Genre: Young Adult

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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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Review: The Riders of Thunder Realm, Steven Lochran

Review: The Riders of Thunder Realm, Steven Lochran

A young hero, riding a dinosaur on an epic quest with three companions in a steampunk world? Yes, this story is as awesome as it sounds! Joss, a prentice at Round Shield Ranch, accidentally finds himself part of the Paladero Tournament. His confidence manages to land him a place on the… Read more »

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Review: Caramel Hearts, ER Murray

Review: Caramel Hearts, ER Murray

Caramel Hearts is a coming-of age story with feelings packed into the pages like the apples in a Fruity Custard Pastie (recipe on p222). That’s right, Liv’s story is scattered with delicious recipies for sweet treats, from her mum’s Recipes to Make Happiness Bloom cookbook. Liv’s Mam is currently in rehab,… Read more »

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Review: Ivory and Bone, Julie Eshbaugh

Review: Ivory and Bone, Julie Eshbaugh

Ivory and Bone is described as ‘A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.’ This is the story of the people of several tribes in prehistoric times – their lives, loves and conflicts. This book is unusual in that most of it is narrated by Kol, but he is telling the story… Read more »

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Review: Ruined, Amy Tintera

Review: Ruined, Amy Tintera

Em is on a mission of revenge, to destroy the royal family responsible for the murder of her own. She has infiltrated the palace by impersonating the future bride of Prince Casimir, intending to kill him soon after the wedding. There’s just one problem – she’s falling for him instead…. Read more »

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Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Alexandra Bracken’s new debut book, Passenger. The review is an extract from episode 42 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on 17 May 2015. This is a spoiler-free review. Thanks to the Co-op for providing Angelya with a copy of… Read more »

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J Maas

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J Maas

Finally, it’s here: one of the most highly anticipated YA sequels of this year. Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury takes us back to the world of the Faerie Courts and their enigmatic inhabitants. I wasn’t as big a fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses… Read more »

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Review: Riders, Veronica Rossi

Review: Riders, Veronica Rossi

Gideon Blake wakes up from a parachuting accident at home and mostly healed, but with a strange red cuff on his wrist. He starts to realise something is seriously wrong when people around him start getting into fights, but when a strange girl called Daryn shows up, things really start going… Read more »

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