Review :: The Curlew’s Eye :: Karen Manton

Synopsis Greta’s partner Joel grew up with five brothers and a sister in a feisty household on an isolated NT property. But he doesn’t talk about those days – not the deaths of his sister and mother, nor the origin of the scars that snake around his body. Now, many years later, he returns with […]

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Book Stack :: YA Books about Dance

It’s been a while since I did a themed book stack here, but I was looking at my tbr this week and noticed Anything But Fine, by Tobias Madden, and The Other Side of Perfect, by Mariko Turk, together on the shelf, and couldn’t resist grabbing my copy of The Long Distance Playlist, by Tara […]

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#LOVEOZYA :: Sugar Town Queens :: Malla Nunn

Fifteen-year-old Amandla’s mother has always been strange. For starters, she’s a white woman living in Sugar Town, one of South Africa’s infamous shanty towns. She won’t tell anyone, not even Amandla, about her past. And she has visions, including ones that promise the return of Amandla’s father as if he were a prince in a […]

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Review :: Love, In Theory :: Elodie Cheesman

There’s an algorithm for everything else, so why not love? When 24-year-old lawyer Romy learns that she is at her ‘optimal stopping point’ (the mathematically designated point at which one should select the next ‘best person’ who comes along in order to have the best chance at happily ever after), she knows it’s time to […]

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Q&A :: R.W.R. McDonald :: Nancy Business

At the start of the month I reviewed brilliant fun crime novel Nancy Business. I adored this book (and its predecessor, The Nancys). Author R.W.R. McDonald very kindly agreed to answer some questions about the book and his writing process, which I’m sharing today. Read on to find out more.*** First I just want to […]

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Review :: THE BREAKING :: IRMA GOLD

Hannah Bird has just arrived in Thailand. Disoriented and out of her depth, she meets Deven, a fierce and gutsy Australian expat who sweeps her into thrilling adventures rescuing elephants. As they head deeper and deeper into the fraught world of elephant tourism, their lives become tangled in ways Hannah never imagined. But how far […]

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