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‘Goodbye, Perfect’ by Sara Barnard.

‘Goodbye, Perfect’ by Sara Barnard.27658561_752407874952610_233376112_n

Publisher: Pan Macmillan.

Published Date: February 8th, 2018.

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary.

Page Count: 384 pages.

Purchase: Pan Macmillan Australia  + Book Depository 


Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.

Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie’s location, and that’s the way it has to stay. There’s no way she’s betraying her best friend. Not even when she’s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.

As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.


Firstly, we would just love to say a huge thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for the amazing opportunity of being part of this ‘Goodbye, Perfect’ blog tour.

‘Goodbye, Perfect’ is our first novel that we have read by Sarah Barnard. We were pleasantly surprised by this novel. This book was both very though-provoking and gripping. We found that we couldn’t put the novel down as we just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next! 27583516_752407864952611_1333070319_n

The plot was well developed with a strong and substantial meaning about honesty, friendship, forgiveness and learning to trust one another. It also had many strong and well thought out characters. This novel really helped us gain insight in all the situations that the characters found themselves in. We learn’t that no one should make you feel inferior in yourself or make you second guess anything you do. In any situation, if anything bad comes to your attention, you have the right to say something or ask for help.

“I don’t think you ever really start over, Because if you’re trying to do that, you’re basically trying to run away from yourself. And you can’t. You’re stuck with you, forever. Wherever you go”. 

The author has such a beautiful and unique way of writing. She has the ability to create strong and important messages in her writing. Whist also being quite demanding in getting her message across. This is such a great strength to have as we all need to hear and learn from her messages. We must learn to be ourselves and most importantly to respect ourselves. We are all going to make mistakes in this world but the most important thing is that you don’t let them define you. Embrace them and carry on living.

“Everything I’ve ever lost has been chosen for me. I never have a say. And she’s chosen to throw it all away, like it’s nothing”.

Overall, We quite enjoyed this novel it’s something unique and different which we liked. This book really did make us think, it made us search deeper for a meaning in each word written. This book was very real and analytical. Sarah Barnard really captured each character perfectly and we can’t wait to pick up some of her other novels!We absolutely recommend this to you all.

Rating: 4/5 stars.

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‘The Harper Effect’ by Taryn Bashford Review & Q+A

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Publisher: Pan Macmillan.

Published Date: December 27th, 2017.

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Page Count: 384 pages.


Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court—until her coach dropped her for being “mentally weak.” Without tennis, who is she? Her confidence at an all-time low, she secretly turns to her childhood friend, next-door neighbor Jacob—who also happens to be her sister’s very recent ex-boyfriend. If her sister finds out, it will mean a family war.

But when Harper is taken on by a new coach who wants her to train with Colt, a cold, defensive, brooding young tennis phenom, she hits the court all the harder, if only to prove Colt wrong. But as the two learn to become a team, Harper gets glimpses of the vulnerable boy beneath the surface, the boy who was deeply scarred by his family’s dark and scandalous past. The boy she could easily find herself falling for.

As she walks a fine line between Colt’s secrets, her forbidden love, and a game that demands nothing but the best, Harper must decide between her past and her future and between two boys who send her head spinning. Is the cost of winning the game is worth losing everything?


Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour!

‘The Harper Effect’ by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and her dream of becoming a professional tennis player. But for any teenager, this lifestyle includes first loves, friendship, grief and the ability to follow your dreams.

Whilst we made our way through this novel, we couldn’t help but love the author’s connection to tennis! We haven’t found too many novels that include sporting/athletic aspects which we have really enjoyed however, we have loved seeing it in this novel!

Taryn Bashford has done an incredible job with providing a message behind each word written. This novel doesn’t just follow a teenager’s love for tennis, it provides inspirational messages about determination, forming strong relationships, grief and forgiveness, especially with the ability to forgive yourself.

We all must follow our hearts in order to follow our dreams! 


Here is our Q&A with the author! Thank you for answering our questions Taryn!

