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The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden

★★★★★ She bent forward to breathe into his ear: "Never give me orders." "Command me, then," he whispered back. The words went through her like wine. Moscow is beset with danger and Vasya has only made it worse. Her betrayal of the crown prince is still rocking the country, and there are many waiting in the wings… Continue reading The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden

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The Girl in the Tower – Katherine Arden

★★★★ ½ “Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.”Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woman meant. Wanting neither… Continue reading The Girl in the Tower – Katherine Arden

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The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

★★★★ Haunting. Riveting. Entrancing. This is the sort of book that sweeps you on a journey . "I want to save you, Vasilisa Petrovna," he said. "I will save you all. There are dark forces that you do not understand." To his surprise, and perhaps to her, she laughed. Vasilisa "Vasya" Petrovna lives during the "old Russia" - back… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

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The Princess Bride -William Goldman, Michael Manomivibul (Illustrator)

Shout out to this fabulous book in my BookTube Video all about my favorite bookish books (and while I attempt a little baking in the background). Thanks for watching and happy reading! The Written Review: ★★★★★ “We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” Buttercup spent her entire life on a farm… Continue reading The Princess Bride -William Goldman, Michael Manomivibul (Illustrator)

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Beartown – Fredrick Backman

★★★★★ Everyone has a thousand wishes before a tragedy, but just one afterward. Beartown, a small town in the middle of the forest, has beenon its way out for years. Businesses are leaving, layoffs are happening and people are fleeing for anywhere but there. But, there is one thing that holds everyone together - the junior… Continue reading Beartown – Fredrick Backman

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Breadcrumbs – Anne Ursu & Erin Mcguire (illustrator)

★★★★ ½ A boy got a splinter in his eye, and his heart turned cold. Only two people noticed. One was a witch, and she took him for her own. The other was his best friend. And she went after him in ill-considered shoes, brave and completely unprepared. Hazel and Jack are were the best of friends.… Continue reading Breadcrumbs – Anne Ursu & Erin Mcguire (illustrator)

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Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies – William Joyce

★★★★ Many months had passed since the battle at the Earth's core during which Pitch, the Nightmare King, had been soundly defeated by Katherine and the other Guardians... All's quiet...but not for long. Katherine, a human girl, is feeling...confused...ever since the battle with the Nightmare King. She's surrounded by her friends: Ombric, the wizard; his… Continue reading Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies – William Joyce

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E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! – William Joyce

★★★★ I used the excess dirt to make a few more continents. Australia is my best work, I think... North - along with a few friends - managed to drive the Nightmare King back to the shadows and all is peaceful on the battlefront... But good things cannot last. The Nightmare King is plotting something far more devious… Continue reading E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! – William Joyce

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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King – William Joyce & Laura Geringer Bass

★★★★★ The possibilities were endless. Battles would be fought. Wonders revealed. Many journeys. Many lands. Many joys. Many sorrows. Long ago, there lived a swashbuckling swordsman under the name of Nicholas St. North - North to his friends - who would one day be known to the world as Santa. North in his youth ran with the… Continue reading Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King – William Joyce & Laura Geringer Bass

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An Unexpected Cookbook – Chris-Rachael Oseland

★★★★★ Second breakfast is the perfect time for adventuring. If you are anything like me, you are wholly and completely in love with the Shire. The happy hobbits, the comfortable lives and the general feeling of well-being radiating from Hobbiton will always bring back my childhood. I loved the little details that Tolkien included about… Continue reading An Unexpected Cookbook – Chris-Rachael Oseland