2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Pre release

Pre Release Book Review: Her Name Was Violet by Billy Curry

Title: Her Name Was Violet Author: Billy Curry Published: Expected April 2020 Publisher:  Pages: 300 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $19.99 Rating:  3 stars A young man Evan awakes from a coma in a Melbourne hospital, he has no idea how he arrived there. It’s here he meets Violet a physiotherapist who helps him to get back to his life quest. Review:… Continue reading Pre Release Book Review: Her Name Was Violet by Billy Curry

2019 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Title: The Giver of Stars Author: Jojo Moyes Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Inspired by a remarkable true story, the unforgettable journey of five extraordinary women living in extraordinary and perilous times. Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · children · Junior Fiction · new release

Children’s Book Review: The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne by Katrina Nannestad

Title: The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne Author: Katrina Nannestad Published: September 24th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 352 Genres:  Children (8+) RRP: $16.99 Rating: 4 stars Freja and her mother, Clementine, are reunited at last. Tobias and Vivi are in love. And Lucerne, their new home, is a paradise of snowy alps, sapphire lakes, white swans and delicious Swiss… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne by Katrina Nannestad

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Feminist · Literature · new release

New Release Book Review: Beauty by Bri Lee

Title: Beauty Author: Bri Lee Published: November 5th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 160 Genres: Literature & Feminist Theory RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars A powerful meditation on beauty and body image from the author of Eggshell Skull. You were either fit and trim or you weren’t working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beauty by Bri Lee

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · gothic · new release

New Release Book Review: The House of Brides by Jane Cockram

Title: The House of Brides Author: Jane Cockram Published: October 21st 2019 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Miranda has had a rough few years. Her successful career as a social media influencer has come crashing down after the controversial flop of her fertility app. Humiliated, she moves reluctantly back home to her judgemental… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The House of Brides by Jane Cockram

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Title: The Breeding Season Author: Amanda Niehaus Published: September 3rd 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 272 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars The rains come to Brisbane just as Elise and Dan descend into grief. Elise, a scientist, believes that isolation and punishing fieldwork will heal her pain. Her husband Dan, a writer, questions the truths of his life, and looks… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · France · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch

Title: The Orange Grove Author: Kate Murdoch Published: October 11th 2019 Publisher: Regal House Publishing Pages: 253 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $16.95 Rating: 4.5 stars When status is survival, every choice has its consequence. Blois, 1705. The chateau of Duc Hugo d’Amboise simmers with rivalry and intrigue. Henriette d’Augustin, one of five mistresses of the duc, lives at the chateau with her daughter. When… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch