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Book Review: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Rating: ★★ Published by Scholastic Australia Publication Date: 20th of May, 2020 Australian RRP: $29.99 “It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as…… Continue reading Book Review: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Published by Allen & Unwin Publication Date: 28th of November, 2018 Australian RRP: $19.99 Trapped aboard the Undying’s ancient spaceship and reeling from what they’ve learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the…… Continue reading Book Review: Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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Book Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu

Wildcard by Marie Lu Rating: ★★★★ Published by Penguin Books Australia Publication Date: 17th of September, 2018 Australian RRP: $22.99 Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who…… Continue reading Book Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu

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Book Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman Rating: ★★★★★ Published by Walker Books Australia Publication Date: 1st of June, 2018 Australian RRP: $16.99 Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt…… Continue reading Book Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

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Book Review: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff Rating: ★★★★ On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her…… Continue reading Book Review: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Rating: ★★★★★ Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with…… Continue reading Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Book Review: Warcross *Spoiler Free*

Warcross by Marie Lu Rating: ★★★★1/2 For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a…… Continue reading Book Review: Warcross *Spoiler Free*

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Book Review: Unearthed *Spoiler Free*

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Rating:★★★★1/2 When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting…… Continue reading Book Review: Unearthed *Spoiler Free*

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Book Review: This Mortal Coil *Spoiler Free*

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada Rating: ★★★★★ When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan…… Continue reading Book Review: This Mortal Coil *Spoiler Free*

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Book Review: The Traitor and the Thief

The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward Rating: ★★★1/2 Discovered picking pockets at Coxford’s Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Traitor and the Thief