Review: I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

Review: I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

It’s no secret that I love castles of all sorts. For Aussies, castles only exist as fairytale places for us until we are lucky enough to travel overseas to see a real one. When I finally got to, I turned into rabid castle addict and wide-eyed child despite being in… Read more »

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Australia Day Book Giveaway

Australia Day Book Giveaway

Welcome to everyone visiting as part of the Australia Day Giveaway Hop! This hop is kindly hosted by Book’d Out, where you can see the full list of participants (or see the link at the end of this post). If this is your first time here, Tea in the Treetops is… Read more »

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Review: Luminous Chaos, Jean-Christophe Valtat

Review: Luminous Chaos, Jean-Christophe Valtat

A year has passed in the polar city of New Venice, and recent elections mean that Brentford Orsini is no longer the Regent Doge. His successor decides to remove him and several of his supporters from the picture by sending him to set up a diplomatic mission in Paris. Psychomotive… Read more »

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Hannah’s Fantasy Hour: Pat Rothfuss AMA

Hallo! I’ve been thinking for a little while how to get myself book blogging again and I think this might be the perfect solution. A forum for me to babble incoherently (or herently!) about bookish stuff. I’m calling it my ‘Fantasy Hour’ but.. I doubt I’ll stick to just the… Read more »

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Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

“Time doesn’t click on and on at the stroke. It comes and goes in waves and folds like water; it flutters and sifts like dust, rises, billows, falls back on itself.” Tim Winton is a beloved Australian author. I have only read one other novel by him (Breath), and I… Read more »

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Review: The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson

Review: The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson

I have a confession to make – this is the first Brandon Sanderson book I’ve read (*prepares for excommunication from fantasy fans*). I do have a couple sitting on my shelves but I haven’t had much of a chance for epic fantasy lately! Enter The Rithmatist, with great reviews from… 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: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

If you’re familiar with Garth Nix’s other works (eg Sabriel, A Confusion of Princes, Troubletwisters), then it may come as something of a surprise that he is a big fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen! Newt’s Emerald was certainly a rather unexpected story from my point of view –… Read more »

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