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really liked it
I enjoyed this fast-paced debut YA novel from Adele Jones.

Blaine Colton has spent most of his young life being trapped in his own body by mitochondri
Nov 14, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
it was amazing
She's done it again :) In Heartless Marissa Meyer takes Lewis Carrol's Wonderland and the Looking Glass and brings them to life in the origin story of ...more
Jan 20, 2017
Oct 18, 2016
Burn My Letters: Tyranny to Refuge
it was amazing
Thrilled to get a copy of Ruth Bonetti's Burn My Letters: From tyranny to refuge.

In this memoir/biography, Ruth traces her great-uncle Karl Johan Back
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
Glimpses of Light
Glimpses of Light has taken up much of my and, my co-editor, Nola Passmore's time in 2015. We've seen it develop from an idea into a reality.

I've bee
Dec 26, 2015
not set
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Dec 07, 2015
it was amazing
Activate is the exciting conclusion to the Blaine Colton trilogy by Adele Jones. Integrate was thrilling, Replicate upped the stakes and dug deeper, t ...more
Nov 2016
Sep 07, 2016
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Replicate - Adele Jones' sequel to Integrate.

Blaine Colton, now 18, has new challenges to face as he deals with the afte
Oct 09, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
Once Confronted
really liked it
Having enjoyed Lynne Stringer's YA Sci-Fi Trilogy, I was looking forward to reading her latest release - a New Adult contemporary novel set in Sydney ...more
Sep 12, 2016
Aug 27, 2016
The Kingdom of the Air
really liked it
C T Well's debut novel Kingdom of the Air is a gripping, fast-paced espionage thriller set in WW2. What makes this novel different is that it told mos ...more
Apr 29, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
Mortal Insight
really liked it
Though not new to fiction, this is E.B. James first foray into the crime/detective genre.

Detective Sergeant Steven Keller finds himself under fire wh
Dec 02, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
The Light Between Oceans
it was amazing
I loved M L Stedman's Light Between the Oceans.

When Tom Sherbourne returns from the Great War (WW1)a war hero, he becomes a lighthouse keeper, eventu
Mar 17, 2015
Jul 19, 2013
The Good People
really liked it
The Good People by Hannah Kent - is a bit like watching a train wreck. Almost from the first page, you know this isn't going to end well. For all that ...more
Jan 28, 2018
Jan 13, 2017
Dear Pakistan (Beyond Borders #1)
really liked it
In Dear Pakistan, Rosanne Hawke takes a look at cultural differences from the perspective of a third-culture kid. Her heroine Jamie Richards has a uni ...more
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
Daystar: The Days Are Numbered
it was amazing
Anne Hamilton's Daystar was a delight to read. I enjoyed reading her Merlin's Wood so was thrilled to see that she'd published another fantasy book.

Jan 30, 2016
Jan 27, 2016
Foreign Correspondence
really liked it
In Foreign Correspondence Geraldine Brooks reflects on her seemingly bland Sydney childhood enlivened by correspondence with her exotic pen pals - in ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
Becoming Me: Finding My True Self in God
it was amazing
Jo-Anne Berthelson's Becoming Me is a spiritual memoir (perhaps in the tradition of C S Lewis' Suprised by Joy. She traces her journey with God from f ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Oct 15, 2016
it was amazing
Same by Katrina Roe is a heart warming and simple picture book.

Ivy is frightened when Uncle Charlie comes to visit - maybe because he looks or speaks
Feb 14, 2016
Oct 05, 2015
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, though I'd heard many good ...more
Dec 02, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
The Lake House
it was amazing
The Lake House by Kate Morton

Kate Morton's The Lake House is a parallel narrative sent in Cornwell and centred around the mysterious disappearance of
Jan 30, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
The Viking Stone
really liked it
The Viking's Stone is Nick Hawkes second book. Like The Celtic Stone, this standalone book also has an ancient and mysterious stone — a sunstone used ...more
Nov 27, 2015
Nov 21, 2015
God's Pageantry: The Threshold Guardians and the Covenant Defender
really liked it
While I have read one of Anne Hamilton's fantasy books (Merlin's Wood) before, this is the first of her devotional theology books I've tackled. It doe ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
I Can Jump Puddles
it was amazing
I first read Alan Marshall's autobiography of his childhood - I Can Jump Puddles (1955) as part of the school curriculum in early high school. I loved ...more
Jan 1971
not set
Oct 13, 2013
Tied in Pink: A Romance Anthology in Support of Breast Cancer Research
As I'm one of the contributors to the anthology, I'm not rating this book even though I personally think it's a wonderful collection (but of course I' ...more
Dec 23, 2014
not set
Dec 20, 2014
Twice Stolen
really liked it
In the inspirational romance Twice Stolen, Suzanne Timpani tells a lilting love story intertwined with a search for stolen identity and recovery from ...more
Mar 09, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
Heaven Tempers the Wind: Story of a War Child
really liked it
Hazel Barker's memoir Heaven Tempers the Wind: the story of a war child' immerses us in her world just as Burma (now Myanmar) is precipitated into war ...more
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
The Heir
really liked it
The Heir is a sci-fi romance aimed at a YA audience. Sarah seems to be a normal teen going to a prestigious school. She lives with her Dad who is stru ...more
Jun 17, 2013
May 30, 2013
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
really liked it
Seth Godin in Tribes presents a different model for growing and marketing - inspiring movements rather than building organisations. He makes some good ...more
Feb 09, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Odd One Out
it was amazing
I wasn't quite what to expect with Monica McInerney's The Old One Out. I love the colourful cover and McInerney hooked me from the first page with her ...more
Jan 14, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
Firelight of Heaven
really liked it
Lisbeth Klein's Firelight of Heaven is a thrilling epic fantasy adventure for teens. Robbie and his older brother Dougray must flee their home as the ...more
May 07, 2017
Apr 27, 2017
A Time to Run (Constable Sammi Willis, #1)
really liked it
J.M. Peace's debut novel A Time to Run is both a blood-chilling thriller and a police procedural (working against the clock). It is fast paced, with t ...more
Jan 24, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
Northanger Abbey (The Austen Project, #2)
really liked it
As part of the Austen Project series, Val McDermid has rewritten Northanger Abbey into a 21st century setting. Catherine Morland, daughter of a minste ...more
Dec 12, 2015
Dec 11, 2015
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