Genre: Contemporary

Ace of Spades Review: Privilege & Power in a Private School Setting

Ace of Spades Review: Privilege & Power in a Private School Setting

What a brilliant and compelling book! Ace of Spades certainly delivers on the Get Out and Gossip Girl comparisons, while delivering shocking twists at the end. This is one of those books that I couldn’t put down, wanting to know what the solution to the mystery was, and when all the answers were shown, I was just left there in […]

September 9, 2021 | 2 Comments
Anything But Fine Review: Rebuilding Your Life After Injury

Anything But Fine Review: Rebuilding Your Life After Injury

How would you feel if everything that you knew about your life changes in an instant? Anything But Fine, of course! In this #LoveOzYA contemporary book, that’s exactly what happens to Luca, when he trips over the stairs of the ballet school and shatters his ankle. Everything he knows disappears in an instant – his promising ballet […]

September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
A Sweet Mess & The Dating Dare Reviews

A Sweet Mess & The Dating Dare Reviews

A Sweet Mess and The Dating Dare are companion novels and it’s a little weird for me to be reviewing them in this order because I actually read the newly released The Dating Dare first… but the reason why I ended up picking up A Sweet Mess as well was because even though The Dating Dare could be read standalone, I felt like […]

August 16, 2021 | 2 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, Books, Reviews
The Boy From Mish Review: A queer Indigenous #LoveOzYa story

The Boy From Mish Review: A queer Indigenous #LoveOzYa story

As a queer Indigenous YA story, The Boy From Mish offers some much needed representation in the #LoveOzYA space. It is a sweet, heartfelt coming of age story about Jackson learning about his sexuality and his attraction to males, particularly his new roommate Tomas. I thought Jackson was a wonderful character, his thoughts and feelings were […]

July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
Contemporary Reviews: Take Me Home Tonight & The Shape of Thunder

Contemporary Reviews: Take Me Home Tonight & The Shape of Thunder

I love Morgan Matson’s writing and storytelling so much and Take Me Home Tonight did not disappoint. It’s a fun story of unexpected situations, strange coincidences and lots and lots of excitement. Best of all, it’s a great coming-of-age story about all kinds of relationships and figuring out what matters the most to you. The novel follows […]

June 3, 2021 | 4 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews