Guest Reviews

Welcome to Hell

Originally posted on Worth Reading? Worth Sharing!:
Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is one I had been wanting to read for some time and I was not disappointed. Ward’s depiction of a world where children are a commodity to be bought, sold and treated as…

Alex and the Watermelon Boat

Alex and the watermelon boat by Chris McKimmie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read Sarah Mayor Cox’s review on Goodreads. It much better than anything I could write! View all my reviews

Book Review of Butter by WellofLostPlots

Originally posted on Welloflostplots:
I read this in just over 24 hours – compelling reading. ‘Butter’ is a teenage boy in his final year of schooling who weighs over 400 pounds.  He is socially isolated, preferring instead to play his saxophone and talk online under a screen name. After one final incident of bullying at…

Just keeps giving…

Originally posted on Worth Reading? Worth Sharing!:
The Giver by Lois Lowry My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book took me two days to read – on a weekend where I was INSANELY busy. I would have finished this in a day – no question. Lois Lowry’s The Giver is a powerful story, a…

May – Belinda Murrell – The Sequin Star

Originally posted on bookgenremonthly:
I really enjoyed this time slip novel. The main character, Claire goes back in time to 1932. As a history teacher who grew up in Sydney, the story resonates with me. The opening of the harbour bridge, the locations around Sydney and the “making do” of many during the Great Depression…

The Screaming Staircase

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The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud My rating: 3 of 5 stars From the cover and the title I expected this book to be set in the Victorian era. Imagine my surprise when I realised it is set in the present day! I have mixed feelings about this…

Shiny, shiny, right there behind me…

Originally posted on Worth Reading? Worth Sharing!:
The Shiny Guys by Doug MacLeod My rating: 5 of 5 stars To echo some other reviewers of this novel – wow. This was not what I was expecting at all. Doug Macleod has penned a very sophisticated and involving story indeed. I was totally captured by the…