Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology – edited by Danielle Binks

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology – edited by Danielle Binks

FullSizeRenderBegin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology – Edited by Danielle Binks
24th April 2017, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
336 pages, 5/5 stars

This is an incredible selection of Australia’s best young adult authors. I loved each and every one of these short stories, all from authors I am familiar with except for Danielle Binks herself, Melissa Keil, and Ellie Marney. I think that a few lines on each story might be the best way to review this book, so see below…

One Small Step – Amie Kaufman

The main character in this short story, Zaida, is the first child born on Mars. Earth loves her; her public status has opened many doors. Her parents want her to study medicine back on the home planet. But who does Zaida actually want to be? If there were no outside influences, what would she choose to do with her life? A scary incident brings these questions to the surface. What a fabulous little story about identity, and especially about that tricky moment between high school and university where there are endless opportunities, but you only get to pick one… (Just for the record, I love Amie’s visions of space habitats; she writes space very, very well – see Illuminae.)

I Can See the Ending – Will Kostakis Read more

Stacking the Shelves #46

Stacking the Shelves #46

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

Seven new books this week! I am trying my absolute hardest to make sure next week has only one or two… I started a new job (still in books, thankfully), and ended up with two from there. Don’t forget to purchase anything that interests you from Booktopia!

  • Begin, End, Begin: A LoveOzYA Anthology – Edited by Danielle Binks

I have wanted to get my hands on this book for SO LONG (even though it isn’t out until May…) And I was lucky enough to receive a manuscript! It’s a truly fantastic collection of short stories by Australian YA authors. I devoured it incredibly quickly.

  • The Way of Shadows – Brent Weeks

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