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A court of thorns and roses

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Feyre is a hunter and lives on the edge of starvation as she tries to provide for her family. However, while out hunting she kills a fairy who had taken the form of a wolf. As a punishment she has to be imprisoned in an enchanted fairy court. But from childhood she has been taught that fairies are evil and fears both for herself and her family that she’s forced to leave behind.

I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of Sarah J Maas’ books and so was quite excited to have the opportunity to read A Court of Thorns and Roses too.

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The Mime Order

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The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon is the sequel to The Bone Season. It follows Paige Mahoney after she’s escaped from Sheol I and has returned to London as the city’s most wanted person. She hooks back up with Jaxon Hall and the Seven Seals as they jockey with the other mime lords and mime queens and their respective gangs for power within the city.

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The Bone Season

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The Bone Season is set in a parallel world with a lot of similarities to ours but where clairvoyance is real and being discovered as clairvoyant is a death sentence. Paige is a member of the Seven Seals cohort run by Jaxon Hall a criminal group that uses their extra sensory skills to make money illegally.

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Love to Swaddle Up

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I missed the boat swaddling my first baby and he was really difficult to settle to sleep. I was much more determined second time around and prepared from day one! Love to Swaddle Up made it all a lot easier.

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Don’t Think about Purple Elephants

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Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach …

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Phil&Teds Traveller crib

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The seriously lightweight and compact Traveller is something you don’t need to make a lot of room for when you go away from home with bubs. Tuck it under a seat in the car, shove it down the side of your suitcase, or right on top of the rest. It’s going to fit.

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99 Stories from the Bible

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This is a brightly illustrated, robust hardback title that retells 99 Bible stories. Each is featured in a single or double page spread and through simple text that would suit the 4-7 year old age bracket.

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The Zumbo Files

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For those of us who are avid Adrian Zumbo fans, his latest book The Zumbo Files will not disappoint! The master patissier Adriano Zumbo (nick named the Sweet Assassin) has released his third cookbook, which is filled with over 50 new recipes and for the first time provides photographic step-by-step instructions for the master recipes in each section. This gorgeous, bright cookbook is sure to thrill any pâtisserie-lover or creative home cook.

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Peas in a Pod

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Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly and Peg are quintuplets. Since birth, they’ve done everything the same — cry, eat, sleep, sit. But as they get a little older, things start to change. Now they want to do things differently — very differently. Can Mum and Dad keep their little girls as matching peas in a pod, or will those five very individual personalities win out in the end? Find out in Peas in a Pod!

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Who Knows Tomorrow

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Lisa Lovatt-Smith gave up her highfalutin career in fashion to volunteer at an orphanage in Ghana in the mid 2000s. Little did she know that she would find an entirely new world in which to operate – one where she was needed and could make a substantial, life changing difference. She sold everything, started the aid organisation OAfrica and put her skills to use changing the lives of countless orphans.

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