April 29, 2013

The Wardstone Chronicles Book5

Mistake by Joseph Delaney

Everybody Makes Mistakes!


With his second winter as the spook’s apprentice fast approaching, Thomas Ward is to be sent north to Caster to spend the next six months under the apprenticeship of the spook Bill Arkwright. Tom is told he will learn a lot in the north, that it will toughen him up, but he is not looking forward to leaving the spook or Alice, and according to his letter Arkwright is not looking to having him stay.

When he arrives he soon learns that things are different in the north, yes there are still witches to contend with but these are mostly water witches and nothing like the witches he has encountered so far. The worst of these is Morwena, the Fiend’s own daughter who has made killing Tom her sole purpose in life. But Tom’s is not the only life in danger, and when a deal is made with the dark the spook will make the biggest mistake of his life.

The Spook’s Mistake could cost lives or lose him an apprentice as his greatest fear of the darks influence comes to bare. As Tom is drawn ever closer to the dark and to his own demise, Alice will stop at nothing to protect him despite the consequences. But when truths are revealed and alliances are made, the line between dark and light is blurred and in the half light the future of all is uncertain. Another brilliantly entertaining story. On sale: 03 August 2009
Price (AU): $17.95
ISBN: 9781862303515
Recommended age: 12-16
In a word: Morwena
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

April 26, 2013

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
"Heal Your Life With Help From The Fairies"


Fairies have long existed, sharing their knowledge, wisdom and enchantment to those who were willing to open their hearts to them. Found in places of magic, such as in woods, at the bottom of gardens or simply in your own imaginations, fairies have always served as guides. And now through these oracle cards the fairies are able to do just that.

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards are a fun and enchanting source of entertainment, enlightenment and magic. Beautiful and positive affirmations accompany these enchanting images of the fairies who share their wisdom, love and healing. A wonderful gift for a treasured loved one or a special treat to buy for yourself.
(includes 44 Cards + Booklet)
On sale: 01 June 2004
Price (US): $24.95
ISBN: 9781561707850
Recommended age: 14+
In a word: Fairies
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: four out of five

April 15, 2013

The Violet Eden Chapters #4

by Jessica Shirvington

Love Will Tear Us Apart!

Having witnessed the opening of the gates of hell, and almost falling through, Violet is now dealing with the aftermath of that event, namely the return of her mother. But in this she is not alone, her father is also getting used to her mothers return, taking it a lot better then she is, and is also learning about her Grigori status. But to become a full Grigori Violet must travel to New York where's she will be tested, assessed and if successful accepted as one of their own.

Meanwhile Lilith has plans of her own for Violet and her mother, the woman responsible for sending her to hell in the first place. With the lives of innocents held in the balance Violet can hardly refuse Lilith’s wishes and with her mother watching on, she will suffer as she has never suffered before. But she will not suffer alone; turning what was an act of love into a strategic move against an inevitable attack from the enemy that will have dire consequences for them all.

Endless was how Violet and Lincoln had described their love for each other, beautiful, impossible, painful and endless. But Violet and Lincoln are learning the hard way that sometimes love is not enough. After having faced countless exiles, witnessing the gates of hell open and suffered at Lilith’s hands, in the end will they be torn apart by their own love for each other? A page turning romance that improves with every new chapter.
On sale: 01 September 2012
Price (AU): $24.99
ISBN: 9780734412720
Recommended age: 14+
In a word: Eve
Re-read it: probably
Recommend: to those reading the series
Star rating: three out of five

April 8, 2013

The Rosie Black Chronicles #2

Equinox by Lara Morgan

A Choice That Will Have Dire Consequences!


'Five Hundred Years Into The Future' and the world has changed. Society is segmented into the 'Centrals', those living with all the conveniences money can buy, the 'Bankers', those living on the banks of the river and barely getting by, and the 'Ferals', those who live wild with nothing but there wits to sustain them. Though different in many ways they all have one thing in common, anyone of them is susceptible to the deadly MalX, get bitten from the wrong mosquito and there is no cure only death.

Rosie is no longer living on the banks, exposed to the MalX, living day to day on the items she sold from the ruins of the old city. In fact Rosie never has to worry about the MalX ever again, thanks to Pip she was now immune, her father saved and she is living safely in the 'Central' part of the city with her aunt. However millions of others are not so lucky, MalX is still killing by the thousands, Helios is far from defeated and Pip has disappeared from her life. But worst of all she is expected to become a regular girl at a Central school.

When Pip finally surfaces again the reunion is not a happy one, and when the resistance is compromised Rosie again finds herself on the run, only this time it is not to the moon but the desert she is heading for. With the key to the resistances survival locked in her head, Rosie is now the only hope the resistance has left to fight Helios, but will she decide to fight against the monsters who created this nightmare disease , or will she chose to betray all she loves to keep them safe.

Equinox continues the fight to bring down Helios and discover a cure for the deadly MalX that is rapidly killing the world’s population. But there are complications as new allies and new enemies lead to explosive decisions and traitorous deals. Helios will stop at nothing to get Pip back and with him control the cure for the MalX, and the only way for Rosie to save him may just be to give Helios what it wants. Not to mention the fact that Helios may by the key to saving her own life.
On sale: 01 November 2011
Price (US): $22.95
ISBN: 9781921529405
Recommended age: 14+
In a word: Equinox Gate
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: four out of five

April 1, 2013

What The Raven Saw

What The Raven Saw by Samantha-Ellen Bound

"An Extraordinary Story"

As a bird of intelligence and great beauty, the solitary and superior raven is a bird to be respected and admired. How could a lowly and disgusting pigeon ever understand the trials of a magnificent raven, what right has a ghost to ask a favour of a proud and busy raven, and how dare anyone accuse raven of lying. But raven will learn that sometime when you give a little you get a lot in return.

What The Raven Saw was a ghost without hope, a girl lost to grief, a scarecrow come to life, an ever annoying pigeon, an unassuming thief and new beginning. A charming misadventure and quirky fairy story of a grumpy raven and the friends he made that change his life. A remarkable first novel that is recommend for children and adults alike.
On sale: 01 February 2013
Price (AU): $16.95
ISBN: 9781742757353
Recommended age: 8+
In a word: Raven
Re-read it: probably
Recommend: yes
Star rating: four out of five