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Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s adventures have been described by one publicist as “Elizabeth Bennet meets Buffy”, and that pretty much sums this book up in a few words. By turns witty, delicious Regency society drama and dark, action-packed adventure, I could not put it down. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to step… Read more »

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Review: Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb

Review: Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb

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.

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Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

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 »

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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: Talk Under Water by Kathryn Lomer

Review: Talk Under Water by Kathryn Lomer

A simple refreshing contemporary novel that takes part at sea and on the coastal shores of Hobart Australia. This story sets itself apart and also adds itself to a great list of diverse YA novels coming out recently by introducing the reader to the concept of life without hearing and… 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: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I went into this book with trepidation.  While I know that many people loved her debut novel Side Effects May Vary, I personally couldn’t gel with the characters and found that I struggled to relate or identify with the protagonist or the situation even though the flow of writing was… Read more »

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