Genre: Fantasy

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Review: Taste of Darkness, Maria V Snyder

Review: Taste of Darkness, Maria V Snyder

Please note: This review is for the third and final installment in the Healer series and so contains spoilers for the first two books. You may prefer to read my reviews of Touch of Power and Scent of Magic (both on my old blog) instead. After having enjoyed Scent of Magic… Read more »

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Review: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare

Flicking through other reviews on Goodreads, it appears that one either must really love this book, or hate it with a burning passion. Sorry haters, but I’ve come out on the loving side – despite a few things that bothered me about the story, this was the best of the… Read more »

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Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

On Violet’s seventeenth birthday, she discovers that her destiny is to become one of the Grigori – guardian angels who protect the world from the influence of the Exiled Angels. She reacts rather violently to this, denouncing her friend Lincoln for not telling her sooner. She then runs off with… Read more »

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Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

At a nearby table an Englishman ranted about the poor curation of the Freud Museum, while his wife did a crossword and complained of “Platz fatigue.” “This café was the favorite place of Dr. Freud,” Alessandro said to Sarah. “How do you think Freud would have interpreted a dream of… Read more »

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Review: Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

Review: Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

Buy from these Aussie booksellers: Booktopia • Bookworld But some things did not change, I thought, watching Tali as she sat in the bow with the wind blowing her dark hair around her stern features. Courage, for instance. Dedication to a cause. Comradeship. When they were strong and pure, when… Read more »

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Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and … the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it. Sarah Weston is a musicologist and scholar of Beethoven at a Boston college. She is surprised at an invitation to study some… Read more »

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Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Once again, it’s time for an adventure with the always gentlemanly but rather dangerous Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen! Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the earlier books, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies…. Read more »

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Review: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole

Review: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole

Here’s our first joint review on Tea in the Treetops – Angelya and Leila share their thoughts on Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde. This is a World of Warcraft book, so this review was written assuming that you have some knowledge of Azeroth and the general story of the Mists of Pandaria expansion. If… Read more »

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Review: The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa

This tale takes us back into the Nevernever with Ethan on a search for the young Iron Prince. Rumor has it that Keirran is toeing the line of prophetic danger and Ethan is sought out to find him. The Call of the Forgotten is taking an interesting turn of events… Read more »

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