Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead is the latest thriller written by Aussie author extraordinaire Rebecca James. It’s the first book of hers I have read, and I’m already making plans to read more!

The first thing that struck me about this book were the extremely vivid characters. Libby, Sebastien and Claire practically fly off the pages as they each take turns narrating the story after their friend…

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Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

Like all of Canavan’s books, Thief’s Magic is brilliantly characterised and well plotted.

The book is told in dual point-of view, with each character getting many chapters to tell their story before a switch. While at first there doesn’t seem to be anything in common with Tyen and Rielle, the longer one reads the more intriguing their connections get. Tyen is a university student who can use…

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Vampire Academy Re-Read: Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy Re-Read: Vampire Academy



I’m doing a VA re-read with Belle @ Belle’s Bookshelf and Bree @ 1 Girl Too Many Books :)

I bought a boxed set of the new pretty editions of the series to celebrate the release of the movie. I want to point out that blurb I’ve used, which appears in the movie re-cover edition, is misleading and sometimes outright wrong. It’s a very disappointing blurb :(

Anyways, we’ve all just…

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You know what I’m grateful for? That they never made movie covers for the Harry Potter books. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that?


Oh this is really interesting!

In Australia, we didn’t get movie tie-in editions, not in the sense that they do them now, but Bloomsbury Sydney did release new “Celebratory” editions of the books to coincide with the movies.

They were very similar to the original covers, but had gold stars on them.

It was very difficult, in fact, to find the original editions for a while. But after the final movie came out, they stopped printing these ones and we finally got the original covers back.  These are now out of print.

Here’s what they looked like:

The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle

The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle

The Bone Whistle closes out the adventure that started six years ago with Darcy and her five friends stumbling into another world. It’s a bittersweet conclusion to their story and I enjoyed it a lot.

Darcy and her friends have come a long, long way since we met them in The Six. They’ve grown and matured, loved and lost, been revered and betrayed, cursed and blessed. Now, approaching their last…

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I have done my best to sum up The Dream Thieves for readers wanting a refresher before Blue Lily, Lily Blue comes out on 10/21.

in short

The Dream Thieves is the second book in the four-book Raven Cycle. The sequel follows four private school boys (Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah), three professional psychics (Calla, Maura, and Persephone), two cars (an elderly but powerful Camaro named the Pig and a brutish but nuanced Mitsubishi named the Mitsubishi), and one clever and judgmental girl who is shorter than the author (Blue). Gansey still searches the mountains of Virginia for the legendary Welsh king Glendower, a quest made more plausible by the group’s discovery of a creepy, gorgeous, sentient, magical, adjective, adjective forest called Cabeswater. In The Dream Thieves, however, all of this takes a back seat to Ronan’s confession on the last page of The Raven Boys: he can take things out of his dreams.

Read it all on Recaptains.