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Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter - Jean-Yves Ferri (Paperback)

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Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter - Jean-Yves Ferri (Paperback)
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Price
135
RRP
R 189
(-29%)

Almost classic Asterix and Obelix

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This is a good addition to the stories that was made famous in the past. The humour and personality of the characters pulls through and the addition of a younger cast makes for some interesting observations.

Dumb Ways to Die: Numpty Figurine and Songbook - Running Press (Mixed media product)

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Dumb Ways to Die: Numpty Figurine and Songbook - Running Press (Mixed media product)
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Price
261

It is nice

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The figurine feels solid, has rubbery material for the fire/hair. The figure bobbles nicely and it sings the first part of the song when the button is pressed. The sound quality is what you'd expect for the price, nothing great but clear. The songbook is very cute and has the lyrics to the entire song with matching pictures.
Note that when I bought it, it took a lot longer than expected due to supplier issues, unsure if it got fixed eventually.
All in all, very cute, good quality, decent sound and a great little book with it.

When I Was You - Minka Kent (Paperback)

When I Was You - Minka Kent (Paperback)
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Price
300

An interesting thriller

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Thank you for good thriller. I imagine what could happen if some one stole my face.One can also read The Tenant's Wrath, another thriller when you finish reading it

Jesus and the Essenes - Dolores Cannon (Paperback)

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Jesus and the Essenes - Dolores Cannon (Paperback)
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Price
278

Open Your Mind

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This is a must read for all that wonders about the real purpose for the Son of God to be born as a human - I just love the content and the way Dolores presented it in logical manner for all to understand!

The Chronicles of Prydain - Lloyd Alexander (Paperback)

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The Chronicles of Prydain - Lloyd Alexander (Paperback)
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771

Welsh myth inspired fantasy saga

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Beautifully and colourfully written. Each character is fully developed. Stereotypes are ignored.

World of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin (Hardcover)

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World of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin (Hardcover)
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Price
570
RRP
R 730
(-22%)

Great History of of Martin's World!

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Very detailed history book of the WOIAF, with excellent artwork. Rich lore that will keep you going late into the evening.
For fans of the books a must buy!

Bride Test - Helen Hoang (Paperback)

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Bride Test - Helen Hoang (Paperback)
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Price
139
RRP
R 175
(-21%)

Hilarious!

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This is one funny read. Of course as you know with books, they're never based on the same emotion throughout, but this was fun, heart-warming and inspiring.

The protagonist Esme is an inspiring woman, who against all odds didn't let the fire inside of her diminish.

Grab this book if you're in a reading slump or just having one of those days that are sucky. It'll make a whole world of a difference.

How It Feels to Float - Helena Fox (Paperback)

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How It Feels to Float - Helena Fox (Paperback)
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Price
139
RRP
R 175
(-21%)

Masterpiece

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No YA book explores the protagonist's mental health to this level. I felt like I was living in Biz's head.

Biz goes through a lot in this book. You'll cry, laugh, hurt, go on a journey. Most importantly you'll heal. The book opens our eyes on the depth of scars left by losing someone close to our hearts.

It's important to release the hurt we feel and talk about it before it suffocates us and takes over our entire lives.

Grace in the Wilderness - Scott Riley (Paperback)

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Grace in the Wilderness - Scott Riley (Paperback)
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Price
461

An amazing journey in a Vietnam era wartime epic

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Scott Riley’s vivid, colorful, striking, dark and gritty narrative takes you back in time to his tour in Vietnam where you're pinned down with his fire team during the monsoon season fighting to the last man as the enemy closed in. An African American soldier in the U.S. Army, Riley goes AWOL and etches out a life with his Asian wife, Ba in the back alleys of the coastal city of Qui Nho'n while hunted by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.), local Vietnamese law enforcement and rival criminals, which evokes the spirit of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film Apocolypse Now and Stanley Rubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

Riley operated with a level of sophistication more indicative of a highly trained CIA agent or British Secret Service operative rather than an Army private who regretted his decision to join the Army looking for a way out by any means necessary. The crowning jewel: This is a true story. To say that the narrative arc of Riley’s time in Vietnam is certainly a fantastic read is a bold understatement to say the least, and worthy of being adapted into an independent film.

