Book Review – Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index / Julie Israel / Penguin Books / 2017 / ISBN 9780141376424 / 338 Pages / Young Adult

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Book Blurb –

It’s been sixty-five days since the accident that killed Juniper’s sister, and ripped Juniper’s world apart. Continue reading “Book Review – Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index”

Book Review – Once and For All

Once and For All / Sarah Dessen / Penguin Books / 2017 / ISBN 9780141386690 / 357 Pages / Young Adult

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Louna spends her summers helping brides plan their perfect day and handling all kinds of crises: missing brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids and controlling grooms. Not surprising then that she’s deeply cynical about happily-ever-afters, especially since her own first love ended in tragedy. Continue reading “Book Review – Once and For All”

15 Romances to Heat Up Your Summer (or Winter)

So once again Penguin Teen has come up with a fantastic list of books to get your days hot and steamy with a list of 15 romance books to enjoy.

I love this list, except for the fact that it has added a couple more books to my tbr pile.

Have you read any of these books? Have you heard of any of these books?

I have heard of a few of these books but I haven’t seen many of them at the shops, which I hope gets rectified, because I want to buy some of these books.

Do you like romance books?



7 Books to Read During Sexual Assult Awareness Month

I didn’t know this but April is Sexual Assault awareness month. What I did know was that there are many young adult books that have the theme of sexual assault in them. The act, the consequences and the emotions tied to it.

Penguin Teen has put a list of 7 books that they think you should read this month about Sexual Assault.

Here is that list:

I haven’t read any of these book and from looking at their covers they don’t portray the message that the book is about that theme, but I guess that might be the point.

Have you guys read any of these books or know of any other young adult books out there that focus on sexual assault?


15 Books We Can’t Wait To Throw in our bags for Summer

Penguin Teen has come up with a list of 15 books that are coming out, that they can’t wait to read. Well guys here is that list:

I have already read one of these books The One Memory of Flora Banks and I really can’t wait to read the rest of them.

Look at how amazing the covers for all of these books are! The covers for young adult books are getting better and better I tell you.

Which books on this list do you want to read?


11 Books to Read, Swoon, Repeat All month long

If your not already a fan of Penguin Teen Australia or Penguin Australia in general, then here is one more reason for you to love them.

Check out this awesome article they have pulled together to share for us all:

Now if I’m honest with you all, I haven’t read any of the books on this list other than Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland:

  • I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • What Light by Jay Asher
  • Lock & Key b Sarah Dessen
  • Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
  • The Emotionary by Eden Sher
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

What an awesome list for February and Valentine’s Day. I mean it couldn’t get more romantic these young adult books.

What are you guys going to be read for Valentines Day or doing?


Book Review – The First Third

The First Third / Will Kostakis / Penguin Teen Australia / 2013 / ISBN 9780143568179/ 247 pages / Young Adult


Life is made up of three parts: in the first third you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made. That’s how Billy’s grandmother explains it anyway. She’s given him her bucket list (cue embarrassment), and now it’s his job to glue their family back together. No pressure or anything.

Will Kostakis is a genius when it comes to writing something he knows. This book The First Third is a great easy read for anyone with a family. I really enjoyed this book just like I enjoyed The Sidekicks by Kostakis because I was able to relate to it so easily. The easy of the structures, the building of the characters throughout the story that build to make an epic story and the familiarity of it all makes for an excellent read. This is the type of book you should read when you want to learn about other cultures, families and even yourself. I brought a tear to my eye in one bit at the end in particular. I cried out in laughter in the middle of the night thanks to the great jokes within the book. If I didn’t know any better Kostakis is talking about my Nonna in this book.

If you are looking for something to tug on your hear string, give you a boost of love or a hit of family drama than this is the book for you.

I give this book 4.1 out of 5 booky stars!

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