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
This is something a little bit different for this blog, but certainly not for me personally as a writer. When I used to write for lipmag (an online feminist mag, which has loads of great content updated daily, check it out!), I contributed a fortnightly column on women in sport. It’s always been one of … More Fight Like A Girl: women in sport
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
I think that we can all agree that, culturally, 2016 has not been a great year. We’ve seen the death of too many icons (and this just continues in the final days of December, with the past week seeing George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds pass on), we’ve seen the rise of less than … More Top 5 reads of 2016!
Jodi Picoult has been my favourite author for approximately 12 years. It all started with one of my teachers recommending her most well-known titles, My Sister’s Keeper (2004), to the class as one of the best books she had ever read with a twist at the end that she did not see coming. Naturally, I … More Jodi Picoult
I’ve just recently finished reading books one and two in the Illuminae Files by Aussie authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. Kaufman is best known in the Australian young adult scene for her series co-written with Meagan Spooner, Starbound, another science fiction and fantasy. Jay Kristoff is similarly known for his fantasy and … More The Illuminae Files
It’s just so disappointing when you hear nothing but praise for a book, and then, when you finally get around to reading it, you find that it just doesn’t live up to the hype. I’m not talking about just plain bad books, which are universally unpopular or badmouthed. I’m making the distinction here as “over-rated” … More Disappointing and overrated.