Monday, 1 September 2014

Golden by Jessi Kirby

Written by Jessi Kirby
Contemporary, Mystery
Published May 13th 2014
256 Pages
Seventeen year old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap, one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery, she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High, perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story, one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live, and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Diva Weekender #005

Bit frazzled this week, so I'm leaving it your capable hands to link me up to your news and features over the last seven days. For those of you who've visited, I'll be blog hopping over the weekend to catch up on all your comments and reviews. If you follow me on Twitter, you would have seen that after I thought my hard drive issues were sorted, it happened again and needed to buy a new hard drive this time, rather than just format the old one.

Still updating and downloading drivers, but will be back next week with a double edition of 'Round The Blogs.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Summer of Kicks by Dave Hackett

The Summer of Kicks
Written by Dave Hackett
Contemporary, Comedy
Published August 27th 2014
264 Pages
Starrphyre is your average sensitive meets dorky 16 year old, with a tragic hippy name thanks to his parents, a live to air radio sex therapist mum and a bass player dad from a one hit wonder 80s metal band.

All Starrphyre wants is one date with his dream girl, Candace McAllister. Or at least a meaningful conversation. But how can he get her to notice him when she’s the leading lady of every other high school guys’ fantasies?

For Starrphyre, starting a band seems like the natural solution, but when your bandmates have the combined musical ability of a gang of armless monkeys, you really need a backup plan.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Defector by Susanne Winnacker

Contains spoilers for Impostor
Defector (Variants: Book Two)
Written by Susanne Winnacker
Paranormal, Science Fiction, Romance
Published August 26th 2014
320 Pages
Thank you to Hachette Australia 
Tessa has made peace with her life as a Variant. She and longtime love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants. But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared and rogue Variant organization Abel's Army is likely the culprit.

When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped, and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why? When the FEA's efforts to rescue Holly don't yield results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel's Army, Tessa launches her own investigation, but nothing could prepare her for what she finds.

Finding the truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking at every turn. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.