Mal Peet – Exposure

Categorising books can be the kiss of death especially when it comes to so called young adult fiction. So many terrific books get ignored just because people get into a mind set of only reading in a certain category. So let me get it out there. Mal Peet’s books are generally categorised as young adult fiction. Don’t let the teens have all the fun – Mal Peet makes a very satisf... Read more

by | May 12, 2009

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga

You’d have to be living under a rock (in a coffin?) to have missed the tsunami that is Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga. Starting out a few years ago with a teenage girl cult following, this has since developed into a publishing phenomenon and it seems neither gender nor age is a barrier to its appeal. Well, stand by for August 13 because for the first time, all four books will be av... Read more

by | May 12, 2009

American Rust – Philipp Meyer

Ever pick up a book and just know you have to hear those words out loud? Well, l was the one last night sitting up in bed last night savouring every word of the opening chapters of Philipp Meyer’s American Rust. You can’t get much more praise for a debut novel than has been heaped upon this one. Meyer (yes, that’s him) will be gracing our shores for the Sydney Writers’ F... Read more

by | May 8, 2009