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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Review - The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James

The Missing Manuscript of Jane AustenThe Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It has given me a greater appreciation for the works of Jane Austen. The novel moves along quite nicely and you get to fall inlove with all the characters at your own pace. In fact you come away thinking that there really was a missing manuscript from Jane Austen. Samantha and Anthony have great chemistry and work really well together in finding the missing manuscript. You actually have two books in one as we are also reading about the life of Rebecca Stanhope and her adventures. After being evicted out of their home, Rebecca and her father are forced to find a home with relatives while also trying to clear her father's name.

A very good read and one I highly recommend. It has made me want to read some of Austen's books again.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Book Review: Finishing School #1 Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Set 25 years before the parasol protectorate we see some of our familiar characters (in their younger forms) and we meet new people. Well written and just as funny as the previous series, we meet Sophronia Temminnick. She is a fourteen year old girl who is not very lady like, so her mother sends her off to finishing school. Only it's not like any old finishing school - it is an espionage school. I loved it and can't wait for the second one to come out.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Andy Griffiths - Once Upon A Slime

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review - Dreaming of Zhou Gong by Traci Harding

Dreaming of Zhou Gong (The Timekeepers #1)Dreaming of Zhou Gong by Traci Harding
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love all of Traci's books. This whole story arc has been one massive ride and it just keeps getting better. I love the tone of the book and it seems to bring something new to the table. I like how the characters keep developing and with each life, the evolve into something new. The Asian aspect of this book is fascinating and I am learning new things as I read. All in all, a very well written book. I shudder to think of how Traci keeps track of who everyone is, was and where they all are at one time. Good job!

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Book Reviews - Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank & Hush by Cherry Adair

Forbidden (The World of Nightwalkers, #1)Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love the Nightwalker world and Jacquelyn Frank doesn't disapoint with this new series. The author goes back to the world of the Nightwalkers and shows us a brand new breed - Bodywalkers. These are spirits of past people who co-inhabit the body of a mortal. They are fighting a civil war that has gone on for thousands of years. Here we encounter Docia, who is unassuming but has a wild streak in her. She gets offered the chance to become a Bodywalker after an accident (well not an accident :P) She meets up with Ram and then the story gets going. I highly enjoyed this new series and can't wait to continue reading when the next book comes out.

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  Hush (Lodestone Trilogy, #1)Hush by Cherry Adair
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading this story. The characters are thrill seeking brothers who get caught up in a kidnapping with an innocent woman. They have to escape while wounded and in hostile territory. I loved Acadia Grey, she had such guff to her that she matched the Stark brothers well. A good storyline, with an end that you don't see very often.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Preorder your copy of Clockwork Princess to go into a draw to WIN a pack of signed Cassandra Claire books.

To Enter:

1. Preorder a copy of Clockwork Princess instore
2. "Like" the Walker Books Facebook Page
3. Enter the competition on the Clockwork Princess tab.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Review - Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society - Darien Gee

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking SocietyThe Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

DUE: MAY 2013
This was a gentle read. I loved this book. The town of Avalon has its ups and downs and we follow the lives of 5-7 core people in the book. Each one is effected by the Avalon Scrapbook Society. A witty, emotional and very moving story. It brought a tear to my eyes a few times. You get to see how one person can effect so many people without knowing it and how we can grow as a human but interacting with others.

I would highly recommend this book and if you love scrapbooking (as I do) you will find inspiration it's pages. I know I have!!

I want to now read the Friendship Bread by Darien Gee which is set in Avalon as well.

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