STARWORLD – Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – LGBTTarget Audience: 12+Rating: B+ (82%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Goodreads description: Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering…

MOONRISE – Sarah Crossan (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: B+ (82%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 This book is told in prose and despite thinking I wouldn’t like how it was told at the beginning, I actually loved it. Following Joe, the much younger brother of a convicted criminal, we learn about how his life has been since…

DRY – Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – DystopianTarget Audience: 12+Rating: Undetermined.Goodreads Rating: 3/5 This book took me for a ride, and I’m still not sure if that’s a good thing on not. A multi-perspective novel that follows the story of a country low on its luck as a disasterous drought devastates the land. The country goes…

BEFORE I LET GO – Marieke Nijkamp (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – Mental Health/MysteryTarget Audience: 14+Rating: F (28%)Goodreads Rating: 2/5 This novel follows the story of a young girl named Corey, who was best friends with Kyra, but that was before she moved away, and long before Kyra went missing. Determined to find out what happened to her best friend, Corey…

THE BLADE ITSELF – Joe Abercrombie (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! THE FIRST BOOK IN ‘THE FIRST LAW’ TRILOGY. Genre: FantasyTarget Audience: 16+Rating: C (60%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 The Blade Itself focuses on three leading characters that are all fleshed out and seem ready to step from the pages. It starts with Logen Ninefingers, a once very dangerous and brutal man that’s trying to step…

WHISPER – Lynette Noni (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – Science FictionTarget Audience: 14+Rating: A (90%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 ‘Jane Doe’ has been locked away and experimented on for over two years, when suddenly her routine is changed, because if she keeps remaining silent, she might not have a choice in what comes next. A very engaging and exciting novel…

RAYNE AND DELILAH’S MIDNITE MATINEE – Jeff Zentner (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 14+Rating: B+ (82%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee is the quirky and hilarious tale of two girls that run a midnight talk show called ‘Midnite Matinee’. It dives into real issues about what comes after high school, how not all teenagers get the same, easy…

AURORA RISING – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – Science FictionTarget Audience: 14+Rating: B- (70%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the…

LILY’S JUST FINE – Gill Stewart (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 13+Rating: C+ (68%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 GOODREADS DESCRIPTION: Lily couldn’t have planned life better herself. She lives in the best house in town and she’s dating the most popular boy in school. Everything else she can fix. Mum’s apathy? On it! The stuffy gala committee? Watch this space! Tom…

UNDERDOG: A #LoveOzYA Anthology – edited by Tobias Madden (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – AnthologyTarget Audience: 13+Rating: B- (72%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 GOODREADS DESCRIPTION: Short tales from the Australian writers of tomorrow.#LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement, reflecting the important role young-adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation…