Wombats and Wars in Underground | Graphic Novel Review

【 UNDERGROUND 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Graphic Novel, Historical FictionAuthor: Mirranda BurtonPublished: August 2021Publisher: A & U ChildrenPages: 272 (paperback) Thanks to Allen & Unwin for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review First thoughts This was a brilliant book that opened my eyes to some courageous humanitarian efforts by some … Continue reading Wombats and Wars in Underground | Graphic Novel Review

Robots in The Ones We’re Meant to Find | Book Review

【 THE ONES WE'RE MEANT TO FIND 】 ★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, ThrillerAuthor: Joan HePublished: May 2021Publisher: Text PublishingPages: 375 [paperback] Thanks to NetGalley and Text Publishing for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review First thoughts Wow okay this was good in so many ways! This is also fast becoming … Continue reading Robots in The Ones We’re Meant to Find | Book Review

Queer Indigenous YA in The Boy from the Mish | Book Review

【 THE BOY FROM THE MISH 】 ★★★★★ Genre: ContemporaryAuthor: Gary LonesboroughPublished: February 2021Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 288 [paperback] First thoughts This was really good! I'd heard some great reviews for this queer First Nations story so I knew I have to pick it up. This lived up to the hype and I'm so glad … Continue reading Queer Indigenous YA in The Boy from the Mish | Book Review

Epic African Empires in Son of the Storm | Book Review

【 SON OF THE STORM 】 ★★★★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Suyi Davies OkungbowaPublished: May 2021Publisher: OrbitPages: 496 [paperback] [ TW ° gruesome violence ° blood ° undead ° death ] First thoughts So interesting! I loved the world building and the complexities of society in this story. It is absolutely to die for and my imagination … Continue reading Epic African Empires in Son of the Storm | Book Review

Accidental Murder in Dial A for Aunties | Book Review

【 DIAL A FOR AUNTIES 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Contemporary, Romance, MysteryAuthor: Jesse SutantoPublished: April 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 298 [paperback] Big thanks to Harlequin Australia for a review copy in exchange for an honest review. First thoughts Holy guacamole, this was fantastic. I laughed the whole way through it - it's totally ridiculous and brilliant. You simply … Continue reading Accidental Murder in Dial A for Aunties | Book Review

The End of the World in The Loop | Book Review

【THE LOOP】 ★★★★ Genre: Sci-Fi, Young AdultAuthor: Ben OliverPublished: April 2020Publisher: Chicken HousePages: 384 [paperback] [ ᴛᴡ • ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ • ɴᴇᴇᴅʟᴇꜱ • ᴅʀᴜɢꜱ • ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴄᴇ ] First thoughts Wowww this book really got me hooked! I was sucked into this super fast-paced story and couldn't put it down. I don't remember the last time a book … Continue reading The End of the World in The Loop | Book Review

Other Worlds in Only Human | Book Review

Only Humanby Sylvain Neuvel book three in the Themis Files ★★★★ Genre: Sci-FiAuthor: Sylvain NeuvelPublished: May 2018Publisher: Michael JosephPages: 353 [paperback] First thoughts A great conclusion to this trilogy! I was so interested to see where book three was going to go after the events of book two. Things finish off in quite a final … Continue reading Other Worlds in Only Human | Book Review

Trans Representation in Sistersong | Book Review

Sistersongby Lucy Holland ★★★★★ Genre: Historical Fiction, FantasyAuthor: Lucy HollandPublished: April 2021Publisher: MacmillanPages: 405 [paperback] Thank you to Pan Macmillan for a copy of this in exchange for review First thoughts This was amazing! This story is captivating and something unlike anything else I've read. The characters are brilliant and the trans-rep seemed to be … Continue reading Trans Representation in Sistersong | Book Review

A Must Read: In Control | Book Review

In ControlDangerous Relationships and How They End in Murderby Jane Monckton Smith ★★★★★ Review on Goodreads Genre: Non-FictionAuthor: Jane Monckton SmithPublished: March 2021Publisher: BloomsburyPages: 256 [paperback] TW [ violence | domestic abuse | death | coercive control | stalking ] First thoughts This was, quite simply, harrowing. A must-read for every person out there to … Continue reading A Must Read: In Control | Book Review

Destruction in Mercurial | Book Review

Mercurialby Naomi Hughes ★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Naomi HughesPublished: March 2021Publisher: Self-PublishedPages: 412 [paperback] Review on Goodreads First thoughts This was AMAZING. Loved it. Devoured it. Want more. I love the cover, I loved the characters, I loved the setting, I loved all the stabby-ness. So much angst. So much action. Many dogs (that … Continue reading Destruction in Mercurial | Book Review