  1. What was your inspiration behind ‘The Harper Effect’?

Well the seed of the idea for The Harper Effect was planted when I was 14. I wrote the bones of the story back then, but obviously it’s had a few revisions since. At the time, my brother was training to become a professional tennis player, and he went on to win Nationals and then won a scholarship to a tennis academy in the USA. So I guess it was natural that I’d write about tennis at that time. I was also training for the Olympics and so sport was a big part of my family’s life. As I grew older, I became fascinated by teens who went above and beyond the norm – not just in sport, but in any aspect of life. I liked to compare elite teens to your average high school student and found that although they were hugely talented in one area of their life, they were still teens in the sense that they were finding their place in the world, discovering what person they were going to grow up to be, and they made mistakes and bad choices just like every teen is expected to do when they’re leaving their childhood behind. I was also fascinated by what high-achieving teens have to sacrifice in order to be the best. All of this, I put into The Harper Effect – Harper certainly makes her fair share of mistakes and bad choices!

  1. What motivated you and inspired you to begin writing?Capture.PNG

Some of my earliest memories are of me writing stories in different coloured pens – a different colour for each line, or even each word. I loved to write stories from a young age. I also remember touching and fingering the books in our house, loving their smell and the colourful pictures, and longing to be able to read well enough to consume the books with no pictures. Books were always in my life and I loved to escape into them. Reading was a joy, not a chore, and from that came writing. I have been trying to fit writing a novel into my life for twenty years and to this day when I write it’s a place I love to be; it’s where I feel safe and calm and more than anything, I love to lose myself in my story world and hang out with my characters. Sometimes, it’s hard to step back into the ‘real’ world again.

  1. What advice would you give to new writers?

I know new writers will have heard this before, but it’s repeated because it’s so true. READ. It’s amazing how much the mind and subconscious absorbs by reading – not just the obvious stuff about what’s popular out there but also things like the right structure for a book, the different voices, the layering needed in a novel, characterisation and pace…the list goes on. Secondly, I’d say write every day, even if it’s just for half an hour. It’s about using that creative muscle in the brain, it’s about discipline, and if you’re writing a full novel, it helps you keep the strands of the plot weaving along nicely without you dropping a thread. Finally, I’d say let others see your work and gain feedback from experts like mentors and competition judges. It’s the best way to see if you’re on the right track.

  1. Who are your literary role models?

Enid Blyton. She was prolific and had the most amazing imagination. L.M. Montgomery for the Anne of Green Gables series. I must’ve read it into double digits.  J.K. Rowling because no matter how hard things were for her, she never gave up and boy, did she achieve her writing dreams!

  1. We absolutely loved ‘The Harper Effect’! Thank you for writing such an incredible story. We are both sisters ourselves and we were wondering if you relate most to one of the sisters? If so, which sister would you relate most to? Harper or Aria? 

Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m thrilled that you loved my book. I have a brother (I always wanted a sister too), so the sister dynamic was one that came from my imagination – what might it be like to have a sister under those circumstances? Before I wrote The Harper Effect, I really enjoyed talking to sisters, and even twins (as Harper and Aria are so close in age), to learn about their experiences. I’m afraid the answer to your question isn’t as simple as choosing one or the other sister. I relate to the drive and self-motivation that Harper has for her tennis, because I remember how it felt to go after my own sporting dreams day after day. But at the same time, I also played the piano, clarinet, and violin, and even today I love classical music. As a teen, I was more level-headed than Harper, more certain of what I wanted, and so in that instance, I relate a little more to Aria.

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars.


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‘Magrit’ by Lee Battersby

‘Magrit’ by Lee Battersby

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Published Date: March, 2016

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Page Count: 272 pages.

