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Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
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really liked it
bookshelves: australian, ya, nz

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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Reading Progress

February 12, 2011 – Started Reading
February 12, 2011 – Shelved
February 12, 2011 – Shelved as: australian
February 12, 2011 – Shelved as: ya
February 12, 2011 – Shelved as: nz
February 13, 2011 – Finished Reading

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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!

Jessika Beaty  never judge a book by its cover. :P

Wren [t(he)y] Is this LGBT?

Tehani There's an asexual secondary character, iirc.

Wren [t(he)y] Oh

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