2017 Reviews · Australian · Uncategorized

Book Review: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Title: Jasper Jones Author:  Craig Silvey Published: March 31st 2009 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 397 Genres:  Fiction, Australian RRP: $23.99 Rating: 4 stars Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional… Continue reading Book Review: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · novella · short fiction · young adult

Book Review: Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King

Title: Jenna’s Truth Author:  Nadia L. King Published: October 10th 2016 Publisher: Aulexic Pages: 54 Genres:  Short Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Jenna’s just a teenager who wants to fit in. The popularity that she wanted though, quickly turns into infamy when two “well-meaning” friends spark a controversy that alters her life forever. What happens when the very… Continue reading Book Review: Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · literary

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

Title: Ache Author:  Eliza Henry-Jones Published: June 1st 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie’s world apart – killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother’s home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · war · World War I

Book Review: Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O’Connor

Title: Worth Fighting For Author:  Mary-Anne O’Connor Published: September 19th 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 427 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian, War RRP: $22.49 Rating: 4 stars From Darwin to Pearl Harbour, Sydney to Papua New Guinea, a compelling story of courage, honour and a great love set against the epic backdrop of the Second World War Eighteen-year-old Junie Wallace is a… Continue reading Book Review: Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O’Connor

2017 Reviews · Australian · Bookstr · contemporary fiction · new release · psychological

Release Day Book Review: Forgotten by Nicole Trope

Title: Forgotten Author:  Nicole Trope Published: June 28th 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Psychological RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved. A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen? All Malia needed was… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: Forgotten by Nicole Trope

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · small town

Book Review: Lemongrass Bay by Theresa Smith

Title: Lemongrass Bay Author:  Theresa Smith Published: May 14th 2017 Publisher: Smashwords Pages: 305 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Contemporary RRP: $5.99 (ebook) When lightning strikes… Emma-Louise and Rosie have been friends for life, their bond unshakeable. Both women are on the verge of a new life, a second chance at love and happiness, but the past is about… Continue reading Book Review: Lemongrass Bay by Theresa Smith

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural ficition

Book Review: Summer Harvest by Georgina Penney

Title: Summer Harvest Author:  Georgina Penney Published: February 1st 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars English dog trainer Beth Poole is having trouble getting her life back together after beating a life-threatening illness and divorcing her husband. When her Aussie-soap-obsessed grandma sends her to Australia to recover, it seems… Continue reading Book Review: Summer Harvest by Georgina Penney