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Alice in Deadland (Alice in Deadland, #1)
3.31
did not like it
The disappointment...it burns.

What sounded like a great story turned out to be a repetitive, poorly crafted and woefully edited steaming pile of not
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not set
Jan 15, 2012
 
The Dwarves (The Dwarves, #1)
3.92
really liked it
Once I managed to trudge through the first 100 or so pages, (which are a bit of a massive yawn)
things really started to pick up and I began to really
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Apr 19, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Manhattan Dreaming
3.21
it was amazing
She's been termed the Koori Bradshaw of Chick Lit, but Anita Heiss is all that and so much more.

I have many issues regarding the labelling of women w
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Mar 09, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Nest
3.67
it was amazing
Inga Simpson writes with an unassuming quietness that positively drips with poetic prettiness.

Jen is back in her home town. Her relationship over, he
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not set
Aug 19, 2014
 
The Revenge of the Dwarves (The Dwarves, #3)
3.97
liked it
This was a really busy book. The plot lines and sub plot lines were all over the place, not in a terribly bad way but not in a good way either. The la ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
This Is Not a Drill
3.93
really liked it
A multi-faceted read.

When I first picked up this proof, I didn't realise it was a YA novel. I brought it home and my 14 year old son honed in on it.
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not set
Sep 23, 2012
 
The Fate of the Dwarves
3.92
did not like it
This is the instalment that killed the series.

I adored the first two books. They were well written and the plot made sense.

For some reason, Orbit bo
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Sep 22, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
What Milo Saw
3.78
it was amazing
Virginia Macgregor has created a cast of memorable and loveable characters. From 9 year old Milo, the little boy with Retinitis Pigmentosa, who sees t ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
 
Am I Black Enough For You?
3.80
it was amazing
I really need time to digest this one. Needless to say, this book shall hence forth be known as the book that changed/inspired and moved me in a place ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Snow White: Silver Anniversary Edition
4.17
really liked it
I have fond memories as a small child, curled on my mothers lap as she read me this book. It has long been my favoured telling of Snow White. (Though ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
All Passion Spent
3.95
it was amazing
My adoration of Vita is no secret.

And my love for her dims not. Her wit and inventiveness, both strong in All Passions Spent, tend to be slightly ove
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Jun 23, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
Pounding The Pavements, Beating The Bushes, And Other Pataphysical Poems
4.39
it was amazing
I love this book and wish with all my heart I owned a copy.
I also wish I could read Queneau in French, for I am almost sure that with some of his poe
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Oct 24, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Are You Seeing Me?
3.80
really liked it
4.5 stars. For sure.

Are You Seeing Me? Holy Batmobile. This, this was excellent. So much so, I think my brain broke and now I can't form sentences.

O
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not set
Aug 19, 2014
 
The Little Prince
4.28
it was amazing
One of my all time favourite books, and a comfort read when life inevitably crashes down around me in grief. I need only revisit The Little Prince and ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2010
 
One True Thing
3.69
it was amazing
Nicole Hayes is a magnificent rising force in Australian Publishing. One True Thing is an all encompassing tale of truths and untruths, perception ver ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2015
 
Can You Keep a Secret?
3.25
liked it
3.5 stars (Not quite 4.)

Predictable but highly enjoyable read.
I found the main character to be grating at the best of times, but I just couldn't put
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not set
Aug 19, 2014
 
The Book of Revelation
3.61
really liked it
A good example of not judging a book by the movie adaptation.
Having seen the movie, I approached this book with more trepidation and prejudice than i
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Aug 10, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
 
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
3.95
it was amazing
This is the conflict in Sri Lanka like you’ve never read before.
Murweena has done an outstanding job of penning a lyrically beautiful account of a br
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not set
Aug 19, 2014
 
You (You, #1)
3.83
liked it
I'm still trying to sort my thoughts on this one. I'm like a swinging pendulum. One minute I love it, flaws and all, the next I wish I had more clarit ...more
not set
Sep 30, 2014
 
Apple and Rain
3.99
liked it
Life isn't fair.
No one is more painfully aware of this fact than 14 year old Apple.
Having grown up with her over protective and somewhat paranoid Na
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Aug 02, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
 
The Little Women Letters
3.46
liked it
I grew up with the March sisters, despite having many sisters of my own, (none of whom are particularly close to me in age so in childhood I was more ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2012
 
Sisters of Spicefield
3.46
really liked it
An emotional roller coaster of a tale.

Diving head first into the world of reproductive rights and philanthropy, we are thrust head first into a famil
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not set
Jun 25, 2013
 
Peace, Love and Khaki Socks
3.80
really liked it
Kim Lock has delivered an exquisite debut novel with Peace, Love and Khaki Socks.

Amy Silva has always done things her own way. Never one for ambling
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Apr 21, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
The Lily Bard Mysteries Omnibus (Lily Bard, #1-5)
4.17
did not like it
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.

I am extremely conflicted over this book.
These books were actually better written than the Aurora Tea Garden books. Lil
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not set
Jun 02, 2011
 
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2)
4.44
really liked it
Heroes of Olympus is by far the better of Riordan's serials. The first two books have had more depth, tighter plot and just overall a more defined and ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2012
 
The Graveyard Book
4.11
really liked it
As a feral child partially raised in library stacks, I love this book.

And whilst I heart the shit out of this book, the only reason I couldn't give i
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not set
Sep 24, 2011
 
Fairytales for Wilde Girls
4.16
it was amazing
If a thousand words can paint a glorious portrait, then even the whimsically talented illustrations of Courtney Brimms cannot match the glory of Allys ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
 
The Crooked House
3.18
really liked it
A riveting tale that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had it figured out, something would pop up to make me doubt my initial suspicion. (Lesson ...more
not set
Dec 22, 2014
 
The Candymakers
4.31
it was amazing


I've turned this one over and over in my mind since reading this out loud with my kids.
Round every corner there is a surprise. Mass has created a wo
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not set
Jun 07, 2012
 
Because You'll Never Meet Me
4.00
it was amazing
I don't even know where to start.

This is a wholly unique and remarkable tale.
Ollie is 14 and lives like a Hermit in the woods. He has epilepsy that
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Jul 02, 2015
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