Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Review: Getting more than you bargained for

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Review: Getting more than you bargained for

The Winner’s Curse occurs when you outbid everyone by an exorbitant amount, which means your loss was more than your gain. This was an interesting concept that was carried out throughout the novel, as Kestral gets a lot more than she bargained for when she bids on a slave. Don’t come into this book expecting […]

July 9, 2014 | 62 Comments
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon Review: Blame the government for everything

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon Review: Blame the government for everything

If you enjoy being told one very repetitive message throughout a book, only to have the heroine backflip and go against everything she believes in the last few pages, then go ahead and pick up this book. For everyone else however, you have been warned. Take Back the Skies has a very feminist message throughout, with […]

June 20, 2014 | 54 Comments
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas Review: Adarlan’s Assassin in a web of deceit

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas Review: Adarlan’s Assassin in a web of deceit

Where a simple act of defiance and moral justice transforms into a web of deceit, betrayal, and death, The Assassin’s Blade completely blew me away as a prequel to Throne of Glass. It all starts from a simple mission which Celaena Sardothien chooses to disobey, leading into her entire livery being crushed before her very […]

March 10, 2014 | 48 Comments
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George Review: Wintery, whimsical fairy tale

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George Review: Wintery, whimsical fairy tale

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow is a fairy tale set in a snowy Norwegian village featuring an ice palace, enchanted bears, and a girl without a name who can talk to creatures. Inspired by Norwegian folklore and the fairy tale titled East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon, Jessica Day George takes us on a […]

February 3, 2014 | 27 Comments
Throne of Glass & Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Review: Best love triangle ever

Throne of Glass & Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Review: Best love triangle ever

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher:Bloomsbury Source:Purchased Date Published: August 2, 2012 Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal […]

January 27, 2014 | 55 Comments
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller Review – Teen Soldier Returns from War

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller Review – Teen Soldier Returns from War

Something Like Normal is about a teenage soldier who returns home to visit after serving as a Marine in Afghanistan. After living life constantly on the look out for threats, defending himself against the Taliban, and losing his best friend, Travis finds being at home to be completely surreal. He’s still on edge and gets […]

December 10, 2013 | 35 Comments
ARC Review: Love in Revolution by B.R. Collins – Title says it all, really

ARC Review: Love in Revolution by B.R. Collins – Title says it all, really

Love in Revolution is a wartorn story about two young girls who fall in love during a revolution. One girl, Esteya, is protected by her brother’s status in the Revolutionary Communist party, and the other girl, Skizi, is a shunned peasant in a minority called the Zikindi. I couldn’t believe how accurately the title captured […]

September 11, 2013 | 7 Comments