Tag: Aussie YA

Hexenhaus Review: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Hexenhaus Review: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Three women, from three different timeframes have only one thing in common – they are condemned for being witches. From 17th Century Germany, to 18th Century Europe, and modern day Australia in a small regional town, we hear from Veronica, Katherine and Paisley. They are each teenage girls with their own hopes and dreams, from worrying about […]

February 10, 2017 | 13 Comments
Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson

It’s no surprise: cults are disturbing. People will mindlessly follow a leader, who will brainwash them to do things without question. The Boundless Sublime captures this element well, from preying on the weak minded with warmth, inclusion and promises, and descending into the dark heart of human manipulation. Unfortunately, what it takes to progress into […]

Contemporary YA Reviews: One Would Think the Deep & My Heart and Other Black Holes

Contemporary YA Reviews: One Would Think the Deep & My Heart and Other Black Holes

I’m so disappointed that I didn’t enjoy One Would Think The Deep. I have given 5 stars to Claire Zorn’s other novels, but this one just felt so different to her other novels. Set in a small surfing town, the characters talk like “ridin’ waves brah” or “epic ay!”. It was difficult to get into because of […]

Aussie YA Reviews: Yellow by Megan Jacobson & Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

Aussie YA Reviews: Yellow by Megan Jacobson & Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

Today Jenna and I join forces to review some Aussie YA reads! I hope you enjoy our double review feature. Books about teenagers getting bullied and having a difficult life are usually depressing, melodramatic and really bring you down. Yellow differs in showcasing the beautiful moments in life, even though you may be from a low […]

OZYAY Reviews & Podcast: The Diabolical Miss Hyde & Stars at Oktober Bend

OZYAY Reviews & Podcast: The Diabolical Miss Hyde & Stars at Oktober Bend

Steampunk isn’t my usual genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Diabolical Miss Hyde. While it isn’t particularly heavy on the steampunk elements, the gender swapped Jekyll/Hyde story in a fey-ridden Victorian London gave the story an interesting twist. I’ve read the original Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and I’m pleased to say that in this […]