Tag: fantasy

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: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

– A beautifully-told fairytale. The characters annoyed me, but the premise and world-building were excellent. Rachelle is bound to a forestborn (or fae), destined to become one of them at some point in the future. As a Bloodbound, she has supernatural strength and the ability to sense magic. She works as… Read more »

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Review: Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Review: Uprooted, Naomi Novik

– I loved this exciting fairytale, with witches, wizards and strange beings in the Wood. Fantastic! The whole of Agnieszka’s village is sure that her best friend Kasia will be chosen and taken away by the Dragon in this year’s festival. But everyone is shocked when Agneiszka herself is chosen. The… 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: The Cracks in the Kingdom, Jaclyn Moriarty

Review: The Cracks in the Kingdom, Jaclyn Moriarty

– A quirky but brilliant roller-coaster ride of magic, science and friendship. I love this series! Please note: This is my review for the second book in the Colours of Madeleine series and so contains spoilers for the first. You might like to read my review for the first book,… 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: Rogue, Julie Kagawa

Review: Rogue, Julie Kagawa

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Julie Kagawa’s new fantasy book, Rogue. The review is an extract from episode 25 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on May 9, 2015. This review avoids spoilers for Rogue, but does contain spoilers for the first book in the… 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: Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

Review: Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Maria Dahvana Headley’s new debut fantasy book, Magonia. The review is an extract from episode 24 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on April 26, 2015. This is a spoiler-free review. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on… 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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