#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 [...]

AUSTRALIAN FICTION REVIEW: ME AND MR BOOKER BY CORY TAYLOR

Oh, Lord. From the perspective of an Australian reader, I do understand the reasons as to why Me and Mr Booker received critical acclaim and vibrant reviews, not only from Australian critics but global reviewers as well. However, I found it to be one of the most ridiculous novels I have ever read. Claiming it to [...]

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! [...]

ADULT FICTION REVIEW: TWISTED THREADS BY KAYLIN MCFARREN

Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren is a revenge-based fiction novel that focuses on finding absolution through murder. Published by Creative Edge Publishing LLC in November 2017, McFarren brings the forth a story that is both sensual and mysterious with a strong female lead, Mariko Mitsui, who works as an assassin for the infamous Zakua-kai Yakuza family [...]

ADULT FICTION REVIEW: I AM JUSTICE BY DIANA MUÑOZ STEWART

I would highlight this book as an Avengers meets the Expendables meets the legend of the Amazonians, in a no-holds-bar explosion celebrating female strength and conviction. This book was such a surprise. Not only did it have a diverse cast of completely different and equally incredible women, it also conveyed the struggles of deep emotional pain [...]

#ROMANCELANDIA REVIEW: LET IT SNOW BY ERICA RIDLEY

I was intrigued when I first read the blurb, and slightly confused, because I didn't quite understand the fact that this book incorporated magic which, I don't think I originally read the blurb properly - so that kind of makes my entire point redundant. But what I'm trying to say is that I thought yes. Erica Ridley's Let [...]

POETRY REVIEW: WILD EMBERS BY NIKITA GILL

Poems of rebellion, fire and beauty   Wild Embers by Nikita Gill is a firestorm of lovely prose, that at times, can be quietly powerful and other times, is an exhilaration of a pure unstoppable force. I will try and keep this review brief, only because I wholeheartedly believe that this is a poetry collection [...]

#LOVEOZYA REVIEW: TAKE THREE GIRLS BY CATH CROWLEY, FIONA WOOD & SIMMONE HOWELL

#LOVEOZYA I am going to be quite honest, I picked this book up because I saw the name 'Cath Crowley' and I had such a deep love affair with her previous young adult novel, Words in Deep Blue.  I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The main plotline centres upon the friendship [...]