Author: Anni

Giveaway: Esme’s Gift, Elizabeth Foster

Giveaway: Esme’s Gift, Elizabeth Foster

Esme’s Wish is Elizabeth Foster’s debut novel, and it has been described as appealing to fans of Tamora Pierce and other friendship-based fantasies such as Lynette Noni’s Medoran Chronicles. I’m very pleased to be able to give away two finished copies of the book to residents of Australia. You can… Read more »

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Review: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff

Review: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave is the much-anticipated sequel to Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight – one of my favourite books of 2016. I had loved the brutal world of the Red Church and of the wider world of Itreya, the twists, the lies and the deceit. I looked forward to getting back into it all…. Read more »

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Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Claire Christian’s Beautiful Mess was the winner of the Text Prize for 2016, and for good reason. This important book examines the issues of depression and anxiety, but also grief of those left behind after a suicide. It might sound like a grim start, and it is to a certain… Read more »

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Wrap-up: September 2017

Wrap-up: September 2017

It’s October, and Queensland has already had our first spring heatwave. Summer is coming! After so many awesome books came out during September, I’m finding myself drowning under the tbr pile. I have so many books I want to read next that I can’t decide which one to start with!… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #57 – Upcoming Adaptations

Podcast Episode #57 – Upcoming Adaptations

Welcome to the fifty-seventh episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode, we discuss some upcoming science fiction TV adaptations that have been recently announced. We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (Game of Thrones). This episode was… Read more »

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Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Bleak is an orphan, making her living on the seas around Angove, plus whatever she can pickpocket. Most of it goes on drink, to try to shut out the voices that drive her mad most of the time. But when Kings Soldiers show up to collect her, she has no… Read more »

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Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Verity Fassbinder is half-human, half-Weyrd. From her unique position between two worlds, she keeps vigil over Brisbane, along with her boss and ex-boyfriend, Bela, and her friend and driver, Ziggi. Together, they investigate and deal with trouble that arises with the city’s Weyrd population. Most Weyrd live glamoured in plain… Read more »

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Wrap-up: August 2017

Wrap-up: August 2017

How is it September already? August was gone in a flash, I swear. I’ve been back into the swing of uni and things. I read a grand total of two books, but one of those was the enormous and intimidating Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb. It was so great to… Read more »

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Review: Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb

Review: Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb

How do I even begin to review an 850-page trilogy-ender with fifteen books worth of story behind it? Robin Hobb is the master of not only building a beautiful, detailed world, but also layered and relatable characters for her readers to laugh and cry with. In the case of this… Read more »

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