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EJ Dawson was born rather tardily (a fault that was to continue throughout life) in the picture perfect spring of 1983 in Canberra, Australia. Growing up on an abandoned mine next to a huge pine forest, time turned the once lovely weatherboard house and carefully kept grounds into creaky old home with rambling gardens. A wondrous place for a child to explore, accompanied by parents devoted to books and reading aloud.

From this her thirst for fiction was grown, nurtured, and has never ended.

Flitting between wanting to be a vet, biologist, meteorologist, archaeologist she settled into a double degree in history and archaeologist before moving into the working world. During school and university she never stopped writing, including taking creat
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The Well of Youth by E.J. Dawson
"Received ARC from Netgalley for honest read and review.
This was quite a good story.Professor Halloran disappears and it is up to his student Andy to find him.

It is more of an adventure story than anything else,but the characters are really well th..." Read more of this review »
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One of the most engaging things about this story was that the book wasn't about the characters abilities so much as their development and its what I loved about it. The by play between Victor and Eli and their past, and how they get their abilities i ...more
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Ragged Alice by Gareth L. Powell
Ragged Alice
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One of the things I love most about reading Gareth Powell's characters is how he writes female strengths and weaknesses. I was captivated by Holly and her demons, something about the rough edged detective and her thought processes kept me turning the ...more
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Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell
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I picked up these books because Gareth Powell was so nice on Twitter. I have never felt more ashamed at taking advantage of a discounted/sale weekend. I devoured the first book. I couldn't work out how all the pieces were going to fit together, and m ...more
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Pariahs by Julia Benally
Pariahs (Ilings Book 1)
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The artful way this book was written, with its unique description, ventures into an fantasical world where fantasy is re-imagined. The story of three boys, trying to prove their worth against a series of politics and social customs that are foreign a ...more
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Namesakes by Miriam Cumming
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The start of this book grabbed me really quickly, the date in the park, the way Medusa gets to know a love interest, was all very captivating. However as the story progressed, I felt more rushed through what was happening, and more importantly that t ...more
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Remembering Lauren by Misha Jordan
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This was set for a great story, tonnes of intrigue and mystery, however I felt that despite how much I liked Nicki and her backstory interested me, a large proportion of the story was told and not shown. This can normally be forgiven, however in one ...more
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Avians by Timothy Gwyn
Avians
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I loved this book! The selfishness of these young woman but their strength too made for a fascinating tale that grabs you right from the start. The initial chapters gives a great grounding for personal motivation into selfishness of the characters, w ...more
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Enlightened by Billie Kowalewski
Enlightened
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For the first few chapters of this story I really wasn't sure where it was headed, and it wasn't really grabbing me. I felt the characters kind of pulled it together, but it takes them a while to get you there. The topic of death and lesson learned i ...more
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Dead Petals by Alan I'Anson
Dead Petals
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I was given this book as an ARC, but I would have bought it anyway after reading that first chapter.

Because this book invites you in, into the home of a beautiful and amusing family that could be your own, or your neighbors. Or that nice family down
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