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Book Review: Gap Year in Ghost Town

Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor Rating: ★★★★1/2 The Marin family are outcasts of the ghost hunting world. They run a two-man operation in inner city Melbourne. Anton has the Ghost-sight, but his father does not. Rani Cross is supremely skilled in hand-to-hand combat, with enhanced speed and strength thanks to her magical… Continue reading Book Review: Gap Year in Ghost Town

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Book Review: A Monster Calls

  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Rating: ★★★★★ At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The… Continue reading Book Review: A Monster Calls

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Book Review: Daughter of the Burning City

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody Rating: ★★★★ Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smouldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the travelling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. Her creations are her family, and… Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Burning City

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Book Review: A Dance With Dragons Part Two – After The Feast

A Dance With Dragons  2: After The Feast by George R. R. Martin Rating: ★★★ 1/2 The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King’s Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as… Continue reading Book Review: A Dance With Dragons Part Two – After The Feast

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Book Review: The Hundredth Queen

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King Rating: ★★ 1/2 As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue… Continue reading Book Review: The Hundredth Queen

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Book Review: A Dance With Dragons Part One – Dreams and Dust

  A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust by George R.R. Martin Rating: ★★★★1/2 In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King’s Landing with a price on his head. To… Continue reading Book Review: A Dance With Dragons Part One – Dreams and Dust