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If Birds Fly Back || Carlie Sorosiak

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

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Mini Review: The Night Shift by Debi Gliori

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

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Nowhere Near You || Leah Thomas

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

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Queens of Geek || Jen Wilde

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

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The Things We Promise || JC Burke

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

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Mini-Review: Dramarama || E. Lockhart

Dramarama By E. Lockhart Goodreads Hot Key Books RRP: $16.99 Two teen theatre-fanatics. One dream. And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP. All-round theatre-enthusiast, Sarah – better known by her showbiz name, Sayde – is a girl with ambitions too big for the small and conventional town she lives in. Her life doesn’t have the razzle-dazzle she craves.…… Continue reading Mini-Review: Dramarama || E. Lockhart

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Mini Review: We Come Apart || Sarah Crossman & Brian Conaghan

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossman & Brian Conaghan Goodreads Bloomsbury RRP: $12.99 YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers’ hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross’d lovers. Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big…… Continue reading Mini Review: We Come Apart || Sarah Crossman & Brian Conaghan

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Valentine || Jodi McAlister

Valentine By Jodi McAlister Goodreads Penguin RRP: $19.99 Strange and terrible things begin to happen to four teenagers – all born on the same Valentine’s Day. One of these teenagers is the Valentine: a Seelie fairy changeling swapped for a human child at its birth. The Unseelie have come to kill the Valentine – except…… Continue reading Valentine || Jodi McAlister

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The One Memory of Flora Banks || Emily Barr

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr Goodreads Penguin RRP: $19.99 Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is,…… Continue reading The One Memory of Flora Banks || Emily Barr

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Freeks || Amanda Hocking

Freeks by Amanda Hocking Pan Macmillan Goodreads RRP: $16.99 The Carnival is all she’s ever known but an old terror could tear it down.   In the spring of 1982, the carnival comes to smalltown Cauldry, Louisiana. Then events take a dangerous turn. For Mara Besnick, the carnival is home. It’s also a place of…… Continue reading Freeks || Amanda Hocking

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Windwitch || Susan Dennard

Windwitch (The Witchland #2) by Susan Dennard Goodreads Pan Macmillan RRP: $16.99 In this sequel to New York Times bestselling Truthwitch, a shadow man haunts the Nubrevnan streets, leaving corpses in his wake-and then raising those corpses from the dead. Windwitch continues the tale of Merik-cunning privateer, prince, and windwitch This series has so much…… Continue reading Windwitch || Susan Dennard

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The Song Rising || Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising (Bone Season #3) by Samantha Shannon Bloomsbury Goodreads RRP: $24.99 A rebel who becomes a queen The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position…… Continue reading The Song Rising || Samantha Shannon

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Mini-Review: No Virgin || Anne Cassidy

No Virgin Anne Cassidy Hot Key Books Goodreads RRP: $16.99 From the author of the critically acclaimed, Looking For JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005. A raw, powerful, moving tale about a girl attempting to deal with the aftermath of a sexual attack. My name is Stacey…… Continue reading Mini-Review: No Virgin || Anne Cassidy

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The Edge of Everything || Jeff Giles

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles Bloomsbury Goodreads RRP: $16.99 For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose? It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying…… Continue reading The Edge of Everything || Jeff Giles

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Mini- Review: Scrappy Little Nobody || Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody Anna Kendrick Simon & Schuster Goodreads  RRP: $35.99 A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.   I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase…… Continue reading Mini- Review: Scrappy Little Nobody || Anna Kendrick