By Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I have no words to describe this book! With such a unique format to run alongside a storyline full of pink haired hackers, explosions, and psycho AI’s trying to blow space stations up I can’t even fault it! If that doesn’t persuade you, illuminae is #loveOZYA!
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Robert Goddard’s thrillers usually involve the lead character gradually uncovering a conspiracy which has been kept secret for a long time. His fast-paced plots have many unexpected twists that make enjoyable reading.
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By Sally Seltmann
Sally Seltmann has made some great music but her debut novel ‘Lovesome’ is cynical & unimaginative. Art student Joni & rock-star friend Annabelle are sooo obviously both BOTH Seltmann herself it’s embarrasing. Ergo, their carefree adventures of 1995 in affluent inner Sydney, at quirky French bistros, photoshoots & vintage markets, scan as spacey conceit. There are about 3 pages of tension total, involving crushes who are also visual artists & musicians. Jonis’ (read: Seltmann’s) goofy, hopeless romanticism is endearing & sweet, but her pretentious undertones are distracting & ultimately irritating. Recommended for: Teen fic lovers only, especially those already dreaming about imminent artskool lyfe…
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By Alexander Masters
A twisty fabulous mystery which will surprise and delight you. This book had me questioning my own assumptions and biases. Its also a true story and a great read.
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By Emily St John Mandel
An apocalyptic novel without zombies! An excellent novel where the world population is decimated by flu. An excellent book offering a different view of the world after our world.
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By Michael McGuire
A fast paced and engrossing read. The aviation world is brought to their knees after 4 passenger jet liners disappear. Halfway through the story an unexpected dark twist that will keep you reading and thinking about your next flight. Not for the fainthearted.
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The most breathtakingly beautiful detective story you will ever watch. This almost- biography of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is animated with 65,000 oil paintings! More than 100 painters in 20 countries brought it to life, and there’s genuinely nothing like it. If you have even the faintest interest in film, art, or animation, or love a good ol’ ‘whodunnit?’, Loving Vincent is unmissable. Grab the blu-ray edition for an exceptionally stunning viewing experience.
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