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256
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
4.42
Oh my.

(beware - swears)

I finished this in the car this morning, sitting in the car park at work and making myself late, absorbing the last moments of
...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
 
255
Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles, #5)
4.52
Flanagan is VERY good at this. He is a clever storyteller, great at creating and maintaining characters, and even though the combined series' of Range ...more
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
 
248
Dying to Tell Me
4.05
This crossover YR/ YA novel is a well-written mystery. Moving to a new (country) town after their mother leaves the family, Sasha, her dad and brother ...more
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
249
The Sequin Star
4.36
I'm a fan of Belinda Murrell. I love her time-slip novels for younger readers. They always have strong female leads, interesting historical back-stori ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
 
246
Arrival (The Phoenix Files, #1)
4.02
The Phoenix Files is another very good spec-fic novel series from Australia, which initially threw me, as I'd had one of those "this sort of cover equ ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
196
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.87
Wow! This really is an interesting, thought provoking book. Westerfeld builds his story around the premise that, at age 16, Uglies are taken away and ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Nov 09, 2010
 
66
Voyage to Verdada
3.64
Edsel Grizzler's life is pretty miserable. His parents treat him like a baby, wrap him in cotton wool, and protect him from the world. So when Edsel f ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Nov 14, 2010
 
257
The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)
3.72
The cover of The Jewel is off-white, with gold-embossed title text and curlicues, and a girl in a purple ball gown. It has everything I would usually ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Nov 23, 2014
 
229
Every Day
4.00
The premise of this book is simple. One soul. Many lives.

How do you live in a different body every day? Some days a girl, some days a boy, always the
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Aug 04, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
219
When We Wake
3.67
When a book makes you cry in public (on a train, actually) then life is good.
Tegan is dead. She has been 'revived' 100 years after her death. And it's
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Jan 25, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
 
222
Song for a Scarlet Runner
3.86
Oh, oh, oh. Peat is wonderful! Strong, yet cautious; brave, but fearful; selfish but also full of compassion for the lost, the old and the imprisoned. ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
49
The Midnight Charter
3.42
Set in the ancient Celtic land of Tir Na Nog, Shadowmagic is a fabulous adventure fantasy. Conor is a young man on the cusp of adulthood. His father i ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2010
 
34
Keeper
4.11
This extraordinary book grabs you from the first paragraph and doesn't let go until the final page.

It's unusual for me to read a sport related book, a
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not set
Jul 21, 2010
 
123
Silvermay (Silvermay, #1)
3.87
Woah!!!!

James Moloney is back with a bang. This is a sweeping saga of intrigue and the power of fear, but also of courage and the power of love.

Silver
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Aug 08, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
213
Path of Beasts (The Keepers, #3)
4.20
Goldie and Toadspit are at it again - right in the thick of the intrigue and politics of the town of Jewel. After their trials in the City of Lies, Go ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
240
Tuesdays at the Castle
4.06
This book tricked me! On the outside it looks like a girly fluff piece, but on the inside....

Celia, Lilah, Rolf and Bran are the children of King Glow
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Dec 2013
Dec 01, 2013
 
235
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1)
4.16
Set in present day London, The Screaming Staircase is narrated by Lucy Carlyle, who is a ghost hunter. For almost fifty years the country has been und ...more
Sep 25, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
 
65
Rescue Mission
4.00
Edsel has returned to Verdada, on a mission to release Jacq from her coma. But his arrival in Verdada creates ripples within puddles, within seas, wit ...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
216
The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles, #2)
4.40
Another fabulous instalment of the Brotherband Chronicles from master storyteller, John Flanagan.
After the disastrous ending in The Outcasts (no spoil
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Jan 06, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
202
The Whisperer
3.97
What if you could hear everyone else's thoughts? All the time? And what if one of the voices you could hear was that of the Crown Prince? And What if ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
239
The Arrivals
3.16
If you've read Graveminder then put all preconceptions aside. Other than the speculative fiction these two books have very little in common. But...bot ...more
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
94
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.80
Gosh this was slow to get going. Maybe it was the people chosen to read the stories of Grace and Sam ('Grace' - too young, 'Sam' - too old)? Maybe it ...more
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
212
H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education (H.I.V.E., #1)
4.05
What would you do if you woke up in a helicopter, flying to goodness knows where? In the opening chapter of H.I.V.E., this is the exact scenario that ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
236
Rules of Summer
4.14
Shaun Tan - wow!
This is an interesting work, quite 'out there' and Tan leaves great swathes of the story to the imagination. A picture tells a thousan
...more
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
 
241
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
3.97
I wonder how much listening to an audiobook affects your enjoyment of a book?

I felt that this was wayyyyyyy too long and needed some judicious editing
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Nov 13, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
230
Collected Stories
4.09
There's no other way to describe this collection other than...holy crap!

There are some really, really confronting stories here. I mean it. Lots of swe
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Aug 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
214
Spark (Elementals, #2)
4.22
Gabriel Merrick loves fire. As an Elemental his affinity for it is strong, but it is also unpredictable and uncontrollable. Gabriel is both drawn to a ...more
Nov 09, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
95
The Two Pearls Of Wisdom
4.00
This is an incredible book. If you like your fantasy with an eastern flavour and plenty of sword-play, then this is for you.

Candidate Eon is training
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Oct 2008
Apr 14, 2011
 
234
The Lost Thing
4.33
Sublime!
Everyone knows that the very best books are made into movies (except for some of them) so it is no surprise that The Lost Thing animated short
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Sep 18, 2000
Sep 17, 2013
 
223
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
Writing this on an iPhone, so I'll be brief:
Should have read this years ago, when it was published.
Great writing, fab characters (I'm a sucker for str
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Mar 18, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
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