The Ampersand Prize is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction. Created by Hardie Grant Egmont in 2012, the Ampersand Prize has launched the careers of numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed authors including Melissa Keil (Life in Outer Space), Erin Gough (The Flywheel), Cally Black (In … More The Ampersand Prize Opens Tomorrow.
Release Date: Out now. Publisher: MTC services. Source: Netgalley Synopsis: From bestselling author Marianne Curley comes the highly anticipated return to the Guardians of Time Series… The battle is over. The war is won. The prophecy complete. But life can’t just pick up where it left off for Ethan. Struggling to cope with the death … More Review & Giveaway: The Shadow by Marianne Curley #aww2018
Release Date: January 1st 2018. Publisher: Walker Books Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: The trials of high school start to feel like a modern-day witch hunt for a teen with all the wrong connections to Salem’s past in this thrilling, creepy and romantic New York Timesbestseller. After Sam’s father is hospitalised, she … More Review: How To Hang A Witch By Adriana Mather.
Release Date: February 1st 2018. Publisher: Walker Books Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for a review. Synopsis: In a perfect world, what is there left to fear? A chilling and thought-provoking sci-fi novel from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. A dark, gripping and witty thriller in which the only thing humanity has control over is death. In … More Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman + Bonus Q & A.
Release Date: September 2017. Publisher: Hodder’s Children’s Books/Hachette Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 … More Review: The Taste Of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles.
Release Date: November 7th 2017. Publisher: Walker Books (Australia.) Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones with this gorgeous new edition, complete with special content including a new piece from Cassie and exclusive colour illustrations. The tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal City of Bones demands … More City Of Bones: 10th Anniversary Edition.
Release Date: October 3rd 2017. Publisher: Hachette Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: A gripping YA crossover series from a spectacular new voice in the genre Destroyer. Death bringer. Dragon-slayer. I am more weapon than girl. Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she’s sworn to protect, she … More An Incredible Fantasy: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.
Release Date: June 1st 2017. Publisher: Hachette Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis From Goodreads: After high school senior Sadie helps a baby in distress, she becomes an internet sensation and is introduced to other ‘hometown heroes’. Despite all their differences, the five teens hatch passionate plans to secretly right local wrongs. … More True Brilliance: The True Colour of Forever By Carrie Firestone.
Release Date: June 27th 2017. Publisher: Hachette Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Cover rating: Pretty, dream like. Would pick up if saw in store. Synopsis from Goodreads: The weight of a secret can drag you under . . . Sixteen-year-old Lucy Hart has been counting the days till she … More List Review #3: The Dream Walker by Victoria Carless #aww2017
Release Date: 29th May 2017. Publisher: Text Publishing Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for a honest review. Cover Rating: Has me intrigued. Synopsis from Goodreads: EVERYONE knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She’s a prankster and a risk-taker, and she’s not afraid of anything—except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools … More Spine-Tingling Thriller: Ballad For A Mad Girl By Vikki Wakefield #aww2017