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Strange the Dreamer

Title: Strange the Dreamer
Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Weep Duology
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: 28/03/2017
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Purchase: Booktopia, Book Depository, Angus & Robertson

On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.

Her skin was blue, her blood was red.

You know all those reviewers that say to go into Strange the Dreamer with as little knowledge about it as possible? Well, I’m one of those reviewers. I’d initially dismissed Strange the …
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A Quick Update

Wow, it's been nearly a month since my last post! Sorry about that. It's been pretty hectic my neck of the woods, what with work and visiting family and reading lots and lots of books. Also …
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Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce - Review

Title: Alanna: The First Adventure
Author: Tamora Pierce
Series: Song of the Lioness
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure, Junior Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Release Date: 1983
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Purchase: Booktopia, Book Depository, Angus & Robertson

From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight.

And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.

But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies.

Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins - one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.

I've always considered Tamora Pierce to be one of my favourite authors, but funnily enough I can only remember reading three of her books: Tricksters Choice, Tricksters Queen and Terrier. I don't …
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Starters by Lissa Price

Title: Starters
Author: Lissa Price
Series: Starters (#1)
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Dystopia
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Release Date: 05/04/2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Purchase: Booktopia, Book Depository, Angus & Robertson

First, Callie lost her parents.

Then she lost her home.

And, finally, she lost her body.

But she will stop at nothing to get it back...

Starters follows the story of Callie, an unclaimed minor living in a semi post-apocalyptic America where only starters (20ish and younger) and elders have survived.  It is told in first …
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