Publisher: Hachette Australia

The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

Every once in a while, a book comes along and sweeps you off your feet, with its gentle exploration of grief and the beautiful story told within its pages. Exploring the life of Leigh as she bonds with her mother after she passes away from suicide, it didn’t take long for The Astonishing Colour of After to […]

September 11, 2018 | 6 Comments
From Twinkle, With Love Review: From Crushes to Filmmaking, Twinkle Knows What She Wants

From Twinkle, With Love Review: From Crushes to Filmmaking, Twinkle Knows What She Wants

Sometimes you just crave a cute contemporary about crushes, love and figuring out your passion, and From Twinkle With Love definitely delivered when it came to all three aspects. As a teenager, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want to do after you finish school, but it was inspiring to see Twinkle […]

August 24, 2018 | 2 Comments
Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

While I enjoyed this author’s previous work, Midnight Thief, which you can find my review here, Rosemarked was on another level. Readers can really tell how much Blackburne’s writing has grown as she continues to write in-depth stories with a multitude of characters. In Rosemarked, we follow the first-person POV’s of Zivah and Dineas, both […]

December 5, 2017 | 8 Comments
The Language of Thorns Review: Dark Twists on Classic Fairytales

The Language of Thorns Review: Dark Twists on Classic Fairytales

Ever read a fairy tale and thought…that’s not really a lesson I want to teach my kids? Well here you have The Language of Thorns, one that modernises classic fairytales and adds in unexpected, darker twists that are real dangers today. From unexpected predators, to questionable morals, oppressive males and enemies hiding from within, all of these dangers […]

November 7, 2017 | 17 Comments
The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared is the exploration of three children brought into child trafficking, who are working to pay off their ‘debt’ to the Snakeskin gang. It’s an incredibly disturbing account of poverty, emotional and physical abuse, alienation and the hope they are subjected to. Being forced to work on marijuana plants in a basement, […]

September 16, 2017 | 4 Comments
Blog Tour: 5 Things I Loved about Vigil & Corpselight

Blog Tour: 5 Things I Loved about Vigil & Corpselight

To celebrate the Australian release of Corpselight last week, I’m taking part in the Corpselight blog tour! Vigil is a dark urban fantasy set in the city of Brisbane, Australia. What could be better than seeing my home converted into this paranormal fare filled with creatures and crimes alike? 5 Things I Loved about Vigil & Corpselight 1. Dry, […]