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When We Wake

When We Wake by Karen Healey My rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book makes you cry in public (on a train, actually) then life is good.Tegan is dead. She has been ‘revived’ 100 years after her death. And it’s not going well.I really, really enjoyed this book. An interesting take on a future […]

Picture Books, Poetry and the first post-Potter publication – ABC Victoria – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Poetry and the first post-Potter publication – ABC Victoria – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Originally posted on Welloflostplots:
Welcome to the new Twilight. I can see thousands of teenage girls getting seriously into this. So where to begin describing it? When Karou’s friends in her Prague art school look at the pictures of the demons (Chimera) in her sketch book, Grimstone the wishmonger, and Issa the beautiful, gentle snake-woman,…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor My rating: 3 of 5 stars While I can see the appeal of this novel, its length makes it an unwieldy beast. Needing a jolly good edit – many plot points are repeated, and repeated, and repeated – the bones of this story are excellent.Karou is a […]

Friday Brown

Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield My rating: 5 of 5 stars Friday, christened Lilianne, lives on the road with her mother, Vivienne. Vivienne is a will-o-the-wisp, breezing into and out of small towns leaving debt and broken hearts in her wake. She doesn’t do it to be cruel, it is more that she cannot bear […]

2012 AWW Challenge: Children’s Fiction

2012 AWW Challenge: Children’s Fiction. via 2012 AWW Challenge: Children's Fiction. Judith Ridge reviews the 2012 year in books for younger readers.

The Hunters

The Hunters by John Flanagan My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. John Flanagan rules at this style of novel for young people. Classy writing, great characters, top plotting. All class. Readers should be aware that this is much more blood-thirsty than the Rangers Apprentice series. Recommended! View […]