May 31, 2013

FLOWER FAIRIES: Moments & Memories Photo Album

Moments & Memories Photo Album
by Cicely Mary Barker

Treasured Moments Magically Preserved!

flower fairies moments & Memories photo album

Let these fairies protect your most favoured and magical moments within the pages of this generous and gorgeous album. Sprinkled amongst your own images are those of these iconic and beautiful flower fairies.

Moments & Memories Photo Album is a beautiful way to show off precious memories or keep safe those photos that are most meaningful. A precious album that is a real treasure to house that special occasion or makes a wondrous gift for a loved one.
On sale: 1999
ISBN: 9780785334668
Recommended age: 6+
In a word: Fairies
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

May 27, 2013


Faeryland by John Matthews
illustrated by Matt Dangler

'The Secret World Of The Hidden Ones'

Here is a door, enter if you dare to discover a world both familiar and new, a world full of beings found both on the land and under the sea. These fanciful beings have many names and hide many secrets, but with this book to guide you, you can uncover their hidden places and discover their magical ways.

Faeryland opens the door to these elusive and enchanting beings that have long fascinated and frightened people the world over. With this personal invitation to Faeryland you will learn the secret faerie spells and charms, as well as own your very own personal map of Faeryland. A beautifully presented book any faery lover will treasure.
On sale: 01 April 2013
Price (AU): $30.50
ISBN: 9781419706738
Recommended age: 6+
In a word: Faeries
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

May 20, 2013

Secrets of Carrick Book 1

Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith

A Sea-Girl's Story!


She is a wild girl, full of stories and covered in scales, growing up without a mother or a father. Although her aunt raised her it is the stories surrounding the island of Carrick that she lives on, stories of Other Ones, changeling's, the honey-tongued and cave people. But the stories she craves most are the stories of her own family, her great-grandfathers merrow wife, her fathers search for a sea wife, her mother's watery end.

With her affinity for water the long hot summer has driven her to the seabed for respite and answers, however it is through a hidden cave of hands, a man washed ashore in a net and an encounter with an ancient one that brings about the answers she so desperately needs. But when the truth is revealed it is not the story she had been hoping for, but with the truth she is finally able to find peace in her own story.

Merrow brings a young girls dreams of hope, magic and merrow's to life only to have those dreams transformed with the truth into memories of a woman who loved and was loved, a woman who was her mother. Neen's summer is one filled with stifling heat, enchanted stories, hidden truths, uncovered pasts and a new found affinity for bees. A notable story that is as wondrous as it is fulfilling.
On sale: 01 May 2013
Price (AU): $18.99
ISBN: 9781742031361
Recommended age: 13+
In a word: Merrow
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

May 13, 2013

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Album

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Album by Brian Froud

A Hidden Past... A Secret Revealed Squashed!


On her sixteenth birthday Angelica Cottington discovers an album that had once belonged to her sister Euphemia. It had been twelve years since her sister had passed, a sister she bearly remembered but for a few kindnesses. However the entries with this album reveal to Angelica the character of a girl lead astray by the fairies, portraying Euphemia as she has never been revealed before.

Lady Clottington's Pressed Fairy Album continues Angelica's story, and fairy pressing, through the revealing entries of a lost album. In this we learn not only of Euphemia's life and love of capturing fairies in photos, we learn of Angelica's reactions to her sisters exploits. But the most shocking truth of all is still to come, if only Angelica could refrain from squashing fairies for a moment or too. Another beautifully constructed and elegantly pictured book in the cottington series.
On sale: 01 October 2002
ISBN: 9781862055599
Recommended age: 16+
In a word: Fairies
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

May 6, 2013

Sookie Stackhouse #13

Dead Ever After
by Charlaine Harris

And They All Lived Happily ... Well, The Lucky Ones Lived!


She was told there would be consequences for using the cluviel  dor, great magic like that could not be used without consequences. But even with her telepathic abilities she could never have foreseen this outcome. Saving Sam was a decision that she would gladly make again, saving Sam was a choice that made little difference to her life, and yet saving Sam was going to change her life forever.

Being framed for murder is no picnic, neither is sharing a jail cell with Jane Bodehouse the morning after one of her nights on the drink, which for Jane happened to be about every night. But even with little evidence against her there are those who will be glad to see Sookie go down, one way or another. But before this mystery comes to a conclusion there will be more then one revelation and more then one victim dead ever after.

Dead Ever After is one way to describe her past relationships. In this, Sookie's final adventure, old enemies return for a last showdown and final attempt to kill our favourite telepathic barmaid heroine. The last in this series, this story bring to a close all those questions you had about the fate of this fairy blooded southern belle and the small town she calls home. If you have been following this series then this book is a must.
On sale: 01 May 2013
Price (AU): $29.99
ISBN: 9780575096622
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: The End
Re-read it: probably
Recommend: to those reading the series
Star rating: four out of five