Genre: Young Adult

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Review: The Funnyman, Sophia Whittemore

Review: The Funnyman, Sophia Whittemore

      The creatures of the Impetus inspire emotions in humans such as comedy, wisdom or fear, but are not able to experience emotions themselves. They bring humans to their realm as servants, sometimes willingly but other times, as slaves. When Diana, an ordinary human girl, finds a mysterious… Read more »

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Review: Yellow by Megan Jacobson

Review: Yellow by Megan Jacobson

Fourteen-year-old Kirra is from the wrong side of the tracks, living with her alcoholic mum and putting up with being bullied by her so-called friends at school. She thinks she’s really losing it when a secluded phone box near the beach starts ringing one day, but the boy on the… Read more »

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Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

A Western film set in a desert with an Arabian feel, supernatural beings hiding in the shadows and a Prince out to take back a kingdom. Rebel of the Sands is a mashup of many types of story, but it works. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I… Read more »

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Review: Every Breath, Ellie Marney

Review: Every Breath, Ellie Marney

Rachel Watts and her family have recently moved to Melbourne from country Victoria, a decision that Watts is having trouble accepting. At least she has James Mycroft, her brilliant but eccentric neighbour to hang out with. When the two of them discover a grisly crime scene, they can’t just leave the… Read more »

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Review: The Wrath and the Dawn, Renée Ahdieh

Review: The Wrath and the Dawn, Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, with a slight fantasy twist and a few delicious romantic moments. My full review of The Wrath and the Dawn can be found over on the Co-op blog, but here is a musical interlude to listen to… Read more »

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Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

The Waer of the Gwydhan Valley live peacefully, keeping their sheep and crops with thanks to their small gods. But when young waer Lowell Sencha finds a woman washed up on the riverbank,  trouble is about to descend on the quiet valley and its people. Waer is far from a… Read more »

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Review: The Way We Roll, Scot Gardner

Review: The Way We Roll, Scot Gardner

The Way We Roll follows trolley boys Will and Jules at their supermarket job in the western suburbs. As they become friends and more and more of Will’s situation comes to light, Jules helps him to learn how to be part of a family again. The story is told from… Read more »

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