RENEGADES | November Book of the Month

WOW. We honestly can’t believe how fast the year has gone. How is it already November? Weren’t we just having our Inaugural Picnic, like, two months ago?

Happy November, everyone! For those that are doing NaNoWriMo this month, or our Australian friends who are suffering through exams, we hope those things are going okay! But for us, November is the month that we have our last official Book Meet of the year. As usual, our Book of the Month was chosen by all you lovely people on Twitter who voted in our poll, and Renegades by Marissa Meyer was selected as the winner!


Renegades by Marissa Meyer

RenegadesSecret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.


We’re so excited to be reading Renegades with you this month, and we’re even more excited for our final Book Meet on Sunday 26 November. Renegades is officially released on November 7, so make sure you grab a copy to join in the fun!

Grab your free ticket to our Book Meet here.

If you’re not going to be in Melbourne for our Book Meet, never fear! As usual, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat. Join us @TheYARoom_MELB on Monday 20 November from 7.30pm AEDT to discuss Renegades with us in a non-spoilery chat! We always love hosting these discussions, and we hope to see you tweeting along with us.

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We have a lot more exciting things to announce in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

Sarah & Alex ❤️

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WARCROSS | October Book of the Month

Our next Book Meet is quickly approaching, but it’s not too late to grab your ticket yet! As usual, we’ll be meeting in the upstairs part of Dymocks from 2.30 – 4pm on Sunday. We have so many thoughts about our Book of the Month – Warcross – as usual, and we can’t wait to discuss this new release with you!

If you’ll be in Melbourne, we’d love for you to come along! We always seeing new and old faces. It’s going to be a lovely afternoon! Grab your free ticket here.


Warcross by Marie Lu

WarcrossFor the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.


Sarah & Alex ❤️

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END | September Book of the Month

Our September Book Meet is almost upon us! We’re so thrilled that They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera was chosen as our Book of the Month this month, and we can’t wait to chat with y’all next Sunday at Dymocks, Melbourne.

If you haven’t grabbed a free ticket yet, there’s still a few available! Get yours here.


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

33385229On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day.

The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

 

 

 


As always, we’ll also be having a Twitter chat the day after our Book Meet to discuss They Both Die at the End! You can find us on Twitter @TheYARoom_MELB.

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Looking forward to seeing you either at our Book Meet or joining in the discussion on Twitter! And if you haven’t picked up a copy of this amazing book yet, please do! We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Sarah & Alex ❤️

GAP YEAR IN GHOST TOWN | August Book of the Month

Hey friends! August is now well and truly underway, and we’re so excited for our upcoming Book Meet. This month, we’re lucky enough to be joined by the author of Gap Year in Ghost Town, Michael Pryor! As usual, we’ll be meeting in the upstairs section of the cafe in Dymocks from 2.30 – 4pm – it’s bound to be a great afternoon.

If you haven’t already got your free tickets to this event, click here to do so! Our Book Meet is only a week away!

Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor

Gap Year in Ghost TownLet’s get this straight – ghosts are everywhere. I can see them. You can’t. And, see them or not, they’re dangerous. This is why my family has hunted ghosts for hundreds of years to protect people like you.

The Marin family are outcasts of the ghost hunting world. They run a two-man operation in inner city Melbourne. Anton has the Ghost-sight, but his father does not.

Rani Cross is supremely skilled in hand-to-hand combat, with enhanced speed and strength thanks to her magical initiation into the Company of the Righteous.

When it comes to ghost-hunting methodology, Anton and Rani don’t see eye to eye – Anton likes to ‘ease their passage’ to the next world, while Rani’s all about the slashing.

But Melbourne is under threat; with a massive spike in violent ghost manifestations, Anton and Rani must find a way to work together to keep supernatural forces at bay.

And what with all the blindingly terrifying brushes with death, Anton must decide if he really wants in on the whole ghost hunting biz anyway.

If you can’t attend our Book Meet, don’t forget to participate in our Twitter chat – #YARoomChat!

Even if you haven’t read Gap Year in Ghost Town you’re still more than welcome to join in. We’ll be talking all about our favourite ghost stories and books set in Melbourne. An hour of bookish fun!

