A Brilliant and Original High Concept Sci-fi

A Brilliant and Original High Concept Sci-fi

SUMMARY Overnight they appeared – spheres that granted enhanced properties like straight teeth, intelligence, and strength when a pair were ‘burned’. Some were rarer than others, and so a business grew around hunting these spheres. And that’s how Sully and Hunter met. But no one know if these mysterious spheres are a gift from God […]

Tour Stop: When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Tour Stop: When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah

SUMMARY Follows the interactions between an Afghani refugee and the son of the leaders of a burgeoning political party against immigration ‘queue jumpers.’ PLOT Michael meets Mina at a protest and later realises they share classes as school. As they clash, Michael learns that he doesn’t have to believe what his parents teach him, and […]

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

SUMMARY TV nerd Kiki is off to a summer camp for an opera singing scholarship, where she jams contemporary pieces in the basement with a hot nerdy drummer at the camp for a golf scholarship. When her teachers forbid any kind of singing outside of opera, Kiki has to figure out if she will follow […]

The Glittering Court: Not So Much Court, Not So Much Glitter

The Glittering Court: Not So Much Court, Not So Much Glitter

SUMMARY To escape an arranged marriage, a countess impersonates her housemaid and joins the Glittering Court, an exclusive finishing school for lower class girls, teaching them to be worthy wives for the new nobility of Adoria, a new settlement across the sea. But Adelaide’s subterfuge is detected by the handsome Cedric Thorn, son of the […]

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

SUMMARY Safiya and Isuelt are two BFFS gifted with magical powers – the ability to sense truth from lies for Safi, and the ability to see emotional auras or ‘threads’ for Isuelt. The pair want nothing more than the freedom to live their lives as they wish, but their statuses and powers mean that they […]

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

A beautiful book that broke my heart, caused 1am ugly crying and hit too close to home on multiple occasions, Beautiful Broken Things is a story about that intense friendship you have in your teens and what happens when a best friend breaks your heart. I’m not using my usual format to review this book […]

OMG Shakespeare

OMG Shakespeare

I’m not as familiar with Macbeth as someone who calls themselves a ‘Shakespeare scholar’ should be. I studied the play at University and I love watching film interpretations, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one and I confess I’d forgotten some of the more important facts. I also am a complete n00b when […]

Fearless by Marianne Curley + Dream Cast

Fearless by Marianne Curley + Dream Cast

Before I start, I have to apologise to Bloomsbury Australia who kindly sent me a review copy of this book. I cleaned my house and promptly lost the book for about six months, so when I found it again I decided to review Book 1 Hidden and Book 2 Broken as well. SUMMARY Now that […]

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Soundless by Richelle Mead

SUMMARY Trapped atop a mountain, Fei finds when her hearing returns that she is the only person who can help her deaf community who are slowly being worked to death in dangerous mines in exchange for barely enough food to survive. WORLDBUILDING I loved the worldbuilding in Soundless. I loved how bleak Fei’s initial mountain […]