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Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
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Feb 26, 11

bookshelves: australian, ya, nz
Read from February 12 to 13, 2011

This edition of the book suffers from a terrible case of cover fail - it's completely unappealing and does nothing to invite its intended audience (or ANY audience) to read it. I put off opening it for many months simply because it looked terrible. The font, the art and the design do nothing to make the book appeal, and that's a major disappointment, because it's a great story inside that terrible cover. Utilising local mythology, Healey writes engaging and interesting characters into an exciting adventure that held me from beginning to end. I will do my best to encourage young adult and adult readers alike to open it, but I really wish the publishers had done a better job with the packaging.
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Sharkcrow It has been released in Oz with a new (and much more appealing) cover - I would never have picked it up with the original, but the new one drew me in. Now, off to read it!


message 2: by J. A. Owen (new) - added it

J. A. Owen  never judge a book by its cover. :P


message 3: by ♥★Julia (new) - added it

♥★Julia Is this LGBT?


Tehani There's an asexual secondary character, iirc.


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♥★Julia Oh


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