Tag: aussie

Review: The Book of Days, KA Barker

Review: The Book of Days, KA Barker

Tuesday wakes up in the Unreality House with no memory of her past. She is given clothes and supplies to make her way in the world and told to forget about finding out about her previous life, but she’s desperate to find out who she might have been before ending… Read more »

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Aussie YA Bloggers Secret Santa 2014

I’m a member of several Goodreads groups, but the one I like to interact with the most is the Australian YA Bloggers and Readers group. It’s given us an extra opportunity to meet other Aussie bloggers and readers with similar tastes to ours. This year the lovely moderators have set up… Read more »

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Review: The House of Puzzles, Richard Newsome

Review: The House of Puzzles, Richard Newsome

Gerald Wilkins is thirteen, and a billionaire. He inherited the money from his Great Aunt and moved from his home in Sydney to a life of luxury in England. I’m afraid I can’t tell you any more about the earlier events of this series because this, the fifth book, is… Read more »

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Review: Shimmer, Paula Weston

Review: Shimmer, Paula Weston

I love this series. How to write a review without gushing like a fangirl? Please note: This is my review of the third book in the Rephaim series. I’ve marked spoilers for the first two books – Shadows and Haze, but If you’d like to remain spoiler-free, go check out my… Read more »

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Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review of Masquerade. It’s an excerpt from Episode 11 of the Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on August 5, 2014. To listen to the full episode, click here. If you are reading in a feed reader and cannot see the player below,… Read more »

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Review: Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan

Review: Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan

I was very excited to read this first book in a brand new series from an Aussie author I have heard so many great things about. While I was very impressed with the world-building, the stories themselves left me a little disappointed. This is a totally new world – no… Read more »

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Review: North Star Guide Me Home, Jo Spurrier

Review: North Star Guide Me Home, Jo Spurrier

Please note: this is my review of the third book in the Children of the Black Sun trilogy and so contains spoilers for books one and two. You may prefer to read my reviews for Winter Be My Shield and Black Sun Light My Way instead. After the defeat of… Read more »

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Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

If you’re familiar with Garth Nix’s other works (eg Sabriel, A Confusion of Princes, Troubletwisters), then it may come as something of a surprise that he is a big fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen! Newt’s Emerald was certainly a rather unexpected story from my point of view –… Read more »

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Captivate, Vanessa Garden

Captivate, Vanessa Garden

He pointed to the sky, at what I believed to be the deep black of a starless night; but something about the colour, the density of it, made my chest tighten as thought I’d just dived into a river of ice. A sense of vertigo descended upon me, as though… Read more »

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Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

On Violet’s seventeenth birthday, she discovers that her destiny is to become one of the Grigori – guardian angels who protect the world from the influence of the Exiled Angels. She reacts rather violently to this, denouncing her friend Lincoln for not telling her sooner. She then runs off with… Read more »

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