Today I'm pleased to announce that Brodie from the book blog Eleusinian Mysteries, has kindly agreed to share her Australian YA favorites with us today. Have you seen a more magical header than Brodies' by the way?
Good Oil by Laura Buzo: Haven't we all had an unrequited love? That unattainable guy who filled your daydream? Amelia and Chris were such fantastic, real, flawed characters and you can really see that potential spark between the pair. There is chemistry. But he's 21, she's just 15 and the age difference is an issue. It's told in large portions split between the two characters and Chris' narration in particular is so engrossing. It's a bittersweet, emotionally compelling novel that I recommend to all. Contemporary lovers, especially, will absolutely devour this!
Stolen by Lucy Christopher: This is written by a UK author, but set in a harsh and remote Australian desert. Stolen is such an emotionally confusing read. Along with Gemma, the reader begins to form an emotional attachment to the young man who kidnapped her, Tyler. Never before have I sympathised so much with someone who should be considered the villain. And the arid, scarily desolate atmosphere is just the perfect backdrop, you can literally feel the searing sun beating down on you. It's is a powerful, thought provoking novel that will twist your emotions into one great tangled mess.
Silvermay by James Maloney: This was my first novel by James Maloney and it definitely won't be my last! He hooks you in with a shockingly powerful prologue and demands your attention until the very last page. It's a stunning tale of love, loyalty, magic, power and courage with enough twists and danger to maintain suspense and intrigue throughout. I loved learning about the unique Wyrdborn and the relationships that formed between the main trio - our 16 year old protagonist Silvermay, the enigmatic and handsome Tamlyn and Nerigold, weak yet fueled by an incredibly powerful love for her baby son, Lucien, whose secrets lay at the heart of this stunning tale.
Thank you so much to Mari for allowing me to share some of my favourite Aussie reads with you all! I hope I've managed to put a few new titles on you wishlist :)
The pleasure was all mine, Brodie. I'm pleased to find Silvermay and Blood Song on your list because I've already ordered(well, pre-ordered Blood Song) both of them :D
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