Tag: fairytale retelling

Review: Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige

Review: Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige

Danielle Page’s Stealing Snow is a dark, romantic retelling of The Snow Queen. Sounds amazing, right? Sadly, the story doesn’t live up to the premise. Snow has lived most of her 17 years in a mental institution in upstate New York. Her mother visits her from time to time, but… Read more »

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Series Spotlight: The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer

Series Spotlight: The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer

This Series Spotlight features one of our favourite series from the last few years, The Lunar Chronicles.  1. Cinder – Jan 2012  2. Scarlet – Jan 2013  3. Cress – Jan 2014  4. Winter – Nov 2015  3.5. Fairest – Jan 2015  Collected short stories – Feb 2016 Cinder was… Read more »

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Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

You can listen to an interview with Kate Forsyth, talking about The Beast’s Garden in episode 32 of Tea in the Treetops podcast! The Beast’s Garden is a retelling of the Grimm’s The Singing Springing Lark, an early (and more complicated) version of the much loved Beauty and the Beast…. Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the… 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: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Sarah J Maas’s new fantasy book, A Court of Thorns and Roses. The review is an extract from episode 26 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on May 25, 2015. This review contains spoilers! We do attempt to warn you before… Read more »

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Review: Fable, Various Authors

Review: Fable, Various Authors

Are you interested in a new level of reading interaction? The Pigeonhole is a new online publisher, releasing books in a serial format. Long ago, stories were published in a serial format in newspapers or other periodicals, similar to how we get television series in the modern day – a… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #23: A Dance With Dragons

Podcast Episode #23: A Dance With Dragons

Welcome to the twenty-third episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we welcome our first special guest – our friend Zara! We chat about the Game of Thrones TV series and the Song of Ice and Fire book series, plus some other… Read more »

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Kids Corner: More Dragons!

Kids Corner: More Dragons!

If there’s one thing I love in a story, it’s dragons. I’m getting as many dragon books into my kids as I can so that they’ll love them too! I’ve actually already done one dragon post, but there are plenty more dragony books out there! Princess Daisy and the Dragon… Read more »

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