Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time Traveling Fashionista: On Board the Titanic by Bianca Turesky (book 1 in the Time Traveling Fashionista series)

"What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time?"'

When Louise Lambert receives a very mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a fashionable time-travel adventure. Slipping on a gorgeous pink gown, Lousie suddenly finds herself on board a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago and is swept up in the glamorous life of this decadent era. That is until she realizes that she is not just on any ship -she is on the TITANIC!

Author: Bianca Turesky
Genre: Low Fantasy
Publisher: Poppy (2011)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday Barnes: No Rules By R.A. Spratt (4th book in the Friday Barnes Series)

"Friday Barnes is back... or not?"

Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland! With their in-school detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all the teachers! I wonder who?

The Headmaster claims it wasn't him, and suspicion soon turns to Ian Wainscott, but Friday won't stand by and let her favorite nemesis/crush take the blame. Apart from being innocent (probably), he's seriously good-looking.  

"Can Friday save Ian's scholarship? Can she find the prankster before they bring down the school? Can she run the cross country? She's certainly going to try . . . to do the first two, anyway."(From Back of Book)

Author: R.A Spratt
Genre: Realistic fiction and Mystery
Publisher: Random House Australia (2016)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Friday Barnes: Big Trouble by R.A Spratt

"Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time, it's personal!"

When Friday's father turns up out of nowhere, he brings his daughter some disturbing news- Friday's mother has been kidnapped? Who would want to kidnap a crazy theoretical physicist?

The Headmaster needs Friday's help aswell. When Highcrest Academy is thrown into utter chaos by the arrival of the beautiful Princess Ingrid of Norway things start to go missing. It appears Highcrest Academy has been infiltrated by a pickpocket who everyone calls; 'The Pimpernel'.

"Can Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat and unmask the Pimpernel? If it means she gets to ditch PE, then, of course, she can!"(from back of book)

Author: R.A Spratt
Genre: Mystery and Realistic fiction
Publisher: Random House Australia (2015)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion by R.A. Spratt

"Friday Barnes! Arrested!"

Who knew boarding school could be this Hazardous!? 
When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy's mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be arrested. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott all up in her face, Friday is not so sure boarding school was the smartest choice in the world. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to a bunch of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her neck in crimes - and she swears not all of them are hers. There's also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday.

"Can Friday navigate the dangerous grounds of Highcrest Academy and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?"(from back of book)

Author: R.A Spratt
Genre: Realistic Fiction and Mystery
Publisher: Random House Australia (2015)

Friday Barnes: Girl Detective (R.A. Spratt)

"Imagin if Sherlock holmes was an 11-year-old girl" (from back of book)

When Friday Barnes was rejected from university (she is only eleven!) her only choice was to go to high school. So after she solves a bank robbery and wins $50.000 she uses it to go to Highcrest Academy (a fancy posh money based boarding school). When Friday arrives she realizes that the school is actually a hotbed of crime and soon she is solving everyone's problems, even the mystery of the yeti running around the swamp!

"Will Friday Solve all Highcrest Academy's many crimes including the biggest question of all
-whats the point in high school?" 
 (from Back of Book)

Author: R.A Spratt
Genre: Realistic Fiction and Mystery
Publisher: Random House Australia (2014)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Hunger games series by Suzanne Collins

"Katniss Everdeen the girl on fire!"(From Book)

'From the Treaty of treason: In Penance of their uprising, each district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 in a public "reaping". These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of the Capitol. They will then be transferred to a public arena where they will fight to the death until a lone victor remains.

Henceforth and foremost the pageant shall be known as the Hunger Games'

Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Shcooltastic (2008-2010)
Genre: Adventure, Science fiction, drama and action