Tag: fantasy

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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Podcast Episode #58 – Christmas is Coming

Podcast Episode #58 – Christmas is Coming

Welcome to the fifty-eighth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode, we discuss some exciting news, and we recommend some books to buy for Christmas presents this year. We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently. This… Read more »

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Giveaway: Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster

Giveaway: Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster

Esme’s Wish is Elizabeth Foster’s debut novel, and it has been described as appealing to fans of Tamora Pierce and other friendship-based fantasies such as Lynette Noni’s Medoran Chronicles. I’m very pleased to be able to give away two finished copies of the book to residents of Australia. You can… Read more »

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Review: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff

Review: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave is the much-anticipated sequel to Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight – one of my favourite books of 2016. I had loved the brutal world of the Red Church and of the wider world of Itreya, the twists, the lies and the deceit. I looked forward to getting back into it all…. Read more »

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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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