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Mar 12
Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris

Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris

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I am excited to share the cover for Rachel Harris’ debut YA novel, My Super Sweet 16th Century. Isn’t it cute? I really like it, love the colours, and it goes well with the story:     On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits...

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Mar 09
Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

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Jim Butcher is a martial arts expert and writer living in Missouri. He is well known for writing The Dresden Files, a detective series featuring a wizard P.I. Storm Front is the first book in this series.    Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the…

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Mar 09
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

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Kiersten White is the NYT Bestselling author of Paranormalcy.  She started writing shortly after having her first baby and hasn’t stopped since.  She is now published with HarperTeen. The second book in her trilogy, Supernaturally, is available now, and the third, Endlessly, will be available July 2012. Weird as it…

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Mar 08
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

It’s the characters and their relationships that really make this book. Wynter’s relationship with Prince Razi, whom she calls ‘brother’, was especially sweet. I think they behaved very much like siblings. Her sudden and irrational jealousy of Christopher, Razi’s best friend, irritated me until I realised acts just like a…

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Mar 06
Eona by Alison Goodman

Eona by Alison Goodman

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Character driven books like Eon and Eona rely heavily on the interactions between the members of the cast. This book features strong, well written characters who are each driven but personal motivations. Even the characters of dubious morality were enjoyable to read about and relate to. The only character I…

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Mar 01
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

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Jay Asher writes contemporary young adult novels, the first of which was the New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why. Carolyn is widely known for her teen novels as well, notably Love and Other Four-Letter Words and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (which won the…

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Mar 01
Eon by Alison Goodman

Eon by Alison Goodman

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I slated it for the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge. I was finally able to get to it, and it did not disappoint! Eon has a unique background: rooted in Chinese and Japanese culture and transformed into something both familiar…

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Feb 29
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

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First of all, that cover is gorgeous! I think this is one of my favourite books cover ever – it’s beautiful and evocative, and I love the smoky effect. The plot line of Everneath is interesting, with intriguing ideas about life and death based on Greek mythology. I really enjoyed…

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Feb 14
Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

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Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into…

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Feb 14
Dusty Reads 13

Dusty Reads 13

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For my lucky 13th Dusty Read I have chosen Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper. It is the first book in her Wild Hunt trilogy.      Gair is under a death sentence.     He can hear music – music with power – and in the Holy City…

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