Purchase here: Walker Books Australia + Book Depository 


Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery with her friend and advisor, Master Puppet, whom she built from bones and bits of graveyard junk. One night as Magrit and Master Puppet sit atop of their crumbling chapel, a passing stork drops a baby into the graveyard. Defying Master Puppet’s demands that the baby be disposed of, and taking no heed of his dire warnings, Magrit decides to raise the baby herself. She gives him a name: Bugrat. Magrit loves Bugrat like a brother But Master Puppet know all too well what will happen when Bugrat grows up – that the truth about them all will be revealed.


We received a copy of Magrit to review from Walker Books Australia! Thank you very much for sending it our way! magrit review 2

We have to admit we haven’t had the chance to read many Children’s Middle-Grade books for quite a while! However, Magrit by Lee Battersby really spoke to us as it’s such a beautiful novel.

The novel really helped open our eyes to the people and situations around us. As the main character, Magrit slowly opens up about her emptiness and loneliness, the graveyard which she calls home slowly expands, allowing herself to capture her own thoughts and discover the clues to the mystery of which we call life.

Small, lovely illustrations throughout the novel really helped capture the books ideal audience and portray the world in which the characters situate.

Although we were a little confused at the very beginning of the novel, this was easily explained as the novel continued. As we were introduced to Magrit she was slowly opening up and being introduced to herself at the same time. This was special in the way that it was portrayed as the author allowed us to understand the character and the truths of which she was trying to unravel.

This was such a gorgeous novel which explored grief, loneliness, honesty, friendship, and adventure. This novel really captured our hearts and we are quite positive it would capture yours as well! This is the perfect story for all younger readers.

Book Rating: 3/5⭐️


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Midnight Sun by Trish Cook

‘Midnight Sun’ by Trish Cook.

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books.

Published Date: September 7th, 2017.

Genre: Young Adult, Romance.

Page Count: 272 pages.

Purchase here: Book Depository.


Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn’t until after nightfall that Katie’s world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going.

Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life – and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance.

As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them – and everyone around them – forever.midnight sun 1.jpg


We received this book as a Christmas present and we were just so excited to start reading it! We decided to add this book to our January TBR for the #AusYaBloggers reading challenge.

We are just honestly so lost for words after reading this book! It was so romantic and so heartbreaking. It was just so beautifully written and left us experiencing happy tears and sad tears at the same time.

 “I’m actually just like everyone else, with the major exception of the ‘can’t go out in the sun’ thing”.

This book follows the awkward, amateur singer/songwriter Katie Price. Katie has a rare disease that causes the exposure of sunlight to be lethal towards her health. Katie uses the daylight hours to sleep, to escape the suns exposure. She also spends her time awake at night composing new songs. Katie spends a lot of her time glancing outside of her UV protected windows, watching the world go by. For as long as she can remember, Katie has been watching Purdue High’s heart throb and her crush, Charlie Reed go past her house on his way to and from school each day. Katie finally meets Charlie whilst she is singing late at night at a deserted train station, its as if time stands still! From then on, their friendship and soon to be relationships grows and flourishes!

Charlie and Katie’s relationship was absolutely adorable! It was truly amazing to see their relationship grow overtime as it was to see these characters develop as individuals also during this time. Throughout the coarse of this novel, we absolutely fell in love with both of these characters. The awkward and funny Katie just seemed like such a relatable character when it comes to crushes/first loves. I think we all know what its like developing our first crushes and the awkward encounters that come along with it. We also absolutely adored the handsome and kind Charlie Reed and we just think Charlie and Katie were such a perfect match! It was also so beautiful to see that Charlie helped Katie to learn about life’s gifts and that there is a wide world out there to experience. Katie also teaches Charlie to believe in himself, that he can reach for the stars and that he can achieve any goal that he sets for himself.midnight sun 2.jpg

We also loved the other strong characters in the book like Katie’s father and her best friend Morgan. These characters were so supportive towards Katie and we felt that they really helped to help shape the person that she was.

