• Book review: Camp by L. C. Rosen

    Camp – L. C. Rosen

    Release date: 2 July 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Aussie purchase links Rating Camp blurb: Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year, though, is going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ – buff, masculine and on the…

  • Book review banner: Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

    Her Royal Highness – Rachel Hawkins

    Release date: 7 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) blurb: Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie decides to apply for a scholarship to a boarding school … in the rolling Highlands of Scotland. The only problem: Millie’s roommate, Flora, is a total princess. She’s also the actual princess. Of Scotland. At first, the girls can’t stand each other, but before Millie knows it, she has another…

  • Book review: The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

    The Map From Here to There – Emery Lord

    Release date: 5 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Map From Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2) blurb: Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has everything she needs: 💖 Great friends (core four forever) 💖 A boyfriend who totally gets her (even if Max is in Italy all summer long) 💖 A fun cinema job (spilled nacho cheese and weird tuxedo aside) But her last year in high school is approaching fast, and with it, come Big Decisions. Weighing up…

  • 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 school across the country – Will’s school – and Ollie finds that the sweet, affectionate and comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High.…

  • 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, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks…

  • Mini reviews banner: Reviewathon edition, featuring She's got Game, The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl, Mooncakes and The Tea Dragon Festival

    Mini reviews: The #Reviewathon edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! We are OFFICIALLY just past a third of the way into ARC August, so I am keen to post some of my ARC reviews. Although I’ve been pushing through them so quickly (HUZZAH!) that I actually don’t have enough days to do full reviews for each book… so what’s a gal to do? Well, mini reviews seem like the best idea – and in fact, I might do a couple of these throughout the month! SHE’S GOT GAME – LAURA HEFFERNAN Release date: 13 August 2019Goodreads linkRating…

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    Top 5… U, V, W, X, Y and Z

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘U, V, W, X, Y and Z’! This is the final post in the mini alphabet spree! My A-E post is HERE, the F-J post is HERE, the K-O post is HERE, and the P-T post is HERE. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! We’re getting to the obscure books now…

  • Book review: No Fences in Alaska, Save Me, and Hush Hush series

    Mini reviews: No Fences in Alaska, Save Me & Hush, Hush series

    Good morning bookworms! So, as you may know, I’m not really a DNF’er. I like the concept, but I usually feel like I owe it to the book to finish what I have started. However, there are some exceptions to the rule! So, this is my mini reviews: the DNF edition! NO FENCES IN ALASKA – GLEN SOBEY Release date: 4 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating No Fences in Alaska blurb: Their worlds are about to come crashing down… At sixteen years old, Harper Lyon’s life is…

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    Top 5… F, G, H, I, J

    Good morning bookworms! Today is my 400th post!! 😱  That  feels like a lot, so I thought I’d mention it. 🎉 Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘F, G, H, I, J’! Yes, we are making our way through the alphabet. Last week’s post of A-E is HERE. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! OK, F is for The Foxhole…

  • Book review: Call It What You Want

    Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 1 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Call It What You Want blurb: Rob had it all, but when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town, everything changed. Now Rob’s the social pariah who lost everything – his friends, his status, even his family. Maegan was a typical overachiever until the pressure got to her last year. And now that her sister is pregnant, pretending to be a “perfect” family might be too much to handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together…

  • Book review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

    Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 14 August 2014 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) blurb: The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: “Josh!” His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then… he blinks. “Isla?” Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of…

  • Book review: The Princess and the Fangirl

    The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 2 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) blurb: Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favourite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off in the Starfield movie sequel. The problem is, Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Amara, desperately wants to leave the franchise behind. When a case of mistaken identity at ExcelsiCon throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the upcoming…

  • Book blitz banner: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    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 I forgot (it’s really just the second reason, but the first reason is valid) Just in case you haven’t caught on by now though, I REALLY LOVED this book. So,…

  • Book review: Geekerella

    Geekerella – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 4 April 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Geekerella (Once Upon a Con, #1) blurb: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and…

  • Book review: Radio Silence

    Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Radio Silence blurb: What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances is a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. The Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she’s unafraid to be herself. So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to…

  • 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 into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their…

  • Book review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

    Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 2 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Anna and the French Kiss Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) blurb: I have three wishes. The first is to attend the winter formal dressed like Marie Antoinette. The second is for my parents to approve of my boyfriend. And my third wish? To never ever ever see the Bell twins ever again. Ever. Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion… she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit –…

  • Book review: Heartstopper volume 1

    Heartstopper Vol 1 – Alice Oseman

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Heartstopper Vol 1 (Heartstopper, #1) blurb: Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they’ve never met… until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nickm even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised. OH. MY. GOD. I am trash for this story, even though it shattered…