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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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Roxy and Jones: The Great Fairy Tale Cover Up by Angela Woolfe

Title: Roxy and Jones: The Great Fairy Tale Cover Up Author: Angela Woolfe Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A hilarious modern fairy-tale mash-up set in a world in which witches are real, magic is real and fairy tales are not only real ... but… Continue reading Roxy and Jones: The Great Fairy Tale Cover Up by Angela Woolfe

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The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Silk House Author: Kayte Nunn Genre: Historical Fiction/Gothic Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 30th June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 380 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the bestselling author of THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of… Continue reading The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

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Orla and the Serpent’s Curse by C.J. Halsam

Title: Orla and the Serpent’s Curse Author: C.J. Halsam Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A spooky adventure set in Cornwall; Famous Five with a twist. A long-dead Cornish witch to thwart and a curse to stop – it’s just another family holiday. Orla thought she was… Continue reading Orla and the Serpent’s Curse by C.J. Halsam

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Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) by Dominique Valente

Title: Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) Author: Dominique Valente Genre: Fantasu Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2nd May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The first book in the most spellbinding children's fantasy series of the year, now in paperback, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of… Continue reading Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) by Dominique Valente

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The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

Title: The Republic of Birds Author: Jessica Miller Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 3rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Olga loves the stories of the old cartographers and pores over their ancient books and maps, trying to unlock their secrets. Sometimes, she thinks she can even feel through the maps—… Continue reading The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

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A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

Title: A Pinch of Magic Author: Michelle Harrison Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: March 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:'A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song  Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.… Continue reading A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

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Book Bingo Seven: Written by an Australian Woman

And thus ends March, and my seventh book bingo of the year with Theresa Smith and Amanda Barrett. I've just got one book to present this week, and this book fills the square "written by an Australian Woman" - which I intended to write weeks ago, but got caught up in all the other squares,… Continue reading Book Bingo Seven: Written by an Australian Woman

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Book Bingo Four – Historical

And just like that, it is Book Bingo Saturday again, and I'm crossing off my next square. This is a blogging activity I do with Theresa Smith and Mrs B, and we're aiming to fill thirty squares this year instead of twenty-five. There are couple that I have filled but as the review posts are… Continue reading Book Bingo Four – Historical

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The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Title: The Familiars Author: Stacey Halls Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Zaffre Published: 4th January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: 'Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish' - Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Fleetwood Shuttleworth… Continue reading The Familiars by Stacey Halls