Books Read in April 2017



Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Ami and her mother have always been together, but when a new government take control of the island they live on, Ami is sent to an orphanage across the sea. She meets a girl who is named after butterflies and the two of them set out on an adventure to return to Ami’s home.

Another gorgeously written story from this author. It was breathtaking and heartbreaking – an absolute dream to read. The whole book is magic, from catching stars, to racing berries down a hill, to whispering to the wind. Absolutely beautiful!


Sue Wallman

Hummingbird Creek is amazing, but the packed schedules and impressive facilities are a distraction from the truth. There’s something off about the centre. Mae starts to realise something isn’t right. She investigates, but rules are strict and cameras are everywhere. It’s almost impossible not to get caught…

This was a really gripping book that’s perfect for fans of Lisa Heathfield’s Seed and Amy Christine Parker’s Gated. It’s an edge-of-your-seat read where the walls are closing in, secrets lie just out of reach, and it feels like there is no escape. The story built to a heart-pounding conclusion and I couldn’t wait to get to the bottom of it. A great second novel from the author of Lying About Last Summer.

Also read this month:

One by Sarah Crossan

Sweet Pea by CJ Skuse

(See all reviews on Goodreads here)