Review: Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio

September 19, 2016 | AUGGIE AND ME by RJ Palacio is published by Penguin. RRP $19.99, available now.

It’s no secret that I adored WONDER by R.J. Palacio (read my review here), so I was thrilled to discover new stories in the Wonder World! AUGGIE AND ME is a book of three stories about secondary characters in that novel; Julian, Christopher and Charlotte. The three stories provide layers to...

Review: Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

September 21, 2016 | Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt is published by Oneworld. RRP $16.99, available now.

TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt is the story of River Dean, a quirky, lovesick and neurotic seventeen year old, who finds himself tragically dumped by his girlfriend, Penny, in the middle of a ‘romantic date’  on a paddle boat in the middle of a lake. As he wanders the streets p...

Guest Post: E.R. Murray on Bullying and Hope in CARAMEL HEARTS

August 1, 2016 | Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray is published by Alma Books. RRP $19.99, available now.

    Last week I posted a review of the YA novel, CARAMEL HEARTS by E. R. Murray. Today I warmly welcome Elizabeth to LOVEthatBOOK to guest post about one of the themes in her novel  - bullying. As a teacher it's something I've unfortunately seen first hand, and as a kid, i...

Review: Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray

July 28, 2016 | RRP $19.99

  I sat down to read CARAMEL HEARTS one dreary afternoon and was transported by the opening chapters and warmed by the bond of the sisters in this book, Liv and Harriet. In a scene from the past, we see these sisters use a secret communication system they have created in order to signal to...

Review: All These Perfect Strangers by Aoife Clifford

May 10, 2016 | RRP $29.99 (Trade Paperback) (ebook available)

  Sometimes you pick up a book and start to read and you just know it is going to be great. ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS is that kind of book. From the opening lines you just know. Right away there is a unique voice, an intriguing hook, a clearly intelligent and flawed protagonist to invest i...

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

March 1, 2016 | RRP $19.95 New York Times Bestseller

 2016 began, for me, with this adrenalin fuelled novel, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I read it a scant few days into the New Year while I was on holiday in wintry Europe. It takes very little prompting for me to recall my white knuckle grasp on the Kindle, a cup tea growing colder in...

Review: Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

November 10, 2015 | RRP $19.99

Prepare yourself. This book is a non-stop, action packed and wonderfully written novel by three writers with serious chops. Westerfeld is the award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies and Leviathan trilogies (my son loved these); Lanagan has won four world fantasy awards (T...

Review: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

August 27, 2015 | Corgi

Let me start by saying this is one of my favourite books and it has facilitated one of the most memorable moments of my family life. Picture this: The end of a snowy winter day on the ski slopes, a Mum, Dad, two teenagers and a 7 year old sprawled across the beds in one room while WONDER by R. J....

Review: We were Liars by E. Lockhart

February 24, 2015

This book is a complete immersion in the privileged life of the Sinclair Family, who spend Summer on their private island. Cadence, the now 18 year old eldest granddaughter and heiress to the fortunes of the family, has suffered an accident she cannot remember. The book is a slow reveal of the myste...

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