Tag: debut

Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Set on the beautiful and wild Tasmanian coastline, To The Sea is the magical story of a missing teenager. Zoe Kennett disappears from her family’s home next to calm waters, and it’s DI Tony Vincent’s job to organise the search for her body. A young girl couldn’t possibly have survived… Read more »

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Review: Love, Lies and Spies, Cindy Anstey

Review: Love, Lies and Spies, Cindy Anstey

It’s the early nineteenth century – the time of the war against Napoleon and the Regency in England. Young people of the Aristocracy and their overbearing parents are descending on London for a summer of parties, gambling and general licentiousness, to see and to be seen, and to snag 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: Yellow by Megan Jacobson

Review: Yellow by Megan Jacobson

Fourteen-year-old Kirra is from the wrong side of the tracks, living with her alcoholic mum and putting up with being bullied by her so-called friends at school. She thinks she’s really losing it when a secluded phone box near the beach starts ringing one day, but the boy on the… Read more »

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Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

Review: Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton

A Western film set in a desert with an Arabian feel, supernatural beings hiding in the shadows and a Prince out to take back a kingdom. Rebel of the Sands is a mashup of many types of story, but it works. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I… Read more »

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Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

Review: Waer, Meg Caddy

The Waer of the Gwydhan Valley live peacefully, keeping their sheep and crops with thanks to their small gods. But when young waer Lowell Sencha finds a woman washed up on the riverbank,  trouble is about to descend on the quiet valley and its people. Waer is far from a… 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: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

If you’d like to listen to a short clip of the audiobook version of Crucible of Souls, you can listen here on Soundcloud. The audiobook is available via Audible. Caldan is an orphan, living at an island-bound monastery and learning with privileged rich children. Nearing the end of his schooling… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: The Vagrant, Peter Newman

Review and Giveaway: The Vagrant, Peter Newman

I’m giving away a paperback copy of The Vagrant to an Australian resident (sorry internationals!). You can enter using the rafflecopter form below. A man, travelling across the land with a singing sword, a goat and a newborn baby. Sounds like an interesting story, right? I’ll admit, I was drawn… 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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