This is our first time reading a novel by Trish Cook and we absolutely love her style of writing and the way that she developed this story. The only down fall to this book was that we found that it could have been a bit longer as we loved this story so much! Although this story was actually a movie before it was developed into a book, we absolutely adore it either way and we will definitely be hanging on the edge of our seats for the movie’s release date in 2018! In the meantime, we would definitely recommend you all to pick up this book before the movie’s release date so you to, can experience this amazing story. In the meantime, for us, we will both be picking up some of Trish Cook’s other novels and we will be giving some of these a read!

Has anyone else read ‘Midnight Sun’ before? Has anyone also picked up any of Trish Cook’s other novels? Let us know in the comments!

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars.

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Our Favourite Reads Of 2017!

Hey Guys! Its been a little while since we have last posted. But, we are happy to say we will be more active now, especially in this new year!

Woah! 2018! That definitely feels funny to say out loud?! Time definitely flies doesn’t it! In today’s post, we will be sharing our top 10 reads of 2017!

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1) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas:

We have to say ‘The Hate U Give’ was definitely our most favourite read of 2017. When we think back to when we read this book, we were and still are in awe by its important and powerful message! Find our review here

2) Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer:

This book was so unique! We were hooked from the very first page! Definitely recommending this to you all. Spoiler free review here

3) Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer:

This book was so heartbreaking and beautiful! Brigid Kemmerer shows great strength in her striking imagery and conveyed emotion. Can’t recommend this book enough! See our review here!

4) Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen:

After picking this up from our local library, we just couldn’t believe what we found! This novel honestly just captured our hearts. This could be why we just recently purchased the whole series! ❤

5) Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner:

This was such an emotional roller coaster. It strongly captured grief, personal struggles, moving on and cherishing love in all its forms. This novel will stay by our side for a very long time. Find our review here

6) The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young:

We just loved this novel! We did tear up many times but the characters were absolutely amazing. There was even a cute romance! Spoiler free review here


7) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard:

Although this was a re-read, we do really love this novel. We enjoyed the growth and self discovery which was found over the course of this novel! We are very excited to continue with this series. See our review here

8) Ray of Light by Elle Scott:

We read this novel at the start of the year after being introduced to this amazing author! This novel was so unique and incredible which is one of the reasons why it is included on this list! Check out our review here

9) Switched by Amanda Hocking:

This is one of our absolute favourite book series of all time! There are just no words to explain how much we love this book and this series!

10) The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy:

With hints of Shakespeare and historical fiction, it is no wonder why we really enjoyed this book! This left us in awe, page after page! Review found here

We feel like we have definitely read a mixture of genre’s this year! Thank you again everyone for all your love and support. We hope you all have a very happy and safe new year! xx

~ Georgia and Morgan. 





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‘From The Stars’ Review

‘From The Stars’ by David R.Bernstein, Janetta Penner, Pamela Stewart, Krista Street, S.E. Anderson, Holly Hook, Narma Hinkens, Jenifer Brody, Derek Murphy, Elle Scott, Raquel Lyon, Everly Forest, Lindsey R. Loucks, Melissa A. Craven.25627614_732735413586523_1486207642_n.jpg

Publisher: Torment Publishing.

Published Date: December 18th, 2017.

Genre: Young Adult Anthology, Science Fiction.

Page Count: 312 pages.

Purchase: Amazon Australia.


14 Complete Stories in One Book

Explore the beauty of science fiction with 14 YA, space-themed short stories from a collection of talented authors. Exclusive to this anthology only.

Published by Torment Publishing.


Sorry for all our inactivity lately, we have just recently finished school and have recently return home from a cruise to New Zealand! Thank you everyone for your continuous love and support! We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! xx

We read this amazing anthology whilst we away in the beautiful New Zealand! We have only ever read a few anthologies before, but we can honestly and proudly say that this one has easily become our favourite!

Whilst we made our way through all 14 stories, we found that we were familiar with some authors and we were introduced to some as well! All of these short collections of stories were based around the Young Adult genre with hints of science fiction also throughout which we really enjoyed.

We will mention some of our absolute favourites stories below!

