Everyone deserves time out with a really great book!

Which is why we are so excited to announce that we’ll be giving you or your child the chance to read and review one of the latest releases from Simon & Schuster Australia.

With characters you’ll love and story lines that’ll have you hooked, we hope you’ll find these new books from some of the finest writers, hard to put down.

This month’s Simon & Schuster Book Review will feature the following titles:



With her internationally best-selling series, Rachel Renée Russell has created for girls what Jeff Kinney did for boys with The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in a brand new instalment of the internationally bestselling series, now with 13 million copies in print worldwide.

After a bump on the head, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFF’s Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters.

Will Nikki’s dream turn into a nightmare?

Average Ratings (from 37 ratings)
Overall star Rating
I recognise the Dork Diaries brand
I would recommend Dork Diaries to other parents
My child is a fan of Dork Diaries
My child enjoyed reading this



One morning, Grug wakes up and decides to become a superhero.

Wearing a cape and a mask, and a sword made from sticks, Grug and Cara, his best friend, transform the Grugmobile into the Zoom Zoom Car and head off to save someone.

But the Zoom Zoom Car has too much zoom and Grug and Cara discover that if they can’t save someone else, they can at least save themselves.

Average Ratings (from 58 ratings)
Overall star Rating
I know who Grug is
We already own Grug books
We enjoyed reading Grug
I would buy others in the series



Gone Girl meets Fatal Attraction in Caroline Kepnes’ You, a chilling account of the twisted psychology behind unrelenting passion.

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: tough, razor-smart and sexier than his wildest dreams. He’d kill to have her.

Soon Beck can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. When a string of macabre incidents tears her world apart, there is only one person she can turn to. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. The obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences…

A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes’ You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any you have ever read.

Average Ratings (from 35 ratings)
Overall star Rating
I am a fan of crime fiction
I would recommend YOU to others
I would like to read a follow up to this title



The Young Adult sensation Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the best-selling Hush Hush saga, is back with a new novel!  Black Ice, a riveting stand –alone romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming.

Britt Pfeiffer has never been that adventurous, but that’s about to change. Wanting to impress her ex-boyfriend, Britt convinces best friend, Korbie, to take a trekking trip with her. But when a freak storm leaves the girls stranded they seek shelter in a cabin, where they find two knights in shining armour. Or so they think.

Dark and adrenaline-filled, Black Ice will have you on the edge of your seat right until the final twist!

Average Ratings (from 29 ratings)
Overall star Rating
I read other books by Becca Fitzpatrick
I am a fan of the Young Adult category
I would recommend Black Ice to others

These titles can be purchased as an eBook or paperback from your preferred book retailer.

Would you like to be part of the Simon & Schuster book review team?

In the Latest Releases from Simon & Schuster book review, selected Mouths of Mums members will receive one of the four books profiled above. We’ll be asking them (or their children) to read the book they receive and then post their review and ratings on the relevant book’s page.

Applications for the Latest releases from Simon & Schuster product review are now closed. If you miss out this time, don’t worry. There’ll be lots more opportunities for you to join a review team in the future. Join Mouths of Mums if you’re not already a member and you’ll receive invitations to participate in future reviews.

Published 19th October 2014

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