#LoveOzYAbookclub 2017-04-21T11:45:52+10:00


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#LoveOzYAbookclub May 2021 title announcement – WAKING ROMEO

May 5th, 2021|0 Comments

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:


It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the ‘now’, living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But […]

#LoveOZYAbookclub April 2021 author interview: LYNETTE NONI (The Prison Healer)

April 21st, 2021|1 Comment

Hello everyone. We are super excited to bring you an #LoveOZYAbookclub interview with Lynette Noni author of The Prison Healer.

Where did the inspiration for The Prison Healer come from?

At the beginning of 2019 I met a young woman who had grown up in a war-torn impoverished country. When she was a teenager, her father had been seen shaking hands with a member of an opposing religious faction, and because of that, her entire family had been sent to prison—for five years.

The injustice of her […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub April 2021 title announcement – THE PRISON HEALER

April 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Hello to everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this year so far. I’m still not sure what month it is, but I think that is our new normal isn’t it! We are so happy to announce the April 2021 book for #LoveOzYAbookclub is THE PRISON HEALER by Lynette Noni.

Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub – Author Interview: Leanne Hall (THE GAPS)

March 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Leanne Hall is a bit amazing, I reckon. She’s been working with books – as a writer, a reader, a bookseller – for a long time, and she is currently a children’s and YA specialist for Readings Books online. But it was through her writing that I first got to know her: when I read This Is Shyness (Text, 2010), it completely blew me away. Her latest novel, THE GAPS, is this month’s title, and I asked Leanne if she would share a little bit about her process for tackling what seemed like a pretty tough book to write – read on…