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Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Title: Rise of the School of Good and Evil Author: Soman Chainani Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The battle between Good and Evil begins. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. Together they watch over the Endless Woods. Together they choose the students for the… Continue reading Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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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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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

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Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest by Ole Könnecke (translated by Shelley Tanaka

Title: Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest Author: Ole Könnecke (translated by Shelley Tanaka Genre: Fairy tale Publisher: Walker Books/Gecko Press Published: 8th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A funny illustrated fairy tale for early readers about the brave and capable Dulcinea, who must save her father from the witch’s spell and… Continue reading Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest by Ole Könnecke (translated by Shelley Tanaka

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Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

For September’s Book Bingo with Amanda and Theresa, I am marking off the themes of culture square with The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller and can report that the first row down has hit BINGO. Themes of culture was always going to be an open topic as well – there are so many ways… Continue reading Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

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Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

Title: Eloise and the Bucket of Stars Author: Janeen Brian Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Left in a pail at an orphanage as a baby, only something magical can save Eloise from a miserable life and give her the one… Continue reading Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator)

Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Author: Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21/10/2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Lewis Carroll's beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter… Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator)

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The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 500 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Under winter's cold shroud, the son of light lies. Though the summer sun burns high in the skies. With the last petal of the starthorn tree His… Continue reading The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

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The Silver Well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

Title: The Silver Well Author: Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins Genre: Historical Fiction/Short Stories/Fantasy Publisher: Ticonderoga Press Published: 22nd November 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 263 Price: $30.00 Synopsis: The Silver Well marks a milestone achievement for two best-selling legends of Australian fantasy, having both published their first novels in 1997. Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins… Continue reading The Silver Well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins