Tag Archive | humour

Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley My rating: 4 of 5 stars St. Hilda’s Grammar School. Hotbed of teenage girl angst. Ady, Clem and Kate have nothing in common other than the school they attend. At first it’s hard to distinguish the individual voices of the characters. The tone and language used for each girl […]

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles 2)

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars Piss and blood, but this is an AMAZING series! Following the extraordinary conclusion to Nevernight (#1), Kristoff kicks up a gear in Godsgrave, the continuing story of Mia Corvere – 17-year-old Blade of the Church of the Black Mother, last surviving member of her family, […]

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles 1)

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars The opening chapter of this book is extraordinary. As is the whole. The writing is clever, and visceral, and bloody, and emotional. I loved every word. And Holter Graham is a great reader, too. No plot, no character analysis. I fear there will be spoilers. […]

The Most Important Thing: Stories of Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers

The Most Important Thing: : Stories about Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers by Avi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Some stories are more successfully executed than others, but overall, this is an insightful collection of stories about male family relationships. Covering a wide range of scenarios, Avi explores the dynamics of the successful and not-so-successful […]

Everybody Sees The Ants

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was GREAT!!!Lucky Linderman is my new hero. Smart, funny and an emotional young man. I do love a book with a male character that can articulate his feelings in an authentic way. Lucky is a total dude. Can totally recommend as […]

Coraline

Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this walking the darkened streets of my suburb. Scared the bejesus out of me. Definitely one to read with the lights on. Dawn French is a perfect choice to read this – alternately funny and scary […]

The Flywheel

The Flywheel by Erin Gough My rating: 4 of 5 stars This took me a while to read because I got sidetracked testing our OverDrive collection at work – let that be no reflection on how good this book is!Despite the fact that I wanted to slap Delilah for being a selfish, irritating, judgemental teenager […]