Scar Tissue by Anthony Kieds/The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson

In the realm of music biographies, there are a few that rise above the echelon and find their way into popular culture. Due to an oversaturation of the market of “celebrity memoirs” and a reduction in demand for the “tell-all”, these books are becoming fewer and fewer. In recent times, Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Boy … More Scar Tissue by Anthony Kieds/The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson

Into the Water

From the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train (2015) comes a new epic. Released to the world on May 2, 2017, comes Into the Water. I found this release to be quite different to Paula Hawkins’ astonishing debut; however, no less compelling and addictive. Where Girl is fast-paced, thriller a minute, Into the … More Into the Water

Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton/The Fall by Tristan Bancks

A few months ago I attended the Penguin Random House Children’s Roadshow, where the publishers detail upcoming releases for children, older readers and young adults. We were lucky enough to receive two proof copies of forthcoming releases for older readers, one of which has since been released, and one which will be released later in … More Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton/The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven – the queen of second chances.   If you’ve read one of my previous blogs about disappointing and overrated books, you’ll know that I didn’t really enjoy Niven’s first release, All The Bright Places (2015). Here’s what I had to say in that piece: Every time someone asks me about this book, I … More Jennifer Niven

The Girl Before

I was lucky enough to attend the Hachette Australia roadshow last year – and even luckier to receive three great proof copies of upcoming releases! I’ve already reviewed one that I received (and that has now been published!), of Piers Torday’s There May be a Castle, which you can read here! This review will be … More The Girl Before