Source: Library

Divider

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 »

Divider

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series.   Overview The first part of this book was great nad had me eating out of the palm of Veronica Roth’s hand. However, by the halfway point I could see where we were headed in terms of pacing and… Read more »

Divider

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 »

Divider

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin

Overview This book had me hooked. I thought it was suspenseful, horrifying, and full of mystery. What in the world could possibly be happening to Mara? There were times that I was sufficiently creeped out while reading. That is the good stuff; however, this book fell into some of the… Read more »

Divider

Review: White Cat, Holly Black

Review: White Cat, Holly Black

After getting into this book, I began to really enjoy the story that was being told. Black has constructed an alternate reality of Curse Workers that extends back into the most ancient of histories; workers populate Australia and the United States pilfering jobs for crime families like The Godfather. In… Read more »

Divider

Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Overview To have such a rigid setting, Lauren DeStefano did a spectacular job at creating the world that exists years into the future. The best Dystopian settings are the ones that are plausible and the perfect test tube baby is a possibility in the future. Her characters are so well… Read more »

Divider

Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Overview After spending some time reading this book, I was disappointed in the writing style and abandoned the selection. As a dystopian world, I didn’t feel like I was being introduced into the world at all and there was a LOT of jargon and situations that left me confused and… Read more »

Divider

Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch

Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch

Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the first in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora. You may wish to read my review for that book instead! Red Seas Under Red Skies had all the adventure, danger and excitement… Read more »

Divider

Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

“Was it all in my head? A Lunar trick?” Her stomach twisted. “No.” She shook her head, fervently. How to explain that she hadn’t had the gift before? That she couldn’t have used it against him? “I would never lie—” The words faded. She had lied. Everything he knew about… Read more »

Divider

Review: A Million Suns, Beth Revis

Review: A Million Suns, Beth Revis

And here we are, in the middle, surrounded by a sea of stars. A million suns. Any of them could hold a planet. Any of them could hold a home. But all of them are out of reach. I was really surprised to discover that Across the Universe had a… Read more »

Divider