Category: Reviews

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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Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Set on the beautiful and wild Tasmanian coastline, To The Sea is the magical story of a missing teenager. Zoe Kennett disappears from her family’s home next to calm waters, and it’s DI Tony Vincent’s job to organise the search for her body. A young girl couldn’t possibly have survived… Read more »

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Review: The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, Joy Callaway

Review: The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, Joy Callaway

Ginny Loftin is a writer, living in the Bronx with her mother and artistic siblings. Ginny is shattered when her childhood friend and love of her life, Charlie, proposes to another woman at his mother’s insistence. Lost in grief, she pours out her worries into a novel, and is convinced to… Read more »

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Review: Eclipse the Flame, Ingrid Seymour

Review: Eclipse the Flame, Ingrid Seymour

In Ingrid Seymour’s first novel, Ignite the Shadows, Marci Guerrero finds herself deep within the world of the Eklyptors, alien parasites bent on taking over the human race. She joins up with the secret organisation, IgNiTe, to learn more about her own paranormal abilities and to resist the Eklyptors’ plans…. Read more »

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