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My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier Review: Living with a Psychopath

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier Review: Living with a Psychopath

Have you ever met a psychopath? Although they represent less than 2% of the world’s population, how would you know if you’ve encountered, talked to or grew up with one? That’s what makes My Sister Rosa absolutely terrifying. Che talks about his experience looking after his 10 year old sister from birth, who is also a psychopath. […]

April 6, 2016 | 37 Comments
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Review: My Favourite Trilogy EVER

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Review: My Favourite Trilogy EVER

The ending of a favourite series is always bittersweet. All the emotion from experiencing the highs and lows of the characters. Saying goodbye to them. Feeling everything they’ve been through, and have done. After all is said and done, Their Fractured Light delivered an impactful, beautiful ending, where nothing could have ended more perfectly. As each […]

November 27, 2015 | 38 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 […]

Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham Review – More LoVe

Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham Review – More LoVe

Where would Neptune be without Veronica Mars, the righteous blonde PI? A lot of women would be in trouble, that’s for sure as Veronica goes after a predator who has raped and abused a young woman at Neptune Grand. Reminiscent of what Veronica has experienced in the past, we can understand why she would be emotionally […]

May 15, 2015 | 20 Comments
Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell

Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell

Feminism is an important topic, especially for those who unknowingly reinforce these gender stereotypes without realising how it impacts societal attitudes. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks features a character who believes she is feminist, but this is not a feminist book. She found herself to be a talented tail – as if her years of meek inconsequentiality […]

February 17, 2015 | 35 Comments
Series Review: Pandora Jones Admission & Deception by Barry Jonsberg

Series Review: Pandora Jones Admission & Deception by Barry Jonsberg

Where a deadly virus sweeps out the human race and teenagers who are immune are saved and trained for survival, Pandora Jones Admission sounds like your typical post-apocalyptic scenario. It’s actually much more than that, as a blend of post-apocalyptic, thriller and mystery. Pandora was a bit hard to warm to at times as a fairly average teenager, with the power […]

December 8, 2014 | 26 Comments
The Thousand Dollar Tan-Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham Review: We Want More Logan!

The Thousand Dollar Tan-Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham Review: We Want More Logan!

This makes me miss Veronica Mars so bad. It was one of my favourite shows when it first came out and I just loved the snarky blonde detective and the handsome bad boy Logan *googly eyes*. Thankfully, after the success of the kickstarter for the movie, it seems like fans really want more Veronica Mars. There’s […]

November 28, 2014 | 21 Comments