NEW! INDIE YA REVIEW: HAPPILY BY CHAUNCEY ROGERS

NEW! INDIE YA REVIEW: HAPPILY BY CHAUNCEY ROGERS

No fairy godmother. No magic pumpkin. Just one grumpy girl and a glass slipper. Happily by Chauncey Rogers narrates a wonderfully humorous and adventurous tale of Laure, a teenage street urchin trying her hardest to leap-frog out of Écarlate and find a home somewhere far away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting and romantic [...]

BOOKS THAT I HATED #MEH #booktubeBRILLIANCE

  And I'm back! With another video! I do have to admit, it was kind of fun to film this! Only because I was slightly crazy and I don't remember much of what I was trying to say. Most of these videos are 'stream of consciousness' videos so...enjoy! Let me know what books you found [...]

#LOVEOZYA REVIEW: IF I TELL YOU BY ALICIA TUCKERMAN

#LOVEOZYA REVIEW: IF I TELL YOU BY ALICIA TUCKERMAN

Living with the memories you've got - and the ones you'll never make - is going to hurt, but pain is the privilege of the living (p. 197). " #OwnVoice I should warn you, you will shed a waterfall of tears reading this book. FYI. If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman was one of my [...]

YA REVIEW: THE SHADOW GIRL BY MISTY MOUNT

"I felt a gloomy cloud settle over me as I checked for my shadow in the stainless steel refrigerator, just to make sure I was still there" (p. 2)   Oh, there goes my heart. The Shadow Girl by author Misty Mount is a novel that explores the inner depths of what it means to be truly invisible. [...]

QUEER YA REVIEW: THE DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN BY ANGELO SURMELIS

A Triumphant Celebration of Diversity and Self-Discovery In celebration of the fact that The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis was finally released in Australia and New Zealand yesterday, I wanted to post my review as quickly as possible. Happy reading! The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis would have to have been [...]

YA REVIEW: BEFORE I LET GO BY MARIEKE NIJKAMP

"In Lost, difference comes at a price..." Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp is a haunting thriller that will stay with the reader long after they turn the final page. It tells an emotional story of loss, grief and the inhumanity a community can condone in order to fulfil their selfish desires. The main narrative [...]

YA REVIEW: HOW TO HANG A WITCH BY ADRIANA MATHER

“Maybe I can break the pattern I have with them. Everything about this curse seems to be a pattern. If I can break one link in the chain, it might help” (p. 254). How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather is such an addictive read, and I literally could not put it down. I [...]

YA REVIEW: UNEARTHED BY AMIE KAUFMAN AND MEAGAN SPOONER

PERGITE SI AUDETIS. The Almighty Duo are back at it again! Kick-ass female protagonist? Check. Awesome as hell male protagonist? Check. Breath-taking, edge-of-your-seat action? Check. Space? DOUBLE CHECK. Ok, so if you don't know by now, I'm an Australian book blogger, so I was lucky enough to get my hands on this book last year! [...]