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Alaisdair Dewar profile

Place of birth: New South Wales, Australia
Now living: New South Wales, Australia

3 favourite authors

3 favourite books

3 favourite films

Alaisdair Dewar's 15 reviews

The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R Fultz

The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R FultzDiving into this book about a young Native American in pre-colonial North America, I felt completely out of my depth. This is a subject that I have little to no knowledge of a...

9.1/10

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Residue by Steve Diamond

Residue by Steve Diamond is a YA horror/supernatural thriller that follows the story of a town rocked by the mysterious disappearance of a scientist and terrorized by a monster on the loose. There are a lot of stereotypical YA horror scenes in this book like prom night, high school drama and raging teenager hormones. Fortunately the author is sm...

8.5/10

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Dreaming Of Zhou Gong by Traci Harding (Time Keeper Trilogy)

Reading fantasy novels (and reading a lot of them!) sets a certain tone in your mind. We expect creatures like dragons, goblins and dwarves, our novels are plagued with mythical and mysterious creatures that tend to drift across universes. When I started reading Dreaming Of Zhou Gong I had no idea what to expect: what I got was an ancient Chines...

9.0/10

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The Power Of Six by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies)

The sequel to the critically acclaimed I Am Number Four, The Power of Six shifts into a completely different dimension that may puzzle and confuse some readers, but does what any sequel should do in a series, move the story along and change things up so it is virtually unrecognisable from its prior instalment.The Power Of Six is told from...

8.9/10

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies)

In 2010 I went through an odd phase whereby any movie being released based on a book I would read before it came out and sit there and judge it with intense scrutiny. Having seen the trailer for I Am Number Four I then rushing out to grab the book before the impending movie release date.Normally I am not into alien battle type-novels, yet...

8.4/10

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Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson)

In the third installment of the Percy Jackson series the pace slows down as backstories are revealed and a dark evil rises.It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal… But with Annabeth mi...

8.5/10

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Deep Into The Heart of a Rose by GT Denny (Book of Broken Bindings)

A Tolkien inspired romantic fantasy that all starts with an extremely loving and well written letter… G.T. Denny’s novel, Deep Into The Heart Of A Rose, will help usher in a new generation of love sick teens.The first novel in the Book of Broken Bindings series starts in the quiet and simple town of Vale as the book's mai...

9.0/10

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Percy Jackson and the Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson)

Young Adult Fantasy Book of the Month, December 2011Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series - written by Rick Riordan and published May, 2006. The much anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief sees Percy Jackson once again joining with his friends to f...

9.5/10

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The Last Battle by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The last installment of the Narnia Chronicles is a dark, twisted and often confusing story that is still highly debated to this date. Dripping with supposed religious allegory and with the dark and often depressing tone it can be quite full on, especially for younger readers.Starting out with “In the last days of Narnia” sets ...

8.0/10

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The Silver Chair by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The first book in the Narnian series to not feature the Pevensie children was an enormous risk for Lewis, but with a strong introduction to Eustace in Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, the book stars Eustace and Jill Pole who find themselves in Narnia after being chased by a group of bullies at their school.This book introduces more creatures i...

8.4/10

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: A fan favourite, subpar movie, one of the more popular books of the Narnia chronicles. It also houses one of the best introductions to a book that I have ever read.There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and masters called him Scrubb...

8.5/10

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Prince Caspian by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Prince Caspian, the unofficial, but official, highly debated sequel/non-sequel not really to The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, returns the four Pevensie children to the land of Narnia, thousands of years after the events of LW&W to discover that it is has become an entirely different place.Overrun by the Telmarines, Narnia is no...

9.0/10

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The Horse And His Boy by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Bree, the horse, has been kidnapped from Narnia and longs to return there. Shasta, on the verge of being sold into slavery, decides to run away with him in search of the home he's always dreamed of. But the journey is full of surprises and fraught with dangers, and when the companions uncover a treasonous plot, it also becomes a race aga...

8.5/10

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The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Heralded as one of the most enchanting and well written stories of our time The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe was the first published story about the magical land of Narnia.Set in London in the Blitz in 1950 four children are sent out of the city and into the country while the war effort is fought by their parents. Staying with an ol...

9.8/10

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The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

How do you go about reviewing the most beloved books of all time? This is the question I have been asking myself while re-reading the books for the umpteenth time. While these books where big back in the day the main question and direction I wanted to explore is… are they still relevant today?Set in the 1800‘s The Magicians N...

8.5/10

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