Book Review – Cinder

220px-Cinder_(Official_Book_Cover)_by_Marissa_MeyerBy Marissa Meyer

When I first picked up Cinder I was very cautious thinking it was going to be another retelling. I was so taken aback about how much I enjoyed it and how enthralled I was in the story by the end of it. I was worried given that Meyer aimed to incorporate sci-fi with a classic fairytale but she accomplished this in a way that was fun and fresh to read.

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Book Review – The Black God’s Drums

38118138By P. Djeli Clark

Set in an alternate history 1884 New Orleans, Creeper is a street urchin who witnesses a clandestine meeting between some shady characters and decides she can use the information she witnessed to bribe her way on to an airship’s crew. However she ends up working to prevent an apocalypse with the help of some African deities. There is goddesses, mystical artefacts, airships, Haitian scientists, and a pair of bad-ass nuns. Although there is only a touch over 100 pages, the author manages to pack in a heap of world building that makes me really hope we see more soon!

Book Review – The Nowhere Child

index (17)By Christian White

This book won the same award as “The Dry” by Jane Harper (Another Great Book). This book has great, original characters (even if you don’t like them), a world that I knew very little about and a mystery that will keep you guessing. I thought I had it all figured out only to find that the author had cleverly gone off in another direction. An interesting and different mystery.

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Book Review – Unreliable Memoirs

index (4)By Clive James

This critically acclaimed autobiography is regarded of one of the best ever written – possibly because so much of it isn’t true! What it is though, is very funny. We experience 1950s Sydney though a child’s eyes, and there’s mercifully few glimpses of the leery, out-of-touch old man James eventually became…

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Book Review – The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder

index (20)By Sarah J Harris

This novel tells the story of how a yr 11 boy with synaesthesia solves the murder of his neighbour.

Synaesthesia paints the sounds of his world in a kaleidoscope of colours that no one else can see.

Well written, with great characters; this novel will have you guessing until the end.

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