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Sunday, 27 July 2014
Written by Maria Farrer
Published July 2014
Thank you to Scholastic and Scholastic Australia
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It is the story of a brilliant young violinist, her determination and struggle to achieve her dreams and the discovery that she is at the center of an extraordinary secret that has pulled apart her family for two generations. Jess, a talented seventeen year old violinist, suffers from stage fright as she auditions for a place at a prestigious music school. Her family do not have enough money for her to continue to study so when she fails, she vows not to play again. Until her wealthy grandmother, estranged from her family since Jess's mother fell pregnant - shows up at their doorstep and promises six months of tuition in exchange for Jess moving to live with her. Once ensconced in her grandmother's rich, but empty, life she starts to uncover the mystery of why her grandmother never spoke to her mother again, and the secret which tore her family apart.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
'I have not got used to my new mum, even though I love her (I absolutely love her) but I miss my happy, painting, dancing, gardening, smiling mum.'
Roses are Blue is a illustrated children's book that even adults will fall in love with, including myself. Not only is Sally an accomplished author, but her previous children's books have won impressive awards such as the Children's Independent Book of the Year, Premier Awards and also Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year awards. She's a writer, she's a hard working mum of six, so who is Sally Murphy and what inspired Roses are Blue? With thanks to Walker Books Australia, I was fortunate to nab an interview with the woman herself. Roses are Blue is out now in all great bookshops.
The Astrologer's Daughter
Written by Rebecca Lim
Published July 23rd 2014
Thank you to Text Publishing
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My mother always called it the eventuality. Not the maybe, or the probably. It’s going to happen, she would tell me calmly. I even know when. It’s a twist in my stars. It’s written there, and we have to accept it. My mother, Joanne Nielsen Crowe. She has a name, she’s not a was.
Avicenna Crowe’s mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing.
The police are called, but they're not asking the right questions. Like why Joanne lied about her past, and what she saw in her stars that made her so afraid. But Avicenna has inherited her mother’s gift. Finding an unlikely ally in the brooding Simon Thorn, she begins to piece together the mystery. And when she uncovers a link between Joanne’s disappearance and a cold-case murder, Avicenna is led deep into the city’s dark and seedy underbelly, unaware how far she is placing her own life in danger.
Pulse-racing and terrifyingly real, The Astrologer’s Daughter is a stunning, original novel. It will test your belief in destiny and the endurance of love.
Friday, 25 July 2014
We Were Liars
Written by E. Lockhart
Expected publication August 1st 2014
Thank you to Allen and Unwin
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl. A passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends, the Liars, whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling. Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
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Avid young adult reader, masquerading as an adult. I have a preference for post apocalyptic and dystopian novels, strong female protagonists , revolutionaries and oppressive governments. I'm on a self imposed John Green hiatus, until that man can write a happily ever after, you're not welcomed on my shelf.
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