Genre: Young Adult

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
Renegades Review: Superheroes and Villains with (Not So) Secret Identities

Renegades Review: Superheroes and Villains with (Not So) Secret Identities

Set in a world wrought with high crime and anarchy, Renegades features a corrupt world where superheroes reign. Deemed to fight crime and to be the hope of the people, the renegades seek to defeat the villains, also called Anarchists. The book features my favourite topics of all time – superheroes, shades of good vs […]

November 9, 2017 | 19 Comments
Giveaway & Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Giveaway & Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

After watching and loving DC’s Wonder Woman in cinemas earlier this year, I was excited to find out that one of my favourite authors would be retelling her origin story. The only difference? Instead of Diana’s love interest landing on Themyscira, where she’s tempted into the “world of man”, it’s a young woman who appears instead. It […]

November 2, 2017 | 24 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
Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Note: This is the companion sequel to Vengeance Road, where you can find my review here. This review will not contain any spoilers. Also: There is graphic violence and deaths in this book. Please be aware! I really enjoyed Vengeance Road years ago and thought that the Western setting was refreshing and incredibly immersive. While […]

October 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
Warcross Review: Virtual Reality & Bounty Hunting

Warcross Review: Virtual Reality & Bounty Hunting

Every gamer’s dream is being able to actually experience the game you are playing. To actually fully immerse yourself into the game through virtual reality. Warcross explores a world where this is possible, where the gaming elite compete in real life tournaments using advanced technology. As a gamer, I’ve been highly anticipating Warcross since it was announced, and I’m […]

October 19, 2017 | 16 Comments
Spindle Fire Review: Fairy-Tale Retelling With Two Sisters At Its Heart

Spindle Fire Review: Fairy-Tale Retelling With Two Sisters At Its Heart

Spindle Fire closely follows the fairy-tale story of Sleeping Beauty, incorporating the love between two sisters and additional plotlines. While this book was a quick read, I was unimpressed it as a fairy-tale retelling and even more so as a fantasy. There was nothing I didn’t not like, but it just felt lackadaisical and boring. Spindle […]

October 17, 2017 | 4 Comments