The Planets - Professor Brian Cox (Hardcover)

The Planets - Professor Brian Cox (Hardcover)
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Price
453
RRP
R 580
(-22%)

???

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So why isn't the DVD/Bluray of the TV series not on sale then ??????? :I

One of Us Is Lying - Karen McManus (Paperback)

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One of Us Is Lying - Karen McManus (Paperback)
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Price
168
RRP
R 175

One of the best YA Mysteries I've read in a while!

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Went into this book without any spoilers, which is how I like to approach my mysteries. This means that I had no idea how this book will progress, or who was the ‘murderer’. What surprised me is that this book as been nominated for a few awards, like the Evergreen Teen Book Award Nominee for High School (2020), Lincoln Award Nominee (2019) and the Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2017).

CHARACTERS
Bronwyn (the geek), a stereotypical straight A’s student who made some choices.
Nate (the criminal), a bad boy turned good(-ish) with a past that shaped him into thinking people won’t ever care about him.
Addy (the princess), a hair obsessed shell turned pixie cut bad ass.
Connor (the jock), a baseball player with a bright future and beautiful girlfriend.
Simon (the victim), a ‘Gossip Girl’ style blogger, ruthlessly exposing the truth.

WRITING
Karen has a straight forward writing style, adding suspense, mystery and just enough red herrings to keep you doubting your theories.

PLOT
I suspected some of the plot resolutions, the main culprit’s involvement when the murder took place. But there was a lot more to that day and the reasons for how it went down goes much deeper than just one thing.

OVERALL
The characters changes throughout the story, growing into themselves and getting stronger. They form a lasting bond, and lifelong friendship after realizing who their true friends are. Had me reading late, because, even though I had figured some of it out early on, I still needed to know exactly how it went down and it was worth every single page!

In Short

There’s two sides to every story, or five in this case
Princesses can fight for themselves
Breaks stereotype molds in YA writing
LGBTQ representation

Plaaskos - Arina du Plessis (Paperback)

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Plaaskos - Arina du Plessis (Paperback)
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Price
284
RRP
R 370
(-23%)

Better than expected!

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I honestly expected this little book with a few recopies in it but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived!
There are tons of wonderful Afrikaans recopies inside and my mother instantly fell in love!
Perfect gift for a lover of Plaaskos!

Maps of Meaning - Jordan B. Peterson (Paperback)

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Maps of Meaning - Jordan B. Peterson (Paperback)
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Price
254
RRP
R 325
(-22%)

In happy spirits

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Not here to review just to thank you for the book. Love it and i hope we'll have more transactions in the future!

God of War - The Official Novelization - J.M. Barlog (Paperback)

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God of War - The Official Novelization - J.M. Barlog (Paperback)
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Price
290

The game, but without the buttons

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I unfortunately only received my copy of the book after I finished listening to the audio book. Non the less, If you played the game and you are not sure whether you want to read it or not, do. If you did not play the game, still read it, it's a good book.

Yes it covers everything that happened in the game, but there are bits in the book that are not discussed or showed in the game. Like the flashbacks Kratos had of how he ended up in Midgar. There also certain parts in the book that describe events better than the way it happened in the game. If you really want to fork out the extra cash, rather get the audio book as the reader is very entertaining and you will enjoy it (spoiler alert, Mimir reads the story) ;)

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (Hardcover)

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (Hardcover)
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314
RRP
R 365
(-14%)

The Anniversary Collection is an investment

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The only sucky thing about the anniversary collection is that you actually need all of the house editions to make it look cool. But apart from that, I personnaly think that The Prisoner of Azkaban has the best looking cover between the three books that have now been released.

If you can't decide on which house edition to get and you want the most beautiful one, go for Ravenclaw. Even though I got Gryffindorr, Ravenclaw looks better.

