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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: This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

This Vicious Cure (This Mortal Coil #3) by Emily Suvada Rating: ★★★★ Published by Penguin Books Australia Publication Date: 4th of February, 2020 Australian RRP: $16.99 “Cat’s hacking skills weren’t enough to keep her from losing everything – her identity, her past, and now her freedom. Meanwhile, the person who’s stolen everything from her is…… Continue reading Book Review: This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

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Book Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil #2) by Emily Suvada Rating: ★★★★ Published by Penguin Books Australia Publication Date: 29th of October, 2018 Australian RRP: $17.99 “The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun. When news arrives that the Hydra virus might not be as dead as they’d…… Continue reading Book Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

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Book Review: The Hand, The Eye and The Heart by Zoë Marriott

The Hand, The Eye and the Heart by Zoë Marriott Rating: ★★★ Published by Walker Books Australia Publication Date: 1st of June, 2019 Australian RRP: $17.99 “Zhilan was assigned female at birth; despite an unusual gift for illusions, they know they will live out their life in the perfumed confines of the women’s quarters. But…… Continue reading Book Review: The Hand, The Eye and The Heart by Zoë Marriott

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Book Review: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor Rating: ★★★1/2 Published by Hachette Australia Publication Date: 4th of October, 2018 Australian RRP: $19.99 “In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of themselves as dark-minded Minya holds them…… Continue reading Book Review: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

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Book Review: The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Published by Harper Collins Publication Date: 29th of January, 2019 Australian RRP: $21.99 “Sera has always felt as if she didn’t belong among her people, the Cerulean. She is curious about everything and can’t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High…… Continue reading Book Review: The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

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Book Review: The Toll by Neal Shusterman

The Toll by Neal Shusterman Rating: ★★★★★ Published by Walker Books Australia Publication Date: 5th of November, 2019 Australian RRP: $16.99 Previous book reviews: Scythe & Thunderhead It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding…… Continue reading Book Review: The Toll by Neal Shusterman

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Book Review: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Exhalation by Ted Chiang Rating: ★★★★ Published by Pan Macmillan Australia (Picador) Publication Date: 14th of May, 2019 Australian RRP: $29.99 In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth—What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?—and ones that no one else has even…… Continue reading Book Review: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

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Arc Review: The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly Rating: ★★★★ Published by Pan Macmillan Australia Publication Date: 26th of March, 2019 Australian RRP: $16.99 When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. This doesn’t stop the young elite of New York from partying without…… Continue reading Arc Review: The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly