Matty’s Comeback Review

Title: Matty's Comeback Author: Anita Heiss Published:   2016 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Junior Fiction Genre: Contemporary Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $9.99 I received a copy of Matty's Comeback from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ‘Go, Matty! Go!’ Matty’s mum screams at the top of her lungs from the back of …

Our Race for Reconciliation Review

Title: Our Race for Reconciliation (My Australian Story) Author: Anita Heiss Published:   2017 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $16.99 I received a copy of Our Race for Reconciliation from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but …

The Erasure Initiative Review

Title: The Erasure Initiative Author: Lili Wilkinson Published: August 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Young Adult Genre: Thriller Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $19.99 I received a copy of The Erasure Initiative from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A brilliant psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA …

Truel1f3 Review

Title: Truel1f3 (Lifel1k3 #3) Author: Jay Kristoff Published: July 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Young Adult Genre: Science Fiction Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $19.99 Trigger/Content warnings: violence, torture, I received a copy of Truel1f3 from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. From the bestselling co-author of the Illuminae …

The Lost Soul Atlas Review

Title: The Lost Soul Atlas Author: Zana Fraillon Published: July 2020 Publisher: Hachette Readership: Middle Grade Genre: Magical Realism/Fantasy Rating: ★★★★   I received a copy of The Lost Soul Atlas from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author …

Boyfriend Material Review

Title: Boyfriend Material Author: Alexis Hall Published: July 2020 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Readership: Adult Genre: Romance, LGBTQIA+ Rating: ★★★★★   I received a copy of Boyfriend Material from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Wanted: One (fake) boyfriend Practically perfect in every way Luc O'Donnell is tangentially—and reluctantly—famous. …

Conventionally Yours Review

Title: Conventionally Yours Author: Annabeth Albert Published: June 2020 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Readership: New Adult Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+ Rating: ★★★.5   I received a copy of Conventionally Yours from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When two "big name fans" go head-to-head at a convention, love isn't the …

Dharma the Llama Review

Title: Dharma the Llama Author & Illustrator: Matt Cosgrove Published:  July 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Children Genre: Picturebook Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $17.99 I received a copy of Dharma the Llama from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Dharma the Llama doesnt run with the herd. She likes to …

Not Cute Review

Title: Not Cute Author & Illustrator: Philip Bunting Published:  July 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Children Genre: Picturebook Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $17.99 I received a copy of Not Cute from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Quokka did not like being cute. Not one bit. The romping, stomping, chomping …