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…

20 QUESTIONS BOOK TAG (Tiggity Tag Friday)

I’m swooping in with a new Tiggity Tag Friday, here to deliver the answers to 20 questions you didn’t ask. You’re welcome! Now let’s move onto the show. (Stole this from Paper Fury – cheers!) 1. How many books are too many for a series? Look, I’m not the biggest series fan. I mean, if…

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 thatโ€™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 couldnโ€™t have planned life better herself. She lives in the best house in town and sheโ€™s dating the most popular boy in school. Everything else she can fix. Mumโ€™s apathy? On it! The stuffy gala committee? Watch this space! Tom…

Must-Read Australian YA Authors

Hello! Welcome! Or should I say g’day mate? (I don’t think I’ve ever used that phrase in a serious context) I’m Australian is what I’m trying to say, and I just wanted to promote the writers of my land (because they’re all pretty great). So let’s get to it! 1: Fleur Ferris Author of: Risk,…

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…