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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

#LoveOzYA Coming Soon

Cover reveal time! Watch out for these books that will be hitting the shelves in the next few months.

Cover of After The Lights Go Out

After the Lights Go Out  by  Lili Wilkinson

What the blurb says: Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters, Grace and Blythe, and their father, Rick, on the outskirts of an isolated mining community. The Palmers are doomsday preppers. They have a bunker filled with non-perishable food and a year’s worth of water.

One day while Rick is at the mine, the power goes out. At the Palmers’ house, and in the town. All communication is cut. No one knows why.

It doesn’t take long for everything to unravel. In town, supplies run out and people get desperate. The sisters decide to keep their bunker a secret. The world is different; the rules are different. Survival is everything, and family comes first.

 

Cover of I am out with Lanterns

I am Out With Lanterns  by Emily Gale

What the blurb says: One of us is in the dark.
One of us is a bully.
One of us wants to be understood.
One of us loves a girl who loves another.
One of us remembers the past as if it just happened.
One of us believes they’ve drawn the future.
But we’re all on the same map, looking for the same thing.

Year Ten begins with a jolt for best friends and neighbours Wren and Milo. Along with Hari, Juliet, Ben and Adie, they tell a story of friendship, family, wild crushes, bitter feuds, and the power of a portrait.

As their lives interwine, images could bring them together, and tear them apart.

Cover of A Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear  by Barry Jonsberg

What the blurb says: Good evening, Rob. Your first challenge follows.
These challenges have nothing to do with impressing Destry Camberwick. They are all to do with Rob Fitzgerald impressing Rob Fitzgerald. Bear that in mind at all times.
Challenge 1. You will enter the Milltown’s Got Talent competition. This gives you over a fortnight to polish your act and work out strategies to overcome panic attacks. I would wish you luck but the point of this challenge is that you don’t need it.

Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it’s a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomiting, difficulty breathing and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob challenges and they might just help. Or not.

Cover of the art of Taxidermy

The Art Of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot

Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands—Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does.

And her mother? Lottie’s mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her.

3 comments

rhapsody

I CAN'T WAIT! The new Lili Wilkinson book looks SO GOOD! And A Song Only I Can Hear sounds awesome, there are barely any YA with younger protagonists!

11th Jul, 18
bookwithbane

Adding all of these to my TBR!

11th Jul, 18
sylvs

I met Emily Gale once!! I have been looking out for her book for a while! I also think now is a great time to start reading Lili Wilkinson's books! I only read the #LoveOzYa Anthology

11th Jul, 18