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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Muse by Rebecca Lim

Did you read Mercy and Exile and fall in love with them? Well the third book in the MERCY series by Rebecca Lim is now here.

An angel in exile, caught between lives…… and loves…..searching for answers, for her destiny…

In the third MERCY paranormal romance, Mercy wakes in a new unknown host, her love for Ryan and Luc burning stronger than ever. But who will she make the ultimate sacrifice for?

There’s something very wrong with me. When I wake up, I could be anyone…

Mercy is thrust into the excessive world of fashion when she awakes in the body of a troubled Russian supermodel, Irina: bitchy, hot-tempered and known to be dabbling in things she shouldn’t, Irina is on the verge of a very public breakdown.

Against the glamorous background of opulent Milan, Mercy continues her increasingly desperate search for Ryan to lead her back to her immortal lover, Luc. But this time Mercy is aware that her memories and powers are growing ever stronger – and she begins to doubt Luc as The Eight reveal more of her mysterious past. Are Luc’s desires as selfless as her own or does he want her for a more terrifying purpose?

The grand scale celestial battle for Mercy’s soul builds to an incredible stormy crescendo as archangels and demons clash in a cataclysmic showdown that not all will survive…..  review by Good Reads

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March 26, 2012 Posted by | Paranormal, Romance | | Leave a comment

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

With the much awaited hype surrounding the premier of the

 movie The Hunger Games why not find out what all the fuss

is about and read the book first!

Do you love a book full of rip-roaring action, a book that will have you on the edge of your seat and one that you can not put down. Throw in great characters and a bit of romance and you have The Hunger Games.

Winnning will make you famous. Losing means certain death. Let the Hunger Games begin!

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Adventure, Film tie in, Great series, Survival, Suspense | | Leave a comment

The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant

A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him.

Each step becomes a heartbeat and I feel the distance between Omed and me closing. I remember when I first met him – when he had showed me what bravery meant. How he had stood up for what he believed. In the end that had been his undoing.
Omed is a boy from Afghanistan. After making an enemy of the Taliban on the day the Buddhas of Bamiyan are destroyed, he undertakes a perilous journey to seek asylum in Australia. Hector is a grieving Australian boy who has given up on school and retreated into silence.
Their paths meet at a candle factory where they both find work. But secrets fester behind the monotonous routine of assembling wax and wicks – secrets with terrible consequences. And, ultimately, it is up to Hector to see how the story ends.
Omed’s and Hector’s beautifully told and compelling journeys will grip hold of your heart and not let go.

March 15, 2012 Posted by | Relationships | , , | Leave a comment

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Fans of Melina Marchetta who have been waiting for the Book Two of the Lumatere  Chronicles will have to wait no longer. Froi of the Exiles is here….the gripping sequel to Finnikin of the Rock!

Blood sings to blood … Those born last will make the first … For Charyn will be barren no more.
Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home… Or so he believes…

Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not who they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad Princess.

And in this barren and mysterious place, he will discover that there is a song sleeping in his blood, and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.

Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper’s Son

March 5, 2012 Posted by | Fantasy, Great series | | Leave a comment

The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 6: The Calculus Affair / The Red Sea Sharks / Tintin in Tibet by Herge

Whether he’s trolling the high seas for treasure or blasting off for the moon, young reporter-sleuth Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, have delighted readers everywhere for generations with their timeless adventures. Join Tintin and Snowy as they tackle the toughest mysteries around the world in The Calculus Affair, The Red Sea Sharks, and Tintin in Tibet

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Dan‘s review

Aug 02, 11
5 of 5 stars
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can’t be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead of his time (Exploring the moon, Industrialization, South American political conflict, modern slave trade, extraterrestrial life) and he made certain every detail for every object would be realistic (after the third book at least). Herge’s work can certainly be cited as an influence for any modern day graphic novel or comic book.  Good Reads

March 2, 2012 Posted by | Adventure, Boys' read, Film tie in, Graphic Novels | | Leave a comment

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Enter a vanished world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962.

Were black maids raise white chidren, but are trusted not to steal the silver…..

The Help has been described as a story with heart and hope. A good old fashioned  novel (New York Daily News)
 “Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.”

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.”

(Above excerpt is from the www.kathrynstockett.com)

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March 1, 2012 Posted by | Film tie in, Past, people and places, Relationships | | Leave a comment