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.
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
Recommend your favourite Aussie YA Bloggers!
I’m doing this to meet more Aussie YA bloggers — so can I say everyone?