Genre: Fantasy

Divider

Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

You can listen to an interview with Kate Forsyth, talking about The Beast’s Garden in episode 32 of Tea in the Treetops podcast! The Beast’s Garden is a retelling of the Grimm’s The Singing Springing Lark, an early (and more complicated) version of the much loved Beauty and the Beast…. Read more »

Divider

Review: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

Review: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

I’ve been struggling a little bit with middle grade reads of late and this one was no exception.  While it took me quite awhile to get into the story after getting through a hefty chunk of the book I was quite intrigued to see how this one went and finished… Read more »

Divider

Review: Prince of Fools, Mark Lawrence

Review: Prince of Fools, Mark Lawrence

– A quest across an almost-familiar Europe to break a curse and rescue a Viking’s family. Some grisly battle scenes but the characters are just awesome! “I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them… Read more »

Divider

Review: In Search of Lost Dragons, Elian Black’Mor

Review: In Search of Lost Dragons, Elian Black’Mor

A beautiful book full of paintings, sketches, old-looking photographs and other assorted bits and pieces relating to Black’Mor’s journey around the world, in search of mysterious creatures. In Search of Lost Dragons was originally published in French in three separate parts, but has now been combined and translated into English and presented… Read more »

Divider

Review: Half a War, Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half a War, Joe Abercrombie

War has arrived in Throvenland and the young princess Skara has been left the only one able to speak for its future. But can the remaining people of Throvenland plus the armies of Vansterland and Gettland, with their uneasy truce, hope to defeat the combined forces of the High King?… Read more »

Divider

Podcast Episode #28: Angels in YA + Giveaway

Podcast Episode #28: Angels in YA + Giveaway

  Welcome to the twenty-eighth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. This episode is part of a series where we talk about YA books in a certain genre. This week we are very happy to welcome special guest Paula Weston to talk about her… Read more »

Divider

Divider

Review: The Novice, Taran Matharu

Review: The Novice, Taran Matharu

– An enjoyable YA fantasy involving demon summoners in a Tolkien-esque world. What’s not to like? Fletcher is an apprentice blacksmith. One day, he is given a strange old book by a passing salesman and suddenly discovers a hidden power. It’s a common trope, and in this case it’s the… Read more »

Divider

Review: An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

Review: An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

– A very compelling story in a harsh but interesting world. I just found the level of violence a bit high, especially towards children. There has been a lot of hype surrounding the release of this book, so I was very excited to read it. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it as… Read more »

Divider

Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

– A beautifully-told fairytale. The characters annoyed me, but the premise and world-building were excellent. Rachelle is bound to a forestborn (or fae), destined to become one of them at some point in the future. As a Bloodbound, she has supernatural strength and the ability to sense magic. She works as… Read more »

Divider