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Review: Banish, Nicola Marsh

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! Banish (Goodreads) Author:  Nicola Marsh (website) Follow @NicolaMarsh Rating: Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit… and save her […]

Review: The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan

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 Brides of Rollrock Island (Sea Hearts in Australia) (Goodreads) Author:  Margo Lanagan (website) Follow @margolanagan Rating: Rollrock island is a lonely rock of […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has […]

Review: Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night (Goodreads) Author:  Deborah Harkness (website) Follow @debharkness Rating: Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library,she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: It’s the summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will be starting his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is counting the days: there are new spells to be learnt, more Quidditch to be played, and Hogwarts castle to continue […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can’t wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn’t if they lived with […]

Review: Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice, Sage Blackwood

Title: Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice (Goodreads) Author:  Sage Blackwood Rating: It’s not every day that your evil stepdad abandons you in the deep, dark forest of Urwald. And it’s not every day that a wizard rescues you from the clutches of gnarly trolls. But for Jinx, this isn’t turning out to be a very normal sort of […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their second year. (But Harry and Ron only just made it-they missed the Hogwarts Express and had to get there in a flying car…!) Soon the threesome are […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is […]

Review: Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

Title: Bitter Greens (Goodreads) Author:  Kate Forsyth (website) Rating: Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by […]
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