Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Defy the Stars Review: A Scintillating Story That Soars Beyond The Galaxies

Defy the Stars Review: A Scintillating Story That Soars Beyond The Galaxies

At first, I was actually quite hesitant to read this one. I didn’t have the best experience with Claudia Gray’s previous Firebird Trilogy, but I couldn’t resist an adventure and romance set in space. I’m extremely glad I picked it up in the end though, because Gray writes extremely complex characters in a star-filled world […]

June 27, 2017 | 14 Comments
Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson

It’s no surprise: cults are disturbing. People will mindlessly follow a leader, who will brainwash them to do things without question. The Boundless Sublime captures this element well, from preying on the weak minded with warmth, inclusion and promises, and descending into the dark heart of human manipulation. Unfortunately, what it takes to progress into […]

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

With time travelling pirate ships, a lush tropical Hawaiian setting and multi-cultural characters, The Girl From Everywhere had many interesting elements, but unfortunately the sheer volume of these things made it messy, unfocused and hard to follow at certain points. The journey featured the search for a map to guide the time travelling locations of the pirate ship, but […]

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Review: DOES NOT COMPUTE

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Review: DOES NOT COMPUTE

I am just a ball of emotion right now. A rollercoaster of feels. A basket of incomprehensible emotions. What a stunning way to tell a story! The most attractive thing about Illuminae is the way it tells a story through a range of data files – interviews, chat logs, surveillance footage wrapups and the thoughts of AIDAN, an […]

November 6, 2015 | 57 Comments
Mini Reviews #2 – Pandora Jones Reckoning, The Potion Diaries & Afterlight

Mini Reviews #2 – Pandora Jones Reckoning, The Potion Diaries & Afterlight

This Aussie YA read is a mix between psychological thriller and dystopian, and I’m glad I ended up sticking through the series with Reckoning. Pan has learnt to harness her abilities for the greater good, convincing the student body that they need to escape. She really grows in her confidence and her ability to convince people, and I liked […]