And the Winner Is …

Though the literary world seems abuzz with Man Booker fever over a novel that sounds like Stephen Hawking meets Psycho, the #LoveOzYA community is celebrating the winners of the Inky Awards.

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If you haven’t heard of the Inkies, don’t despair. Once upon a time no one had heard of the Man Booker Prize either – or the Oscars.

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Cloudwish, by Fiona Wood

Wishes aren’t real. Are they?

24248906Vân Uoc knows the score. She’s a scholarship kid in an exclusive school and under no illusion about fitting into the designer-clothes-and-huge-house set. It hasn’t prevented her crushing on A-lister and rowing star Billy Gardiner. When Billy takes notice of her just after she’s made a wish, it has to be coincidence. Doesn’t it?

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The Fault in Our Stars VS Zac and Mia #LoveOzYA readalikes

I didn11870085’t want to read The Fault in Our Stars.

Not because it was everywhere, not because it had been done before, and not because it was a teen romance written by a man, though if I’m honest those prejudices were part of the package. The real reason was because I made some assumptions about it.

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The Kiss, by Lucy Courtenay

25617446Aphrodite kissed a mortal once by the light of this moon, many thousands of years ago. It drove him crazy. The next person that he kissed – boum. The craziness travelled like this.

So Delilah is told by the gorgeous French guy in the sand dunes on the edge of the Mediterranean. When their lips meet the kiss lives up to the hype.

Back home from holiday in the UK it’s time to get sorted for the new challenge of tertiary study, but life doesn’t seem to be going the way she plans…

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