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Originally posted on Welloflostplots:
A well-crafted young adult fiction novel, that firmly creates a whole new world for its readers.  Literally – the setting is New World, a planet ostensibly inhabited by humans who left Earth for a simpler, more wholesome lifestyle.  But upon arriving the settlers realized that the atmosphere of their new home…

Unravel Me

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Well, it’s long and the prose is overblown. But I don’t think it’s meant to be either. That said, this story is also damn compelling. I HAD to finish it, despite laughing out loud at the writing. I’m sure that plenty of readers will […]

Originally posted on BevsBookBlog:
Some of you may have noticed the publication in January this year of a Google Doodle honouring our very own May Gibbs! Celebrating what would have been her 136th birthday, it certainly was a nice surprise to open and see this Doodle made up of gum nuts and leaves! I…

Turn Off The Lights

Turn Off The Lights by Phillip Gwynne My rating: 4 of 5 stars The second instalment in this great series. Dom’s second task – to turn all the lights in Halcyon Grove off for Earth Hour. Can Dom make it happen? And what’s going on with Imogen and Tristan? Dom’s pretty cut-up about it all. […]