Between The Earth and The Stars, by Elle Scott was hands down our very favourite! We both loved the plot and the romance in the story was really cute! There was a quote within her story which we would love to share with you all. “We’re the same, on the inside. We are all made of stars”. This quote really spoke to our hearts and we just adore it!36297428.jpg

Elle Scott has definitely been one of our favourite authors for a while now! We can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!❤️

Another story which we really enjoyed was ‘The Stars Between’, by Derek Murphy! This short story was just amazing! It was sad in some parts but overall, we really loved it. We had no idea that this story was a prequel. We will definitely be interested in reading this series!

Another favourite story of ours was ‘Deliverance’, by Raquel Lyon. We really enjoyed this story. It was really fun, amusing and uplifting! We loved the romance in the story and we though it was written very well! We found that we were really pulled into this story and we devoured it so quickly! We look forward to reading more by Raquel Lyon in the near future!

Overall, we really loved every single story of which this anthology had to offer! They were all just so addicting and we really dived straight into each story! We would absolutely recommend this anthology ‘From The Stars’ to you all!

Star Rating: 4/5 ⭐️

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‘Bad Romance’ by Heather Demetrios

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Publisher: Pan Macmillan.

Published: June 13th, 2017.

Page Count: 368 Pages.

Genre: YA, Contemporary.

ISBN: 1627797726.

Purchase your copy here!Book Depository  Pan Macmillan

Trigger Warnings: Physical & mental abuse, suicide and rape.


Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness and emerging into the light again.


“Maybe the only way you really know you love someone is if they can break you with a single sentence”.

We received a copy of this novel from Pan Macmillan in exchange for an honest review! Thank you so much Pan Macmillan!

Now that school and university has finished, we are finally finding time to start catching up on reviews and getting some extra reading time!

We did finish reading this novel a little while ago however, we can both honestly say that we are still just blown away from this book! This was one of the hardest books we have ever read. We found ourselves cringing within different scenes as we haven’t read a book covering these particular topics before. These topics include physical and mental abuse, suicide and rape. It is so important for each and every one of us to recognise signs as possessiveness, jealousy and manipulation is not okay.

Bad Romance is definitely a book which will remain with us for years to come. Its truly important that we all realize our own self-worth and see how truly unique and amazing we all are. We all need to treat others the way we would like to be treated.

One of our favourite things about this novel would have to be the format. The main character Grace has basically written this book as a letter to her ex-boyfriend/abuser after the relationship was over (she tries to find closure with everything that happened). Written in the letters, Grace explains exactly how she fell in love with him (Gavin) and how their relationship became toxic.29102896

The novel follows a girl named Grace, a junior in high school who has the goal and dream to become a director for Broadway shows. She’s surrounded by friends who perform these school shows together and through them, she meets Gavin. After having the biggest crush on him from a distance, there were sparks and their relationship was soon to develop.

We were never a huge fan of Gavin. He’s a great actor with a love for music and of course Grace. A couple of months into their relationship, he stars to make rude, hurtful and inappropriate comments towards Grace. Feeling sick to our stomachs, we see how Gavin begins to isolate Grace away from her friends, family and her dreams. Her hopes and thoughts become his. Grace loses her connection to herself resulting in her being unable to recognise her own reflection.

We recommend this novel but please be mindful that the content of this novel may be sensitive to readers. Trigger Warnings: Physical & mental abuse, suicide and rape.


Book Rating: 4/5 Stars!


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WWW Wednesday (November 1st 2017)

This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.33843448

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading – 

We started ‘Zenith’ by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings a few days ago. We haven’t managed to read much due to the rush of assessment due in our last couple of weeks of school/ uni. However, we are hoping to get back into it on the weekend. 32970543

We’ve only read around 30 pages so far and we aren’t sure just what to think yet. Hopefully we enjoy this arc and we can’t wait to tell you all what we think in our review!

We are also currently reading ‘POE’ by Gareth Hinds which is a graphic novel and it just has the most gorgeous art!

