Category: Reviews

Review: A Monster Calls (film)

Review: A Monster Calls (film)

The film version of A Monster Calls will be released in Australia on July 27 (this coming Thursday!). A review of the book is already up on this site, as well as a Q and A with the author, Patrick Ness, but let’s talk about the film. A Monster Calls… Read more »

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Q&A and Giveaway: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

Q&A and Giveaway: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls is a beautiful story about a young boy dealing with his mother’s illness and impending loss. The film, starring Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones, was originally released in other countries much earlier in the year, but here in Australia it’s finally getting a… Read more »

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Review: Heartstone, Elle Katherine White

Review: Heartstone, Elle Katherine White

Pride and Prejudice, with Dragons, you say? Where do I sign? I wanted to love this book so much. I mean, I’ve read quite a few P&P retellings now, and even watched one, but none of them really hold a candle to the original story, do they? But this… this… Read more »

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Review: Draekora & Launch

Review: Draekora & Launch

Lynette Noni’s much anticipated third book in the Medoran Chronicles, Draekora, is now available! Way back on May 16, I was lucky enough to join in with the re-run of the launch, at Mount Alvernia College in Brisbane. I say re-run, because the first attempt at the launch happened to… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #54 – A Court of Wanting and Rhysand

Podcast Episode #54 – A Court of Wanting and Rhysand

Welcome to the fifty-fourth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas (warning: major spoilers). We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (Hamilton, Sense8, Game of Thrones trailers)…. Read more »

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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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