Read-Reviewed-2020 · Science Fiction · Young Adult

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020).

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020). (A Hunger Games novel) *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's the morning of the reaping before the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18 year old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor. The house of… Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Young Adult

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Fremantle Press for providing a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 1 September 2020** After the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother's abandoned house.… Continue reading The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019). *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kaya is woken up in the middle of the night and told by her mother they are to quickly pack and leave for their holiday home in the Blue Mountains; and her father is not coming back. Kaya is recovering from… Continue reading My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Young Adult

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever who is never macho… Continue reading Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).

Australian Author · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Young Adult

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018).

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** Tash has been traumatised since age eight when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure six year old Mallory away from a carnival. Nobody believed Tash and now she accepts Sparrow wasn't real. Mallory is now 15, mute, and has never… Continue reading Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Young Adult

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017).

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017). *Young Adult* **5 out of 5 stars** Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and her posh high school in the suburbs. The line between the two blurs when Starr is the only witness to her unarmed friend being fatally shot by… Continue reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017).

Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Science Fiction · Young Adult

After The Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson. (2018).

After The Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson. (2018). *Young Adult Fiction *5 out of 5 stars* 17 year old Pru lives with her 15 year old twin sisters and dad on the outskirts of an isolated mining community in Australia. The family are doonsday preppers and have a hidden bunker filled with supplies. One… Continue reading After The Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson. (2018).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby. (2016).

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby. (2016). *Young Adult book* *4 out of 5 stars* Nico's older sister Sarah disappeared almost four years ago and everyone was devastated other than Nico; Nico was relieved to be free from Sarah's cruelty. But now Sarah has been found, and she's different - different in looks and in… Continue reading The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby. (2016).