Tag: young adult

Review: Stray, Elissa Sussman

Review: Stray, Elissa Sussman

In a fairy tale world, the Princess Aislynn is determined to stay on “The Path”, meet her prince charming and get her ever after.  Instead things go very wrong and she finds herself redirected into the order of the fairy godmothers.  Here in the service of another princess she starts… Read more »

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Review: Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld

Review: Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld

I have never read a Scott Westerfeld novel before and with trepidation I began Afterworlds after reading a number of disappointing reviews from his legion of fans.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Westerfeld virgin or if the subject matter of this book was just more to my… Read more »

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Review: The Bone Whistle, KB Hoyle

Review: The Bone Whistle, KB Hoyle

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop on The Bone Whistle blog tour! You can find other reviews and lots of other things about the book at the other blogs in the tour, listed on the official tour page at The Writer’s Coffee Shop. I’ve been looking forward to reading… Read more »

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Review: Stillpoint, Katie Kacvinsky

Review: Stillpoint, Katie Kacvinsky

This series has to be one of the most underrated YA trilogies I can think of.  I picked up Awaken on a whim when going through my dystopian phase back in 2011 and simply adored it.  I felt that it was such a believable scenario considering how humanity is with its… Read more »

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Review: The 100, Kass Morgan

Review: The 100, Kass Morgan

I was super excited to get this book, I haven’t seen the TV show but keep waiting for it to start showing here in Australia on free to air TV (apparently channel GO acquired the rights).  So I started to read this with great anticipation and I think I must… Read more »

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Review: Half a King, Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half a King, Joe Abercrombie

Prince Yarvi suddenly finds himself King when his father and brother are slain. He immediately questions whether someone born with a withered hand would be able to lead his people. After a betrayal and attempted murder, Yarvi is forced into a journey far from home, during which he must find… Read more »

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Review: Heir of Fire, Sarah J Maas

Review: Heir of Fire, Sarah J Maas

This joint audio review is an extract from Episode 12 of Tea in the Treetops podcast. It was recorded on August 19, 2014. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page. We’ve avoided spoilers for this particular book, but we do mention things that… Read more »

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Review: Blackbird, Anna Carey

Review: Blackbird, Anna Carey

This was my first foray into reading Anne Carey, I never read the Eve trilogy and this synopsis intrigued me with its mystery/thriller elements. Blackbird is one of those stories which has you as confused as the main character for the entirety of the story and its a breath of… Read more »

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Review: Dreamwalker, JD Oswald

Review: Dreamwalker, JD Oswald

There are two intertwining stories in Dreamwalker. Benfro the dragon kitling and Errol, a young human, don’t actually meet each other in this book, but their stories are quite similar as they grow up in their separate little worlds. Each of them learns to use the Grym, the magic that connects… Read more »

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Review: The Jewel, Amy Ewing

Review: The Jewel, Amy Ewing

    The Jewel was completely different to what I expected when I first picked up this book and I don’t mean that in a bad way.  Underneath the glamour and pretty dresses of this debut dystopian novel by Amy Ewing is an undercurrent of systematic human abuse, forced surrogacy… Read more »

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