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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: Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare Rating: ★★★★ In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy… Continue reading Book Review: Clockwork Prince

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Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Jennifer Ehle (Narrator) Rating: ★★★★ When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the… Continue reading Book Review: Clockwork Angel

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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Rating: ★★★★★ In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she’s a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half… Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone