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    Top 5… A, B, C, D, E

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Yesterday’s Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘A, B, C, D, E’, and I am so disappointed that my scheduler didn’t post that I am correcting this now! Also, I’m sure it’s still Tuesday somewhere in the world!! 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, A is for Abandon by Meg Cabot. If you haven’t read this,…

  • Book review: At the Stroke of Midnight

    At the Stroke of Midnight – Tara Sivec

    Release date: 27 February 2018 Goodreads link Amazon link (non affiliate) Rating At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club #1) blurb: Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter. Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party…

  • Book review: Darkwood

    Darkwood – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

    Release date: 13 June 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Darkwood (The Darkwood Series #1) blurb: Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for Gretel Mudd, who doesn’t perform magic, but does know a lot of maths. When the sinister masked Huntsmen accuse Gretel of witchcraft, she is forced to flee into the neighbouring Darkwood, where witches and monsters dwell. There, she happens upon Buttercup, a witch who can’t help turning things into gingerbread, Jack Trott, who…

  • 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…

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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 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…

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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, Instagram and Twitter. Cait’s second son, The Boy Who Steals Houses was published worldwide on 4 April (except in Australia, where it is released tomorrow, 9 April). To celebrate this amazing feat, Cait allowed me the absolute privilege of asking her with some questions, all for…

  • Book review: The House with Chicken Legs

    The House with Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson

    Release date: 5 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The House with Chicken Legs blurb: All twelve-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share her secrets with. But that’s tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It’s even harder when you live in a house that wanders…

  • Book review: Hunted

    Hunted – Meagan Spooner

    Release date: 14 March 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Hunted blurb: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest ub ger bones – and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets, and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness,…

  • Book review: To Kill a Kingdom

    To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo

    Release date: 6 March 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: To Kill A Kingdom blurb: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal if them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing sirens loathe most – a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart…

  • Book review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

    A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 29 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1) blurb: Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed if a girl truly falls for him, and after so many failures, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive the streets of Washington,…

  • Book Review: The Lightning Thief

    The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

    Release date: 28 June 2005 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) blurb: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the east of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy…

  • Book Review: Pride

    Pride – Ibi Zoboi

    Release date: 18 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Pride blurb: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgemental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius…

  • Shiver

    Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 1 August 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) blurb: And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me—nothing anywhere but Grace and me—she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands. the cold. Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar…

  • Cress – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 4 February 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link These books are getting serious (and long)!  I just pulled Winter off my shelf and it’s over 800 pages.  There’s something about a crazy long book that I equally dread and love.  I have this “it’s going to take me forever to read” conversation in my head, but equally “this is going to be epic otherwise it would have been edited down to nothing”. Anyway, back to Cress. So we pick up pretty much exactly at the…

  • Scarlet

    Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 5 February 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Scarlet is the fairytale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and is book two of the Lunar Chronicles series.  I definitely enjoyed this book more than Cinder.  Don’t get me wrong, Cinder was a good adaptation, but (just in case you missed my review) REALLY predictable.  This one less so, which was nice. The storyline was well crafted, again better than in Cinder, with more plot twists.  We start the book hours after the end of Cinder, with…

  • Cinder

    Cinder – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) blurb: Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg.  She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness.  But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal.  Now she must uncover secrets…