Recently Finished –  

We didn’t post a WWW Wednesday last week as we hadn’t read that much and we didn’t want to continuously repeat what we are saying and bore you all! A couple of days ago we finally finished ‘Bad Romance’ by Heather Demetrios. We didn’t really know what to expect with this book but we actually enjoyed it. The novel didn’t go too deep into the issue which is given away within the title but we did take away lots!Capture

We will talk about this novel more in our review which we will hopefully have posted soon.

Another book which We finished reading recently was ‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur. We did really enjoy this poetry book however, we did love some poems more than others. We are hoping to start ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ soon!

Reading Next – 

We are hoping to start ‘Moxie’ by Jennifer Mathieu next. We received this in the mail a little while ago and we are honestly just so excited to start reading it! 35383830

What are you reading this week?

~Georgia Johnson.


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‘The Pearl Thief’ by Elizabeth Wein

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s.

Published: May 4th, 2017.

Page Count: 408 Pages.

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction.

ISBN: 1408866617

Purchase: Book Depository, Bloomsbury Au, Dymocks Au.


Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family’s ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather’s death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family – Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember – loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family’s treasure trove of pearls is missing.


“The wave of memory had submerged me for a whole minute, while I’d just sat staring and let it all come flooding back”.

We received a copy of this novel from Bloomsbury Australia in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Bloomsbury!

We were just so excited to read ‘The Pearl Thief’ when it arrived in the mail, which was such a lovely surprise! We have been wanting to read ‘Code Named Verity’ for a while now which we can’t wait to pick up! When reading this prequel story, we weren’t sure what to expect due to all the hype around the author. Although we were a little disappointed with the world we still did enjoy this read.

The Pearl Thief follows Julia Beaufort-Stuart a fifteen-year-old girl who wakes up in hospital desperately trying to fill in the gaps for the events/ points in time which she can’t remember. As she retraces her footsteps she meets new people who are similar in age called Ellen and Euan. The two take her on an adventure of a lifetime where she discovers the price of which people pay, herself and the truth behind her country town.

We aren’t entirely sure if we enjoyed Julia as the main protagonist. Although we really did love when she found the voice to stand up for others. However, we also felt as though she was a little immature at times.22811293_709834375876627_260950592_n.jpg

We did really enjoy the character of Ellen though. She was strong-minded and let everyone know exactly what she believed in. We just wish we got to know Euan a bit better as his character was a little distant in the story-line.

We also enjoyed the romance aspects that were included in the plot. We were quite surprised to find a different relationship building, especially in this historical fiction novel 😊.

The mystery aspects of the novel were enjoyable and we did find ourselves coming to all different types of strange conclusions! A link to finding/ looking for pearls definitely added to the novels spark.

Overall, The Pearl Thief was an enjoyable read. It explored a time where people found it hard to stand up for what they believed in, however, family, friends and believing in each other were definitely some of our favourite themes which were covered within the novel. The friendship building was just beautiful!

Book Rating: 3/5 Stars.

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WWW Wednesday (October 18th 2017)

This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the comments over at Taking on a World of Words.29102896

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading –
We started reading ‘Bad Romance’ by Heather Demetrios a couple of weeks ago however, we have just been so stressed about school/university assessments that we haven’t done as much reading as we would have liked. We are hoping to get further into this book this week and hopefully finish it!

Recently Finished –  34593693

We finally finished ‘The Pearl Thief’ today! We haven’t had the chance to pick up any any other books between Bad Romance and The Pearl Thief so this week’s WWW Wednesday post is going to be quite short.

We really didn’t know what to expect with ‘The Pearl Thief’ however, we actually really enjoyed it. We will hopefully be reviewing this soon!

Reading Next –31394234

We are planning on picking up ‘Zenith’ by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings next. We received this arc a couple of days ago and we are just so excited to start reading it! It is definitely on our highly anticipated reads for 2018.

What are you reading this week? We would love for you to leave a comment below and let us know 😊.