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Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Storyby Kate Reed PettyRating: ★★★★ Published by Hachette AustraliaPublication Date: 11th of August, 2020Australian RRP: $32.99 “After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they’ll tell the police a different version of events. Alice…… Continue reading Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

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Book Review: Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan Rating: ★★★★ Published by Penguin Books Australia Publication Date: 2nd of July, 2020 Australian RRP: $32.99 “On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. Daughter of an American-born-Chinese mother and blue-blooded New York…… Continue reading Book Review: Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

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Book Review: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross Rating: ★★★1/2 Born out of wedlock, Brienna is cast off by her noble family and sent to Magnolia House – a boarding house for those looking to study the passions: art, music, dramatics, wit and knowledge. Brienna must discover her passion and train to perfect her skill, in the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

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Arc Review: Scythe & Giveaway!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman Rating: ★★★★★ In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of…… Continue reading Arc Review: Scythe & Giveaway!

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Book Review: The Collector

The Collector by John Fowles Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Collector

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Book Review: My Best Friend is a Goddess

 My Best Friend is a Goddess by Tara Eglinton Rating: ★★★★1/2 Emily has been friends with Adriana since Year One, way back when Adriana had a huge gap between her teeth and was super skinny. Emily wasn’t any less awkward looking, but the girls are the best of friends and that is the way it has…… Continue reading Book Review: My Best Friend is a Goddess