Publisher: Allen & Unwin

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

July 8, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★½

O0o0o0o this was awesome.

1932 in Australia was a dramatic time. The Harbour Bridge was officially opened, the Great Depression had destroyed lives across the country, and unemployment had reached a peak of 30%. Razors had replaced guns as weapons for gangsters and Sydney was ruled by razor-gangs.

It’s against this colourful and dangerous backdrop that we meet Kelpie, a homeless orphan girl looking for apples. She finds Dymphna, Gloriana ‘Glory’ Nelson’s ‘best girl’, next to the body of her most recent boyfriend. Hunted by both of the Sydney mob-bosses, Glory and Mr. Davidson, the two of them try to...

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Rebel by Amy Tintera

Rebel by Amy Tintera

May 27, 2014 Reviews 2 DNF

I got to the start of Chapter 12 (page 133) before I couldn’t ignore it anymore – it was going to take a miracle for me to finish this book.

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

March 31, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I’m rarely moved to hug a book and breathe a sigh of contentment when I’ve finished reading it, but that’s exactly that I did when The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ended. Although it took me a while to immerse myself in it and to appreciate what the author was doing, once I got there I didn’t want to put the book down!

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While We Run by Karen Healey

While We Run by Karen Healey

March 24, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

An accomplished sequel, While We Run continues to explore a dystopian Australia which has closed off its borders to refugees and jealously guards her wealth and good fortunes. When Tegan Oglietti woke up after being cryogenically frozen for 100 years, she thought she’d been brought back to a better world….

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Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

March 13, 2014 Reviews 0 ½

I am severely disappointed. It’s a miracle I managed to finish this, and the whole time I was filled with despair and rage. Let us begin. Somewhere along the way this series stopped being about Juliette and the Reestablishment and her leaning to use her powers to bring it down….

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The Last Shot by Michael Adams

The Last Shot by Michael Adams

March 7, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The Last Shot is the sequel to The Last Girl, a brilliant début set in a post-acopalyptic Sydney. The world as we know it has ended. A week ago, a mysterious event dubbed The Snap instantaneously allowed everyone to read each other’s thoughts (inside some radius). People destroyed themselves and each other as their deepest, darkest secrets were broadcast out on the open.

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