Tag: book review

  • A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington

    This book was provided to me by Hachette Aus in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington is the story of the Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived. Mouse was born into a circus life where neither her mother nor father desired to look after […]

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

    Piranesi is the highly anticipated second book by Susanna Clarke, author of bestselling fantasy book Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell. This new book might not compare in size to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, but it keeps its heart. Centred on the story of a thirty-something-year-old man, readers find themselves reading journal entries of this […]

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia ISBN: 1910701467 Pages: 498 Publication Date: 5th November 2019 RRP: $32.99 AUD Personal Rating: 5/5 Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student […]

  • Topside by J.N Monk &  Harry Bogosian 

    A wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way. Publisher: Graphic Universe ISBN: 1512445894 Pages: 200 Publication Date: October 1st 2019 Personal Rating: 3/5 When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet’s core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for […]

  • Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke

    Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Princewill relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie. Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 9781526609571 Pages: 320 Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019 RRP: $29.99 AUD Personal Rating: 4.5/5 Oscar-winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling […]

  • Wayward Stars (Starswept #2) by Mary Fan

    Wayward Stars (Starswept #2) by Mary Fan Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Pages: 378 Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing Publication: February 26th 2019 My Rating: 4.5/5 A month has passed since Iris joined an underground rebel group to save Dámiul from the brutal prison he was sent to for fighting back against his world’s oppressive system. Here, conformity and compliance […]

  • An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

    An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Pages: 400 Publisher: Page Street Kids Publication: February 26th 2019 My Rating: 4/5 After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, […]

  • Vengeful by V.E Schwab

    The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab’s first adult novel. Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance. Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and […]

  • Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

    Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a […]

  • Be prepared by Vera Brosgol

    In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her […]