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Review: Mindcull by K H Canobi

A spectacular, fast-paced read! The writing was crisp, yet left me with enough detail!

This book provided me with a quite well-rounded and strong main character, Eila, as well as an interesting villain and side characters. The plot was also clearly well though out, and I just had to keep reading!

As a fan of tech-based stories, this book takes filled that need!

I 100% recommend this book for fans of the Insignia series (S.J. Kincaid) and Jinxed (Amy McCulloch).

Rating: 5/5

Review: While You Were Reading by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

This book was WOW. Set in Melbourne, it follows Bea Babbage who recently moved to the city from Perth, trying to find herself whilst tracking down a mystery writer.  I loved every page of this book and I felt a connection to Bea and the other characters. The plot itself  also got me hook, line, and sinker and I loved EVERY page of this book. 
The book references and relatableness of the coffee addiction Bea made this book very well rounded!
Rating: 5/5
Thanks to Simon & Schuster (Australia) and NetGalley for the eARC!

Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

An in-depth, intriguing fantasy book, that feels very anime-like!

I really enjoyed the descriptiveness of the scenes and how the characters interacted! I was also really intrigued by the amount of Japanese culture and folklore laced throughout the book. Another plus is that all the characters introduced relate to each, even if it didn't make sense to me at first!

I only wish the POVs were labelled so that I could quickly understand each character more.

Rating: 3.75/5

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Crispy, straight-to-the-point writing, plenty of depth character-wise.
I completely fell in loved with the mix of action with dystopia, with just the right amount of dark and sinisterness about it. It wasn't crazy or melodramatic at all.
I couldn't help myself but to root for both of the main characters, but I wish the ending had a little more depth to it!
Rating: 4/5

Review: The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

The PERFECT book for a bookworm like me!!!
The plot and character development were spot on and I could see myself scattered in a lot of characters!

This book made me laugh, say yikes countless times, and also cry. I also appreciated the mention of several of my fave classic authors(!!!) and just the whole book in general. I want more!

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories, edited by Michael Earp

A really enjoyable collection of stories, that were diverse and spanned a bunch of topics, not just the queer+ community.

It certainly lived up to the kindred definition, and also hada bunch of feel good, hug from an old friend type of story. Being a short story collection, development of characters was a little scant (just my taste), but it didn't detract away from the stories and messages that were shared within the pages.

Rating: 4/5

Review: Storyland by Catherine McKinnon

An ambitious collection of interlinked short stories based on the history on the surrounds of Lake Illawarra.

I rather enjoyed all the stories, however my favourites were Will's and Bel's, as they felt like they had the most in-depth stories, in comparison to all the all stories. I also  enjoyed the whole layout of the book timeline, going forward in time, and then back again, which rounded the story well.

Rating: 5/5