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Buzz Worthy News: Cinderella’s Slipper 11-21-2014

Welcome to Buzz Worthy News where the stories are awesome and not at all well-written. Need your YA industry news? Never fear, Kat and Kate are here to give it all to you. Just, ya know, not in any kinda sophisticated sense or nothing. In this week’s Buzz Worthy... Keep Reading »

Hot New Titles

Hot New Titles: November 4th 2014

Welcome to Hot New Titles, enabling your book buying habit one title at a time! New releases include Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little. Book Deals to put on your radar: The... Keep Reading »

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We’re Thankful For…

Australians don't celebrate Thanksgiving. So I thought I'd start a new tradition here in Australia for celebrating Thanksgiving by getting in the Thanksgiving spirit. By recognising the things that I am grateful for. -Books, books and more books. Everything by Jay Kristoff,... Keep Reading »

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

It is short, yet memorable. Funny, yet challenging. What more could one need from something with such a delightfully ridiculous cover?

Meg’s Adventures At BEA

Meg’s Adventures At BEA

You guys may have noticed that I went to BEA […]

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Book of Days by K.A. Barker

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Book of Days by K.A. Barker

Spitting on the Dewey Decimal System: A Writer’s Confession When […]

Blog Tour: Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

Blog Tour: Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

We’re super excited to have Larbalestier on our blog today, and not at all because she threatened us with a razor and said she was going to cut us. (Please help us). You may have seen Larbalestier’s awesome activism on Twitter, or read one of her previous books like Liar or Team Human. Today we’ll be talking about her new book, Razorhurst. Set in 1930’s Sydney Australia amongst the bloody gang wars. With limited guns available, gang members turn their prowess for violence towards the razor blades. It’s a bloody, beautiful novel.

Early Cuddles: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Early Cuddles: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Kat gives an Early Cuddle to The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost. Come and see why her enchantment was less than complete.

Books I Wish I Could Stop Reading

Books I Wish I Could Stop Reading

Do any of you have a series/author that you can’t […]

Buzz Worthy News: Rowling Rocks 20/06/2014

Buzz Worthy News: Rowling Rocks 20/06/2014

In this week’s Buzz, YouTuber Zoe Sugg gets a book deal, J.K. Rowling is getting attacked, Waterstones win the internet and Game of Thrones Children’s Books are the best.

Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Despite its length, the pages turn quickly, and events move briskly enough to keep the occasional lull brief. Turning the commercialized Christmas season into a playground ripe for terror is no easy task, and Hill proves himself largely capable of the feat.

Review: Breakable by Tammara Webber

Review: Breakable by Tammara Webber

“A messfest of creepernatural behaviour.” Kat Kennedy rants about Breakable by Tammara Webber, come and see what got her so mad.

Early Cuddles: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Early Cuddles: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Want to get a taste of an upcoming title without […]

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

It’s always intimidating to review a book so loaded by […]

Giveaway: Unteachable by Leah Raeder

Giveaway: Unteachable by Leah Raeder

We have a lovely treat for our readers today thanks to Atria! A signed bound manuscript of Unteachable by Leah Raeder!

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Have you been having burning questions about Alina, Genya, Tamar, Zoya and Baghra? Have you been wondering what Leigh’s process was for creating this complex relationships? Good news! We corned Leigh in a dark alley and she shared these answers. Read on and then enter to win yourself the entire series!

Hot New Titles: June 16th 2014

Hot New Titles: June 16th 2014

Welcome to Hot New Titles, the weekly feature that can singlehandedly enable you to BUY ALL THE BOOKS! Starting the first week of July, Hot New Titles will be moving to Tuesdays to be current with new releases as they happen. Kiss your money goodbye!

Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

“I didn’t hate it, and I doubt many readers will despite its faults.” Kat Kennedy reviews Pawn by Aimee Carter.

Buzz Worthy News: Of John Green and Kisses 13th June 2014

Buzz Worthy News: Of John Green and Kisses 13th June 2014

In this week’s Buzz, John Green knows nothing, new casting for the Insurgent movie, Cory Doctorow book is making waves and Kathleen Hale is a BAMC (Badass Mamacita).

Buyer’s Remorse: A Guide To Dealing with Bad Books

Buyer’s Remorse: A Guide To Dealing with Bad Books

Kat Kennedy expounds on ways to get rid of bad books you’ve purchased.

Author Interview with Paula Stokes and a Giveaway

Author Interview with Paula Stokes and a Giveaway

Hey guys, today I have Paula Stokes here answering some […]

Review: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Review: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

“Totally, utterly, sweetly adorable.” Kat Reviews One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva.

Review: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Review: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Check out Paola’s review of Catch a Falling Star and find out why she recommends it as a quick summer read!

Hot New Titles: June 8th 2014

Hot New Titles: June 8th 2014

Welcome back to Hot New Titles! BEA is over and I’m attempting to get back in the swing of doing blogging-like things. I have realized I am an incredibly lazy person. Thank you, BEA. Anyway, we have a lot of books being featured today thanks to our temporary hiatus we took. So, let us know what your favorite covers are and what books you are most excited for!

New releases include Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern, Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon and Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love
Book Deals to put on your radar: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins, You and Me and the End of the World by Amy McClellan and The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett.

Cover reveals include Captive by Amiee Carter, yet another Harry Potter redesign, this time for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Little Knife, a Tor.com short story by Leigh Bardugo and our fav of the week, 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger.

Review: Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Review: Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Nafiza reviews Jane, the Fox and Me and calls it a book that speaks to all women.

Buzz Worthy News: Genre Snobbery, Harry Styles Fanfics and YA movie news 6/6/2014

Buzz Worthy News: Genre Snobbery, Harry Styles Fanfics and YA movie news 6/6/2014

In this week’s Buzz, adults should apparently be ashamed of reading YA, Oprah to narrate her own book, Harry Styles fanfic is getting published, and Diana Rowland fans are angry over new Zombie show.

Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Think of “Room” as an experiment of sorts. It isn’t a lengthy or overly demanding piece, despite the hesitant progress and rereading that comes with its opening chapters and initially distracting presentation. It is the sort of book that, regardless of one’s final opinion, will stick to the back of the consciousness for days afterward, demanding contemplation and consideration.

We’re Off to Book Expo America!

We’re Off to Book Expo America!

We’re off to BEA and on a short hiatus.