Author: Philippa

Goldilocks & The Three Bears Fairytale Retelling

Are you like me and love a good revamped fairytale? For a little giggle, this weekend I’m sharing a short video of my 3 year old retelling Goldilocks and the Three Bears to her dad before bedtime. What was your favourite fairytale as a child? I was partial to Sleeping Beauty myself… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #5: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Podcast Episode #5: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Welcome to the 5th episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we discuss some upcoming books do a joint book review of Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Laini Taylor (spoiler free!) discuss book blogging and review books and also answer our first… Read more »

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Review: Panic, Lauren Oliver

Review: Panic, Lauren Oliver

She thought all you needed to do – all any of them needed – was to get out. But maybe you carried your demons with you everywhere, the way you carried your shadow. This was such an enjoyable and engrossing contemporary novel.  I absolutely loved the Delirium series and while Panic… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #4: We’re Back!

Podcast Episode #4: We’re Back!

Welcome to the 4th episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by myself and Angelya. We are back from a super long hiatus where we both had babies and now they may feature in these podcasts as background noise (sorry!).  Of course after we completely gave up on there never being a… Read more »

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Tea with the Treetops Crew – Hermione

Welcome to a brand new feature we have been considering introducing to the blog for some time now. So please read through and we would love to hear your thoughts on this – do you want to see more? Do you have any great discussion topics for us? Tea with the Treetops Crew… Read more »

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Review: The Deepest Night, Shana Abe

Review: The Deepest Night, Shana Abe

Like the first book in this series, The Sweetest Dark, I found this novel intriguing but where book 1 fell a bit flat for me, The Deepest Night was interesting and engaging. The Deepest Night starts off after Jesse’s death and Lora is mourning and at a loss where she… Read more »

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Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund

Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund

“We can only be responsible for what we ourselves do.”   Such a lovely novel that managed to uniquely blend a futuristic dystopian setting with a sense of old fashioned proprietary.  This is a companion novel to Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars and I loved how the 2 interlocked though… Read more »

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Review: Pushing the Limits, Katie McGarry

Review: Pushing the Limits, Katie McGarry

I gazed into her beautiful green eyes and her fear melted. A shy smile tugged at her lips and at my heart. Fuck me and the rest of the world, I was in love. I don’t know where to begin with this review.  I don’t often read contemporary novels they… Read more »

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Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

About once a year I hear about a book and for some reason I decide I most desperately have to read it and I build it up into the most awesomest book ever.  Then I read the book and am thoroughly and incredibly disappointed with it.  Last year it was… Read more »

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Review: The Glimpse, Claire Merle

Review: The Glimpse, Claire Merle

This is the story of Ana who lives in the not to distant future where scientists and governments test for mental illnesses from birth and then segregates society into the “pures” who live in idyllic gated communities and the “crazies” everyone else who has predictors for mental illness, ranging from… Read more »

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