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Tell Us Something True – book review

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Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay… he’s got to learn to drive.

Bur first, he does the unthinkable — he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other kids, especially an amazing firl. River wants to tell the truth, but he can’t stop lying, and his tangle of deception may unravel before he learns how to handle the most potent drug of all: true love.Read More »

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Ora’s Gold – book review

Ora's Gold

Australia is ruled by the SIF. The Special Investigation Force controls everything. Water, food, fuel … women’s bodies.

18-year-old Ora’s decision to move in with her aunt is a bad one. She’s landed herself in the middle of nowhere with a deluded activist who wants to change the world, one illegal birth at a time. Sooner or later someone is going to die and Ora doesn’t know where to turn.

The beach is her only sanctuary and it’s here that she meets Jake, thoughtful and experienced, who encourages her to live a little. So why is it that as soon as she starts to have some fun, everything goes dangerously wrong?

A gripping coming-of-age adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat.Read More »

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Aussie YA Blog Hop

Hi friends! This week, Jeann over at Happy Indulgence decided to host this brilliant Aussie YA Blog Hop! It’s all about spreading the love for Australian YA novels and authors and recommending some of our absolute favourites. I’m such a massive supporter of  all things #LoveOzYA and it’s fabulous that I get a whole blog post to rave about how great Aussie authors are! Not to brag, but we’re pretty talented on this big island in the middle of nowhere.Read More »

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Pokémon GO Book Tag

Before we begin, there’s something I have to confess: I don’t actually play Pokémon GO. I know. I KNOW. I’m an abomination. I deserve to be ostracised. But before you all come for me with your pitchforks, let me explain. I LOVE POKÉMON, OKAY? I’ve been playing it since I was old enough to hold a small red Gameboy and when Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire versions had just been released. A few years later, I upgraded to a Nintendo DS and even though I haven’t played it for a little while, Pokémon is still very close to my heart.Read More »

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Our Chemical Hearts – book review

Our Chemical Hearts

Henry Page has never been in love. He thinks of himself as a hopeless romantic, but the slow-motion, heart racing, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened to him yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.

Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl — she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious that there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry. He wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl. 

Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.Read More »

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Caramel Hearts – book review

Caramel Hearts

Liv Bloom’s life is even more complicated than that of your average fourteen-year-old: her father walked out on the family when she was young, her mother is in a recovery centre for alcoholics, and her older sister is struggling to step into their mum’s shoes. The only person she can turn to is her best friend Sarah, who gets out of scrapes at school and is a constant source of advice and companionship.

One day Liv discovers a book of recipes written in her mum’s handwriting, which sets her off on a journey towards self-discovery and reconciliation — but a theft, a love rivalry and a school bully are just some of the many obstacles in the way.

Structured around real cake recipes, Caramel Hearts is a coming-of-age novel about love, disappointment and hope, and discovering the true value of friends and family, no matter how dysfunctional they are.Read More »

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The Cursed Child – fangirl review

Don’t worry – NO SPOILERS!

Let me begin by saying that this isn’t going to be like my normal reviews. This is a ‘fangirl review‘ – which basically means I love this book so much and not enough time has passed for me to be able to sit down and evaluate it with a clear head, so I’m just going to screech and throw gifs at you. Though, I’m not sure if there will EVER some a time where I can sit down and properly evaluate The Cursed Child because IT’S HARRY POTTER. NOTHING ABOUT THIS CAN BE CALM.Read More »