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Nov 06 2014

The Book of Days by K. A. Barker

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Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014. ISBN: 9781742614175
Recommended. The Book of Days written by Brisbane author K.A. Barker brings a new, fresh and different contribution to the young adult fantasy world. 16 year old Tuesday awakes from a 10 year long sleep to find herself in The Unreality House left with nothing but basic human functions, a letter from her past self and a man - Quintalion - whom she has no recollection of to watch over her. Tuesday soon finds herself confronted by her past horrors which she still has no memory of. Her 'old self' told her to let go of the past. She was told to use the chance she had been given to start again, but when the head of the Daybreakers shows up accusing her of things she can't remember doing, she sets out on an adventure to discover what it was that left her with no hope all those years ago.
The novel will constantly keep you on your toes and won't let you put it down. It's impossible to predict what's coming next and each chapter brings a new bit of adventure. The book is expertly written with characters that are easy to relate to. The people are well rounded with believable back stories and lovable personalities. K.A. Barker did an amazing job bringing realistic characters into an enchanting fantasy word.
The Book of Days is a fun, captivating and exciting fantasy book that people of many ages will fall in love with. The story is thrilling, original and I cannot wait to see what else K.A. Barker has in store for us.
Jude Mills (Student Year 9)

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