Welcome to the nineteenth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.
In this episode we do a joint review of Gayle Forman’s I Was Here. We also list some Fantasy and Sci-fi books coming out in 2015 that we’re looking forward to, as well as chat about what we’ve been reading and watching. This episode was recorded on January 17th, 2015.
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Topic: Joint Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Please note: This review contains spoilers. We do give a warning before talking about spoilery topics so you can skip that section! Publishing February 1, 2015 by Simon and Schuster. Thanks very much to Simon and Schuster Australia for our review copies!
Topic: Coming in 2015
No release date (yet) for these but expected this year:
- The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) by George R.R. Martin
- Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicle #3) by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard #4) by Scott Lynch
- The Shepherd’s Crown (Discworld #41) by Terry Pratchett
Coming very soon:
- The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – January – YA Steampunk, “like Doctor Who with librarians and spies”
- Fairest (Lunar Chronicles#0.1) – January – A whole prequel book devoted to the Lunar Queen
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – February – Magicians can travel to parallel worlds. Set in London.
- Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz – March – Flex is a drug laced with magic that lets you change reality on your trip
- Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman – March – Dragons and music!
- Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – April – Stardust meets Fault in our Stars
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – April – Epic fantasy debut, a brutal empire that’s reminiscent of ancient Rome
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik – May – fairytale
- Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – May – A new NA series about the Fae
- Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – July – alternate Earth where the library of Alexandria was never destroyed
- Court of Fives by Kate Elliot – August – High fantasy YA, The Fives is an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors.
- Fool’s Quest (Fitz and the Fool #2) by Robin Hobb – August – Sequel to Fool’s Assassin
- Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell – August – Cinderella retelling where Cinderella is an inventor. Sounds similar to Cinder, but not too similar.
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – August – Multimedia YA Sci-fi
- Untitled fourth Throne of Glass book by Sarah J Maas is slated for September release
- Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer – November – YA sci-fi
Io9 upcoming 2015 releases: http://io9.com/mind-blowing-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books-to-watch-1679067009
Crossfire series by Sylvia Day
Crash by Nicole Williams
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross
Fairy Ponies: Midnight Escape by Zanna Davidson
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Doctor Who: The Myth Makers by Donald Cotton
The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
- Big Hero 6 – Recommended!
- Brisbane Lifeline Bookfest, Brisbane Convention Centre, January 17-26
- Harry Potter Illustrated editions coming out October