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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

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Wizards of Once: Never and Forever by Cressida Cowell

Title: Wizards of Once: Never and Forever Author: Cressida Cowell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hodder Children’s/Hachette Published:  22nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 385 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The final book in the Wizards of Once quartet. Warriors and Wizards combine forces against the dreadful power of the Kingwitch, whose searing evil threatens not only the Wildwoods,… Continue reading Wizards of Once: Never and Forever by Cressida Cowell

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Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell

Title: Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times Author: Cressida Cowell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books/Hachette Published: 24th September 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 460 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The No.1 bestselling series from the author of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, Cressida Cowell. Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful Magic in an exciting… Continue reading Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell

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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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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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Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, Illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

Title: Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Magic awaits around every corner … Cora is eleven years old and missing one eye. She lives with an elderly lady named Dot in a room hidden behind… Continue reading Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, Illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

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Starfell #2: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente

Title: Starfell #2: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale Author: Dominique Valente Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 20th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The anticipated second book in 2019's breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah… Continue reading Starfell #2: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente