This week is the Aussie/NZ YA Bloggers  group has started a blog hop. The moderators are: 

They have put together 10 questions to help celebrate our amazing home-grown Authors and I’m so happy to be participating.

Q1.pngI love that it’s home-grown and surprisingly under hyped, there are some great books that my international friends haven’t even heard of and I love introducing hidden
gems to friends 🙂
q2.pngJay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, I actually meet these 2 at the Nevernight launch and they are so down to earth and fantastic. Also Mark Zusak, John Marsden. Some new favorites are Jacinta Maree and Lynette Noni.

Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden. I devoured this series in my teens and remember reading them over and over again, I love the world and all the companion novels (The Ellie chronicles) My series is seriously mismatched and worn down but I love them more for it because their childhood memories.


Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, I’m sorry but what even is a Jay Kristoff? Where did he come from and why have I not read his work earlier? I loved every minute of Nevernight and it’s not going to be for everyone because the writing is quite heavy but I loved having so much information about the world and such an amazing main characters.
C.S Pacat’s Captive Prince series, I haven’t read this yet so I’m counting her as a this answer because I can’t think of anyone else! Please recommendations people?



Asides from the obvious Illuminae series I’m going to go with Akarnae by Lynette Noni this is a 5 book series and is only up to book . The world is fantastic and book two is above and beyond better than book 1 so I can’t wait to see what the next book has in store for us + lookit the cover *heart eyes* so pretty

Soulless by Jacinta Maree I wasn’t expecting much from this book but I thoroughly enjoyed it, the premise is different from anything else I’ve ever read, people regenerate only to go crazy as they start remembering past lives. I really liked the main character and even though the ending wasn’t what I hoped it would be I’m continuing on with the series.
Illuminae You know how many people I have forced this book on?! So far everyone’s loved it so all is well! If you haven’t read this please please pleaasseee go read it you won’t regret it!

27193294.jpgFrankie by Shivan Plozza This book sounds fantastic and  I can’t wait to read about an Australian teenager and I’m pretty sure I can relate to that 🙂1162022.jpg

Also On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, I have no idea why I didn’t read this in high school with everyone else but I’m planning on reading this very soon.


I love all my Aussie blogger friends but here are a few of the awesome Aussie bloggers I love to follow and here bookish news from 🙂

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To my Australian friends, let me know if you’re participating, I’ll be blog hoping for the rest of the week any how and I need some more Aussie book recommendations 🙂

To all my international friends, is there anything you’ve wondered about us mysterious Aussies that you’d like to ask?

I’m not saying I know a lot about Australia but I do live here so my knowledge is somewhere up there with the Prime Ministers bahahah!


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          1. I wish I was in a jumpy mood. I was supposed to finish Since You’ve Been Gone by Matson by the end of July & I haven’t even gotten halfway cause I haven’t wanted to read contemporary XDD OWN IT!!

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              1. I liked what I read of SYBG, so I know it’ll be great once my mood shifts!!

                Omg I am conflicted with You. I’m liking it IN SO MANY WAYS. Some of which I totally shouldn’t omg. Her writing is phenomenal. I’ve got about an hour left til the end. I am finishing it tomorrow!! It has been decided!!

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  1. Frankie is brilliant, especially if you know Melbourne (but doesn’t matter if you don’t) and I only read Jellicoe Road recently and was blown away – it is a little confusing with names and time changes at first, but it sucks you in 😀

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    1. I’m from Melbourne so I can’t wait to pick up Frankie 😊 I read some reviews for Jellicoe road and from the sounds of what they said and now you it’s sounds wonderful, I can’t wait to pick it up 😊

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    1. Isn’t it! I love it, I think I got it from my school library in highschool and then bought a seriously mismatched series from different eBay sellers 😂 oh the days with out book depository were a struggle! Bahahah Did you ever watch the movie?

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      1. Thank you for re-blogging in the first place! I seriously don’t mind if any one would like to reblog my posts or mention them but I completely understand if you had to take it down for any reason. I’ll check out your post now 🙂

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        1. It was more about ensuring I never inadvertently violated the copyright of digital imagery. Not that I’m accusing anyone I’ve reblogged before, it was more that I was setting a new uniform policy to cover my backside. AND I still wanted to mention your post so I did it the way I did. Hope you approve, and get some traffic from it.

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  2. I really need to read Tomorrow, When the War Began. I don’t know how I missed that when I was growing up, but somehow I did 😅 Same as On The Jellicoe Road and Melina Marchetta in general. I vaguely recall reading Looking for Alibrandi at school, but I remember nothing. I’m super excited to start Nevernight.

    And thank you so, so much for the mention!!! You’re the sweetest 😘

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