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Review: Akarnae, Lynette Noni

Review: Akarnae, Lynette Noni

Alex turns up to start the year at her new boarding school, only to step through a doorway into the Akarnae Academy – a school in the world of Medora. It’s not long before there’s a strange threat to the school and Alex must use her knowledge of the ancient and enigmatic… Read more »

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Review: Skin, Ilka Tampke

Review: Skin, Ilka Tampke

Ailia is a foundling, without a place in society and not allowed to undertake the learning that she yearns for. The Mothers, the mysterious guardians of her people, have other ideas, calling Ailia to their realm to teach her the knowledge she will need to lead her people against the… Read more »

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Review: Lingo, Gaston Dorren

Review: Lingo, Gaston Dorren

English is a very tricky language to learn, coming from so many different ancient invaders and immigrants. I find myself in awe of those who master the language to a fluent level. But in fact, each of the rest of the languages of Europe have their own little quirks and… Read more »

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Review: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, Kirsty Murray

Review: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, Kirsty Murray

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean is a collection of short, speculative stories written and illustrated by Australian and Indian authors. Some are collaborations, while others were written independently. There are several stories that use pictures but most are in the usual short story format. Some of the Aussie authors… Read more »

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Review: Onyx Javelin, Steve Wheeler

Review: Onyx Javelin, Steve Wheeler

The crew of the Basalt are celebrities throughout the Human Sphere of Existence, made famous by their adventures over the years and glamourised by the Games Board, who broadcast to the masses. As the Basalt‘s crew continue their investigations into the Urchin creatures, a Games Board sanctioned conflict between two… Read more »

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Review: I Was Here, Gayle Forman

Review: I Was Here, Gayle Forman

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Gayle Forman’s new young adult contemporary book, I Was Here. The review is an extract from episode 19 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on January 17, 2015. Please note: This review does contain spoilers. We do warn that there… Read more »

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Review: Endsinger, Jay Kristoff

Review: Endsinger, Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff’s Lotus War trilogy comes to its epic conclusion in Endsinger. How do I write this review without gushing about how much I loved this series? I’m not sure that’s possible. The Lotus Guild and what remains of the Shogun’s samurai are hell-bent on wiping out what’s left of… Read more »

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Review: Daughters of the Storm, Kim Wilkins

Review: Daughters of the Storm, Kim Wilkins

Bluebell, warrior and heir to the throne has been called back to the Royal city with her four sisters – their father, King Aelthric, has fallen ill, into a strange troubled coma. The five princesses set out on a secret journey to find a cure for this strange affliction. Meanwhile,… Read more »

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Review: First Impressions, Charlie Lovett

Review: First Impressions, Charlie Lovett

A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life. When you first get to know it, it will give you excitement and adventure, and years later it will provide you with comfort and familiarity. And best of all, you can… Read more »

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