Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

“Madness spreads like a drop of ink in water. Soon one does not know who is mad and who is not.” I have a confession to make. Despite studying English literature for 3 years, and being an obsessive reader, I have not read any Edgar Allan Poe. I was obviously… Read more »

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Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Once again, it’s time for an adventure with the always gentlemanly but rather dangerous Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen! Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the earlier books, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies…. Read more »

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Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Never judge a book by its cover. We all know the idiom well. However, I am afraid, that on this occasion I did judge the book by its cover. A beautiful and interesting image and a title that really appealed to me: The Book of Someday. How much possibility lay… Read more »

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Review: The Storycatcher, Ann Hite

Review: The Storycatcher, Ann Hite

“Her spirit will never rest ‘cause she’s a storycatcher” “A what?” I snorted. “That’s someone who untangles the wrongs plaguing others. Some people are born that way, some are only burdened after they die. You never want to be a storycatcher, Armetta. You spend your life giving things up for… Read more »

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Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

“People and events of wonder and magic are the lifeblood of the world.” Imagine if someone you loved very dearly; someone who had died and who you miss with every fibre of your being; imagine they came back from the dead. Not as a zombie (which seem to be the… Read more »

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Review: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole

Review: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole

Here’s our first joint review on Tea in the Treetops – Angelya and Leila share their thoughts on Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde. This is a World of Warcraft book, so this review was written assuming that you have some knowledge of Azeroth and the general story of the Mists of Pandaria expansion. If… 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: The First Third, Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

I am 50% Greek. So reading The First Third was like attending one of our massive family reunions with the second cousins, the third cousins, the yiayia’s, papou’s, the excited Greek chatter (which I did not understand) and the food – always so much food! Kostakis introduces us to a… Read more »

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