Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy Goodreads Bloomsbury RRP: $18.89 An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been called to NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster. He knows how to stop the asteroid: his research in antimatter will probably win…… Continue reading Learning to Swear in America || Katie Kennedy
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan Goodreads Bloomsbury RRP: $16.99 The phenomenally talented Sarah Crossan has written a poignant verse novel that asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye? Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years and it’s for the most brutal…… Continue reading Moonrise || Sarah Crossan
As I grow older, I have found myself sort of tired of the Young Adult genre. The cheesy romance, absent parents and recycled archetypes are exhausting to read about over and over again. Despite that, there are some great unique Young Adult novels which gives me hope for this genre even if there are many…… Continue reading moving on from YA?
No Filter by Orlagh Collins Goodreads Bloomsbury RRP: $14.99 This is the story of THAT SUMMER … the one when everything changes. Emerald has grown up in a privileged world – the beloved daughter of a wealthy family, friends with all the right people, social media addict. But Emerald’s family has secrets – and when…… Continue reading No Filter || Orlagh Collins
After months of guilty procrastination, sleep deprivation and sweat-beaded hours at a desk, I have emerged out of my last year of high school relieved and anticipative. This year was at the very least, eventful. I underestimated how much could occur in the span of a year – how much I would change and how…… Continue reading No More High School & My 4 Month Plan
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer RRP: $16.99 Goodreads Bloomsbury Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of…… Continue reading Letters to the Lost || Brigid Kemmerer
If Birds Fly Back Carlie Sorosiak $16.99 Goodreads Pan Macmillan Linny has been living life in black and white since her sister Grace ran away, and she’s scared that Grace might never come back. When Linny witnesses the return to Miami of a cult movie star long presumed dead, she is certain it’s a sign.…… Continue reading If Birds Fly Back || Carlie Sorosiak
Haha it’s been two months since my last post. What’s happened since then? HSC HSC HSC For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s all the work accumulated throughout the last two years of high school into some assessments and final exams. No, I have not finished yet. Yes, it’s a legitimate…… Continue reading sparse blogging.
The Night Shift by Debi Gliori Allen & Unwin Goodreads RRP: $24.99 A groundbreaking picture book on depression with stunning and powerful illustrations. ‘Debi Gliori is amazing. Her pictures offer people an insight into depression that words often struggle to reach. She makes visible the invisible. And I for one want to thank her for…… Continue reading Mini Review: The Night Shift by Debi Gliori
Welcome to my stop of the ‘Girl in Between’ blog tour! I’m so thankful to be hosting a guest post from the author herself. She talks about what she tries to achieve in her novel and the advice she’s followed throughout her life. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour, it’s a hilarious…… Continue reading Blog Tour || Girl in Between by Anna Daniels
Nowhere Near You (Because You’ll Never Meet me #2) by Leah Thomas Goodreads Bloomsbury RRP: $15.99 Following up her acclaimed debut, Because You’ll Never Meet Me, Leah Thomas continues the stories of Ollie and Moritz in another heart-warming story of unique friendship. Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their…… Continue reading Nowhere Near You || Leah Thomas
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde Goodreads Pan Macmillan RRP: $16.99 When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever. Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her…… Continue reading Queens of Geek || Jen Wilde
The Things We Promise by JC Burke Allen & Unwin Goodreads RRP: $19.99 There are two things you need to know about me. The first is that I remember life by what I was wearing. The second is that I think too much. It’s the early 1990s and all Gemma can think about is looking…… Continue reading The Things We Promise || JC Burke
After two months without picking up a book, you begin to feeling something missing as you begin to get used to scrolling through Instagram or bingeing Youtube videos during your sparse spare time. Your eyes fall towards the pile of books on your bookshelf that are beginning to grow higher every week as you tell…… Continue reading How I Returned to Reading (for all those struggling)
What’s taken me by surprise is how difficult it is to return to reading after not picking up a novel for like a month. Suddenly my attention span is 75% shorter. I’ll pick up a book, read a few pages and then go back on my phone scrolling Instagram. IT’S HORRIBLE. DOWN RIGHT HORRIBLE. Even…… Continue reading I Miss Reading