Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Spring Equinox

Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

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Rating: ★★★★

Expected Published Date: 1/8/2015

I really liked the fact that this was not just a Wiccan book, and that it focused on Neo-Paganism views on the holiday as well.

I liked how some of the recipes were vegetarian friendly.

There was a little bit of everything for everyone.

I wish there was a bit more advanced information, I felt like I didn’t learn anything I didn’t read before or researched before.

I recommend this as a good starting place for new neo-pagans, since it feels like a compilation of information in one book.

Also, the cover is cute. It really stands out among other witchy books.

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While My Sister Sleeps

Rating:  ★★½

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Read: 9/22/14

To sum up my thoughts on this book, it’s like a grown-up version of My Sister’s Keeper. Love that book? This book should be your next read. Hated that book? Avoid (or not, I’m not the boss of you :P).

The mother was a terrible mother and a card-carrying bitch. Like every time she showed up I wanted to throw the book across the room, so I just skimmed.

She blamed her daughter on the fact that her speschul snowflake daughter had a heart attack.

Also acted like a primadonna in the ER, calling competent doctors incompetent.

The other characters were just idiotic. I can deal with that though.

I think the idea behind this book had potential, but this execution felt flawed and left me feeling angry and irritated with the wrong kind of feelz.

Everlost

Rating: ★★★★  

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Read: 8/22/14

Recommended For: Adventure Time Fans?

This took some getting into. At first I thought this was a bit too juvenile for me, but I pushed through the first couple of chapters, and it was worth it. It was a cartoonishly funny yet dark. It was almost like watching an episode of Adventure Time but much darker (IMHO). I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.