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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: Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Review: Uprooted, Naomi Novik

– I loved this exciting fairytale, with witches, wizards and strange beings in the Wood. Fantastic! The whole of Agnieszka’s village is sure that her best friend Kasia will be chosen and taken away by the Dragon in this year’s festival. But everyone is shocked when Agneiszka herself is chosen. The… Read more »

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Review: Jinx’s Fire, Sage Blackwood

Review: Jinx’s Fire, Sage Blackwood

The battle for the Urwald is drawing in, with enemies on all sides. Jinx, now a powerful fourteen-year-old wizard, is currently trying to convince the various inhabitants of the enormous forest to group together and form an independent nation, while at the same time work out what the evil Bonemaster… Read more »

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Review: Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

Review: Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Maria Dahvana Headley’s new debut fantasy book, Magonia. The review is an extract from episode 24 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on April 26, 2015. This is a spoiler-free review. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on… Read more »

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Review: Monstrous, MarcyKate Connolly

Review: Monstrous, MarcyKate Connolly

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for MarcyKate Connolly’s new stand-alone middle-grade fantasy book, Monstrous. The review is an extract from episode 21 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on February 18, 2015. This is a spoiler-free review, although we do hint at how things turn out. You’ve been… 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: Stray, Elissa Sussman

Review: Stray, Elissa Sussman

In a fairy tale world, the Princess Aislynn is determined to stay on “The Path”, meet her prince charming and get her ever after.  Instead things go very wrong and she finds herself redirected into the order of the fairy godmothers.  Here in the service of another princess she starts… Read more »

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Review: Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld

Review: Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld

I have never read a Scott Westerfeld novel before and with trepidation I began Afterworlds after reading a number of disappointing reviews from his legion of fans.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Westerfeld virgin or if the subject matter of this book was just more to my… Read more »

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