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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Review: Between You & Me, Mary Norris

Review: Between You & Me, Mary Norris

– A delightful collection of stories and grammatical lessons. Mary Norris has been a copy editor for The New Yorker magazine since 1978. In this book, she shares some anecdotes from her time working in editing, interspersed with some lessons in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Grammar is not the easiest… 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: Fable, Various Authors

Review: Fable, Various Authors

Are you interested in a new level of reading interaction? The Pigeonhole is a new online publisher, releasing books in a serial format. Long ago, stories were published in a serial format in newspapers or other periodicals, similar to how we get television series in the modern day – a… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: The Vagrant, Peter Newman

Review and Giveaway: The Vagrant, Peter Newman

I’m giving away a paperback copy of The Vagrant to an Australian resident (sorry internationals!). You can enter using the rafflecopter form below. A man, travelling across the land with a singing sword, a goat and a newborn baby. Sounds like an interesting story, right? I’ll admit, I was drawn… Read more »

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Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

– A beautifully written middle-grade book, but the story was fairly simple. Twig and her mother live in the small town of Sidwell, where there are rumours of a monster lurking. Twig keeps the monster a secret – it’s her brother, James. Twig is forbidden to visit the new family next… Read more »

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Review: Half the World, Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half the World, Joe Abercrombie

To the youths of Gettland, becoming a warrior is everything. Thorne has been training with the boys all her life, but just as she is about to beat her classmates and join the ranks of warriors, a terrible accident and a second chance mean that she and her training partner… Read more »

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