Tag: new zealand

Jun 11

Book Review: The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton This book takes place in New Zealand during the gold rush of the mid nineteenth century, a time and place I know almost nothing about. It begins when a young man stumbles to shore, frightened by a horrifying spectre he has seen on the ship. He picks the first hotel …

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Dec 19

Book Review: Guardian of the Dead

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Girl goes to boarding school where she meets a cute boy who has mysterious powers. Wait, I know what you’re thinking. I was thinking it too, but GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD is not a cookie-cutter YA novel. Let’s start with what I liked about this novel. First of …

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