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Review: Reign the Earth, AC Gaughen

Review: Reign the Earth, AC Gaughen

Shalia, a proud daughter of the desert, marries King Calix in order to buy her people protection. In the kingdom of the Bonelands, the elemental mages, called Elementae, have been hunted down over the years, and when Shalia starts to display powers of her own, she is terrified for her… 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 and Giveaway: Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman

Review and Giveaway: Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, master storyteller, is back. This time, he’s retelling ancient tales of the Norse gods –  the likes of Odin, Thor and Loki. Interested in finding out where Thor got his hammer? Or why the tides ebb and flow? You’ll find the answers in these stories. There are fifteen stories… Read more »

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Review: Empire of Storms, Sarah J Maas

Review: Empire of Storms, Sarah J Maas

At last, the fifth book in Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series, Empire of Storms, has arrived. This series is turning into an epic tale, the threads of which are weaving together in this penultimate book. Although I loved reading it, there were a few things that I didn’t like… Read more »

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Review: Caramel Hearts, ER Murray

Review: Caramel Hearts, ER Murray

Caramel Hearts is a coming-of age story with feelings packed into the pages like the apples in a Fruity Custard Pastie (recipe on p222). That’s right, Liv’s story is scattered with delicious recipies for sweet treats, from her mum’s Recipes to Make Happiness Bloom cookbook. Liv’s Mam is currently in rehab,… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

  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 »

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Sarah J Maas’s new fantasy book, A Court of Thorns and Roses. The review is an extract from episode 26 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on May 25, 2015. This review contains spoilers! We do attempt to warn you before… Read more »

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Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Originally published eleven years ago, Susanna Clarke’s debut novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has now been adapted into a much-anticipated television series, currently airing on BBC One in the United Kingdom. I first read this amazing book probably close to ten years ago and I remember loving it at the… Read more »

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Review: The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon

Review: The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon

Click here and listen to a clip from the audio book edition, from audible.com! The Mime Order is the second book in the series that started with The Bone Season. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers for the first one but you might like to read my review of that book instead…. Read more »

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