Genre: Contemporary

Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

The best word that I can use to describe Here We Are Now is ‘disappointing’. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga’s debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and was highly anticipating this second novel. Sadly, it failed to hit the emotional heights of her debut novel and didn’t really live up to the good concept of the book. […]

November 30, 2017 | 9 Comments
LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

Today I’m covering two #LoveOzYA books that I’ve recently read – one about a sci-fi hostage situation, and the other about feminism and empowerment against cyber bullying. I recently talked about them on the OZYAY segment on ABC Radio, which you can listen in on here. Enjoy the reviews! It’s easy for online trolls to […]

November 11, 2017 | 8 Comments
Literally Review: She’s Literally A Character In A Book And Knows It

Literally Review: She’s Literally A Character In A Book And Knows It

I really enjoyed Lucy Keating’s debut novel Dreamology, and Literally follows the fantasy-like concepts that she puts into a Young Adult contemporary. While the concept sounds very cute and sweet, the execution left much to be desired. Literally had literally the chance to break through common stereotypes, tropes, and commonly used clichés, but instead falls […]

October 31, 2017 | 1 Comment
Eleanor and Park Review: Ah, To Be Young and In Love

Eleanor and Park Review: Ah, To Be Young and In Love

It’s amazing how many books I’ve read that don’t accurately portray the first feelings of romance. That shyness you feel when you start to like someone, the butterflies in your stomach when you find out they like you back and the constant longing and obsession over the next time you’ll see them again. That’s what Eleanor and […]

September 28, 2017 | 16 Comments
Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost was a book of contradictions: both wonderful yet terrifying, dark yet sweet. I absolutely loved the main character, Alejandra, or Alex, who is extremely flawed yet finds herself in possession of extreme power as the encantrix. Sure, there is the Chosen One trope, with some destiny followed in an adventure. But what makes […]

September 26, 2017 | 4 Comments