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Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Bleak is an orphan, making her living on the seas around Angove, plus whatever she can pickpocket. Most of it goes on drink, to try to shut out the voices that drive her mad most of the time. But when Kings Soldiers show up to collect her, she has no… Read more »

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Review: Ignite the Shadows, Ingrid Seymour

Review: Ignite the Shadows, Ingrid Seymour

Marci is a high school student by day and hacker by night, but from a young age, she has had strange attacks from her ‘shadows’. When she discovers the group IgNiTe, they explain that she’s not alone with these attacks, and that the shadows are in fact an insidious threat from a… Read more »

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Review: The Funnyman, Sophia Whittemore

Review: The Funnyman, Sophia Whittemore

      The creatures of the Impetus inspire emotions in humans such as comedy, wisdom or fear, but are not able to experience emotions themselves. They bring humans to their realm as servants, sometimes willingly but other times, as slaves. When Diana, an ordinary human girl, finds a mysterious… Read more »

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Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

The people of the federated countries are not happy with the burgeoning industrialisation and their replacement with machines or with “constructs” (people with mechanical limbs) creates a simmering tension. The leading council of the realm is barely holding on to power, while fighting amongst themselves. A Vanishing Glow is a combination… Read more »

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Review: Bitroux: The Metalsmith, Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

Review: Bitroux: The Metalsmith, Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

Merouac is overseeing the construction of one of the railway lines being built across the continent, and building metal trinkets in his time off. He has just started looking after his young niece, Evra, after her mother died. Merouac thinks he might be losing it when he begins to see… Read more »

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Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop on the Legacy Blog Tour! My review of the book is below, followed by an excerpt. The Legacy is an action-packed tale of one very strong and determined woman, willing to give everything to overthrow a tyrant. Unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy the… Read more »

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Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is based on the famous tale from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, complete with forty thieves and the treasure cave that opens to “open sesame”. In addition, steampunk machinery, magical beings plus a healthy helping of Arabian and Islamic culture make it a rich and beautiful story. Ali… 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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