Genre: Science Fiction

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Review: Stillpoint, Katie Kacvinsky

Review: Stillpoint, Katie Kacvinsky

This series has to be one of the most underrated YA trilogies I can think of.  I picked up Awaken on a whim when going through my dystopian phase back in 2011 and simply adored it.  I felt that it was such a believable scenario considering how humanity is with its… Read more »

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Review: The 100, Kass Morgan

Review: The 100, Kass Morgan

I was super excited to get this book, I haven’t seen the TV show but keep waiting for it to start showing here in Australia on free to air TV (apparently channel GO acquired the rights).  So I started to read this with great anticipation and I think I must… Read more »

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Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop on the Legacy Blog Tour! My review of the book is below, followed by an excerpt. The Legacy is an action-packed tale of one very strong and determined woman, willing to give everything to overthrow a tyrant. Unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy the… Read more »

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Review: Chasing Stars, Helen Douglas

Review: Chasing Stars, Helen Douglas

I am so glad I picked up Chasing Stars I really enjoyed this one!  The first book was a bit average, there was instalove and it was very much a younger teen novel, I also felt that the ending was rushed and it was a bit unsatisfactory.  While book 2 suffered from… Read more »

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Review: Sand, Hugh Howey

Review: Sand, Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey has done it again! He has created another desolate dystopian world and sucked me right into it. I have made no secret of the fact that I loved the Silo Trilogy, so it was with much trepidation that I started to read Sand. I was concerned that Mr…. Read more »

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Review: The Falconer, Elizabeth May

Review: The Falconer, Elizabeth May

You won’t find any flitting silver-winged faeries in this story, oh no. These faeries will rip your heart out given half a chance. With its steampunk-Scottish-faerie hunting premise, not to mention the gorgeous cover, I couldn’t resist this book. I really did enjoy reading it, too. Aileana and her faerie… Read more »

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Review: Elusion, Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

Review: Elusion, Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

I was very excited to read Elusion.  Apart from a beautiful cover it sounded a bit like a YA version of Tad William’s Otherland series and I simply love this idea of entering into Virtual Reality that is so advanced you feel like you are quite literally in another world…. Read more »

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Review: The Murder Complex, Lindsay Cummings

Review: The Murder Complex, Lindsay Cummings

The Murder Complex is set in the future like most dystopians and boy is this one creepy screwed up world! In fact I don’t think a world has disturbed me quite so much since reading Neal Shusterman’s Unwind and that is saying something.  This story is centred around 2 characters… Read more »

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Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is based on the famous tale from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, complete with forty thieves and the treasure cave that opens to “open sesame”. In addition, steampunk machinery, magical beings plus a healthy helping of Arabian and Islamic culture make it a rich and beautiful story. Ali… Read more »

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Review: Dark Eden, Chris Beckett

Review: Dark Eden, Chris Beckett

On the sunless world of Eden, a small group of humans live among the warm, glowing trees and six-legged creatures. Several generations ago, a ship arrived on Eden by accident. After they tried to repair the damage, the crew decided to try to return to Earth, but two remained –… Read more »

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