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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…

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…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,…

Plastic Free: The inspiring story of a global environmental movement and why it matters by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and Joanna Atherfold Finn.

A review by Emma Streeton and Nick Streeton When I had the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of the book Plastic Free, my husband was keen to read it. This review is written with a lot of his help and thoughts. This makes it official: it is a family affair. The only Streeton family members who haven’t reviewed a book are the chooks and Max, their dog. I have asked Max to visit and keep my feet warm while I work. Would that count as reviewing?…

The Beast Within, A Tale of Beauty’s Prince by Serena Valentino

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Disney Princesses

…st on the story, with familiar characters and new ones too. As appears to be Valentino’s style, she provides the reader with an enchanting narrative, taking the original plot and creating a whole new and fresh story. Wow. I already reviewed The Beast Within before I gave it to Emma. I’m really pleased she reviewed it anyway. Emma gives a completely different perspective! – Editor Book details Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ISBN10: 1474840817 ISBN13: 978…

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente

A review by Emma Streeton Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, recently saved the world. The problem is nobody can remember it. To make matters worse, her magical ability seems broken. Instead of finding lost things, objects keep disappearing against her will. This is especially troubling now that her friend Nolin Sometimes needs her help. Sometimes has discovered how to see ten minutes into the future. Unfo…

Elsa Goody Bushranger by Darry Fraser

A review by Emma Streeton When Elsa Goody’s father and brother George die in quick succession, she and her sister Rosie are in trouble. Pursued by an unpleasant suitor with dubious motivation, Elsa leaves for Victoria on the hunt for a fortune in gold coins that her brother has hidden. If Elsa can find it she will be able to save Rosie and herself from married slavery. Their quest leads them on a cross-country journey to find the last man who saw…

Greenwood by Michael Christie

A review by Emma Streeton I have been delaying writing this review for a bizarre reason. I am worried that what I write will never be able to do this book the justice it deserves. What I will say though is that if there is just one book you must read in 2020 it is this one. I would love to erase the experience of reading this novel from my mind, just to be able to go back and experience it all over again. It really is that good. Emma, we’ve talk…

“KidLit panel”: Nat Amoore, Andrew Levins, Adrian Beck

…an five podcasts. The Nelson series are his first books for children. Emma Streeton and her 7-year-old bookworm reviewed Nelson: Pumpkins and Aliens. Adrian Beck Beck writes funny, action-packed adventure stories for kids. Adrian is the author of the best-selling Alien Zoo series and the co-author of the best-selling kids’ series Kick it to Nick, with AFL Hall of Fame inductee Shane Crawford. He wrote Stuff Happens – Dale, the story of a redhead t…

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…

Evie and Pog: Party Perfect by Tania McCartney

A review by Emma Streeton Evie and Pog are the best of friends. Evie is a six-year-old girl and Pog is a dog. But Pog is the best kind of dog ever as he likes to make beds, tidy up and drink tea when he reads the newspaper. While Evie is a girl who loves to read, bake and roll on the daisy-spot grass. These two spend their days in their extremely cool tree house contentedly doing their own favorite things. That is until life peeks its head up th…

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

A Hunger Games Novel A review by Emma Streeton Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes begins on the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow prepares for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the small chance that Coriolanus will be able to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against…

When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard

A review by Emma Streeton ‘Everything had ended, and started, the day her youngest brother had died.’ But that was not when Grace went away. ‘Functionally dysfunctional.’ That’s how financial analyst Grace Fairley describes her family. A family fractured by tragedy and kept that way by anger, resentment and petty jealousies. As the eldest sibling, Grace tried to keep the family connected. But now she’s accepted a job offer in London, a world away…

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

A review by Emma Streeton When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen. When Leena learns of Eileen’s romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-mo…

Thea Stilton and the Treasure Seekers #2: The Compass Of The Stars

A review by Emma Streeton Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters as their adventure to find the seven secret treasures continues. In this incredible adventure, the Thea Sisters come across the legendary Jewel of the Queen. They cross rivers of ice, deserts of fire, and other fascinating places on their journey to find it. Will they be successful in their quest? In my household we are big fans of the Geronimo Stilton books so we leapt at the oppor…