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Reviewsday: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Explosive from the first kindling down to the last ember. Krysten Ritter has a detailed imagination and, in her debut novel, she weaves a mysterious web.

Protagonist Abby Williams returns to her small county hometown of Barrens to investigate a case of corporate pollution in the reservoir. This case burns a little too bright and hits a little too close to home for Abby, and the fire begins to entrance her, leading her on a downward spiral towards the truth. She didn't really come home for the case, she came home in search of her missing school friend turned tormentor- Kaycee. And she'll walk through fire to find out what happened to her. Did she simply walk away from their hometown of Barrens? Or is there a dark secret waiting to be uncovered?

- Erin Glover

 

Keep It Off With Michelle Bridges!

Michelle Bridges is back with a fabulous new book designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Keeping It Off is filled with delicious recipes & meal plans including 15-minute dinners, meals on a budget, batch cooking and prep-ahead lunchboxes.We're lucky enough to have a sneak peek at a few recipes from the book. Check out the delicious Thai Chicken Drumsticks & Green Rice recipe. We taste-tested it and it is scrumptious! You can also see 3 more recipes here.

Need to work out but can't get to the gym? Not sure where to start with exercise? No worries. With easy-to-follow workouts you can do at home or on holiday Michelle has you covered. All of the exercises can be done without special equipment and are great for beginners and above!

This book is the complete package and will inspire you to develop habits that maintain good health...for life. Get it in store or online today.

 

 

Slip ‘Into The Water’ This May

Fans of Paula Hawkins' The Girl On The Train get ready... There's a new book coming and it's going to thrill the pants off you!

Into The Water will be published in May 2017 and the description on Penguin Australia's website definitely makes it sound like another twisting, mind-bending, page-turner!

newpaulahawkinsInto The Water is an addictive novel of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth, and a family drowning in secrets.

With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in her debut, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town.  Once again in Into The Water Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can inflict.

Paula Hawkins says:  “This story has been brewing for a good while.  For me there is something irresistible about the stories we tell ourselves, the way voices and truths can be been hidden consciously or unconsciously, memories can be washed away and whole histories submerged.  Then two sisters appeared, and the novel began to form.”

Currently all we can show you is the amazing cover, but as soon as it's available to pre-order we'll let you know! We can't wait to get our hands on this one!

QBD Reviews: Small Great Things by Jodi PIcoult

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Jodi Picoult has again targeted another of society’s big issues with her latest courtroom drama novel.

Prejudice and race is at the heart of the story as we follow the experience of an African American labour and delivery nurse whose world is turned upside down when she comes in contact with a white supremacist and his baby.

Thought provoking and heart wrenching, the topics on display in this book are relevant and will stay with you well after you turn the last page.

Jodi Picoult has a way of jumping into the shoes of others and seeing things through others eyes, raising questions that you never thought to consider before.

I enjoyed this book from start to finish and thoroughly recommend Ms Picoult's newest novel to anyone who enjoys a great read.

~ Belinda, QBD Charlestown

 

Shadowhunters: A new adventure is on the horizon!

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The adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter are available in print this November, with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be...

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join him on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy's illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. These moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for fans who just can't get enough of the Shadowhunters. The series features characters from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices and the upcoming Last Hours series.

Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy  is perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters PLUS it includes a bonus pull-out poster!

Can't wait till November 15th? We've got the cure: Cassandra Clare has the first story, Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy available as an audiobook on Youtube! Check it out.

 

Product description from Cassandra Clare's website.