Tag Archive: series

Mar 13

Review: The Hunger Games Official Illustrated Movie Companion

I admit I don’t tend to get too excited about movies based on books I’ve read, even when I loved the books as much as I loved The Hunger Games trilogy. I still haven’t seen the Harry Potter movies (I can hear your gasps of shock from here) and although I knew that The Hunger …

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May 25

Review: Underground by Chris Morphew

I have been a big fan of this YA sci-fi thriller series since it was first released. I can remember shaking the book in frustration when I reached the end of book one. How could he leave me hanging like that? When would I find out what happened next? When? Not for months? MONTHS! It …

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Aug 30

Review: The Parfizz Pitch by Kate Hunter

I really enjoyed reading this modern story featuring a group of kids (early teens) solving a mystery and simply enjoying hanging out together over the summer school holidays. I loved the Australian setting, the humour and the very real way that the kids related to each other. As for the mystery at Parfitt’s, this had …

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Aug 30

Review: Conspiracy 365 Series by Gabrielle Lord

I’m not much of a thriller reader, probably because they are either chillingly realistic (defying my ‘reading as escapism’ mantra) or stretch the bounds of believability so far that my rather cynical nature kicks in and the flow of the story is broken by my continual eye rolling at yet another coincidence that saves/threatens the …

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Jul 02

Review: Our Australia series by Phil Kettle

This is a fun new series about Australian geography and culture for primary school kids. Taha is a fun character with a great sense of humour and an eye for interesting people and places as he travels around Australia with his mother in their campervan. My older kids have read the first four books in …

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Nov 08

Book Review – Ox-Tales Short Story Collection

Ox-Tales: Earth

Title: Ox-Tales: Earth, Air, Fire & Water Author: Various Publisher: Profile Books ISBN: Earth – 978-184668-2582 (207 pages) Air – 978-184668-2612 (208 pages) Fire – 978-184668-2599 (206 pages) Water – 978-184668-2065 (208 pages) Genre: Short Stories   Summary (Profile Books website) A major publishing event, Ox-Tales is a remarkable collaboration between Profile Books, the Hay …

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Nov 08

Book Review – The Many Conditions of Love by Farahad Zama

The Many Conditions of Love by Farahad Zama

Title: The Many Conditions of Love (Marriage Bureau for Rich People series #2) Author: Farahad Zama Publisher: Abacus, 2009 (308 pages) ISBN: 978-0-349-12263-2 Genre: Popular Fiction/Romance Summary Can true love triumph in the face of fierce family opposition? Mr Ali’s marriage bureau is flourishing but trouble isn’t far away once son Rehman begins secretly to …

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Aug 27

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Summary (Scholastic website) Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone fighting against you? Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are …

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Aug 27

Review: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman (The 39 Clues #5)

I know I’ve written about this series before, but with each new title I am once again reminded that this series is based on a fantastic concept. With the release of the The 39 Clues #5: The Black Circle, the series is now at the halfway mark with another 5 titles to be released over …

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Aug 10

Review: Magic Ballerina series by Darcey Bussell

If you have a child that enjoys the Daisy Meadows Rainbow Magic stories and Emma Thomson’s Felicity Wishes, they are sure to love these lovely books by British prima ballerina Darcey Bussell. The first six books in the series, released in 2008, feature Delphie and her adventures in the magical land of Enchantia. Enchantia is …

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