The team at Robina QBD are rocking it with their reading suggestions this week. From Paranormal Romance to Australian History they have you covered!
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost: Half Vampire Cat Crawford is a Buffy-esque vampire hunter with a massive chip on her shoulder. She encounters a Master Vampire named Bones, and through coercion on his half, they team up to track down the biggest and baddest of the Vampire world. It’s sassy, sexy, well written, fast paced and funny as hell. Fans of J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood and Laurel K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series will be sure to love this. – Taysa (Store Manager)
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett: In a world ravaged by demons every night, the human race cowers behind ancient walls. Praying that they will last the night. In the chaos a young man comes along offering the people a last fleeting chance of survival. A fast paced fantasy that twists and turns around magical words, deadly demons and the chance of hope, The Painted Man is like no book you’ve read before. It makes you rush to the next one with no breath in between. -Chelsea (2IC)
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is the first fantasy book and first book by the late author Terry Pratchett that I read. With a twisted retelling of the Pied Piper, a talking Cat with wit to die for and well, some educated rats, it’s the perfect introduction to the Discworld for young adult readers. This book will draw you in with Pratchett’s wicked sense of humour, his well-crafted characters, and his enchanting tale entwined with moral lessons and philosophical questions to keep you thinking. Overall, I encourage you to read it. If you enjoy it, you’ll be set with your reading list for the next year or so. What a bonus! – Rachael
The Ghosts of Roebuck Bay by Ian W. Shaw: This title tells, in a fresh and well written way, the story of the Japanese air attack on Broome WA on 3 March 1942. Largely comprising eyewitness accounts, this book takes you into the heart of the action on that tragic afternoon. A great read for anyone interested in military or Australian history. – Maxine
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: I’m currently reading ‘Just One Day’ by Gayle Forman, and I’ve got to say, I think I like it more than ‘If I Stay.’ Ms Forman has produced a beautiful story about a girl who has always had her life planned out for her. But one boy and twenty-four hours in Paris changes all that. Now she’s struggling to figure out what she wants her life to be and who she wants to be. The writing is lush, and I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that’s made me want to go to Europe so much. I love it, and it makes me feel a little less alone about not knowing what’s going to happen in life. It’s a must-read! – Jocelyn
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ is one of my favourite books that we have here at QBD Robina. I’ve re-read this one a bunch of times and I usually don’t re-read books at all. You might not like it because it is quite melancholy but that makes it the perfect read for a rainy day. Reading this book makes me feel a bitter-sweet nostalgia for being in High school. – Elliot
11.22.63 by Stephen King: From the master of horror comes a time travel story? Yes, this take on the classic science fiction scenario has the main character Jake Epping try to stop the assassination of US President John F Kennedy. Thanks to a time portal in a diner’s pantry Jake is given the chance to travel back to 1958 and live five years in the past to the day where he can successfully stop the death of JFK himself. The trip through the late 50’s/early 60’s America is an interesting time period filled with iconic American historical moments which are known to Jake and brings a number of times where he could intervene and change the outcome of them, but if the past could be changed would it really be for the better or for the worst? – Andrew
Top left: Chelsea and Taysa; Middle left: Chelsea and Jocelyn; Middle right: Maxine and Andrew; Bottom right: Elliot and Rachael.
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