Found by the Lake Monster by Lillian Lark

Title: Found by the Lake MonsterAuthor: Lillian LarkPublished: June 24, 2022Publisher: Independently PublishedReadership: AdultGenre: Paranormal RomanceRating: ★★★★.5Content warnings: oviposition, lying I received a copy of Found by the Lake Monster from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A lake monster in heat, a lost human in the woods, and …

Crumbs by Phil Cummings

Title: Crumbs Author: Phil Cummings Illustrator: Shane DeVries Published: April 2022 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Children's Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.99 I received a copy of Crumbs from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. On a wintry city street, a one-legged bird dances for crumbs to eat but Ella has nothing to give. Then her father shows …

The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

Title: The Wrath of the Woolington WyrmAuthor: Karen FoxleePublished: May 31, 2022Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: Middle GradeGenre: Magical RealismRating: ★★★★RRP: $14.99Content/trigger warnings: anxiety I received a copy of The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she's not …

My Spare Heart by Jared Thomas

Title: My Spare HeartAuthor: Jared ThomasPublished: May 31, 2022Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary FictionRating: ★★★★★RRP: $19.99Content/trigger warnings: racism, alcoholism I received a copy of My Spare Heart from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Seventeen-year-old Phoebe's life is turned upside down when she moves from the city to …

Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves

Title: Get Me Out of Here! Author: Pauline Deeves Illustrator: Brent Wilson Published: May 2022 Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Non-Fiction Picturebook Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $29.99 I received a copy of Get Me Out Of Here! from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction …

Kind by Jess McGeachin

Title: Kind: A Call to Care For Every Creature Author/Illustrator: Jess McGeachin Published: May 2022 Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Non-Fiction Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.99 I received a copy of Kind from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. From one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators comes this beautiful ode to the …

Doctor Playboy by J. Saman

Title: Doctor Playboy (Boston's Billionaire Bachelor 4)Author: J. SamanPublished: June 6, 2022Publisher: Independently PublishedReadership: AdultGenre: Contemporary RomanceRating: ★★★★Content warnings: Parent with cancer, hospitalisation I received a copy of Doctor Playboy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. He was older. Impossibly gorgeous. And had no clue I existed. Luca …

Always Practice Safe Hex by Juliette Cross

Title: Always Practice Safe Hex (Stay a Spell 4)Author: Juliette CrossPublished: June 6, 2022Publisher: Independently PublishedReadership: AdultGenre: Paranormal RomanceRating: ★★★★★Content warnings: Gaslighting, workplace sexual harassment, attempted rape, abuse of a child in foster care (off page), neglect (off page), death of parents (off page) I received a copy of Always Practice Safe Hex from the author in exchange for a …

A Stone’s Throw Away by Karly Lane

Title: A Stone's Throw AwayAuthor: Karly LanePublished: May 2022Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: AdultGenre: Romantic FictionRating: ★★★★.5RRP: $29.99Content warnings: assault (off page, historical), child abuse/rape (off page, historical), war (off page, historical) I received a copy of A Stone's Throw Away from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A pitch-perfect new …

MerTales: The Mysterious Rainbow Thief by Rebecca Timmis

Title: The Mysterious Rainbow Thief (MerTales 4) Author: Rebecca Timmis Published: May 2022 Publisher: Allen and Unwin (Albert Street Books) Readership: Junior Fiction Genre: Mystery, adventure Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $14.99 I received a copy of The Mysterious Rainbow Thief from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Jiggling jellyfish! It's Book 4 in the fin-tastic MerTales …