Review: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray

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Review: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie (Goodreads) Author:  Kirsty Murray (website) Rating: Lucy McKenzie can walk through walls. Sent to stay with her aunt […]

Review: Jack Templar: Monster Hunter Academy, Jeff Gunhus

Welcome to The Oaken Bookcase’s stop on the Jack Templar Monster Hunter Academy tour! Following my review, there are links to the rest of the tour, plus a great giveaway.  Warning: Only proceed if you are absolutely sure you want to find out about Monster Hunters. Reading this book will almost certainly cause a load […]

Review: The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde

Title: The Last Dragonslayer (Goodreads) Author:  Jasper Fforde (website) Rating: In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency […]

Review: Jack Templar: Monster Hunter, Jeff Gunhus

Welcome to The Oaken Bookcase’s stop on the Jack Templar Monster Hunter tour! Following my review, there are links to a whole lot of other articles about this book.  Warning: Only proceed if you are absolutely sure you want to find out about Monster Hunters. Reading this book will almost certainly cause a load of […]

Review and Giveaway: The White Thread, K.B. Hoyle

Title: The White Thread (Goodreads) Author:  K.B. Hoyle (@kbhoyle_author) Rating: Darcy’s return to Cedar Cove Family Camp is marked by a mysterious disappearance, and in Alitheia a new message from the Oracle adds to the riddles that must be deciphered if they are to expel the dark evil that hovers over the land. The six friends and the […]

Review: Mister Monday, Garth Nix

This post is part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature, running all July on The Oaken Bookcase. Please visit the Aussie Fantasy page to see the other reviews and articles and also to enter the giveaway!  Title: Mister Monday (Goodreads) Author:  Garth Nix (@garthnix) Rating: Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an […]

Review: Little Fur, Isobelle Carmody

This post is part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature, running all July on The Oaken Bookcase. Please visit the Aussie Fantasy page to see the other reviews and articles and also to enter the giveaway – you could win a copy of Obernewtyn, also by Isobelle Carmody!  Title: Little Fur: The Legend Begins (Goodreads) Author:  Isobelle Carmody (@firecatz) Rating: Who […]

Review: The Oracle, K.B. Hoyle

Title: The Oracle (Goodreads) Author:  K.B. Hoyle (@kbhoyle_author) Rating: It is the summer before freshman year and Darcy and her five friends have come back to Cedar Cove Family Camp and Alitheia. This return is bittersweet because her elusive purpose in the magical realm continues to evade her. Egged on by Tellius, the boy prince she is prophesied […]

Review: Talisman of El, Alecia Stone

Title: Talisman of El (Goodreads) Author:  Alecia Stone (@Alecia_Stone) Rating: When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the […]

Review: The Six, K.B. Hoyle

Title: The Six (Goodreads) Author:  K.B. Hoyle (@kbhoyle_author) Rating: Darcy Pennington hates her life. She is an insufferably average teenager with no real friends, crushing social anxiety, and an indescribable sense of not fitting in anywhere. A change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Family Camp the summer before her eighth-grade year, and Darcy once […]
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