Last night I updated Aussiereviews, posting six new reviews. As always, there’s a mixed bag regarding target age and subject matter. The review of griEVE, which I raved about in an earlier post here (see below), is finally up – it’s been such a busy month that it’s taken me a while to find time to do it.
Another superb young adult book which I’ve just reviewed is That’s Why I Wrote This Song, by Susanne Gervay. Gervay is an outstanding writer of issues-based fiction, managing to entertain at the same time as she takes readers on emotional journeys. Her earlier book, I Am Jack, is the best book I’ve ever read dealing with bullying. That’s Why I wrote This Song is also special for Gervay because it is the result of a collaboration with her daughter, who wrote the lyrics used throughout the book.
The other new reviews include three new children’s titles and a new fantasy epic, The Serpent Bride, by Sara Douglass , the first in a new trilogy. So, if you are looking for something new to read, you’re likely to find something appealing either in these six reviews or in the hundreds of other books I’ve reviewed.