Tag: AWW2012

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 didn’t sympathise with at all was Lord Ido, because he was just so repulsive and unethical. 

This is not to say that the plot of Eona is lacking - in fact, I found the plot compelling and well paced. There are a few obvious twists and reveals, but they are...

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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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Jan 08
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

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Melina Marchetta’s first novel Looking For Alibrandi was published in 1992 and was released as a film in 2000 which she also wrote. She taught secondary school English and History for ten years during which time she released her second novel Saving Francesca followed by On the Jellicoe Road.  In…

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Jan 05
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

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Melina Marchetta’s first novel Looking For Alibrandi was published in 1992 and was released as a film in 2000 which she also wrote. She taught secondary school English and History for ten years during which time she released her second novel Saving Francesca followed by On the Jellicoe Road.  In…

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