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If You Were Me and Lived in… Ancient Greece – Carole P. Roman, Mateya Arkova (illustrations)

★★★★★ Athena is currently the capital of Greece, and the first people settled there around the 11th-7th century B.C. Ancient Greece has been popular for thousands of years, but there is still a ton that's not well-known. If you are the curious sort, then this book is for you. You get to learn a little bit… Continue reading If You Were Me and Lived in… Ancient Greece – Carole P. Roman, Mateya Arkova (illustrations)

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Herb Magic – Patti Wigington

★★★★★ Herb magic, also known as magical herbalism, is one of the oldest known forms of sympathetic magic, found in forklore all over the world. This absolutely gorgeous little handbook focuses all about the various herbs and their impacts in history (and on the modern world). The book begins by going into what Magical Herbalism is - the… Continue reading Herb Magic – Patti Wigington

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A World Through Sapphire Eyes – Marie Mackay

Vasons' steps echoed in the empty throne room. He had stood here before, many times, yet now it felt like a new room. The Chosen One...is missing. And Vason is the one that found her, but she wasn't the one he was seeking. Vason is bound and determined to rescue his sister, who was lost… Continue reading A World Through Sapphire Eyes – Marie Mackay

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Looking Glass – Christina Henry

★★★★ ½ This is a series of four short stories in the Chronicles of Alice series by Christina Henry. I haven't read the main series but wow did I enjoy these short stories! They were fun, fresh and exciting. Lovely Creature She didn't want to be troubled with worries over a ghost sister...She wanted to… Continue reading Looking Glass – Christina Henry

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Song of the Wanderer – Bruce Coville

★★★★ But there's no peace in wandering, The road's not made for rest. Cara's grandmother is still trapped on earth and only she can save her...but to get to grandma, Cara is going to have to travel through Luster (the land of unicorns). This journey is not going to be easy - danger, whether it be… Continue reading Song of the Wanderer – Bruce Coville

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Space Operatic – Dale E. Lehman

★★★★ "Look. Everybody hates it here. It's cold. It's dark. ... Life in general is miserable. My job is to make them forget all that." Roberto Maccarone - owner of a grand opera - has hit a...rough patch during its space travels. A really rough patch, in fact. "Going sunward won't help. The curse will follow us."… Continue reading Space Operatic – Dale E. Lehman

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The Thirteenth Princess – Diane Zahler & Anne Yvonne Gilbert (illustrator)

★★ I could hardly take this in, it was so strange and wondrous. I was a princess! Zita spent most of her life believing she was a serving girl, only to discover that she is the thirteenth princess. Her mother died in labor and her father, enraged by the lack of sons and sidelined by the… Continue reading The Thirteenth Princess – Diane Zahler & Anne Yvonne Gilbert (illustrator)

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The Beginner’s Guide to Canning – Diane Devereaux

★★★★ ½ Welcome to the fun, delicious world of home canning and preserving. Ahhh...Ever since reading my Laura Ingalls Wilder books and Anne of Green Gables...I've wanted to get into canning. Reading about those characters eating their homemade preserves and jams made me intensely jealous. So, when I saw this gorgeous little how-to book up for review...I… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Canning – Diane Devereaux

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Insurrection: The Complete Omnibus – Anela Deen

June's Reading Vlog Video is up! Click the link to see where this one ranks (along with all my other June books! The Written Review ★★★★ This book contains five short stories following different characters involved in the rebellion against the Establishment and the fight against the oppressive Locusts. Subversive Gemson decided a cramped interrogation suite in… Continue reading Insurrection: The Complete Omnibus – Anela Deen

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Murder Tightly Knit – Vannetta Chapman

★ What a mess. And I mean every word of that. What. A. Mess.  Normally I start the review by summarizing the plot and then waxing poetic about my thoughts and/or interpretations on it...I cannot even know where to begin with this book - it was just so...nonsensical. So weird. So... ...I've taken license in some… Continue reading Murder Tightly Knit – Vannetta Chapman