Publisher: Hachette Australia

Ninth House Review: Revenge, the Occult and Secret Societies

Ninth House Review: Revenge, the Occult and Secret Societies

Please take note of the trigger warnings before delving into this book because the depictions are incredibly detailed and dark. Trigger warnings: child rape and sexual abuse, date rape, drug and substance use, overdose, self-harm, murder, blood, gore, PTSD and grief  Like most of the blogosphere, Ninth House is one of our most highly anticipated books […]

October 18, 2019 | 6 Comments
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