#LoveOzYA: Aussie YA Blog Hop

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If you love Aussie YA (or #LoveOzYA) then you’re going to want to check out Happy Indulgence and the Aussie YA Blog Hop they’re hosting! So, go through the Linky below and check out the other bloggers that #LoveOzYA and the awesome recommendations they have for you!

What you love about Aussie YA

That I can recognise a street an author is describing, or the school or university a character is going to. Familiarity, I think is the best way to describe it. There’s nothing quite like seeing something you’ve lived and breathed in the pages of a book.

Favourite Aussie YA authors

I have to admit I am new to Aussie YA and just now understanding the authors and what it means to #LoveOzYA. Thus far, Clare Atkins, Alice Pung, and Randa Abdel-Fattah are my favourites.

The Aussie YA book you grew up with 

You know, I didn’t — I moved to Australia in my late teens, so I didn’t actually grow up with a favourite YA title. And yes, I just aged myself in an YA blog hop lol!

Favourite Aussie YA book released in 2016

When Michael Met Mina. God knows, we need something for YA readers to understand/explore what it means to be a refugee. And, whether you’re a refugee or against refugees, sometimes a person’s story isn’t so clear-cut.

Aussie YA Debut you are looking forward to

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza. It was released earlier this year and I’ve been so behind — in everything. SOBS.

Aussie YA Blog Hop Bookrecs

Favourite Aussie YA series

I don’t think I’ve read an Aussie YA series yet — recommendations anyone? 🙂

Unexpected Aussie YA surprise

My Sister Rosa. Like seriously, dark and angsty and completely compelling. Everyone should read this.

Aussie YA Book you always recommend to others

When Michael Met Mina because it deals with a contemporary topic with senstivity and care and dammit, everyone should read it.

An Aussie YA book on your TBR

NeverNight and Clancy of the Undertow

Recommend your favourite Aussie YA Bloggers!

I’m doing this to meet more Aussie YA bloggers — so can I say everyone?

That’s it for me! Looking at my answers I feel like this blog hop is going to broaden my horizons so much when it comes to what Aussie YA books to read! 

And, for the rest of the blog hop check this link out


  • Clare Snow says:

    I’m in the middle of Clancy of the Undertow and its so much fun!

  • AHH I LOVE OZ YA TOO! *flails for country’s excellent talent in books* And oh oh if you’re looking for series, I totally recommend Ranger’s Apprentice, These Broken Stars, Finnikin of the Rock, and the Every series by Ellie Marney. SO. MUCH. LOVE.

    omg and wasn’t My Sister Rosa amazing?!? It totally knocked my socks off EEEEEP. So disturbing and perfectly glorious.

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  • Love this hop and can’t wait to see all the stops! Always looking for new authors, bloggers and experiences!

  • Kelly says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to see what you think of Frankie, such an amazing read! There are some brilliant Aussie YA series’ around if you’re looking for recommendations. The Rephaim series by Paula Weston, the Every series by Ellie Marney just to name a few. ‘There’s nothing quite like seeing something you’ve lived and breathed in the pages of a book.’ I couldn’t agree more <3

  • Angelya says:

    Hmm, recommendations, eh? I see the ladies in previous comments have already recommended the Lumatere chronicles and Paula Weston’s Rephaim series, so I’ll second those. I love that you’re just getting into Aussie YA – there’s so much to explore! I hope you have fun 🙂

  • That’s so exciting that you are now discovering the awesomeness that is Aussie YA! How great was When Michael Met Mina, it was definitely eye-opening. I loved My Sister Rosa as well! Thanks for participating in the hop.

  • AngelErin says:

    I need to read more Aussie YA. I don’t think I’ve really read any. :/ Maybe one or two? How sad.

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