• Book review: Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

    Date Me, Bryson Keller – Kevin van Whye

    Release date: 2 July 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Aussie purchase links Rating Date Me, Bryson Keller blurb: Everyone at Fairvale Academy knows Bryson Keller, the super-hot soccer captain who doesn’t believe in high-school relationships. They also know about the dare Bryson accepted – each week he has to date the first person who asks him out. A single…

  • Book review: Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L. C. Rosen

    Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) – L. C. Rosen

    Release date: 30 October 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) blurb: Jack Rothman is seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys – sometimes all at the same time. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine, but who cares? Like Jack always says, “it could be worse”.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

    A Heart So Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 7 January 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Bloomsbury link for Aussie’s Rating A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) blurb: HARPER has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well in Emberfall: rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne…

  • Book review: The Sky Weaver

    The Sky Weaver – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Sky Weaver (Iskari, #3) blurb: At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known…

  • Book Review: The Queen of Nothing

    The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black

    Release date: 19 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) blurb: His voice is soft, and I make the mistake of looking into his black eyes, at his wicked, curving mouth. ‘But your beauty will fade,’ he continues, just as softly, speaking like a lover. ‘And all you have…

  • Book review: Serpent and Dove

    Serpent and Dove – Shelby Mahurin

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Serpent and Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) blurb: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn…

  • 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 Review: American Royals

    American Royals – Katharine McGee

    Release date: 5 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating American Royals (American Royals, #1) blurb: The Washingtons have ruled America for almost 250 years. They’re gorgeous, fiercely famous and the beating heart of the most glorious court in the world. But behind the glittering ballrooms, elegant gowns and perfect public personas lie forbidden romances and scandalous secrets that…

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    Off Tangent Thoughts… while at a bookstore

    Good morning bookworms! Today we are doing another Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) which was created by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction. This fortnight’s topic is thoughts I have while I’m at a bookstore. I mean… honestly? My thoughts are basically just me screaming internally while I’m at a bookstore, but I’ll try and put some actual words to the process!!…

  • 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…

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    Top 5… romantic reads

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘romantic reads’. 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 we have coming up! So, apparently it’s getting warmer in the northern hemisphere (which makes sense because…

  • 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…

  • Book review: Always Never Yours

    Always Never Yours – Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

    Release date: 22 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Always Never Yours blurb: Seventeen-year-old Megan Harper is about due for her next sweeping romance. It’s inevitable—each of her relationships starts with the perfect guy and ends with him falling in love . . . with someone else. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, Megan focuses on pursuing…

  • Book review: Anna and the French Kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 2 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) blurb: Here is everything I know about France: Amélie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe… And, I’m moving to Paris for a year. To boarding school. Alone. Anna had everything figured out –…

  • Book review: Royals

    Royals – Rachel Hawkins

    Release date: 3 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link FYI, this book has since been re-released as Prince Charming Rating Royals (Royals, #1) blurb: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old with mermaid-red hair and a picture perfect older sister who’s just got engaged to the most eligible prince in the world. Daisy has no desire to live in the…

  • Book review: The Summer of Jordi Perez

    The Summer of Jordi Perez – Amy Spalding

    Release date: 3 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) blurb: Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been happy to…

  • Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me

    My True Love Gave to Me – edited by Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 25 October 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link My True Love Gave to Me blurb: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favourite sitcoms, and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young…

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    What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

    Release date: 9 October 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link What If It’s Us blurb: ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a show-stopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had…

  • Forever – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 12 July 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) blurb: then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives. now. That…

  • Book review: Frost Bite

    Frostbite – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 10 April 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) blurb: Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now…

  • Book review: Leah on the Off Beat

    Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 24 April 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) blurb: Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but…