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We’re also super excited to be attending Michael Pryor’s launch of Gap Year in Ghost Town this Thursday night!

We love attending book launches – they’re always so much fun! Don’t forget to RSVP if you’re thinking of coming.

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In other news, we’ll be helping to launch Ellie Marney’s latest novel, No Limits, this Friday night!

We were lucky enough to get an eARC of this glorious book, and we can assure you that this is a book that needs to be on your TBR. If you’ve read Every Breath – and even if you haven’t – you’re in for a treat! It’s spectacular, snarky, and so, so Australian.

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We can’t wait to see you at all of these awesome upcoming events!

Sarah & Alex ❤️

June Book Meet

Wow, last month just flew by! Complete with book launches, successful Twitter chats and another fantastic Book Meet, it only felt like the blink of an eye before we were waking up on June 1st. But this month holds more exciting things, because our Book of the Month is the #LoveOzYA Anthology!

Comprised of short stories from phenomenal Aussie authors, this anthology is a must-read for everyone who appreciates and adores Aussie YA. We’re lucky enough to have a few authors joining us at our next Book Meet, so if there’s one Book Meet you attend all year, make it this one! You won’t want to miss it.

LoveOzYA AnthologyThis month’s Book Meet will be held at the Wheeler Centre, so it’s vital to book your tickets. There’ll also be snacks and goodie bags! Grab your ticket here.

Until then!

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April Wrap-Up // THINGS IN MAY

Hi everyone! Wow, it’s hard to believe yet another month has passed! April was a busy month for us, as always, and we’re so excited for what this month will hold!

As you may recall, at the beginning of April we had our Autumn Picnic! Even though it was rainy, we still had a lovely time indoors, feasting on all the snacks everyone brought and chatting about what we’ve been reading recently! I don’t know about you, but picnics are one of our favourite things to host. We’re already planning our next informal get together!

As usual, we hosted our Twitter chat and our Book Meet at Dymocks, where we talked all about our Book of the Month – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor! Everyone really loved this book, and we’re so pleased we had the opportunity to read it with y’all. Here are some reviews from the people that joined us at our Book Meet!

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Strange the Dreamer – Review (spoiler free) on Bec’s Books

The Magnificence that is Strange the Dreamer on The Sprinkled Pages

Book Review: Strange the Dreamer on Read at Midnight

And of course, here’s Sarah and Alex‘s review of Strange the Dreamer.

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As April came to a close, we revived our YouTube channel by adding some more content! We’re planning on uploading twice a week, and we’ve already been planning some interviews to share with you soon. Make sure you check out our videos if you haven’t already! We’d love to hit 100 subscribers by the end of the month.

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And finally, we’ve been planning our upcoming Twitter chat and Book Meet for our May Book of the Month – The Upside of Unrequited! If you haven’t already got a copy of this gorgeous book, please do! We can’t wait to chat about it, and we’d love for you to join in. Tickets for our Book Meet will be released shortly, but in the time being, mark it into your calendar! It’s going to be a fun afternoon, as always. We even have a special surprise!

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Talk soon!

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Hello friends!

It’s hard to believe another month is almost over, isn’t it? We had our March Book Talk a couple of days ago, where we discussed the powerful and important novel The Hate U Give. It was amazing to get the chance to chat with the author, Angie Thomas, last week via Skype and it was equally as great to hear everyone else’s opinion.

We also held our monthly #YARoomChat on Twitter, where we were joined by readers all across Australia (and a few from overseas too!) to talk about what we loved about The Hate U Give and why it’s such an important and timely novel.

In case you missed it, here’s a video of the interview with Angie Thomas that we uploaded to our YouTube channel! Check it out!

Next month, we’re super excited to be reading Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Make sure you grab your copy to join in the fun! Our next Book Meet will be held on Sunday 23rd April – we hope you can join us!

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Take a look at some of our favourite reviews of The Hate U Give, written by our book club members:

5 Reasons Why You Must Read THE HATE U GIVE – book review by Sarah

The Hate U Give Review (Spoiler Free) – book review by Bec

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – book review by Angel