Australian YA Bloggers & Readers’ Secret Santa 2015

Australian YA Bloggers & Readers’ Secret Santa 2015

Hi guys!  I love a good book swap and Christmas seems to bring out the best with the extra element of Secret Santa!  Last year I took part in the Secret Santa run by The Broke and the Bookish, but this year I’ve decided to stick a little closer to home.  I’ve signed up for the Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers’ Secret Santa, which is back for its second year, and I’m super excited about it! As part of the Australian YA Bloggers & Readers Secret Santa Blog Hop, they like to know whether everyone’s been a good or naughty blogger this year.  After all, Santa only gives pressies to the good bloggers, and the naughty ones get lumps of […]

Posted December 7, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Memes / 5 Comments

I’ve been a very bad blogger…

I’ve been a very bad blogger…

Hello!  Remember me?  *waves sheepishly* I don’t know where the year’s gone.  Honestly, I feel like it was only yesterday that it was Christmas and here we are in the lead up to Christmas once more.  So where have I been? This year has not been a great year for me, blogging wise – personally, it’s been a fantastic year!  But it’s been my personal life which seems to have had the most impact on my ability to blog and I have to be honest, I’m not entirely happy about that. It started when my cousin arrived from Italy a little over 12 months ago, staying for two months.  She stayed with my parents in Melbourne, and at the time […]

Posted December 6, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Blogging, Life / 1 Comment

Illuminae ~ My first ever book launch!

Illuminae ~ My first ever book launch!

As I’m sure most of you know, Illuminae has finally been released out into the wild for all of us book nerds to gobble up and read.  Last Friday, I had the opportunity to go to the Melbourne book launch of Illuminae and it was fantastic! One of the perks of moving back to Melbourne was the ability to go to bookish events.  A lot of these events are held during the week, and it just wasn’t possible for me to attend while I lived in Bendigo.  This book launch is the perfect example of one such event, and I was so excited to be able to go. The event was held at my favourite book shop, Dymocks on Collins […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Book News / 2 Comments

Review: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

Review: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett Published by Simon and Schuster UK on August 13th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance Pages: 272 Format: ARC, Paperback Source: Simon & Schuster Australia Book Depository | Bookworld | Booktopia | Dymocks Goodreads Feeling alive is always worth the risk. Meeting Jack on the Owl—San Francisco’s night bus—turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. But Jack is hiding a piece of himself. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is. I received this book for free from Simon & Schuster Australia in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of […]

Posted October 20, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

Review: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1 Published by Puffin Books on October 6th 2015 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology Pages: 528 Format: ARC, Paperback Source: Penguin Teen Australia Book Depository | Bookworld | Booktopia | Dymocks Goodreads Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met – a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths […]

Posted October 19, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton

Review: How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton

How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton Published by Text Publishing on August 26th 2015 Genres: Memoir Pages: 288 Format: Paperback, Review Copy Source: Text Publishing Bookworld | Booktopia | Dymocks Goodreads *Winner, the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, 2014* A funny, sad and serious memoir, ‘How to Be Happy’ is David Burton’s story of his turbulent life at high school and beyond. Feeling out of place and convinced that he is not normal, David has a rocky start. He longs to have a girlfriend, but his first ‘date’ is a disaster. There’s the catastrophe of the school swimming carnival – David is not sporty – and friendships that […]

Posted September 22, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door #2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review: The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door #2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick Series: My Life Next Door #2 Published by Dial Books on August 18th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance Pages: 432 Format: Hardcover Source: Library Also by this author: My Life Next Door Book Depository | Bookworld | Booktopia | Dymocks | iTunes Goodreads A surprising, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door—great for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han  Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters. For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall […]

Posted September 20, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: Risk by Fleur Ferris

Review: Risk by Fleur Ferris

Risk by Fleur Ferris Publisher/Year: Random House Australia, 1 July 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: eARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 5 stars Other books from author: This is her debut novel! Booktopia | Dymocks | Bookworld Goodreads | Twitter | Website I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis Taylor and Sierra have been best friends for their whole lives. But Taylor’s fed up. Why does Sierra always get what – and who – she wants? From kissing Taylor’s crush to stealing the guy they both met online for herself, Sierra doesn’t […]

Posted August 17, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday {3}: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Waiting on Wednesday {3}: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, shining the spotlight on upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting to be released 🙂 Today’s book I’ve chosen that I can’t wait to read is Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall! Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall Publisher/Year: Swoon Reads, 20 October 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Goodreads Synopsis The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever. Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo. Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi […]

Posted August 12, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 7 Comments

Review: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

Review: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider Publisher/Year: Simon & Schuster AU, 1 June 2015 Genre:  Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Format: eARC and Paperback Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 4 stars Other books from author: Better Than Yesterday, The Beginning of Everything and more… Book Depository | Goodreads | Website | Twitter I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis A bitter-sweet, coming-of-age novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green and Stephen Chbosky. When he’s sent to Latham House, a boarding school for sick teens, Lane thinks his life may as well be over. But […]

Posted August 11, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments