Currently Reading :: The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La’Brooy

I know I keep talking about how obsessed I am with ‘middlegrade’ books at the moment, but honestly, spending any time in the “older readers” section of my local bookshop has me wanting to take a year off work to read them all. I thought I’d pop in tonight and share my current read, because […]

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Book Stack :: Spooky Reads for Kids

Obviously October is the perfect time for all things spooky, and this year I’ve got a little collection of kids’ books I’ve been saving to read in the lead-up to Halloween. You’ve already heard me talk (maybe more than once) about A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter (you can see my review here) – […]

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Preview :: Night Lights by Sarah Epstein

Creepy reads are perfect for an October tbr, and Sarah Epstein’s latest #LoveOzYA thriller Night Lights has arrived at the perfect time for the spooky season. I have loved Epstein’s previous thrillers (you can see my reviews here and here), so I was delighted when she offered to send me a copy of this one […]

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Preview :: Heart of Flame by Kate Schumacher

A week or so ago Aussie fantasy author Kate Schumacher joined me here on the blog to talk about her debut novel, Shadow of Fire, which is book one in The Fires of Aileryan series. Today Kate has revealed the cover for book two, Heart of Flame, and it looks so beautiful that I just […]

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Preview :: The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat by Kate Temple

I might have already said here that I really think middlegrade books (ie for readers 8 to 12, ish, sometimes called “older readers” in book shops) are having a moment right now. I feel like the Aussie middlegrade space in particular is so exciting – there are so many amazing looking titles out and coming […]

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Currently reading :: Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman

Perhaps I say this all the time, but I am OBSESSED with all the amazing middlegrade fantasy books out there right now! I had seen Skandar and the Unicorn Thief (by A.F. Steadman) around on social media a bit and was super keen to pick it up when it came out, so it was a […]

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