Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake : A Review

For those who haven’t read the first two books in the Three Dark Crowns series (or the two companion novellas), the premise of the novels is pretty simple; on the island of Fennbirn, the queen of each generation gives birth to a set of female triplets. Each triplet has a unique magical gift; they may […]

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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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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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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller Review

At age seventeen, pirate captain Alosa is certainly ambitious. Though she already has her own ship and crew, she dreams of one day ruling the seas as Pirate Queen. Thus when her father, the Pirate King, sends her on a dangerous mission to retrieve part of a legendary map from a rival ship, Alosa jumps […]

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The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill Review

“We are women. And women are warriors, after all.” Gaia is the youngest and most beautiful of The Sea King’s six mermaid daughters. Though she is only fifteen, Gaia’s flawless face and her talent for singing have attracted not only the envy of her sisters, but also the attentions of Zale; the kingdom’s most admired […]

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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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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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