Review: The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

The Lost Soul AtlasAuthor: Zana FraillonRelease Date: July 14, 2020Publisher: Hachette AustraliaRRP: $19.99 (PB) Synopsis: Twig is all alone after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest … More Review: The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Review: Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Across the Risen SeaAuthor: Bren MacDibbleRelease Date: 4 August, 2020Publisher: Allen & UnwinRRP: $16.99 (PB) Synopsis: Neoma and Jag and their small community are ‘living gentle lives’ on high ground surrounded by the risen sea. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the two friends find themselves drawn into a web of … More Review: Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Mini Review: Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea Author: Erin Entrada Kelly Release Date: January 2020 RRP: $14.99 (PB) Publisher: Allen & Unwin Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Lalani lives with her mother, stepfather and stepbrother on the island of Sanlagita, whose residents are suffering from drought. The story follows Lalani’s quest to save her mother and bring fortune to her … More Mini Review: Lalani of the Distant Sea

Review: The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1)Author: Sarah J. MaasRelease Date: March 2020RRP: $29.99Publisher: Bloomsbury Synopsis: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce … More Review: The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give “What’s the point of having a voice if you’re going to be silent?” Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her … More The Hate U Give