Sadie by Courtney Summers : A Review

Synopsis from Courtney Summers’ website: “Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched […]

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Huntress and the Nightingale by Amara Luciano : A Review

Goodreads synopsis Once upon a time there was a noble huntress who fell for an evil queen… For fans of Hunted by Meagan Spooner and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao comes a gender-bent fantasy tale inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman… Once a huntress blessed by the gods, Zahria has […]

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Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd : A Review

Grim Lovelies re-imagines modern day Paris as a world full of witches, goblins, and of course, magic. One such witch, Mada Vittora has defied the laws of nature by turning animals into her human servants; creations called “Beasties”. Though the Mada can be cruel, she dotes on her youngest servant, Anouk. Thus, when her mistress […]

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Lola and the Boy Next Door Review

Lola Nolan has three goals in life. Create the most perfect Marie Antoinette costume to wear to her winter formal. Convince her dads that her older, punk rocker boyfriend Max, really isn’t all that bad. Never see the Bell twins again.  When Calliope and Cricket Bell return to her neighbourhood, Lola doesn’t know what to […]

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Bright We Burn by Kiersten White Review

Bright We Burn is the thrilling conclusion to Kiersten White’s gloriously violent and beautifully written The Conqueror’s Saga. This series offers an alternative history of The Ottoman Empire and focuses on the lives of Vlad Tepes, Radu cel Frumos, and Mehmed  II. Only Vlad is a teenage girl named Lada and the three are locked […]

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Shadow of the Fox by Julia Kagawa Review

“Once Every Thousand Years… Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns…and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near…and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land […]

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The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden Review

A sweeping family saga of long lost love, for readers of Fiona McIntosh and Mary-Anne O’Connor.  From Pearl Harbor to the shores of Sydney, a secret that spans generations could unite a family – or destroy it. Honolulu, Hawaii 1941 On the evening of her sixteenth birthday party, Catherine McGarrie wants nothing more than for […]

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The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde Review

Jen Wilde serves up her latest ball of gushy cuteness featuring characters of a diverse array of genders and sexualities. Emmy King may be the super star drummer of The Brightsiders, one of the hottest teen rock bands around, but that doesn’t mean her life is easy. Her self centred parents only care about partying, […]

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It by Stephen King review

Warning: This post is not spoiler free! We all know at least a little of what this book is about, right? It’s one of the most iconic works of King’s forty year career and has inspired both a 1990 mini series adaptation and a 2017 feature film. Even those, who haven’t seen either have likely heard of […]

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June Wrap Up 2018

Hi friends, We may be a few days into July, but it’s not too late to discuss June reads! How many books did you read this month? Did you have a favourite? And have you set a July TBR? I read six books, included an anthology of horror short stories, two books by Australian debut […]

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Neverland by Margot McGovern Review

“Kit Learmonth would rather die than grow up and leave Neverland . . .” Trigger warnings for Neverland: self harm, suicide, eating disorders, emotional manipulation, and more. The book is largely set at a psychiatric treatment centre and this may be distressing for some readers. Kit Learmonth has spent half her life daydreaming. In reality, […]

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A Thousand Perfect Notes Review

In the world of classical music, the Keverichs are famous. Beck Kerverich’s uncle is Germany’s leading composer, whilst his mother was a pianist of great acclaim, until she suffered a career ending stroke. According to his mother, it’s now Beck’s time to shine. Though a cruel mix of bullying and violence, she pushes Beck to […]

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