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Review: A Madness So Discreet

Review: A Madness So Discreet

This novel is set in historical, 19th century America and delves into the fine lines between what is normal versus what makes one insane.  Set in a time where it takes very little to judge one mad, this book provides an enjoyable “whodunit” premise while making a subtler argument that… Read more »

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Review: The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

Review: The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

Its a real thrill when you start a book without any real expectations and you find yourself completely blown away.  That’s what The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett was for me and I have found this review a hard one to write because I just want everyone to go out and… Read more »

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Squee-worthy Books Coming Up in 2016

Squee-worthy Books Coming Up in 2016

Harper Collins recently popped a number of their  2016, first quarter YA books on Edelweiss for review requests. Some of these look like they totally rock and the covers? Swoon worthy to say the least (Bookstagram get ready for some serious book porn next year!).  This post showcases the ones I’m super… Read more »

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Review: Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Review: Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Cloudwish is a simply brilliant book and one that I feel should be read by all Australian high school students and, dare I say it adults.  It’s a refreshing take and perspective on what life is like as a child of people who immigrated via boat to Australia in the… Read more »

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Review: Talk Under Water by Kathryn Lomer

Review: Talk Under Water by Kathryn Lomer

A simple refreshing contemporary novel that takes part at sea and on the coastal shores of Hobart Australia. This story sets itself apart and also adds itself to a great list of diverse YA novels coming out recently by introducing the reader to the concept of life without hearing and… Read more »

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Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I went into this book with trepidation.  While I know that many people loved her debut novel Side Effects May Vary, I personally couldn’t gel with the characters and found that I struggled to relate or identify with the protagonist or the situation even though the flow of writing was… Read more »

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Review: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

Review: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

I’ve been struggling a little bit with middle grade reads of late and this one was no exception.  While it took me quite awhile to get into the story after getting through a hefty chunk of the book I was quite intrigued to see how this one went and finished… Read more »

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