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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
A Shadow’s Breath Review: Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence

A Shadow’s Breath Review: Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence

Alternating two points in time, the past and the present, Tessa deals with the emotional effects following domestic violence in her family. A Shadow’s Breath explores what happens after the fact – her mum is now recovering from alcoholism after getting rid of her abusive partner. A Shadow’s Breath covers the complex family issues surrounding domestic […]

September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Undercurrent Review: Electrifying Military Secrets

The Undercurrent Review: Electrifying Military Secrets

Set in a techno-futuristic world where corporations rule, The Undercurrent explores a time in the near future when teenage girl can wield electricity from her own hands. She’s protected by a soldier called Ryan, but what does the military want with her? Why are the Agitators after her? The Undercurrent is frightfully accurate as it feels like […]

August 17, 2017 | 2 Comments
The Build-Up Season Blog Tour: Author Q&A & Giveaway

The Build-Up Season Blog Tour: Author Q&A & Giveaway

Today I’m participating in the blog tour of The Build-Up Season, a new LoveOzYA book that will be released next week by Penguin Random House Australia. I think the author provided some honest, thoughtful answers below and I hope you enjoy reading it! AUTHOR Q&A 1. What was your inspiration behind The Build-Up Season? I […]

Why I DNFed These Books

Why I DNFed These Books

I don’t normally review books that I don’t finish, but I normally DNF for good reason. In that case, I thought it would be important to share my thoughts. As I experienced today, there can be nothing more horrifying than picking up a highly anticipated book and finding that it contains offensive material that actually […]

April 29, 2017 | 25 Comments