Lightlark by Alex Aster

I didn’t really feel like Lightlark was a YA courtesy of the suggestive content which had more in common with indie smut than trad YA fantasy: as it happens, those two genres happen to be my favourite and I read a fair bit in both. I didn’t go into it expecting it to be YA, […]

Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden

Oh my gosh, I just loved everything about this. I loved how unlikeable Noah was! I know that sounds weird, right? Noah was selfish, immature, manipulative, and mean to his mum. And I LOVED it. Because it made for excellent conflict. I didn’t like Noah quite as much as I loved Luca in Anything But […]

Endling: Extinction is Forever Game Review

Endling: Extinction is Forever Developer: Herobeat Studios Publisher: HandyGames Release Date: 19 July 2022 Genre: Survival Platform: Switch RRP: $XX AUS   Experience a world ravaged by mankind through the eyes of the last fox on Earth in this eco-conscious adventure. Discover the destructive force of the human race, like it, day after day corrupts, […]

Stepping Back From the Online Book Community

Recently I’ve taken a step back from the online book community, mostly the YA space. This has been for a couple of reasons. The first is that I think the YA community has really moved to Instagram and Tiktok and really values aesthetics much more than writing book reviews. I value my privacy and I’m […]

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

I really enjoyed Jessica Goodman’s previous novel They’ll Never Catch Us, though I haven’t yet read her debut They Wish They Were us, so when The Counselors (with one L because American spelling) became available on audio at my local library, I went straight to the waiting list. I love listening to thrillers or suspense […]

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

I absolutely loved this book. A climate dystopian, this book is more Middle Grade than YA, but I’m reviewing it anyway. I read this book a few months ago after my darling little cat passed away, and I needed to read something with a pet relationship to help me process my grief. This book is […]

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