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: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Malamander (Eerie-on-Sea #1) Author: Thomas Taylor Release Date: 1 May, 2019 RRP: $17.99 (PB) Publisher: Walker Books Synopsis: Herbert Lemon works as a Lost-and-Founder, returning lost items to their individuals at the Grand Nautilus Hotel in the town of Eerie-on-the-Sea, a tourist seascape which empties during the chilly winter. One night, a girl called Violet … More Mini Review: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

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

The Belles

I AM A BELLE. I CONTROL BEAUTY. In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are borne grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the queen to live in the royal palace and be recognised as the … More The Belles

Indie Book Awards 2018

The Shortlist for the Indie Book Awards 2018 has been announced for the best Australian books of 2017. As an Australian independent bookseller, The Mad Hatters Bookshop is proud to celebrate this country’s incredible talent and the role independent booksellers play in supporting Australian writing. Click on the links below to order them from our website. FICTION … More Indie Book Awards 2018