(Review): Lisette’s Paris Notebook by Catherine Bateson

A gap year in Paris sounds like a dream come true. Seeing the sights, experiencing the culture and seeing the City of Lights in person is something Lisette and her mother have talked about for years. But who is Lisette really doing it for? Arriving in Paris with her suitcase of homemade couture and a copy …

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Q&A with Christine Dibley (author of To The Sea)

Happy Wednesday everyone. Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a Q&A with author Christine Dibley. Her debut novel To The Sea is a mystery entwined folklore and family drama set in a picturesque Tasmanian town. Q & A with Christine Dibley Hi Christine. Thanks for agreeing to answer my questions for my stop on …

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Review: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Steffi Brons is not the kind of girl most people notice. She suffered from selective mutism for years and tends to fade into the background. When Rhys Gold, a handsome deaf student with no idea how vocally silent she is, comes into her life Steffi has a way to communicate with him that doesn’t rely …

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(Book Review): Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

Gretchen Yee attends a prestigious art school where the best way to fit in is to try and stand out. With unmissable bright red hair, Gretchen tries to fit in but doesn’t feel like she does. When her best friend starts acting standoffish and her parents deciding to get a divorce, Gretchen’s life is getting messy. …

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The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

There is no better way to get into the festive spirit than by spending it with Dash and Lily. And in this lovely follow up to Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, not everyone is in the Christmas spirit. The two teens have been together for a year now but the glow of new romance is …

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(City of Lights and Love): Paris Lights by C.J. Duggan

Claire Shorten has always dreamed about Paris. When her longtime boyfriend takes her to the Eiffel Tower on a mini-break, Claire is sure that this is is – a dream proposal in a gorgeous, picturesque location. But in one of the most romantic places in the world he asks a very different question. Heartbroken that her boyfriend …

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(Review): Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe is the story of a boy who can’t recognise anyone and a girl who everyone knows by reputation. Jack Masselin suffers from undiagnosed prosopagnosia, a condition which causes him to be unable to identify anyone – even his own family. Trying not to give anyone an excuse to realise he’s different, …

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(A Southern Family Saga… and a whole lot of Whiskey): The Bourbon Kings by JR Ward

As a JR Ward fan I was looking forward to her newest series. I’ve read her Black Dagger Brotherhood (which I’m slightly obsessed with) and Fallen Angels series as well as some of the contemporary Harlequin novels she published under the name Jessica Bird. I was hoping her newest Bourbon Kings series was going to …

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(Think American Pie – but with girls): Cherry by Lindsey Rosin

Cherry is essentially American Pie for teenage girls. From the fruitful title to the virginity pact – these two have a lot in common. But where American Pie focused more on the humour and sex side of things, Cherry is more about the friendship and feelings behind the act. Cherry is a fairly lighthearted and …

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Book Review: Lost Girl by J.C. Grey

Emerald has it all. She’s got the gorgeous, successful husband and she graces the fashion pages as the current “it” girl. But things in her life aren’t perfect. Running away from her problems, Em finds herself in a small town to try and find herself again. After finding a beautiful yet abandoned house in ruins, …

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