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Book Week

Thank you to everyone who came along and celebrated Book Week with us today! It was terrific to see so many of our students dress up as a character from a book they connect to for this year’s theme – connect to reading. Well done Rory, who won the lucky dip for best dressed. If you haven’t visited the Book Fair yet in our library, make sure you don’t miss out – it’s open until the end of this week.

OC Book Review

2 reviews thanks to Sarah

As the sequel to Blood Red Road (I did a review on it last week), Rebel Heart is an extraordinary book all about Saba’s quest find Jack.

Saba needs Jack, her whole being longs for him and his reckless soul. But IMG_3265Jack isn’t easy to find after going to inform Molly of the great loss that she would be burdened with, a loss that shocked them all. He seemingly betrays Saba by joining ranks with a squad of Tonton. The entire situation is complicated when Saba falls into the arms of Demalo. The leader of the Tonton and of New Eden, a place of tranquillity, clarity, purity and restoration.

Here is the blurb…

There’s a price on Saba’s head.

They call her the Angel of Death. She defeated a tyrant, but victory comes at a cost. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, she needs Jack. His moonlight eyes, his reckless courage, his wild courage. But Jack has left and a ruthless new enemy searches for Saba across the Dustlands…“

This book will be enjoyed by many people alike, but in particular people who are fans of books like the Hunger Games and who crave action and pure adrenaline.

Rebel Heart is one of the few books I’ve read that are as good as if not better than the first one. Highly recommended.


Over the weekend I read a not-very-good book called Twice Upon A Time by Kate Forster. It’s a teen romance and has absolutely no excitement in it what so ever. It’s a really cheesy romance that follows the same old romance storyline.

Here’s the blurb:

” Cinda’s backpacking trip takes an unexpected turn when she meets gorgeous, fun loving and incredibly wealthy Ludo in Italy. Suddenly Cinda is thrust into the heady, glamorous world of the super rich, and she’s hanging out on yachts and villa’s all over Europe. It’s the ultimate summer-fling what more could a girl want?”

“But when Cinda meets Gus, Ludo’s equally gorgeous twin brother- and heir to the Sardinian throne, she starts to realise that true happiness isn’t just about how much you party. And that true love can be found in the most unexpected places.”

“Both prince brothers are determined to win Cinda’s heart, and one of them will throw everything away to be with her… but will it be the right one?”

This was an easy read but overall I don’t think it was worth reading. My rule for reading is that: if you weren’t reluctant to put it down and eager to pick it up again than it wasn’t worth reading. It wasn’t very good and I have read a lot better. I highly recommend that you DO NOT read this book.

OC Book Review

A few months ago I read an amazing book called Blood Red Road by Moira Young. It falls under the genre of sci-fi fantasy with a hint of romance. Set in our world in the future where our generation is known as the wreckers, the main character Saba embarks on a dangerous quest to save her brother from the terrible clutches of her soon to be greatest enemies the Tonton. Much to her anger, her little sister was destined to join her on this quest of danger, courage and sacrifice, as she experiences first hand the terror and “red hot” of cage fighting under the name of “The angel of death”. But her immediate plans are thwarted by the unexpected arrival of the one they call Jack.


I write now an exact copy of the blurb.

“I ain’t afeared of nuthin”

“When Saba’s brother is stolen. Red rage fills her soul, she races across the cruel dustlands to find him. Saba can trust no one. Even the boy who saves her life. She must silence her heart to survive. Blood will spill.”

This is one of my all time favourite books and I would highly recommend it for pretty much anyone who likes reading but especially those who love reading adventure books or sci-fi fiction.

Blood Red Road is the first book in the dustlands trilogy, the second being Rebel Heart also an amazing read, possibly better than the first and Raging Star which was actually released on May 14 this year which I haven’t read but am sure it will be great.