QBD Reviews: The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

In the magical world of Nova, the population is split into the Talented (those with magical abilities), and normal people. The Royal family, of course, is Talented. When Princess Evelyn accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, the Kingdom is thrown into disarray. A ‘Wilde Hunt’ is called and great riches and […]

What is the 5th wave?

The much-anticipated movie adaptation of Rick Yancey’s novel, The 5th Wave,  opens in cinemas around Australia TODAY. Just ICYMI, here’s the basic plotline: The 1st Wave took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead. […]

QBD Reviews: Crash by Lisa McMann

Jules Demarco feels like the least popular girl in school. Living in an apartment above the family owned-and-run restaurant means that she can never manage to be rid of the clinging smell of pizza and has the privilege of using their food van (a double-meatball shaped monstrosity) to drive herself and her siblings to school. […]

QBD Reviews: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Thou art Famine. Go thee unto the world. Yesterday, seventeen-year-old Lisabeth Lewis was just Lisabeth Lewis. Calorie-counting, over-exercising, plain old Lisabeth. Her biggest worry was hiding her eating disorder from her boyfriend and her family. Today, Lisabeth is no longer just Lisabeth – she’s Famine. The Famine. You know, black rider, horseman of the apocalypse, […]