Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

What I liked: Zera was full of sass and really mouthy, but also funny and strangely charming. Zera is plus-sized, though it didn’t make as much of an impact as I would have liked. While Zera was thoughtless and reckless, she wasn’t actually stupid. She took action without thinking about the consequences, but her choices […]

Shiny Broken Pieces Audiobook

See my review for Tiny Pretty Things here. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t terrible. It was kind of ‘meh.’ What I did enjoy was the depictions of actual dancing, of the ballet classes themselves, of the class getting ready to perform Swan Lake. I’ve read another ballet book where the dancing is described in terms […]

Goldenhand Take Two: Audiobook review

This is the second review I’m writing for Goldenhand. I was supplied with a review copy from Edelweiss in 2016, but only found out it was half the book when I checked Nix’s website for a quiet announcement. I purchased a physical copy because I have and love the rest of the series, but I […]

All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

I received a copy of this book from Scholastic Australia in exchange for an honest review, but ended up listening to the audiobook, which I borrowed from my local library. All The Crooked Saints tells the story of a world where miracles are real, and so are the saints that compel them. It takes place […]

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

In Garden of Thorns, teen burlesque dancer Rose decides to escape the company that is holding her prisoner by taking a hostage at the next show. But it turns out he’s the exiled heir and leader of the rebellion, and he takes her hostage in the mistaken belief that she is an assassin, and spirits […]

I Want to Join the Undead Girl Gang

Mila Flores is just about as outcast as a teenage girl can get: the opposite of popular, she’s Latina, fat, a Goth, a practicing witch, and her only friend lives above a funeral parlour. So when that BFF shows up dead in a suspected suicide pact with her high school’s resident Mean Girls, Mila takes […]

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in preparation to kill the demon that killed her mother. In Mia’s world, all women are at risk of turning into Gwyrach, powerful, magical women, the spawn of demons, with the power to still a heart and freeze the blood. Unfortunately, Mia’s father, […]

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess is a story that I think was partly inspired by Sansa Stark in season 2-4 of Game of Thrones: our heroine, Theodosia, is the daughter of a murdered queen being raised in the court of her enemy. Like Sansa, she has red hair, the queen calls her ‘little (animal)’, she is beaten mercilessly […]

Reality Gold Lived Up To Its Name

In Reality Gold, Riley Ozaki’s grand plan to shift negative social media publicity off her and change Google’s first result on her from ‘spoiled rich girl’ revolves around taking part in a reality TV show competition similar to Survivor with 19 other teenagers, but she’s secretly there to look for ancient buried treasure. One of […]

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