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Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Claire Christian’s Beautiful Mess was the winner of the Text Prize for 2016, and for good reason. This important book examines the issues of depression and anxiety, but also grief of those left behind after a suicide. It might sound like a grim start, and it is to a certain… 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: 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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Review: Draekora & Launch

Review: Draekora & Launch

Lynette Noni’s much anticipated third book in the Medoran Chronicles, Draekora, is now available! Way back on May 16, I was lucky enough to join in with the re-run of the launch, at Mount Alvernia College in Brisbane. I say re-run, because the first attempt at the launch happened to… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #54 – A Court of Wanting and Rhysand

Podcast Episode #54 – A Court of Wanting and Rhysand

Welcome to the fifty-fourth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas (warning: major spoilers). We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (Hamilton, Sense8, Game of Thrones trailers)…. Read more »

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Review: Words in Deep Blue, Cath Crowley

Review: Words in Deep Blue, Cath Crowley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that second-hand bookshops have a special mystery about them. There’s something about the smell and the feel of books that have been places and seen things. They store the collected memories of a community. Australian author Cath Crowley returns with Words in Deep Blue,… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #53 – Strange the Dreamer

Podcast Episode #53 – Strange the Dreamer

Welcome to the fifty-third episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (without spoilers to start with). We also review the recent Beauty and the Beast film, discuss 13 Reasons Why, and also chat about… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #52 – Caraval

Podcast Episode #52 – Caraval

Welcome to the fifty-second episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode we review Caraval by Stephanie Garber. We also chat about some books we’ve been reading and listening to, including the audiobook of Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, and This Savage… Read more »

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