The Waffen-SS in Normandy - Yves Buffetaut (Paperback)

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The Waffen-SS in Normandy - Yves Buffetaut (Paperback)
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Price
463

A good easy to read insight into Waffen SS in Normandy

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Despite most people believing that the Waffen SS were a highly trained and elite fighting unit, this book tells us a very different story. I personally found the info in the book to be easy to follow and digest thus far. The reality of what the Waffen SS units had to go through and their overall strength at the start of the Normandy campaign is quite interesting.

The colour profiles of the various vehicles used is great (very heavy on the Panther tanks, but understandably so). Only giving it 4 stars because: A) Have not finished reading the entire book and B) No colour profiles of any Tiger tanks.

Anyone interested in this particular unit of the German army during this particular time period of WWII should add this title to their library.

Sweepslag - Annerle Barnard (Paperback)

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Sweepslag - Annerle Barnard (Paperback)
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Price
146
RRP
R 190
(-23%)

Adventurous, addictive, engaging... but, will they make it out alive?

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“Sweepslag” - easily read, topics covered are well researched, the book provides an insightful glimpse into the deep dark workings of the underworld. Action-packed, addictive yet adventurous story. Excellently written. The story is engaging throughout, one cannot help but wonder what will happen next and will the protagonists prevail in their quest to free themselves. I highly recommend this book not only to young adults, but to anyone who marvels at anything crime related. Interesting and very unexpected twist in the end! Read the book!

Red Ink (New Edition) - Angela Makholwa (Paperback)

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Red Ink (New Edition) - Angela Makholwa (Paperback)
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Price
132
RRP
R 185
(-29%)

what a wowza

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if you want a book that will make you laugh ,this it, her writing style is my biggest crush,I've read all her books and none has disappointed. When you read her books its like having a conversation with your girlfriends that's how often you find yourself in agreement with how she views things and life generally.

Harry Potter Horcrux Locket and Sticker Book - Running Press (Paperback)

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Harry Potter Horcrux Locket and Sticker Book - Running Press (Paperback)
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Price
149
RRP
R 190
(-22%)

It's okay.

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It looks and feels very plastic, and the "glassy" part is quite thick and dark, so it's difficult to see the printings on the locket. The inside is also plain and blank.

Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat and Sticker Book - Running Press (Paperback)

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Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat and Sticker Book - Running Press (Paperback)
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Price
180
RRP
R 230
(-22%)

It's pretty good!

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Like the product description says, you push a button and the hat announces a Hogwarts house at random. The voice doesn't sound exactly like the one in the movies, but close enough, and it's probably just the nature of the product that makes it sound different. I would've liked if the hat moved a bit as it spoke.

Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (Paperback)

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Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (Paperback)
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Price
180
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R 230
(-22%)

Incorrect edition of book

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Although the book and story is magnificent, this is most definitely not the 10th anniversary illustrated deluxe edition it is just the normal paperback edition. Very dissapointed in raru but Patrick Rothuss does not disappoint.

Raru Admin Note: The publisher changed the edition to the normal paperback edition, but also kept the same barcode as the 10th anniversary illustrated deluxe edition it seems.

Pick Me Up - Adam J. Kurtz (Paperback)

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Pick Me Up - Adam J. Kurtz (Paperback)
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Price
286

Happy Customer

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Absolutely fabulous book - thank you Raru for making it such an effortless purchase, WITH on time delivery.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland & Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) - Lewis Carroll (Hardcover)

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland & Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) - Lewis Carroll (Hardcover)
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Price
727

Curiouser and Curiouser

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When I came across this edition of all the stories in one, beautiful, leather-bound, silver-lined paged, entirety, I knew I had to have it!
It's beyond worth the price and the original illustrations just adds to how authentic this edition feels.
If you love Wonderland as much as I do, go get this book. You won't regret it!

Fruits Basket 1 - Natsuki Takaya (Paperback)

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Fruits Basket 1 - Natsuki Takaya (Paperback)
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Price
386

Love it!

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One of the best Manga series ever! It includes a few colour pages with artwork of the characters as well.

Berserk 1 - Kentaro Miura (Hardcover)

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Berserk 1 - Kentaro Miura (Hardcover)
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Price
1,027

Bererk Deluxe Edition hardcover

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Really happy with the product. Its a well made and good quality book.
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