Search Results for: emma streeton

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

A review by Emma Streeton The Plot Jenny McLaine is an adult. Supposedly. At thirty-five she owns her own house, writes for a cool magazine and has hilarious friends just a message away. Sounds like a pretty perfect life right? But the thing is she can’t afford her house since her ex-boyfriend left, her best friend is clearly trying to break up with her and her career is going down the drain without her even realizing it. Jenny’s major downfall…

Contributors

…can be found on Facebook, Instagram and AMAZON. Buy her books on Amazon!!! Emma Streeton Emma Streeton is self-confessed bookaholic who loves nothing more than losing herself in good fiction. If she had her way she would retire tomorrow to begin the important task of getting through her constantly added to book bucket list. She lives in Canberra with her two bookworms and a hubby. When she hasn’t got her head in a book, Emma loves being outdoors,…

Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

…l, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Historical Fiction, translated fiction Meet Emma Streeton Emma Streeton is self-confessed bookaholic who loves nothing more than losing herself in good fiction. If she had her way she would retire tomorrow to begin the important task of getting through her constantly added to book bucket list. She lives in Canberra with her two bookworms and a hubby. When she hasn’t got her head in a book, Emma loves being outdoors,…

Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

A review by Emma Streeton In 1943, a young woman is taken to a Jewish ghetto outside Prague where one of the guard, a Czech gendarme, is quickly drawn to her. Believing he will offer her protection, Hana reluctantly accepts Karel’s advances only to find herself alone and abandoned in Auschwitz. Decades later, Karel carries his regrets to Sydney where he and his family try to make a new life for themselves. At the same time in England, Hana conti…

Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan

A review by Emma Streeton Natalie has never felt that she’s enough (Nat Enough) – athletic enough, stylish enough, or talented enough. And on the first day of middle school, Natalie discovers that things are worse than she thought – now she’s not even cool enough for her best friend, Lily. As Natalie tries to get her best friend back, she learns more about her true self and natural talents. If Natalie can focus on who she is rather than who she…

Fartboy: Ready, Aim, Fart By Adam Wallace

A review by Emma Streeton Everyone thinks Martin is the tidiest boy in town. They have no idea that he is also Fartboy, the STINKIEST super hero EVER. A disgustingly evil villain known as Madam Wax is terrorizing Sparkletown with sticky sculptures made out of her own earwax. But Fartboy is determined to stop her with his super-powered butt-blasts. It is a deadly battle of FARTS vs EARWAX. Who will be the winner? Bookworm reaction I can not think…

Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

A review by Emma Streeton When I read Josie Silver’s previous book One Day In December I was charmed. So when I saw her latest release was available I was eager to see if this one was as good. I was not disappointed one bit. Why? Because The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is an even better, more addictive read! Don’t be put off by the cover which would lead you to believe this is a soppy love story. It is so much more than that. The story follows the p…

Desire Lines by Felicity Volk

A review by Emma Streeton ‘ARE YOU STILL a liar?’ This is the opening line to Volk’s incredible novel Desire Lines. These words pulled me in from the start. I gripped onto this book tight and did not want to let go. The Story Catastrophe is all seven-year-old Paddy O’Connor has known. Abandoned by his family and shipped from institutional care in London to an Australian farm school, his world is a dark place where he is forced to deal with painf…

Parlour Games For Modern Families by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras

A review by Emma Streeton Reviving the tradition of indoor family games, this book guide brings mental stimulation, silliness, and laughter back into the house. From games of logic, memory, and wordplay to rough-and-tumble activities and even simple recipes, this collection takes the environment into consideration, only requiring items easily found around the home. Parlour Games organizes the featured games thematically and cross-references for…

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

A Review by Emma Streeton I think I am still processing what this book has raised for me. As a result it has taken me some time to write this review. To be quite honest I am not even sure I can gather the words to give this book the review that it deserves. It was just that powerful. How do you write about a fictional love affair between a teacher and a 15-year-old student that is actually a predatory relationship? There are no easy answers to t…

Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

A review by Emma Streeton The Lost Jewels is a riveting historical fiction inspired by the true story of ‘The Cheapside Hoard’. The ‘hoard’ was a large collection of expensive jewelry unearthed during construction in a London street in 1912. It is one of the most famous and mysterious finds of jewelry and gemstone treasures in the world. The ‘hoard’ still remains shrouded in mystery. If, like me, you are a fan of historical fiction, this novel i…

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

A Review by Emma Streeton The book begins with an eleven-year-old Hamnet running around town looking for his mother or a doctor or anyone to tell that his twin sister Judith is very ill. She has a fever and there are lumps on her neck, a revealing sign of the bubonic plague. He can’t find anyone to help so Hamnet lies down on the bed beside her. This opening engages the reader in the drama from the outset. O’Farrell continues to deliver througho…

DK Help Your Kids With Maths – An Australian Step-by-Step Guide

A Review by Emma Streeton Like most parents in the past few weeks, I have been tasked with the joys of homeschooling. Now, my girls are still both young but I have to admit that helping them with maths has proven a bit of a challenge. It has been many years since I have had to delve into the mathematical problem solving part of my brain. So, when I saw this book I leapt at the chance of some step-by-step help…..for me! My bookworms and I truly b…

Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F John

A Review by Emma Streeton I picked up the Haunting of Henry Twist because the COSTA awards shortlisted it for ‘first novel’ award back in 2017. This usually guarantees a pretty decent read. Reading the title and glancing over the back cover I expected it to be a Gothic ghost tale full of suspense. However, without giving too much of the story away, the haunting is not linked to a mystical presence but instead to the psychological repercussion of…

This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

A review by Emma Streeton This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor is a collection of diary entries written by Kay during his medical training from 2004 to 2010 within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). During this time Kay specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. His contact with patients in these departments form the basis of most of his secret diary anecdotes. He says he was compelled to write this book in support of the…