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#LoveOzYAbookclub – December 2021 title announcement: ANYTHING BUT FINE (Tobias Madden)

We did it! We reached the end of the year!! (cue hysterical cackling) This year has been SUCH a slog, and I know you’re all glad to see the end – even if your Year of Lockdown wasn’t totally awful, it’s still just really tiring. Even normal end-of-year stuff is tiring. I hear you hard …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub October 2021 title announcement: DARK RISE

Hello and happy spooky season! While the northern hemisphere is getting ready to cuddle up for Autumn, we’re enjoying the advance of Spring down here in Australia. And this month’s read is the knockout new YA fantasy novel DARK RISE by the incredible CS Pacat. Here’s the blurb: The ancient world of magic is no …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub September 2021 author interview: LYNDALL CLIPSTONE (Lakesedge)

Hi, and welcome to our Author Interview with Lyndall Clipstone, author of this month’s title Lakesedge. Lakesedge is set at a very interesting house and lake, what gave you the inspiration to set it there? I always loved the house from The Secret Garden with one hundred locked up rooms, and I love the gothic trope of …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub September 2021 title announcement – LAKESEDGE

Hello everyone! It’s now September and Spring here in Australia and what a crazy year we are having. I hope that a new book suggestion will help everyone. We are so happy to have LAKESEDGE by Lyndall Clipstone as our September book for #LoveOzYAbookclub. There are monsters in the world. When Violeta Graceling arrives at …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub – August 2021 author Interview: DANIELLE BINKS (The Monster of Her Age)

Danielle Binks is not only a delightful person, she’s also a literary agent and a talented writer – which is a pretty stunning combination. She was kind enough to answer some questions for bookclub about the creation of this month’s LoveOzYA title, THE MONSTER OF HER AGE, her love for pop-culture icon Drew Barrymore [author …

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LoveOzYAbookclub August 2021 title announcement: THE MONSTER OF HER AGE (Danielle Binks)

Welcome back! Apologies for last month’s hiccups – my website is under renovation, and it was a thing – but now we’re back in action! This month’s read is by author/agent Danielle Binks – her debut YA book, THE MONSTER OF HER AGE. But Danielle no newbie: she is also the author of a middle …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub June 2021 title announcement – CAN’T SAY IT WENT TO PLAN

Welcome to Winter and our June book club book announcement! We are so happy to have CAN’T SAY IT WENT TO PLAN by Gabrielle Tozer as the June 2021 title for bookclub. Here’s the blurb: School’s out. Forget study, exams and mapping out the future. For the next seven days, the only homework is partying …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub May 2021 author interview – KATHRYN BARKER (Waking Romeo)

Hello again, it’s raining where I am and I hope where you are, you’re staying warm and dry. This month’s author interview is with the very lovely Kathryn Barker, who has explained some things about the genesis of this month’s read, WAKING ROMEO, and about her favourite line of poetry – and how she has …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub May 2021 title announcement – WAKING ROMEO

Hi bookclubbers! This month’s title WAKING ROMEO is the sophomore novel from Kathryn Barker, following her Aurealis-winning, CBCA Notable IN THE SKIN OF A MONSTER, and I can’t wait to dive in! Here’s the blurb: YEAR: 2083. LOCATION: LONDON. MISSION: WAKE ROMEO. It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And …

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