Author: Philippa

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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Review: Ghost House, Alexandra Adornetto

Review: Ghost House, Alexandra Adornetto

I’ve not read anything else by Alexandra Adornetto but considering she’s 21 and this is her 7th published novel I was willing to give it a shot. Besides it’s been awhile since I’ve read a good creepy ghost story so I was excited to sink my teeth into this one…. Read more »

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Podcast Episode #11: Book Clubs and Carnevale

Podcast Episode #11: Book Clubs and Carnevale

  Welcome to the 11th episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode, we give some suggestions for things to consider when starting or joining a book club, we jointly review Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier and also do mini-reviews for All the Light… Read more »

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Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

It’s just a mini review today as I promised Angelya we would do a proper review/discussion of this one in our podcast next week as she’s still reading it. Anyone who listens to our podcast will most likely know that ever since attending PTA Live Brisbane earlier in the year… Read more »

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Review: Chasing Stars, Helen Douglas

Review: Chasing Stars, Helen Douglas

I am so glad I picked up Chasing Stars I really enjoyed this one!  The first book was a bit average, there was instalove and it was very much a younger teen novel, I also felt that the ending was rushed and it was a bit unsatisfactory.  While book 2 suffered from… Read more »

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Review: Dollhouse, Anya Allyn

Review: Dollhouse, Anya Allyn

When I first saw the cover of Dollhouse on Netgalley I was instantly attracted to it – it was so different to many YA covers out there.  I then realised that the book was by an Australian author and my mind was made up I wanted to read this book! … Read more »

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Podcast Episode #9: Hacked

Podcast Episode #9: Hacked

  Welcome to the 9th episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode, we talk about how our blog was hacked this week and how we dealt with it, and about the makings of a hit TV series from a book series (a… Read more »

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