Four Points series by Hope Larson

Hi everyone, this week’s review post is about a pair of graphic novels I found about adventure in the high seas and pirates. Yes, you read right, pirates!! Now, if you thought this would be a typical read suited for boys….well…why don’t you just read on and find out….

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In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

Hi everyone, don’t worry, this week’s read is not as dark as last week. You’ll have more contemporary characters mixed with magic and some heartwarming history here. If you, like me, enjoy stories of siblings then this is for you!

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A dark and mysterious fantasy read

Hello everyone, I hope you like mysterious magical creatures along with a dash of darkness and horror. Oh good, then this week is definitely for you!! Gothic horror, dark and dangerous creatures, along with magical beings mix together….I’ve done it again…well… You’ll just have to press below to find out more!!

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A quirky tale of magic and friendship

Hi everyone, I thought I’d kick this month off with a quirky tale of magic and friendship. Sometimes in contemporary reads the magic element lies within a person or around them. In this read, the magic item is a book!! That is all I’m going to leave you with…it’s up to you to decide if this is worth you while or not…

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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Hi there, this last post for the month is a mystery read that had me captivated at every page. It was also one of the few books I had managed to take out from my library before New Zealand went into lockdown in March so I ended up reading it at least three times!! See what you think…

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The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson

Hi everyone, this next post features a lovely book I found by a happy accident. Acclaimed Newbery medalist Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia had always been a favourite read of mine growing up as a child, so when I saw her name linked to this one, I had to read it. If you’re like me and enjoyed her award-winner of a read, then you’ll love this one too!!

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Mister Cassowary by Samantha Wheeler

Hello there, winter is making her presence known down here in New Zealand!! The few animals you do see out and about only come out for food and go right back home!! A bit like how we were during our lockdown period!! The story for this post is about an Australian bird, a somewhat large one… I don’t intend on meeting up with this creature anytime soon…but if you want to find out…check out my review below!

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Forest World by Margarita Engle

Hi everyone, this week my review will take you to another part of our beautiful world. I hope you enjoy this lyrical read as much as I did because…well…it’s written slightly differently to your average middle-grade fiction story. So, take a break, have a seat, and get ready…

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A diverse diary read

Hi everyone, for those who were wondering about how diary fiction fares in contemporary diverse reads, look no further. This lovely title popped into a search just before I hit lockdown and sparked an interest. So, without giving away any spoilers, please delve in to check it out!!

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Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

Hi everyone, you wouldn’t believe it but after weeks of waiting for this last title of Jackie French’s Matilda Saga, it turns up a month earlier at the library I work at!! I might as well confess now, I actually write up these posts a month in advance! Yes, I know, a bit too organised, that’s me!! So if you were waiting for the last story, have a read of my review below…

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