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Review: Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Review: Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Mia Corvere is on the path of retribution, to kill the bastards who murdered her father and threw her mother and baby brother in a deep, dark prison. She has become an acolyte of Niah, the Black Mother, goddess of the night in a world with three suns. She is… Read more »

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Review: The Malice, Peter Newman

Review: The Malice, Peter Newman

Peter Newman’s The Malice combines a grim and despairing fantasy world with a story of human compassion and loyalty. I loved the first book in this series, The Vagrant, and I couldn’t wait to get back into the story. I’m happy to report that this second instalment was just as excellent, if not… Read more »

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Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

In the not-too-distant future, in a satellite town outside Sydney, the lower classes struggle to make ends meet, while the wealthy Citizens live inside the walls of the city. Josie, a young girl with a special ‘talent’, is keen on improving her position in life, and when she sees an… Read more »

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Review: The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

Review: The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

Mark Smith’s The Road to Winter has a sticker on the front, saying, “Guaranteed great read or your money back”. I’m happy to report that I thought it was, indeed, great! I’ll be keeping a hold of my copy. Finn has been living with just his dog, Rowdy, for two… Read more »

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Review: Soldier, Julie Kagawa

Review: Soldier, Julie Kagawa

In the third instalment of Julie Kagawa’s Talon series, it’s Dragons vs the society of St. George once again. This review contains spoilers for the first two books. You might like to listen to our audio reviews for Talon or for Rogue, instead.

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Review: The Riders of Thunder Realm, Steven Lochran

Review: The Riders of Thunder Realm, Steven Lochran

A young hero, riding a dinosaur on an epic quest with three companions in a steampunk world? Yes, this story is as awesome as it sounds! Joss, a prentice at Round Shield Ranch, accidentally finds himself part of the Paladero Tournament. His confidence manages to land him a place on the… Read more »

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Review: Caramel Hearts, ER Murray

Review: Caramel Hearts, ER Murray

Caramel Hearts is a coming-of age story with feelings packed into the pages like the apples in a Fruity Custard Pastie (recipe on p222). That’s right, Liv’s story is scattered with delicious recipies for sweet treats, from her mum’s Recipes to Make Happiness Bloom cookbook. Liv’s Mam is currently in rehab,… Read more »

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Review: Ivory and Bone, Julie Eshbaugh

Review: Ivory and Bone, Julie Eshbaugh

Ivory and Bone is described as ‘A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.’ This is the story of the people of several tribes in prehistoric times – their lives, loves and conflicts. This book is unusual in that most of it is narrated by Kol, but he is telling the story… Read more »

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