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Podcast Episode #14: Snow Like Ashes

Podcast Episode #14: Snow Like Ashes

Welcome to the fourteenth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we do a joint review of (and have an argument about) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, a YA Fantasy to be released shortly. We also talk about the other books… Read more »

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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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Podcast Episode #13: Brisbane Writers Festival

Podcast Episode #13: Brisbane Writers Festival

Welcome to the thirteenth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we discuss the events we attended as part of the Brisbane Writers Festival weekend including the Love YA event at the Brisbane Square Library! We met some great authors and listened… 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: 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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Podcast Episode #12: Points of View

Podcast Episode #12: Points of View

Welcome to the twelfth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. This episode is perhaps unusually quiet as our little ones were both asleep while we recorded! We discuss how authors use different points of view to tell their stories, we do a joint review… Read more »

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