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The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Title: The Kingdoms Author: Natasha Pulley Genre: Magical Realism/Time slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Come home, if you remember.The postcard has been held at the sorting office for ninety-one years, waiting to be delivered to Joe Tournier. On the front is a lighthouse – Eilean… Continue reading The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

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Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) by Robin Stevens

Title: Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) Author: Robin Stevens Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A thrilling short story collection in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featuring six marvellous mini-mysteries, including four original, brand-new and never-seen-before stories! Discover The… Continue reading Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) by Robin Stevens

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Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries by Katherine Kovacic

Title: Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Author: Katherine Kovacic Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd of August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv 'A splendid read, with an… Continue reading Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries by Katherine Kovacic

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The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Title: The Way to Impossible Island Author: Sophie Kirtley Genre: Magical Realism, Time Slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has been waiting for his Big Operation forever, and this summer it's finally going to happen. The moment his heart… Continue reading The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but… Continue reading Reading Round Up July 2021

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Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

Title: Sisters of the Resistance Author: Christine Wells Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Two sisters join the Paris Resistance in this page-turning new novel inspired by the real-life bravery of Catherine Dior, sister of the fashion designer and a heroine of World War… Continue reading Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

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Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

Title: Clancy of the Overflow Author: Banjo Paterson Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Iconic Australian bush ballad ·  Written by Australia’s greatest bush poet, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson ·  Stunning illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Andrew McLean As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

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Blog Tour: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp by Jane Smith

Title: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp Author: Jane Smith Genre: Historical Fiction, time slip Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 5th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 120 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: In this empowering new series feisty tween and time-traveller Carly Mills discovers how the female pioneers paved the way to help change… Continue reading Blog Tour: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp by Jane Smith

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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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The Last Daughter by Nicola Cornick

Title: The Last Daughter The Last Daughter Author: Nicola Cornick Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 8th July 2021 (7th July 2021 in Australia) Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A secret hidden in the past.A family bound by a dark legacy… Ever since her sister disappeared eleven years ago, Serena Warren has… Continue reading The Last Daughter by Nicola Cornick