Tag: fantasy

Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

At a nearby table an Englishman ranted about the poor curation of the Freud Museum, while his wife did a crossword and complained of “Platz fatigue.” “This café was the favorite place of Dr. Freud,” Alessandro said to Sarah. “How do you think Freud would have interpreted a dream of… Read more »

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Review: Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

Review: Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier

Buy from these Aussie booksellers: Booktopia • Bookworld But some things did not change, I thought, watching Tali as she sat in the bow with the wind blowing her dark hair around her stern features. Courage, for instance. Dedication to a cause. Comradeship. When they were strong and pure, when… Read more »

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Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Review: The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch

Once again, it’s time for an adventure with the always gentlemanly but rather dangerous Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen! Please note: This is a review for the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and so contains spoilers for the earlier books, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies…. Read more »

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Review: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole

Review: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole

Here’s our first joint review on Tea in the Treetops – Angelya and Leila share their thoughts on Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde. This is a World of Warcraft book, so this review was written assuming that you have some knowledge of Azeroth and the general story of the Mists of Pandaria expansion. If… Read more »

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Review: The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa

This tale takes us back into the Nevernever with Ethan on a search for the young Iron Prince. Rumor has it that Keirran is toeing the line of prophetic danger and Ethan is sought out to find him. The Call of the Forgotten is taking an interesting turn of events… Read more »

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Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

About once a year I hear about a book and for some reason I decide I most desperately have to read it and I build it up into the most awesomest book ever.  Then I read the book and am thoroughly and incredibly disappointed with it.  Last year it was… Read more »

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Review: Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

Review: Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

I became the very air; I was full of stars. I was the soaring spaces between the spires of the cathedral, the solemn breath of chimneys, a whispered prayer upon the winter wind. I was silence, and I was music, one clear transcendent chord rising toward Heaven. I believed, then,… Read more »

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Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

I absolutely loved the first book in this series and subsequently devoured both Deception and the sequel Betrayal in a weekend. Unfortunately it was a good 12+ months until I got onto this final instalment and I found it much harder to get into.  I’m not to sure if it… Read more »

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Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Did you ever think we would be anything other than unbelievable? I have had both good and bad experience with YA angel novels in the past.  Firstly there is the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand with I absolutely loved, then there are books like Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick which… Read more »

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Review: Advent, James Treadwell

Review: Advent, James Treadwell

What started out as a book full of promise and beautiful prose, swiftly became a confusing muddle of events that left me feeling pretty disappointed by the end of the book.  I wanted to like it, I truly did and in fact at the beginning I felt it held the… Read more »

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