• 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: 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: 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 and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. GREY has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose…

  • 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 as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension…

  • 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 and all you are will rot away to nothing. You are nothing.’ As the exiled Queen of Faerie, Jude is reeling from Cardan’s betrayal and is determined to reclaim everything…

  • 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 to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s,…

  • 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…

  • 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 could cost them the throne. THE HEIR is Princess Beatrice who knows duty to the crown comes before all else. Right? THE SPARE is Princess Samantha, whose only duty is…

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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!! *breathes sigh of happiness as walks through door* My home… it’s calling me 😍 *wanders aimlessly for 10 mins just breathing in the books* Right brain, let’s focus. I am…

  • 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…

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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 it’s getting freaking cold here). Now is about the time when we start to get our blankets out and put the hammock away!! And if I had a roaring fire,…

  • 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: 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 her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream college’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. So when she’s cast as Juliet (yes, that Juliet) in her high school’s production, it’s…

  • 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 – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going…

  • 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 spotlight, but after being hounded by the tabloids, she flees to a castle in Scotland with her sister. Hiding from the flashbulbs is made all the more fun by a…

  • 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 focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands an internship at at her favourite boutique, she’s thrilled to take…

  • 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 adult writers, edited by the internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up…