Genre: Romance

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Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review of Masquerade. It’s an excerpt from Episode 11 of the Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on August 5, 2014. To listen to the full episode, click here. If you are reading in a feed reader and cannot see the player below,… Read more »

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Review: Chasing Stars, Helen Douglas

Review: Chasing Stars, Helen Douglas

I am so glad I picked up Chasing Stars I really enjoyed this one!  The first book was a bit average, there was instalove and it was very much a younger teen novel, I also felt that the ending was rushed and it was a bit unsatisfactory.  While book 2 suffered from… Read more »

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Review: The Golden Key Chronicles, AJ Nuest

Review: The Golden Key Chronicles, AJ Nuest

A steamy romantic fantasy set both in our world and in an ancient realm, The Golden Key Chronicles is made up of four novellas of about a hundred pages each. Rowena, an antiques dealer in modern-day America, takes delivery of an ancient armoire that is more than it seems. It… Read more »

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Review: The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

Review: The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

I haven’t read a chick-lit book like this for a long time. I must be honest and say that I usually prefer a humorous take on romance (a-la-Bridget Jones) and steer clear of the soppy ‘you-are-the-love-of-my-life’ drivel (a-la-Danielle-Steele). I had never read a Jojo Moyes novel before, but had heard… Read more »

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Review: Cress, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress, Marissa Meyer

Please note, this is a review for the third book in this series, and so contains spoilers for earlier books. You may wish to read my review of Cinder or Scarlet first, both on The Oaken Bookcase, or Philippa’s review of Cinder instead! Cinder, Scarlet, Thorne and Wolf are on… Read more »

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Review: Prince of Shadows, Rachel Caine

Review: Prince of Shadows, Rachel Caine

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, especially with it being on the high school English curriculum in many schools and since the release of the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes in 1996. The tragic tale involves two wealthy families in renaissance Verona, Italy, and the long-standing… Read more »

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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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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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Captivate, Vanessa Garden

Captivate, Vanessa Garden

He pointed to the sky, at what I believed to be the deep black of a starless night; but something about the colour, the density of it, made my chest tighten as thought I’d just dived into a river of ice. A sense of vertigo descended upon me, as though… Read more »

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