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…

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…

Quote of the Week!

“But they have not seen their sun die. Their people burn. Their world end. And they do not know, yet, that there are some breaks that cannot be fixed.”  ― Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman, Aurora Rising

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,…

YA Books with Badass Leading Ladies

Hello! Welcome! I’m just going to dive straight into it. Let’s go! #1: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one…

Rainbow Bookshelf Tour – Black Books (30/30)

OHMIGOODNESS! THIS IS THE LAST ONE! There’s no more Rainbow Bookshelf Tour after this post. After months of sharing my books and exposing my terrible habit of buying books and just staring at them instead of reading them, we’re at the end. (And let me tell you, I have a MASSIVE haul coming up, 6…

THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO – Patrick Ness (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – Science FictionTarget Audience: 12+Rating: C- (56%)Goodreads Rating: 3/5 GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away…

Book Battle Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)

Hello! Welcome! Today, I’ve decided to do something a little different! Instead of stealing other people’s tag ideas, I decided that I want to create one. Now, in saying this, I haven’t checked to see whether or not this tag has been done before, I just know that I want to try it. So, if…

I MET V.E. SCHWAB!

I went to Supanova. I conquered the crowds and fangirled over some costumes, and it was incredible. If you don’t know what Supanova is, it’s pretty much Australia’s take on Comic-Con. It’s where the nerds join forces and rule the lands! (I mean, duh, of course). The reason I went to Supanova was not to…

Rainbow Bookshelf Tour – Black Books (24/30)

Welcome to the Eleventh and Twelfth shelf of the Rainbow Bookshelf Tour! This is the twenty-fourth segment of the Tour. If you want to view the other colours in the rainbow, click here! (I know, black isn’t a part of the rainbow, but I think they’re just as important as the rest!) My name is Tash and you’ll be…