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The Callers by Kiah Thomas

Title: The Callers Author: Kiah Thomas Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: CALLERS CAN CONJURE ANYTHING OUT OF THIN AIR.BUT WHAT IF THE THINGS DON'T COME FROM NOTHING?WHAT IF THEY'RE TAKEN FROM . . . SOMEONE ELSE? In the world of Elipsom, the ability… Continue reading The Callers by Kiah Thomas

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Bush Magic by Kylie Howarth

Title: Bush Magic Author: Kylie Howarth Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $25.99 Synopsis: This delightful story is about the power of imagination, appreciating the natural world and spending quality time with the ones you love. Jarrah and Grandpa love spending time together exploring the bush around… Continue reading Bush Magic by Kylie Howarth

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March 2022 Reading Round-up

In March I read twenty-one books. Most of them were Australian books, and mostly Australian women. Some are not out yet (at date of posting this), and three were quiz books, so I haven’t reviewed those. I have almost finished my Dymocks and QBD reading challenges. Even though I am well past my level for… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Round-up

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The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

Title: The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost Author: Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Return to the magical world where lost things are found After Jake and Marisol's last adventure in the World Between Blinks, the cousins… Continue reading The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

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The School Between Winter and Fairyland by Heather Fawcett

Title: The School Between Winter and Fairyland Author: Heather Fawcett Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 14th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A spell-binding tale of magic, monsters and mystery, set in an enchanted boarding school. Full of suspense and exquisitely written, this is middle-grade fantasy at its best -… Continue reading The School Between Winter and Fairyland by Heather Fawcett

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The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Lost Soul Atlas Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Published: 14th July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author of The Bone Sparrow. Loyalty is tested, and a cruel twist of fate leads to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic… Continue reading The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

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Thrive by Mary Borsellino

Title: Thrive Author: Mary Borsellino Genre: Crime/Dystopia Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st June 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance.Until the day she is kidnapped and held for… Continue reading Thrive by Mary Borsellino

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On A Barbarous Coast by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick

Title: On A Barbarous Coast Author: Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick Genre: Speculative Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: On a Barbarous Coast is an alternative retelling of Captain James Cook's story co-written by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick in the tradition of imagined… Continue reading On A Barbarous Coast by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick

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Books and Bites Book Bingo – A book with bad reviews: Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

In my tenth post for Books and Bites Book Bingo, I chose to mark off the square for a book with bad reviews. This was always going to be a subjective square – as all books are going to have good and bad reviews, so any book could really fit in here. Usually, the more… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo – A book with bad reviews: Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

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The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

Title: The Vanishing Deep Author: Astrid Scholte Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Astrid Scholte, bestselling author of Four Dead Queens, brings fans a thrilling new standalone YA fantasy where the dead can be revived…for a price. Two sisters. One dangerous secret. Twenty-four hours to… Continue reading The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte