Category: Five Star Reads

My 2019 Five Star Reads Roll Call

The Little Wave: #LoveOZMG Review

The Little Wave by Pip Harry Genre: Middle Grade Verse Novel Publication: May 7th 2019 Publisher: UQP Books Source: Review copy from publisher – Thank You Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the…

Lost in L.A: #LoveOzYA Review

Lost in LA (The Bikini Collective #2) by Kate McMahon Genre: Contemporary Publication: February 28th 2019 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Review copy from Author Thank you Kate Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ Three friends discover, surfing just got serious. Pack your bags, the Bikini Collective…

We Are Okay: YA Review

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour Genre: Queer YA Contemporary Publication: March 5th 2019 Publisher: UQP Source: Review copy from UQP – Thank You Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ You go through life thinking there’s so much you need… Until you leave with only…

Clackety Track, Poems about Trains: Review

Clackety Track: Poems about Trains by Skila Brown (Author) & Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) Genre: Children’s picture book, Poetry Publication: March 12th 2019 Publisher: Walker Books (Candlewick imprint) Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ Source: Review copy from publisher, THANK YOU. Queue up for a whistle-stop…

The Bell Jar: Review

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Genre: Classics, Feminist Fiction Publication: 2006 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics (first published January 1963) Source: Purchased Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity….

Defensive Play: YA Review

Defensive Play by Jamie Deacon Genre: M/M Contemporary YA Romance Publication: November 30th 2018 Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Source: Review copy from Author Thank you Jamie Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ One glance is all it takes to bring his defences crashing down… Seventeen-year-old…

Vardaesia: #LoveOzYA Review

Vardaesia (The Medoran Chronicles #5) by Lynette Noni Genre: Fantasy YA Publication: February 18th 2019 Publisher: Pantera Press Source: Review copy from Pantera – Thank You Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ “When Day and Night combine and fight against one Enemy, then Dark and Light shall meet mid-strike…