Tag: young adult

Review: Windwitch, Susan Dennard

Review: Windwitch, Susan Dennard

Windwitch is the second book in Susan Dennard’s Witchlands series. In Truthwitch, Safiya and Iseult flee their home after causing trouble for a Guildmaster. Safi is a Truthwitch – magically able to discern whether someone is telling the truth, and people are after her for her skills. Iseult’s Threadwitch abilities… Read more »

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Review: The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

Review: The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen is a fairy tale with an Indian feel. It’s like A Court of Thorns and Roses meets Alice in Wonderland with a hint of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Maya was born into the harem of the Raja of Bharata under an inauspicious horoscope. When her… Read more »

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Review: Heartless, Marissa Meyer

Review: Heartless, Marissa Meyer

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop in the Heartless Blog Tour! Marissa Meyer’s newest story, Heartless, is the origin story for the Queen of Hearts – you know, the borderline psychotic ruler with the tiny husband who screams “Off with her head!” at Alice during her trip to Wonderland?… 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: The Book of Whispers, Kimberley Starr

Review: The Book of Whispers, Kimberley Starr

The Book of Whispers is Kimberley Starr’s winner of the Text Prize for 2015. It’s a story of love, loss and demons, in the crusade to free Jerusalem from the Saracens. Luca, the son and heir of the Conte de Falconi, sees demons, a fact he keeps well hidden after his attempted… Read more »

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Review: Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige

Review: Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige

Danielle Page’s Stealing Snow is a dark, romantic retelling of The Snow Queen. Sounds amazing, right? Sadly, the story doesn’t live up to the premise. Snow has lived most of her 17 years in a mental institution in upstate New York. Her mother visits her from time to time, but… Read more »

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Review: Paper and Fire, Rachel Caine

Review: Paper and Fire, Rachel Caine

This review is for Paper and Fire, the second book in Rachel Caine’s Great Library series. It contains spoilers for the first book, Ink and Bone. You can listen to Philippa’s and my thoughts about Ink and Bone in our joint review.

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Review: Three Dark Crowns, Kendare Blake

Review: Three Dark Crowns, Kendare Blake

Three queens, one destined to rule, the others to die. It’s a harsh fate – triplets separated at the age of six and raised in separate camps, each with a special gift to be trained. In order for one of them to take the throne, they must kill their two sisters… Read more »

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