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Review: A Monster Calls (film)

Review: A Monster Calls (film)

The film version of A Monster Calls will be released in Australia on July 27 (this coming Thursday!). A review of the book is already up on this site, as well as a Q and A with the author, Patrick Ness, but let’s talk about the film. A Monster Calls… Read more »

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Review: Heartstone, Elle Katherine White

Review: Heartstone, Elle Katherine White

Pride and Prejudice, with Dragons, you say? Where do I sign? I wanted to love this book so much. I mean, I’ve read quite a few P&P retellings now, and even watched one, but none of them really hold a candle to the original story, do they? But this… this… Read more »

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Review: The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

Magic, ghosts, ley lines, and ancient Welsh kings – Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle is exactly the series I love to read, and I didn’t even know until I started reading The Raven Boys! “If you kiss your true love, he will die.” Blue Sargent’s family of psychics have been… Read more »

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Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Two nations, a fragile peace treaty, a reluctant prince, and a young group of adventurers… The story Charlotte McConaghy started in Avery continues eighteen years later, with all the action, romance and brilliant storytelling of the first book. I invited Tracy, friend-of-the-Treetops, to help me with a joint review after we… 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: Riders, Veronica Rossi

Review: Riders, Veronica Rossi

Gideon Blake wakes up from a parachuting accident at home and mostly healed, but with a strange red cuff on his wrist. He starts to realise something is seriously wrong when people around him start getting into fights, but when a strange girl called Daryn shows up, things really start going… Read more »

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Review: Every Breath, Ellie Marney

Review: Every Breath, Ellie Marney

Rachel Watts and her family have recently moved to Melbourne from country Victoria, a decision that Watts is having trouble accepting. At least she has James Mycroft, her brilliant but eccentric neighbour to hang out with. When the two of them discover a grisly crime scene, they can’t just leave the… Read more »

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