Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Two nations, a fragile peace treaty, a reluctant prince, and a young group of adventurers… The story Charlotte McConaghy started in Avery continues eighteen years later, with all the action, romance and brilliant storytelling of the first book. I invited Tracy, friend-of-the-Treetops, to help me with a joint review after we… Read more »

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Special Feature: #AusYABloggers Blog Hop

Special Feature: #AusYABloggers Blog Hop

  Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop on the #LoveOzYA blog hop! This week, the Aussie YA Bloggers and Readers group (on Goodreads and Facebook) are celebrating our #LoveOzYA books with a blog hop, hosted by Happy Indulgence. Please, let me recommend you a few of my favourite Aussie reads,… Read more »

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Review: Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Review: Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Mia Corvere is on the path of retribution, to kill the bastards who murdered her father and threw her mother and baby brother in a deep, dark prison. She has become an acolyte of Niah, the Black Mother, goddess of the night in a world with three suns. She is… Read more »

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Wrap-up: July 2016

Wrap-up: July 2016

How did July disappear so quickly?! It’s been a very busy month. It was a fairly slow reading month for me, with only nine books read, two of which were graphic novels. I am mostly attributing the lack of reading to the playing of Pokémon Go on the train. (#sorrynotsorry)… Read more »

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Review: The Malice, Peter Newman

Review: The Malice, Peter Newman

Peter Newman’s The Malice combines a grim and despairing fantasy world with a story of human compassion and loyalty. I loved the first book in this series, The Vagrant, and I couldn’t wait to get back into the story. I’m happy to report that this second instalment was just as excellent, if not… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set in Australia

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set in Australia

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. Our ten books aren’t usually in any particular order. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. For a list of past and future Top Ten Tuesday topics… Read more »

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Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

In the not-too-distant future, in a satellite town outside Sydney, the lower classes struggle to make ends meet, while the wealthy Citizens live inside the walls of the city. Josie, a young girl with a special ‘talent’, is keen on improving her position in life, and when she sees an… Read more »

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Review: The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

Review: The Road to Winter, Mark Smith

Mark Smith’s The Road to Winter has a sticker on the front, saying, “Guaranteed great read or your money back”. I’m happy to report that I thought it was, indeed, great! I’ll be keeping a hold of my copy. Finn has been living with just his dog, Rowdy, for two… Read more »

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