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    Top 11?… Authors: P-Z

    Good morning bookworms! Yes, I know, it’s supposed to be a Top 5, but this week had 6 letters (U-Z) AND I’m playing catch up with last week’s letters (P-T) because the blog was doing its 72 hour transfer to self-hosting thing, so I missed it!! As I mentioned before, I’m also going to try and not do the obvious…

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    Top 5… Authors: K-O

    Good evening bookworms! Late again, but this week it’s my fault… Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from K-O, which is a continuation from last week’s topic! As I mentioned before, I’m also going to try and not do the obvious choices for letters (there won’t be any Jay Kristoff’s or Holly Black’s on my list) so long as I…

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    Top 5… Authors: F-J

    Good evening bookworms! I came onto WP to check where my post was it, but it’s DISAPPEARED!! 😱 So I’m drafting again, but it will never be as good as what I wrote last week (probably a lie, but also, who did I put for I before?!), and I’m late for today!! *sorry!!* Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from…

  • Book review: Only Mostly Devastated

    Only Mostly Devastated – Sophie Gonzales

    Release date: 3 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Only Mostly Devastated blurb: When Ollie meets Will over the summer break, he thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After. But once summer’s ended, Will stops texting him back, and Ollie finds himself short of his fairytale ending. A family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new…

  • Book review: Going Off Script

    Going Off Script – Jen Wilde

    Release date: 21 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Going Off Script blurb: Sometimes you’ve got to live outside the lines. Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn’t quite what she expected… instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth,…

  • Book recommendations: Overwatch

    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #2

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome back to another edition of… books I would recommend to Overwatch characters! (Click HERE for edition 1) Also, shout out to my team New York Excelsior (NYXL) for their hard work in the play-offs. The Vancouver game was hard to watch, and while they pulled off a stunning win for a couple of maps, they eventually…

  • Book review: The Spotted Dog

    The Spotted Dog – Kerry Greenwood

    Release date: 10 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman, #7) blurb: Rising at four o’clock every morning isn’t Corinna Chapman’s favorite part of running her Australian bakery, Earthly Delights, and the glowing light of dawn starts to feel even harsher when a seemingly disturbed man collapses in her shop. When the man, a…

  • Book recommendations: Overwatch

    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! So, if you know anything about me (except that I love books and cake), you’ll know that I am low-key obsessed with Overwatch. Admittedly, my team in the Overwatch League (New York Excelsior – picked prior to Stage 1 last year as Gansey’s catchphrase is ‘Excelsior!’) isn’t doing too well with the new meta (which is really…

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    Good Habits Reading Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Can I just start with a massive HI, and THANKS FOR COMING, especially after I accidentally haven’t posted since last Wednesday (which is my biggest disappearance this year). Unfortunately I was struck down with a horrible case of tonsillitis, and then because I was traveling for work I went home early, by plane, and managed to get…

  • Book Review: The Hating Game

    The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

    Release date: 9 August 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Hating Game blurb: Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being…

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    Book blitz: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    Good morning bookworms! So… last week while I was on a mini break, I was supposed to post something for the Aussie Book Blitz for The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews. However, I didn’t for TWO reasons: I had already written and posted a book review AND an author interview for this gorgeous gem of a book…

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    Author interview with C. G. Drews

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s very special blog post comes to you courtesy of fellow Aussie, and author of one of my favourite reads of this year: C. G. Drews. You may know her as Cait or PaperFury, where she has an IMMENSE following on her own Blog,Β InstagramΒ andΒ Twitter. Cait’s second son, The Boy Who Steals Houses was published worldwide on 4…

  • Book review: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    The Boy Who Steals Houses – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 4 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Boy Who Steals Houses blurb: Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking…

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    Top 5… books set in your own country

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is β€˜books set in your own country’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm.Β You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Ahhhh, Australia. There’s actually a really beautiful poem called…

  • Book review: Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

    Release date: 12 October 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) blurb: Not only does Morrigan Crow’s curse man she’s blamed for all bad luck, she’s also destined to die on her eleventh birthday. She bravely accepts her doom, but in a very surprising twist of fate, before the clock strikes twelve…

  • Book Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

    A Thousand Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 7 June 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Thousand Perfect Notes blurb: Beck’s mother, a once famous pianist, lives out her shattered dreams through her son. Crushed by her violence, and forced to play the piano until his hands bleed, Beck is broken until August comes along. August, with her bare feet and doodled hands. August,…

  • Book review: The Brightsiders

    The Brightsiders – Jen Wilde

    Release date: 22 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: The Brightsiders blurb: As a rock star drummer in the hit band the Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in the hospital, she’s branded the latest tabloid…

  • The Girl Who Fell – Violet Grace

    Release date: 3 September 2018 Rating:Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β β€“ 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Girl Who Fell (The Chess Raven Chronicles, #1) blurb: I’m an orphan. A hacker. I grew up with nothing and no one. But it turns out my whole life has been a lie. All of a sudden, I’m a hero, a villain, a weapon, a puppet, and…

  • Kings Rising

    Kings Rising – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) blurb: His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous…

  • Prince's Gambit

    Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince, #2) With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his master, Prince Laurent, exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they…

  • Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

    Captive Prince – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 April 2015 (originally self-published in February 2013) Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Captive Prince (Captive Prince book #1) blurb: Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured,…

  • Illuminae

    Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating:Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β β€“ 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) blurb: The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining…