Tag: young adult

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: 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: The Walled City, Ryan Graudin

Review: The Walled City, Ryan Graudin

The Walled City is billed as YA but is full of brutal and heart-breaking issues. The Walled City itself is a kingdom of thieves, prostitutes and drug lords. Three teenagers live there – Mei Yee, who was taken from her family as a young girl and forced to be a prostitute for the drug… Read more »

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Review: Captive, Aimée Carter

Review: Captive, Aimée Carter

In a future United States, the rich upper classes live in luxury while the underclasses suffer. Kitty has been Masked – her appearance surgically changed to look exactly like the Prime Minister’s niece, Lila Hart. She is living a life of luxury and comfort, but secretly helping the Blackcoats plan… Read more »

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Review: Talon, Julie Kagawa

Review: Talon, Julie Kagawa

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Julie Kagawa’s new young adult book, Talon. The review is an extract from episode 16 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on November 12, 2014. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page. Quotes… Read more »

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Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

A story of love, destiny and loyalty set in a magical society hidden at Eton College. Sound interesting? I loved the first book in this series, The Burning Sky, when I read it a year ago and this second instalment was even better than I hoped. The story picks up after the summer… Read more »

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Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

This is Philippa’s and Angelya’s joint review of Snow Like Ashes. This is an excerpt from Episode 14 of Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on September 26, 2014. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page. Philippa’s rating – – I loved this… Read more »

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