Short Review: BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE by Trent Dalton

Follow 12-year-old Eli through his rough teen years involving drugs, violence, and mayhem. What a lyrical book! An extremely well-written novel from an Australian author. I truly understand how this book has gotten so much attention and praise, despite it not being the type of book for me. Although this isn’t the type of novelContinue reading “Short Review: BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE by Trent Dalton”

Short Review: NICK AND CHARLIE by Alice Oseman

An adorable continuation from the incredible LGBT graphic novel series, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. If you haven’t read the graphic novel series by Alice Oseman, I highly recommend. This short little novella based on the two main character made me squirm with joy and grin from ear-to-ear. I absolutely adore the characters, the writing, andContinue reading “Short Review: NICK AND CHARLIE by Alice Oseman”

Short Review: HOUSE OF DRAGONS by Jessica Cluess

Five unexpected and “ill-fitting” competitors and their dragons are chosen to compete to be the next emperor/empress. I haven’t read anything by Jessica Cluess before House of Dragons, and upon reading this one, I’m unsure to whether I will read anything else. For me this story needed more depth to the characters and the plotContinue reading “Short Review: HOUSE OF DRAGONS by Jessica Cluess”

HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN – Jennifer E. Smith (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A- (86%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 This one took me by sruprise! I was not expecting to fall in love with the plot of this story as much as I did, and that’s the honest truth. When I read Jennifer E. Smith’s other novel, Windfall, it had beenContinue reading “HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN – Jennifer E. Smith (Honest Review)”

THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A+ (96%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 There’s no surprise that this book was the winner of the 2020 Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award Nominee for Young Adult. It’s such an amazing book! When I read this book, I wasn’t expecting a serious, mental health focused novel thatContinue reading “THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim”

CRESCENT CITY: House of Earth and Blood – Sarah J Maas (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Adult Fantasy/RomanceTarget Audience: 18+Rating: A (90%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Being stuck in lockdown has had one positive affect, I get to read all the time! I managed to finish Sarah J Maas’s newest release, and “first” adult fantasy novel, Crescent City. SIDENOTE (skip this paragraph for the review): As much as I loveContinue reading “CRESCENT CITY: House of Earth and Blood – Sarah J Maas (Honest Review)”

PUMPKINHEADS – Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Graphic Novel – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A- (86%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 If you’re after a super cute and super fast contemporary graphic novel, then this is the one for you. With extreme fall/autumn vibes, it will have you craving a pumpkin spice latte, and wishing for the leaves to start colouring. I haveContinue reading “PUMPKINHEADS – Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks (Honest Review)”

RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE – Casey McQuiston (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: New Adult – Contemporary – LGBTTarget Audience: 17+Rating: A (100%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 As I reviewed a recommended book from my co-worker last week, I thought it might be fitting to do that again. This time, not my boss, a different co-worker (that I convinced to read Sarah J Maas), fell head overContinue reading “RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE – Casey McQuiston (Honest Review)”

ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE – Gail Honeyman (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Literary Fiction – Mental HealthTarget Audience: 14+Rating: A- (86%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 WARNING: This book does contain verbal and physical abuse. Literary fiction isn’t normally something that I’m eager to pick up. It usually takes me a hot minute to convince myself that I’ll enjoy it. My boss convinced me to read thisContinue reading “ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE – Gail Honeyman (Honest Review)”

ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED – Sophia Gonzales (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – LGBT RetellingTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A (90%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 If you’re dying to read an LGBT retelling of the classic movie, Grease, then you’ve come to the right book. This contains adorable scenes, frustrating characters that you want to smoosh together, and friendships that are just meant toContinue reading “ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED – Sophia Gonzales (Honest Review)”