Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cracked by Clare Strahan

Thanks to Allen & Uwin, I got to read Cracked! It is an Australian YA debut novel by Melbourne writer Clare Strahan, which is due to be released in June, so only a couple of months away! It's about a girl named Clover Jones and all the happenings in her life - school life, family life, friends and fitting in, and trying to find out her place in the world through the creative outlet of vandalism (hehe). The characters were very relatable and realistic, and I think a lot of readers will really connect to Clover in many ways. She's the heart and soul of Cracked, and I think everyone could relate to her some way through the relationships she has with all the people around her - her mum, her teachers, the mean girl at school, the footy player crush, the best friend, the pet dog Lucille. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New on my bookshelf

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

I received this advanced readers copy of Razorhurst from Allen & Unwin (my second one ever - thanks, A&U!) because I won another comp to review the book. Razorhurst is a young adult historical novel with ghosts, I believe! It's set in the 1930s. You can find out more on its Goodreads page here.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

It seems like everyone has read The Night Circus but me! I've only heard wonderful things about this book and I've kinda been in the mood for a circus-themed fantasy story to delve into recently. I love the cover (all of them, not just this one) and I hope the novel meets my expectations. I haven't read anything by Morgenstern before, so I don't really even know what to expect anyway! Hopefully lots of lovely magical happenings.