Category: Reviews

Review: Words in Deep Blue, Cath Crowley

Review: Words in Deep Blue, Cath Crowley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that second-hand bookshops have a special mystery about them. There’s something about the smell and the feel of books that have been places and seen things. They store the collected memories of a community. Australian author Cath Crowley returns with Words in Deep Blue,… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #53 – Strange the Dreamer

Podcast Episode #53 – Strange the Dreamer

Welcome to the fifty-third episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (without spoilers to start with). We also review the recent Beauty and the Beast film, discuss 13 Reasons Why, and also chat about… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #52 – Caraval

Podcast Episode #52 – Caraval

Welcome to the fifty-second episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review Caraval by Stephanie Garber. We also chat about some books we’ve been reading and listening to, including the audiobook of Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, and This Savage… Read more »

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Review: The Cruelty, Scott Bergstrom

Review: The Cruelty, Scott Bergstrom

Gwendolyn is a drifter, a typical diplo-brat hopping from country to country with her diplomat father. When Gwen’s father goes missing on a trip to Paris, she realises that the authorities have no idea where he is, and are scaling back their search. Taking the alias Sofia, Gwen travels to Europe… Read more »

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Blog Tour: Freeks, Amanda Hocking

Blog Tour: Freeks, Amanda Hocking

Mara and her mother are part of a travelling side show, along with others with supernatural abilities. Mara herself does not have any powers, apart from the odd gut feeling, but her mom is a necromancer – able to speak with the dead. When they set up in the town… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman

Review and Giveaway: Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, master storyteller, is back. This time, he’s retelling ancient tales of the Norse gods –  the likes of Odin, Thor and Loki. Interested in finding out where Thor got his hammer? Or why the tides ebb and flow? You’ll find the answers in these stories. There are fifteen stories… Read more »

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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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