Tag: aussie author

Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Claire Christian’s Beautiful Mess was the winner of the Text Prize for 2016, and for good reason. This important book examines the issues of depression and anxiety, but also grief of those left behind after a suicide. It might sound like a grim start, and it is to a certain… Read more »

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Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Bleak is an orphan, making her living on the seas around Angove, plus whatever she can pickpocket. Most of it goes on drink, to try to shut out the voices that drive her mad most of the time. But when Kings Soldiers show up to collect her, she has no… Read more »

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Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Verity Fassbinder is half-human, half-Weyrd. From her unique position between two worlds, she keeps vigil over Brisbane, along with her boss and ex-boyfriend, Bela, and her friend and driver, Ziggi. Together, they investigate and deal with trouble that arises with the city’s Weyrd population. Most Weyrd live glamoured in plain… Read more »

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Special Feature: #LoveOzYABloggers 1: High School

Special Feature: #LoveOzYABloggers 1: High School

Welcome to the first #LoveOzYABloggers prompt. #LoveOzYABloggers is hosted by #LoveOzYA, a community led organisation dedicated to promoting Australian young adult literature. Keep up to date with all new Aussie YA releases with their monthly newsletter, or find out what’s happening with News and Events, or submit your own! Since you’ll mainly find Fantasy and Sci-fi books… Read more »

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Review: Draekora & Launch

Review: Draekora & Launch

Lynette Noni’s much anticipated third book in the Medoran Chronicles, Draekora, is now available! Way back on May 16, I was lucky enough to join in with the re-run of the launch, at Mount Alvernia College in Brisbane. I say re-run, because the first attempt at the launch happened to… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #51 – 2017 TBR – #LoveOZYA Edition

Podcast Episode #51 – 2017 TBR – #LoveOZYA Edition

Welcome to the fifty-first episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we list some anticipated spec-fic #LoveOZYA books coming out in 2017 (that’s YA books by Aussie authors, for the uninitiated). We also chat about some books we’ve been reading, including… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Set on the beautiful and wild Tasmanian coastline, To The Sea is the magical story of a missing teenager. Zoe Kennett disappears from her family’s home next to calm waters, and it’s DI Tony Vincent’s job to organise the search for her body. A young girl couldn’t possibly have survived… 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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