Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker

Title: Waking Romeo Author: Kathryn Barker Published: March 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Young Adult Genre: Science-Fiction Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $19.99 I received a copy of Waking Romeo from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. What if Juliet Capulet met someone who made her doubt true love? What …

When You Were Little by Rebecca Donaldson

Title: When You Were Little: A Tale of the Year 2020 Author/Illustrator: Rebecca Donaldson Published:  2021 Publisher: Independently Published Readership: Children Genre: Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.95 I reviewed a copy of When You Were Little from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. In the year 2020, the …

Hideout by Jack Heath

Title: Hideout (Timothy Blake 3) Author: Jack Heath Published: December 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Adult Genre: Crime Rating: ★★★★.5 RRP: $29.99 Trigger warnings: Torture, violence, cannibalism I received a copy of Hideout from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A tense, unputdownable thriller from the author of Hangman. …

Something Like This by Karly Lane

Title: Something Like This Author: Karly Lane Published: December 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Adult Genre: Fiction Rating: ★★★★.5 RRP: $29.99 Trigger warnings: Death of parents/spouses (off-page, but referred to), medical scare (to a family member) I received a copy of Something Like This from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are …

Pandemic by Jackie French

Title: Pandemic Author: Jackie French Illustrator: Bruce Whatley Published:  November 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Children Genre: Historical fiction Rating: ★★★★.5 RRP: $24.99 I received a copy of Pandemic from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The war carried the Spanish flu across the world. Faces grew masks. Shops …

Wombat by Philip Bunting

Title: Wombat Author & Illustrator: Philip Bunting Published:  November 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Children Genre: Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $17.99 I received a copy of Wombat from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A rhythmic, read-aloud (and rather silly) burrow into the unseen world of the wombat. It's …

Dog by Shaun Tan

Title:  Dog Author & Illustrator: Shaun Tan Published: November 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Children's Picturebook Genre: Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $19.99 I received a copy of Dog from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A beautifully poetic and gorgeously illustrated reflection on the relationship between …

Trust by Chris Hammer (Blog Tour)

Title: Trust (Martin Scarsden #3) Author: Chris Hammer Published: October 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Adult Genre: Crime-Mystery Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $32.99 I received a copy of Trust from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. She breathes deeply, trying to quell the rising sense of panic. A detective …