Tag: aussie

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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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: Elizabeth and Zenobia, Jessica Miller

Review: Elizabeth and Zenobia, Jessica Miller

When Elizabeth’s mother runs away, Elizabeth and her father move to his childhood home of Witheringe House, along with Elizabeth’s friend Zenobia, even though her father insists she’s too old for an imaginary friend. When they arrive at Witheringe House, Zenobia insists that it is the perfect place for a… 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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