Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Lili Wilkinson Publisher: Allen & Unwin I was captivated by this book. I find preppers endlessly fascinating. Full-on doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists seem driven by paranoia and pessimism and I find that sort of mindset curious. Before I read this book, I thought that doomsday preppers were a little eccentric, maybe slightly mad. …

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Author: Carlie Sorosiak Publisher: Harper Teen Wild Blue Wonder is a quirky, original and beautiful book about grief and guilt. The story alternates between two timelines, both narrated by Quinn. We follow Quinn in the present day during fall/winter, as well as the previous summer when Quinn’s life changed forever. Quinn is seventeen years old …

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Author: Scott Westerfield Publisher: Allen & Unwin I loved Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series. I have read other Westerfield books, but none have captured my imagination as the Uglies series did. I was pretty excited to hear that there was to be a continuation of the Uglies series consisting of four new novels, the first one …

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Author: Tracy Banghart Publisher: Little, Brown I enjoyed Grace and Fury, but it wasn’t entirely what I was expecting. I was led to believe that it would be more groundbreaking. There seems to be a lot of books these days that have us believe that we are going to be thrown into a world where …

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Author: Dhonielle Clayton Publisher: Freeform Books I had wanted to read this book for a long time, so I deliberately didn’t learn much about it.  I do know that I loved the cover – beautiful and eye-catching. But as we all know, we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover! The Belles is beautifully written, …

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Melissa Keil is one of the finest voices in Australian YA fiction. Her books are always delightful, entertaining and wonderfully eccentric and The Secret Science of Magic, her third novel is no exception. A quirky, high school romance unfolds in alternating voices of maths whiz Sophia and aspiring magician Joshua. The Secret Science of Magic …

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