Review: Marked

Marked by P.C. Cast My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Rereading this book roughly a decade later, as an adult, has been quite an experience. I was drawn back to the series by the recent announcement that it's to be adapted into a tv series, very exciting news! I found the book enticing enough, … Continue reading Review: Marked

My Return to Writing: An Excerpt

As promised in a previous post, I'm excited to share the results of my recent burst of inspiration. This is a rewrite of the first chapter in a project I began years and years and years ago, which has sat, undisturbed, in my files ever since. 

I've no idea what drew me back to this story specifically, but I'm more than happy to indulge in this long-forgotten project.

I've found it quite interesting, given this is a YA project. I've been drawn to my Adult Fiction works for a long time now, so rediscovering a YA voice has been a fun experience.

Anyway, without any further ado, I hope you enjoy reading this little excerpt as much as I liked writing it. And as always, feedback is welcome.

Review: The Glittering Court

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead My rating: 3 of 5 stars Spoiler Free Review 2.5 stars Let me first start out by saying, I honestly didn't realise this was a romance novel when I picked it up... in fact, I was literally over half way through the book when I finally realised I was … Continue reading Review: The Glittering Court

The Young Adult Reading Challenge

The Rules: All books must be Young Adult. Track your books either privately, or publicly on your blog or a Goodreads account. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. There are four levels: The … Continue reading The Young Adult Reading Challenge

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Spoiler FREE - but with 'vague references' Let me start off by saying, employing self-discipline during the reading of this book was... difficult, nigh on impossible. I could hardly put it down, not to go to sleep, not to … Continue reading Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

WIP Wednesday: Reading and Revisiting

(Apologies for this Wednesday's post being late! Apparently I didn't schedule it properly)   This week ('weeks' being Wednesday to Wednesday) started out slow. Across the past two weeks I've read two books. It wasn't in the plans, but when I turned the last page of A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Reading and Revisiting

What is the appropriate heat level for YA romance?

Discussing the steaminess of YA Fiction.

Aussie Writers

We’re loving the monthly themes here at AO&R and we really hope you are too. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover, please suggest away in the comments or on our facebook page. We’re always open to ideas. Anyways, the month of June is all about romance. So hold on tight so as not to get swept away in the swoon-fest!

It’s a widely known fact that many readers of YA are more ‘young at heart’ than actual young adults. Not speaking for myself of course … 😛 Okay, okay, so I’m totally a mum to one, almost two, real young adults. My little bookworms’ emergence into teenhood has brought with it an unexpected element and a new way of looking at YA books. Where I once devoured anything with so much as a sniff of romance, turning pages until I reached that happily…

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