Publisher: Balzer + Bray

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Review: Ice Like Fire, Sara Raasch

Review: Ice Like Fire, Sara Raasch

This review is for the second book in this series, and so contains spoilers for the first. You may wish to go and listen to Philippa and I chat (in a non-spoilery way) about Snow Like Ashes instead!

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Review: The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas

In this epic conclusion to the Elemental Trilogy, Iolanthe and Titus must continue to avoid the forces of the mage realm of Atlantis, while continuing on their ultimate quest to bring down the evil Bane, who has been using sacrificial magic to prolong his own life for hundreds of years…. Read more »

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Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I went into this book with trepidation.  While I know that many people loved her debut novel Side Effects May Vary, I personally couldn’t gel with the characters and found that I struggled to relate or identify with the protagonist or the situation even though the flow of writing was… Read more »

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Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

While this was an easy read unfortunately this book was a bit of a disappointment for me.  The very idea of humans being caged by aliens in a zoo like environment to be watched and researched I found fascinating and terrifying but unfortunately the majority of this book read more… Read more »

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Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

– A beautifully-told fairytale. The characters annoyed me, but the premise and world-building were excellent. Rachelle is bound to a forestborn (or fae), destined to become one of them at some point in the future. As a Bloodbound, she has supernatural strength and the ability to sense magic. She works as… Read more »

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Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

A story of love, destiny and loyalty set in a magical society hidden at Eton College. Sound interesting? I loved the first book in this series, The Burning Sky, when I read it a year ago and this second instalment was even better than I hoped. The story picks up after the summer… Read more »

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Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

This is Philippa’s and Angelya’s joint review of Snow Like Ashes. This is an excerpt from Episode 14 of Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on September 26, 2014. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page. Philippa’s rating – – I loved this… Read more »

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Review: Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy

Review: Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy

I find after getting involved with reviewing and Goodreads that I’m inundated with books I’m desperate to read, fantastic books for the most part as I’ve gotten better at reading between the lines of book blurbs and other reviews at sifting out books I will generally like.  What all these… 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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