Welcome to the forty-third episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.
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In this episode, we’re launching our book club – Two Little Birds! In June, you’re welcome to join us in reading The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. Our discussion posts will be up in late June so you have a few weeks to acquire a copy and get reading. Please let us know if you are joining us!
Ang also recaps her trip to this year’s Sydney Writers Festival and Teencon, and we discuss the proposed changes to the Copyright Act and what it might mean for Aussie Publishers. This episode was recorded on May 29th, 2016.
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Two Little Birds Book Club
June is the first month for our new book club. We’ll be reading The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye, and will discuss it in a podcast, on the blog and on Facebook in late June.
In the book club, we’ll be reading mostly YA Fantasy and Sci-fi, aiming for books that are fairly new and easy to get a copy of around the world. Everyone is welcome to join us! Find out more at our Two Little Birds page.
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love… or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear… the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.
Sydney Writers Festival
Kinokuniya book shop, Sydney
Is This Just a Fantasy? panel with Jay Kristoff, Claire Zorn, Michael Grant and Jack Heath.
10 Things I Hate About You panel with Adele Walsh, Kirsty Eagar, Jordan Idiare, Will Kostakis and Alice Pung
Teencon! (#teencon2016) with Felicity
A Monster Calls trailer – coming October 2016
Threader by Rebekah Turner – launch at Avid Reader, West End, Brisbane on June 14.
Read these books now!
- The Things I Didn’t Say, Kylie Fornasier (Penguin)
- Ruined, Amy Tintera (Allen & Unwin)
- Waer, Meg Caddy (Text Publishing)
- The Special Ones, Em Bailey (Hardie Grant Egmont)
- Confused (Betrothed #3), Wanda Wiltshire (Pantera Press)
- Raelia (Medoran Chronicles #2), Lynette Noni (Pantera Press)
- The Outliers, Kimberly McCreight (HarperTeenAus)
- Thanks for the Trouble, Tommy Wallach (Simon & Schuster)
- A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
- What I Saw, Beck Nicholas (Harlequin Teen)
- When We Collided, Emery Lord (Bloomsbury)
- A Tangle of Gold (Colours of Madeleine #3), Jaclyn Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)
- Paladero: The Riders of Thunder Realm by Steven Lochran (Hardie Grant Egmont)
- When Michael Met Mina, Randa Abdel-Fattah (Pan Macmillan, July)
- The Diabolic, SJ Kincaid (Simon & Schuster, November)
- The Road to Winter, Mark Smith (Text Publishing, July)
- Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige (Bloomsbury, September)
- And I Darken, Kiersten White (Penguin, July)
- Threader, Rebekah Turner (Harlequin Teen, May)
- Shield (Spark #3), Rachel Craw (Walker Books, September)
- Carve the Mark, Veronica Roth (HarperCollins, January 2017)
- The Boundless Sublime, Lili Wilkinson (Allen & Unwin, August)
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