Tag: fantasy

Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Review: Heart of Mist, Helen Scheuerer

Bleak is an orphan, making her living on the seas around Angove, plus whatever she can pickpocket. Most of it goes on drink, to try to shut out the voices that drive her mad most of the time. But when Kings Soldiers show up to collect her, she has no… Read more »

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Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Verity Fassbinder is half-human, half-Weyrd. From her unique position between two worlds, she keeps vigil over Brisbane, along with her boss and ex-boyfriend, Bela, and her friend and driver, Ziggi. Together, they investigate and deal with trouble that arises with the city’s Weyrd population. Most Weyrd live glamoured in plain… 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: A Monster Calls (film)

Review: A Monster Calls (film)

The film version of A Monster Calls will be released in Australia on July 27 (this coming Thursday!). A review of the book is already up on this site, as well as a Q and A with the author, Patrick Ness, but let’s talk about the film. A Monster Calls… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #55 – TBR Load for Late 2017

Podcast Episode #55 – TBR Load for Late 2017

Welcome to the fifty-fifth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode, we’re halfway through 2017 already! We take a look at some books that are coming out later this year. We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (Game… 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: Draekora & Launch

Review: Draekora & Launch

Lynette Noni’s much anticipated third book in the Medoran Chronicles, Draekora, is now available! Way back on May 16, I was lucky enough to join in with the re-run of the launch, at Mount Alvernia College in Brisbane. I say re-run, because the first attempt at the launch happened to… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #54 – A Court of Wanting and Rhysand

Podcast Episode #54 – A Court of Wanting and Rhysand

Welcome to the fifty-fourth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas (warning: major spoilers). We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (Hamilton, Sense8, Game of Thrones trailers)…. Read more »

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Podcast Episode #53 – Strange the Dreamer

Podcast Episode #53 – Strange the Dreamer

Welcome to the fifty-third episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (without spoilers to start with). We also review the recent Beauty and the Beast film, discuss 13 Reasons Why, and also chat about… Read more »

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