Tag: aussie author

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: Sisters of the Fire, Kim Wilkins

Review: Sisters of the Fire, Kim Wilkins

Five sisters, the daughters of King Aelthric, are spread out across Thyrsland, each on a separate path. Bluebell, the heir to the throne, becomes aware of a plot to kill her and sets off on a journey to find each of her sisters, but as they draw closer together again… Read more »

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Review: Carousel, Brendan Ritchie

Review: Carousel, Brendan Ritchie

Did you ever dream, as a kid, how awesome it would be to be trapped in a shopping centre overnight? Nox, Taylor and Lizzy are trapped in Carousel Shopping Centre in Perth. Nox already knows Taylor and Lizzy – they are are twin sisters, in a band, Canadian, lesbians, and awesome. There’s nothing… Read more »

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Review: Mechanica, Lance Balchin

Review: Mechanica, Lance Balchin

Two hundred years into the future, humans are the only animal life left on Earth. There are still creatures, though – strange mechanical insects and birds that have evolved over the years from man-made designs. This book contains incredibly detailed pictures and descriptions of these Mechanica, as described by Miss Liberty… Read more »

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Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Two nations, a fragile peace treaty, a reluctant prince, and a young group of adventurers… The story Charlotte McConaghy started in Avery continues eighteen years later, with all the action, romance and brilliant storytelling of the first book. I invited Tracy, friend-of-the-Treetops, to help me with a joint review after we… Read more »

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Special Feature: #AusYABloggers Blog Hop

Special Feature: #AusYABloggers Blog Hop

  Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop on the #LoveOzYA blog hop! This week, the Aussie YA Bloggers and Readers group (on Goodreads and Facebook) are celebrating our #LoveOzYA books with a blog hop, hosted by Happy Indulgence. Please, let me recommend you a few of my favourite Aussie reads,… 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: The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon

Review: The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon

The Lyre Thief is the first in a new trilogy, set in Jennifer Fallon’s lands of Medalon, Hythria and Fardohnya. High-stakes political fantasy is woven together with family drama and a touch of romance, and even though I haven’t read any of Jennifer’s previous series, I really enjoyed this book…. Read more »

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