A stand-alone story involving an isolated Chinese village, written by a well-established YA author: Sounds amazing, right? Well, in a lot of ways, it was. The book is only short and the pace is relentless, at least once Fei leaves the village. I loved the idea of a village perched… Read more »
The people of the federated countries are not happy with the burgeoning industrialisation and their replacement with machines or with “constructs” (people with mechanical limbs) creates a simmering tension. The leading council of the realm is barely holding on to power, while fighting amongst themselves. A Vanishing Glow is a combination… Read more »
This review is for the second book in this series, and so contains spoilers for the first. You may wish to go and listen to Philippa and I chat (in a non-spoilery way) about Snow Like Ashes instead!
In this epic conclusion to the Elemental Trilogy, Iolanthe and Titus must continue to avoid the forces of the mage realm of Atlantis, while continuing on their ultimate quest to bring down the evil Bane, who has been using sacrificial magic to prolong his own life for hundreds of years…. Read more »
I was so excited to find a copy of this book in the mail! I loved the Percy Jackson series and the idea of another Rick Riordan series featuring Norse mythology? Yes Please! Though this book was a hefty 550 odd pages it was a fast paced enjoyable page turner… Read more »
Fool’s Quest is the second book in the new Fitz and the Fool trilogy, and contains spoilers for the first book, Fool’s Assassin. You might like to read my review for that book instead.
Callum Hunt and his Chaos-ridden wolf Havoc are about to head back to the Magisterium school for his second year. This time, Call is harbouring a terrible secret about himself, and throughout this book Call struggles to come to terms with his feelings about, well, pretty much everything. With proper fourteen-year-old… Read more »
If you’d like to listen to a short clip of the audiobook version of Crucible of Souls, you can listen here on Soundcloud. The audiobook is available via Audible. Caldan is an orphan, living at an island-bound monastery and learning with privileged rich children. Nearing the end of his schooling… Read more »
Where to begin with this review? There is so much to say about this book! Philippa and I had a chat soon after she finished it to try and put together a joint review, since we have both re-read the whole series over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately… Read more »
This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Rachel Caine’s new fantasy book, Ink and Bone. The review is an extract from episode 30 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on August 20, 2015. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page…. Read more »