Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Review: A Hidden World of Clairvoyance

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Review: A Hidden World of Clairvoyance

Seven orders of clairvoyance. A hidden world of magic in a corrupt alternate London. An alien race with opposing factions. Scion London split up into six districts, each ruled by a different Mime Lord/Queen with different clairvoyant powers. The Mime Order is a highly detailed, descriptive and imaginative world, featuring another glossary, three maps and […]

September 16, 2015 | 33 Comments
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Review: Electricity Boy & German Daredevil

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Review: Electricity Boy & German Daredevil

Because You’ll Never Meet Me is a charming story of two penpals with unusual conditions – Ollie who is allergic to electricity, and Moritz, who has no eyes and needs a pacemaker for his heart. I’m glad I was warned this was speculative fiction – because it would have been a bit hard to believe otherwise! The […]

July 20, 2015 | 47 Comments
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Review: Sexy, sizzling dangerous Fae

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Review: Sexy, sizzling dangerous Fae

Tamlin. Lucien. Rhysand. These are the names of the Fae Lords in Prythian who gripped my heart with their strength, fierce protectiveness, power and bonds they will form with the heroine. How is it, that Sarah J. Maas can make us desire and fall in love with every single male character there is? I’m sorry Chaol, Dorian […]

April 27, 2015 | 64 Comments
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski Review: Bigger and Better

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski Review: Bigger and Better

You know that feeling you get when you reach the end of a book and expel a satisfied, warm and happy breath? That was me upon finishing The Winner’s Crime, despite the cliffhanger ending which left everything in an unresolved state. This has been a year of amazing sequels, with The Winner’s Crime building upon the foundation of the […]

March 13, 2015 | 38 Comments
Contemporary YA Reviews #4 – Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan & Red at Night by Katie McGarry

Contemporary YA Reviews #4 – Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan & Red at Night by Katie McGarry

I can’t help but feel I’m in the wrong age group for Flirty Dancing. It’s incredibly light and fluffy, and with the main character Bea being only 14, I’d take a guess that it’s aimed towards the younger YA spectrum (of which I am nowhere near). It took me a few goes of picking up this book, […]

December 18, 2014 | 29 Comments
Contemporary YA Reviews #1: Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor & The Minnow by Diana Sweeney

Contemporary YA Reviews #1: Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor & The Minnow by Diana Sweeney

Searching for Sky contains an intriguing ‘reverse dystopia’ concept, where a girl who has lived on an island her whole life is rescued and returned to civilization, and everything is new to her. While it was explored with beautiful writing and creativity, what I didn’t expect was how much it was going to punch me in the […]

August 18, 2014 | 48 Comments