Dark and Grimm Author: Adam Gidwitz Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books/Andersen Press Published: 2nd February 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A gruesome but funny retelling of Grimm's terrifying tales. Soon to be a Netflix animated series! Reader: beware. Warlocks with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim, and bakers with… Continue reading A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

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The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

Title: The Freedom of Birds Author: Stephanie Parkyn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Two French storytellers and a runaway girl travel through fairytale lands, Italian theatres, and the battlefields of France in search of a place to belong as Napoleon's Empire falls,… Continue reading The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

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The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

Title: The Chime Seekers Author: Ross Montgomery Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: From the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians comes a middle-grade fantasy adventure about siblings, courage and the magic that hides in the cracks. Step into a world… Continue reading The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

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Frindleswylde by Natalia and Laura O’Hara

Title: Frindleswylde Author: Natalia and Laura O’Hara Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Can you feel a tremble in the wind? The sun grows pale. The wild things hide. Frindleswylde is coming! A beautiful gift picture book for Christmas. When the mysterious boy Frindleswylde enters Cora… Continue reading Frindleswylde by Natalia and Laura O’Hara

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Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

Title: Shockingly Good Stories Shockingly Good Stories by RA Spratt Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more! From R.A. Spratt, bestselling author of Friday Barnes, comes this collection of twenty short stories… Continue reading Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Title: House of Hollow Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, mystery, urban fantasy/fairy tale Publisher: Penguin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and… Continue reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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January 2021 Wrap Up

In January 2021, I read fifteen books, and reviewed seventeen – two were read in 2020 but only due for publication in early January. Of these books, most were Australian authors, and one was by a male author, whilst another was a collaboration with a woman and a man. Many were kids’ books, as this… Continue reading January 2021 Wrap Up

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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett

Title: Gender Swapped Fairy Tales Author: Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett Genre: Fairy Tales, Literary Fiction Publisher: Faber/Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Imagine a world where kings prick their fingers as they sew, wolves wear heels, and princesses race to rescue sleeping princes... People have been… Continue reading Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett