Australian Author Highlight

Last week we celebrated Australia Day. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a highlight of an Australian author each day. Below are some mini reviews for those Australian authors.


1. THE TOMORROW SERIES by JOHN MARSDEN

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In rural Australia Ellie and her friends take a camping trip into the bush for the weekend. When they emerge a few days later they find that the country has been invaded, their families taken hostage. Follow their journey as they fight to survive and battle the enemy.

Fast paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat. This was the first serries I ever read! You will like it if you liked… The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

2. THE TEA CHEST by JOSEPHINE MOON

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Three women and lots of tea! Kate is a successful test designer in Brisbane Australia who decides to branch out to London risking it all.

Heartfelt, light and simply pleasant. You will like it if you like… Cathy Kelly or Jenny Colgan.

3. THE COLOURS OF MADELEINE SERIES by JACLYN MORIARTY

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Madeleine is a normal girl living in the World. So when she finds a note in a broken parking meter she is a bit sceptical. It’s from a boy called Elliot who lives in Bonfire… in another world called Cello.

This trilogy is amazing. Most books in this genre draw inspiration from nightmares. The Colours of Madeleine is inspired by dreams. You will like it if you liked… The Iron Fey by Julia Kagawa.

4. FLOODLINE by KATHRYN HEYMAN

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An Australian town is destroyed by flood on the eve of a gay mardi gras. Of course Mikey a good Christian woman takes it upon her self to go to the site of the disaster to help aid on the recovery and hopefully get the victims back on the path of salvation. But she is hiding a secret from her two sons and is about to discover that her moral compass may be quite a bit off.

A book that tackles diversity and acceptance. You will like it if you like… Jodi Picoult.

5. THE AVENA TRILOGY by MARIANNE CURLEY

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Ebony is a little bit different from most teenage girls. She has violet eyes for one. Unbeknownst to Ebony her differences are much more than skin deep. She is a guardian angel that has been hidden on Earth since birth. Set in the backdrop of rural Australia a war between good and evil unfolds.

A brilliant YA series, with a good love triangle to boot. You will like it if you liked… Fallen by Lauren Kate.

6. THE WILD GIRL by KATE FORSYTH

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This is the story behind the brothers Grimm.Β Dortchen Wild has an affinity for telling tales and helps her good friend Wilhelm Grimm put together a collection of stories… she also has been in love with him for all of her life. But with an over bearing father Dortchen know that life really isn’t a fairytale.

This is a moving and heart wrenching book. You will like it if you liked… The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

7. THE HUSBANDS SECRET by LIANE MORIARTY

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When Cecilia’s husband is out of town on business she discovers a letter addressed to her, written in her husbands hand, for her to open upon his death. When she mentions her discovery, her husbands behaviour gets increasingly strange, so she does the only thing that she thinks will answer her questions. She opens the letter. And their world is blow apart.

Intriguing, alluring and will keep you guessing till the last page. You will like it if you like… Maeve Binchy.

 

I hope that you will pick up one of these books and let me know what you think! And as always happy reading x

3 thoughts on “Australian Author Highlight

  1. Marianne Curley says:

    There are so many amazing books on this list. Thank you, Jodie, first for selecting my Avena Series as No 5, it’s a privilege to be on the same page as these other wonderful writers, and for the “Australian Author Highlight” article. We can never have enough highlighting in today’s very competitive world market.

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