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Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Review: Thorne, Charlotte McConaghy

Two nations, a fragile peace treaty, a reluctant prince, and a young group of adventurers… The story Charlotte McConaghy started in Avery continues eighteen years later, with all the action, romance and brilliant storytelling of the first book. I invited Tracy, friend-of-the-Treetops, to help me with a joint review after we… Read more »

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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 »

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Review: Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman

Review: Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman

War is coming between the kingdom of Goredd and the dragons, and the half-dragons have been thrust into the public eye. Seraphina is keen to travel around the kingdoms to locate others like herself, and she is sure that if she can bring her kind together they will be able… Read more »

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Review: Avery, Charlotte McConaghy

Review: Avery, Charlotte McConaghy

Click here to purchase this book from Bookworld. Ava’s bondmate Avery was brutally killed in a failed attack on the barbaric Pirenti Queen, but unlike other Kayans, Ava didn’t perish along with her mate. Because of this, she was cast out of her home. As a half-walker – someone with… Read more »

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Review: Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk

Review: Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk

This is a silly book. I understand it is meant to be a satire on sex, the role of women in society and consumerism, but really, there is only so far Palahniuk can push the envelope. The thing is that this book is pretty well written (I finished it after… Read more »

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Review: The Zone of Interest, Martin Amis

Review: The Zone of Interest, Martin Amis

There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul – it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn’t look into the mirror without turning away,… Read more »

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Review: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Review: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award This is a mystery, but not that fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller type. All the birds, singing is more a gradual revelation, but leaves you just as hungry for answers as the classic ‘who-dunnits”. I don’t really believe in re-writing the entire synopsis of… Read more »

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Review: Sand, Hugh Howey

Review: Sand, Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey has done it again! He has created another desolate dystopian world and sucked me right into it. I have made no secret of the fact that I loved the Silo Trilogy, so it was with much trepidation that I started to read Sand. I was concerned that Mr…. Read more »

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