Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten 2016 Releases I Can’t Believe I Still Haven’t Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. This week is a freebie week, and due to the fact that I have yet to read many of my most anticipated 2016 releases, I thought that this would be a great topic to do! I’m also cheating a little bit – top ten tuesday has turned into top eleven tuesday because I couldn’t cut this list down anymore!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Australian Books I’d Recommend

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. Today’s topic is a freebie week, and as today is Australia Day I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to share some of my Aussie favourites. In no particular order;

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novels

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. Today’s topic is top ten debut authors who have you looking forward to their sophomore novels. I kind of struggled with this topic because I really couldn’t think of many authors who I haven’t already read their sophomore novels. I did manage to get to 10 though – yay!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for readers who like under hyped books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. This week was a fairly open topic, allowing us to choose ten books for readers who like something. I’ve chosen under hyped books, as I feel like there are so many great books out there that really do not get the attention that they should! Continue reading

Masquerade – Kylie Fornasier

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Title: Masquerade

Author: Kylie Fornasier

Publisher: Penguin Australia

Year: 2014

Page Count: 340 Pages

ISBN: 9780143571070

Masquerade is the debut novel for Australian author Kylie Fornasier. I first heard about this book in June at the Sydney Penguin Teen Australia Live Event. I was lucky to get to hear Fornasier talk about this book firsthand, and she instantly had me wanting this book. I am normally not the biggest fan of Australian authors – it honestly is nothing personal but I have never managed to find an Australian book that I can rave about. Masquerade changes this, as it was a book I thoroughly enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much, that I’ve decided to set myself a little goal. Each month I want to read and review at least one Australian book, and I’m starting this month with the one and only Masquerade.

Masquerade is set in 1750’s Venice, and follows seven teenagers whose lives intercross with one another. All seven characters are hiding something, whether this deals with their loves, desires, loyalties, or beliefs, and the Venice setting of ballrooms, theatres, palazzos, and promenades mean that the drama is intensified with gossip, games, and schemes threatening to have it all come crashing down. Everyone is being played by someone who knows more than they do, and coincidentally they too are being played. This is everything you could want in a novel – mystery, scandal, drama, and romance.

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