Category: Books

  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

    Pacific Rim meets Handmaid’s Tale in a futuristic Chinese setting. Inspired by China’s only Empress, Iron Widow is the story of Wu Zetian getting revenge on the man and organisation that murdered her big sister.  Her society has been plagued by massive mechanical creatures called Hunduns. To protect their world, society fights back with giant […]

  • All the Murmuring Bones by A.G Slatter

    All the Murmuring Bones is the story of Miren O’Malley and how she tries to forge her own destiny away from the pre-prescribe family legacy and path placed upon her by her grandmother.  This novel’s gothic setting was stuff of legends. It was the main drawing card that piqued my interest, but aside from the […]

  • Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman

    Heartstopper is the sweetest graphic novel series celebrating happiness and love between two British boys. If you don’t know the story of Nick and Charlie…well I am quite shocked since they are beloved by essentially everyone in the book community at this point. But in case you really don’t know… Heartstopper is a sweet contemporary […]

  • Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows By Denis Knight & Cristy Burne

    This hilarious new series is perfect for fans of Nevermoor and Artemis Fowl. Our main protagonists Wednesday Weeks rather study science than magic. Unfortunately, her gramps is determined to make her his apprentice.  One day Wednesday is plucked away from her science class by her grandpa– after a science experiment fiasco–to begin her magic apprenticeship […]

  • Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

    This beautifully written retelling of the Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur gives voice to the women often forgotten in Greek myths. The story of Ariadne reminds us of the ambition, power, and individuality these women had but were frequently destroyed by men’s greed or ego. “It was the woman, always the women, be […]

  • Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim

    Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim is a fantastic story influenced by the Chinese legend of The Cowherd and the Weaver, the French story Donkeyskin and the Norwegian tale of East of the Sun. Pitch as Project Runway meets Mulan, this novel follows Maia as she disguises herself as her brother to participate in a competition to become the imperial […]

  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

    Perfect on Paper is a delight contemporary novel of a young bisexual girl who runs a love advice locker. One day she gets caught by one of the school’s popular kids, and he wants to hire her to help him get his ex-girlfriend back.  While I am not usually a big contemporary fan, this novel’s […]

  • Alex and the Alpacas Save the World by Kathryn Lefroy

    Alex and the Alpacas Save the World is an adventurous little middle-grade story that had me wanting to not sleep to see what happens next. It follows the story of Alex, a young girl from Melbourne who goes to Tasmania in the summer to help her mum care for her grandpa. However, Alex and her […]

  • The Sad Ghost Club by Lize Meddings

    The Sad Ghost Club is a delightful graphic novel that covers how it feels to have a mental illness day to day. Unlike other stories feature mental illnesses this story isn’t about the struggles or the heartbreaking moments that comes with it. It’s just your average everyday survival and realising you’re not alone. Our main […]

  • Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

    Instant Karma is a cute young adult contemporary novel that follows the life of overachiever and very self-centred Prudence as she tries to convince her former lab partner to re-do an assignment with her over the summer break as she figures out how to use her newly found karma inducing powers. Prudence could be seen […]