Stray by Rachael Craw: Review & Character Bios

If you’re looking for a YA sci-fi read with a unique concept and lots of action, then the Spark series is perfect! The first book introduced us to the concept of Sparks, Strays and Shields who are genetically engineered to activate, protect and hunt each other down with enhanced abilities. Stray really hits the ground running by amping everything up …

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Indulgence Insider #38 – Harper Edelweiss Titles & New Tumblr

Indulgence Insider is our version of Stacking the Shelves, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and the Sunday Post, bringing you this week’s haul, bookish news and discussion posts from around the blogosphere! So I finally got a Tumblr for my bookish photography! I have no idea what it’s all about but I guess it was less intimidating …

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Chatterbox: Why I Dislike Paper Towns

Paper Towns is about a phenomenon called the manic pixie dream girl. This magical unicorn like person, a beautiful, popular girl called Margo in this case, is built up in so many people’s heads as the epitome of perfection. She’s wild, exhilarating and inspirational, and even just one night with her can change someone’s life. In other …

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What If by Rebecca Donovan Review: What If I Liked What If?

So, if you’re thinking that What If is a book filled with plot twists and holy-shit-did-that-really-happen moments at the end of every chapter, I’m sorry to say that you’ll be disappointed. This is not that kind of book. Sure, there was a big obvious mystery to be solved throughout the book, but the focal plot …

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Review: Give Me The Chosen Ones

It took me a while to get my head around The Rest of Us Just Live Here. It reads exactly like a contemporary novel, but on the back of Mikey’s love for his best friend and struggles with his politician mum and alcoholic dad, there’s dead things coming back to life, indie kids dying and other supernatural occurrences …

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Indulgence Insider #37 – Massive Book Haul & 2000 Twitter Followers!

Indulgence Insider is our version of Stacking the Shelves, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and the Sunday Post, bringing you this week’s haul, bookish news and discussion posts from around the blogosphere! So it’s been a while since I did one of these wrap ups! I’ve missed doing them and have gotten heaps of books in the …

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BOOKTUBE VIDEO: The Diversity Trend & 2015 Diverse Books

It’s been about a year since the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign started, where everyone was campaigning for more diversity in books that were being published. So far, we’ve seen a lot more diverse books being released as a latest publishing trend. In my latest Booktube video, I talk about diversity as a trend and list some great diverse books …

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Giveaway (AUS) & Review: The Bit In Between by Claire Varley

The Bit In Between is a fun, vibrant book about two artistic beings – a poet and writer, who meet on a plane, and decide to travel to the Solomon Islands for writing inspiration. The writing was really easy to get into, and it felt like a really light island comedy romance, with eccentric characters, …

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None of the Above by I.W. Gregario Review: Diverse Everything

Looking for a diverse book? None of the Above ticks all of the boxes – feminism, sexuality, gender identity, and what it means to be a hermaphrodite. Now I thought being a transsexual and hermaphrodite were the same thing, but this book surely opened my eyes to what it meant to be intersex – or a …

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