‘THE TRUTH AND LIES OF EMMA BLACK’ by Emily Barr

Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother…

review: ‘THE LAST DAYS OF US’ by Beck Nicholas

Five teens, one derelict Kombi and an unforgettable road trip… Six months ago, Zoey’s life went off the rails. After the tragic loss of her brother, she partied her way to oblivion, estranged her best friend, Cass, and pushed away her now ex, Finn. But when her destructive behaviour reaches dangerous heights, Zoey realises she…

‘THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE’ by Lauren James

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away? Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the…

‘THE START OF ME AND YOU’ by Emery Lord

Can you plan happiness? It’s been a year since Paige’s first boyfriend died in a swimming accident and it’s time she rejoined the real world. So she makes a plan: 1. Date a boy (long-standing crush Ryan Chase seems like the perfect choice) 2. Attend parties (with best friends by your side: doable) 3. Join…

‘UNEARTHED’ review & book launch with Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered. For Jules Addison and his…

‘EDITING EMMA’ by Chloe Seager

When sixteen-year-old Emma Nash is ‘ghosted’ by the love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any normal teenage girl would do… Emma spends the summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of chewit wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he…

‘I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU’ by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

Dear Best Friend, I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you. Sincerely, Ava Helmer (that brunette who won’t leave you alone) We’re still in the same room, you weirdo. Stop crying. G So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off…

‘BREAKING’ by Danielle Rollins

Charlotte doesn’t fit in with her two best friends, or with anyone else at The Underhill Preparatory Institute, her cut-throat school for the rich and gifted. But when those best friends die suddenly, Charlotte doesn’t know where to turn. Were they keeping secrets? Could Charlotte be the reason they did it? Because Charlotte has a…

time to fight like a girl – ‘MOXIE’ by Jennifer Mathieu

It’s time to fight like a girl! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following…

‘THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT’ by Lydia Ruffles

An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman’s search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind. ‘Since I blacked out, the slightest thing seems to aggravate my brain and fill it with fire’ These are the things Lux knows: She is an Artist. She is lucky. She…

My JOHN GREEN Journey: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN review

Hi! If you don’t know me, my name’s Gabby, I’m from Australia, I’m currently studying an English and Creative Writing degree at Uni, I love reading and writing and binge watching five years worth of episodes from a TV series in a week, and I love John Green. I read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS…

‘MIRROR, MIRROR’ by Cara Delevingne

Friend. Lover. Victim. Betrayer. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Naima and Rose are like anyone their age: figuring out who they are and trying to navigate the minefield of school and relationships. Life isn’t perfect, but they’re united by their love of music and excited about…