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Review: A Toaster on Mars, Darrell Pitt

Review: A Toaster on Mars, Darrell Pitt

As a long-time fan of both Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, I felt that this book had some big boots to fill. While it did have some of the slapstick humour of the Discworld and wacky aliens and robots of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, sadly I didn’t think A Toaster on… Read more »

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Review: The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon

Review: The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon

The Lyre Thief is the first in a new trilogy, set in Jennifer Fallon’s lands of Medalon, Hythria and Fardohnya. High-stakes political fantasy is woven together with family drama and a touch of romance, and even though I haven’t read any of Jennifer’s previous series, I really enjoyed this book…. Read more »

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J Maas

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J Maas

Finally, it’s here: one of the most highly anticipated YA sequels of this year. Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury takes us back to the world of the Faerie Courts and their enigmatic inhabitants. I wasn’t as big a fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses… Read more »

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Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

A Western film set in a desert with an Arabian feel, supernatural beings hiding in the shadows and a Prince out to take back a kingdom. Rebel of the Sands is a mashup of many types of story, but it works. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I… Read more »

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Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

The Waer of the Gwydhan Valley live peacefully, keeping their sheep and crops with thanks to their small gods. But when young waer Lowell Sencha finds a woman washed up on the riverbank,  trouble is about to descend on the quiet valley and its people. Waer is far from a… Read more »

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Review: The Way We Roll, Scot Gardner

Review: The Way We Roll, Scot Gardner

The Way We Roll follows trolley boys Will and Jules at their supermarket job in the western suburbs. As they become friends and more and more of Will’s situation comes to light, Jules helps him to learn how to be part of a family again. The story is told from… Read more »

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Review: The Storyteller’s Muse, Traci Harding

Review: The Storyteller’s Muse, Traci Harding

A musician, an artist, an author and a dancer walk into an apartment… It’s a story that elderly author Penelope feels compelled to tell, and she enlists nurse and aspiring writer, Peter, to help her do just that. But when Peter begins to delve into research for the novel, the… Read more »

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Review: Iris and the Tiger, Leanne Hall

Review: Iris and the Tiger, Leanne Hall

There’s something very strange about Bosque de Nubes, and it isn’t just Iris’ odd Aunt Ursula, or the surreal paintings on every wall. When Iris visits the old house in Spain to try to convince her Aunt to leave it all to her, she finds dark shadows in the woods and… Read more »

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