Tag: dragons

Review: Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster

Review: Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster

Esme’s Wish is Elizabeth Foster’s debut fantasy book for middle grade to young adult readers. Esme’s mother was lost at sea, but Esme knows that can’t be the whole truth. When her father remarries and she’s left alone with her horrible aunt while the newlyweds are off on honeymoon, she… Read more »

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Review: Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb

Review: Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb

How do I even begin to review an 850-page trilogy-ender with fifteen books worth of story behind it? Robin Hobb is the master of not only building a beautiful, detailed world, but also layered and relatable characters for her readers to laugh and cry with. In the case of this… Read more »

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Review: Heartstone, Elle Katherine White

Review: Heartstone, Elle Katherine White

Pride and Prejudice, with Dragons, you say? Where do I sign? I wanted to love this book so much. I mean, I’ve read quite a few P&P retellings now, and even watched one, but none of them really hold a candle to the original story, do they? But this… this… Read more »

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Review: The Great Dragon Bake Off, Nicola O’Byrne

Review: The Great Dragon Bake Off, Nicola O’Byrne

Flamie Oliver doesn’t want to be a terrifying dragon like the other dragons at the Ferocious Dragon Academy – he just likes to bake. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a kids’ book, but this one has both dragons and cake, so how could I resist?! My little dragons and… Read more »

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Kids Corner: A Chapter or Two

Kids Corner: A Chapter or Two

It’s getting towards that time of year when we have to start thinking about gifts for all the little people in our lives, and what better thing to find under the tree than… a book! We’ve been reading early chapter books to my bigger little scallywag at bedtime for a… Read more »

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Review: Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb

Review: Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb

Fool’s Quest is the second book in the new Fitz and the Fool trilogy, and contains spoilers for the first book, Fool’s Assassin. You might like to read my review for that book instead.

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Review: In Search of Lost Dragons, Elian Black’Mor

Review: In Search of Lost Dragons, Elian Black’Mor

A beautiful book full of paintings, sketches, old-looking photographs and other assorted bits and pieces relating to Black’Mor’s journey around the world, in search of mysterious creatures. In Search of Lost Dragons was originally published in French in three separate parts, but has now been combined and translated into English and presented… Read more »

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Review: Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman

Review: Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman

War is coming between the kingdom of Goredd and the dragons, and the half-dragons have been thrust into the public eye. Seraphina is keen to travel around the kingdoms to locate others like herself, and she is sure that if she can bring her kind together they will be able… Read more »

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Review: Rogue, Julie Kagawa

Review: Rogue, Julie Kagawa

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Julie Kagawa’s new fantasy book, Rogue. The review is an extract from episode 25 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on May 9, 2015. This review avoids spoilers for Rogue, but does contain spoilers for the first book in the… Read more »

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Review: Pennyroyal Academy, MA Larson

Review: Pennyroyal Academy, MA Larson

A young girl is lost in an enchanted forest, her only idea of where to go a flyer depicting a princess of the Pennyroyal Academy. The academy is taking in all sorts of boys and girls and training them to be princesses and knights, just like the famous Princess Cinderella and… Read more »

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