Publisher: Allen & Unwin. Release Date: Febraury 2017. Source: Borrowed from library. Synopsis: A rollicking fantasy-adventure by the master of children’s speculative fiction. Talking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser. Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a … More Review: Frogkisser By Garth Nix
Release Date: October 3rd 2017. Publisher: Hachette Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: A gripping YA crossover series from a spectacular new voice in the genre Destroyer. Death bringer. Dragon-slayer. I am more weapon than girl. Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she’s sworn to protect, she … More An Incredible Fantasy: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.
Released Date: March 2015. Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia. Source:From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: In her first novel for middle-grade readers, bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. … More Review: Nightbird By Alice Hoffman.
Release Date: December 1st 20014 Publisher: Walker Books Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other … More Review: Egg and Spoon By Gregory Maguire.
The synopsis from Goodreads: Emma Swan’s life has been anything but a fairy tale. She’s been on her own since she was abandoned as a baby–that is, until the night of her twenty-eighth birthday, when Henry, a ten-year-old boy, shows up on her doorstep. He’s the son Emma gave up for adoption, and this surprise … More Review: ‘Reawakened’ A Once Upon A Time Tale by Odette Beane.
Synopsis from Goodreads: Jarrod Thornton is mesmerising. But Kate Warren doesn’t know why. The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their … More Review: Old Magic by Marianne Curley.
Ava stood in the park, staring at the tree. “What are you doing?” her mum asked as she pulled the plates out of the picnic set. “Looking at the lady,” Ava told her. Her mum turned her head and then looked back at Ava. “What lady?” “The lady in the tree,” Ava explained. Her mum … More The Lady in the Tree.
Nimira’s life takes an unexpected turn when she’s hired by the mysterious Mr Hollin Parry to accompany an exquisite piano-playing automaton. But Nimira’s happiness with her new life style is short-lived. She soon discovers that the spirit of a young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the machine’s stiff limbs. As they gradually fall in love, … More Review: Magic Under Glass.