Genre: Young Adult

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Review: The Cruelty, Scott Bergstrom

Review: The Cruelty, Scott Bergstrom

Gwendolyn is a drifter, a typical diplo-brat hopping from country to country with her diplomat father. When Gwen’s father goes missing on a trip to Paris, she realises that the authorities have no idea where he is, and are scaling back their search. Taking the alias Sofia, Gwen travels to Europe… Read more »

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Blog Tour: Freeks, Amanda Hocking

Blog Tour: Freeks, Amanda Hocking

Mara and her mother are part of a travelling side show, along with others with supernatural abilities. Mara herself does not have any powers, apart from the odd gut feeling, but her mom is a necromancer – able to speak with the dead. When they set up in the town… Read more »

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Review: Windwitch, Susan Dennard

Review: Windwitch, Susan Dennard

Windwitch is the second book in Susan Dennard’s Witchlands series. In Truthwitch, Safiya and Iseult flee their home after causing trouble for a Guildmaster. Safi is a Truthwitch – magically able to discern whether someone is telling the truth, and people are after her for her skills. Iseult’s Threadwitch abilities… Read more »

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Review: Eclipse the Flame, Ingrid Seymour

Review: Eclipse the Flame, Ingrid Seymour

In Ingrid Seymour’s first novel, Ignite the Shadows, Marci Guerrero finds herself deep within the world of the Eklyptors, alien parasites bent on taking over the human race. She joins up with the secret organisation, IgNiTe, to learn more about her own paranormal abilities and to resist the Eklyptors’ plans…. Read more »

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Review: The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

Review: The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen is a fairy tale with an Indian feel. It’s like A Court of Thorns and Roses meets Alice in Wonderland with a hint of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Maya was born into the harem of the Raja of Bharata under an inauspicious horoscope. When her… Read more »

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Review: Heartless, Marissa Meyer

Review: Heartless, Marissa Meyer

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop in the Heartless Blog Tour! Marissa Meyer’s newest story, Heartless, is the origin story for the Queen of Hearts – you know, the borderline psychotic ruler with the tiny husband who screams “Off with her head!” at Alice during her trip to Wonderland?… Read more »

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Review: Swarm, Scott Westerfeld et al

Review: Swarm, Scott Westerfeld et al

The sequel to Zeroes, Swarm, brings us back to the world of six teens with unusual powers. The Zeroes are working on developing their powers in their purpose-built nightclub, but when some unexpected visitors arrive and all hell breaks loose, they discover that they are not the only ones in the world… Read more »

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Review: Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Review: Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The second book in the Illuminae files series, Gemina, is finally here! This excellent sci-fi series continues, told in epistolary format via official documents and chat logs. Gemina is a parallel story to Illuminae, showing what was happening at Jump Station Heimdall immediately after the incident at Kerenza. A task force… Read more »

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Review: The Book of Whispers, Kimberley Starr

Review: The Book of Whispers, Kimberley Starr

The Book of Whispers is Kimberley Starr’s winner of the Text Prize for 2015. It’s a story of love, loss and demons, in the crusade to free Jerusalem from the Saracens. Luca, the son and heir of the Conte de Falconi, sees demons, a fact he keeps well hidden after his attempted… Read more »

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