Book Review: Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Book Review: Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Title: Good Me Bad Me Author:  Ali Land Published: August 28th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Psychological, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4.5 Good Me Bad Me is dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense by debut author Ali Land. How far does the apple really fall from the tree?  Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her […]

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Children’s Book Review: The Cassowary’s Gift by Pam Skadins and illustrated by Kathryn Lovejoy

Children’s Book Review: The Cassowary’s Gift by Pam Skadins and illustrated by Kathryn Lovejoy

Title: The Cassowary’s Gift Author:  Pam Skadins Illustrator:  Kathryn Lovejoy Published: July 1st 2016 Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (5+) RRP: $16.95 There’s a buzz in the rainforest after the animals start seeing new signs about the cassowary. But why is the cassowary so important? Join the rainforest animals as they search for the cassowary and hear his […]

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Book Review: Jasmine Sea by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Book Review: Jasmine Sea by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Title: Jasmine Sea Author: Phillipa Nefri Clark Published: November 14 2017 Publisher: Self published Pages: 298 Genres:  Fiction, Romance, Susepnse Rating: 4 stars Sometimes facing the past is the only way forward. Starting over never felt better. Christie Ryan adores the little cottage she’s renovating, the seaside town that embraced her, and Martin Blake, the man she longs to marry. Ex-fiancé Derek […]

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Throwback Thursday Book Review: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Welcome to a new weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Today’s Throwback Thursday book review is my […]

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Book Review: Fortunate Friends by Louise Guy

Book Review: Fortunate Friends by Louise Guy

Title: Fortunate Friends  Author:  Louise Guy Published: November 21st 2017 Publisher: Go Direct Publishing Pages: 324 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $23.90 Rating: 4.5 stars Three women in their thirties. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different aspirations; same good fortune.  For Shauna, celebrations surrounding an unexpected windfall are short-lived. Facing a lawsuit, her mother’s unpredictable behaviour, and the sudden appearance of a long-lost relative, […]

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Guest Book Review: The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh

Guest Book Review: The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Tea Gardens Author:  Fiona McIntosh Published: October 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to […]

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Eliza Robertson’s Demi-Gods is ‘quiet, menacing’

Eliza Robertson’s Demi-Gods is ‘quiet, menacing’

Eliza Robertson captures something often ignored about the B.C. coast in Demi-Gods, her quiet, menacing first novel. There’s a coldness to the place, an absence among all that splendour. It’s a fitting place to set a story so suffused by the missing, physical and otherwise. A coming-of-age story told over decades in discrete chunks, Demi-Gods […]

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Book Review: Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Laura Greaves

Book Review: Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Laura Greaves

Title: Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas  Author:  Laura Greaves Published: November 13th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance, Rural RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 Claire Thorne never expected to be heading home for Christmas in Bindallarah – the small country town she left behind thirteen years ago and spends every day trying to forget. But then again […]

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Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton

Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton

Title: The Walls Author:  Hollie Overton Published: August 14th 2017 Publisher: Century/Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 What if you could get away with murder? Single mom Kristy Tucker works as press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections – handling everything on death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments […]

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Beauty & Lace Book Review: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga, Book #7) by Jackie French

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga, Book #7) by Jackie French

Title: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga, Book #7) Author:  Jackie French Published: November 20th 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep […]

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