The Rebel’s Runes is book 5 in the Marley the Witch series and I really love the way the Amorette ties magic into the series. Yes, the book is set in a magical retreat, but the victim’s and killers of this series don’t always have a magical background. The victim in this book is someone who was taking part in the retreat and was found dead by the river. The murder weapon? A rock that was found in the coat of Raven, the runes teacher. Of course this would be a problem for Marley if her guest instructors were killing her guests, so of course Marley needs to find out the truth. So how does it go?
Bait and Witch was my first ARC that I received for 2021. If you aren’t familiar with ARC’s they are advanced reader copies that are given in an exchange for an honest review. I was pretty excited to get this copy because it combined two of my favorite things, magic and cozy mysteries. There were a lot of great things about this book but it just didn’t hit the mark for a 5 star read. The main issue that prevented me from giving this 5 stars was that it was a little hard to connect with the main character. But there were some magical things that happened in the book that I honestly loved. Talking books anyone? Well, technically they only spoke in Josie’s head, but still! Being able to just hear the name of the book someone needs and it help them in some way would be such a cool power to have.
As you know, I have been reading different self help books to try and help my readers find something that will work for them. This book was my favorite because it really told me practical advice that I needed to really let go of some stuff I was holding onto for no reason. Yes, I did read Marie Kondo’s book a few years ago and I will admit it was hard to connect with parts of it. I am not the kind of person that will hold an item and say thank you to it before throwing it away. I just couldn’t connect with parts. BUT the folding techniques were fantastic! I still use those to this day! The thing is, that book didn’t cause me to declutter….this one DID!!!
The tv show Firefly was one of those shows that was just so far ahead of its time and was cancelled too soon. It has such a cult following and I must admit, this show has stuck with me. So of course I own the comics, funko’s, action figures, game, etc etc. So, I finally got my hands on this comic and was really happy to the the direction that they took this one in. This comic mainly focuses on their pilot, Wash. So if you are a fan of Firefly this is a nice comic to pick up so that you can get to know his character better.
As part of the new year I usually post different types of self help (or self development) book reviews every week. This week we are going to talk about this little gem. Healthy as f*ck takes a no nonsense approach to health and exercise. But I will admit that there were moments the did make me cringe a little. Honestly, at times it reminded me of a mother trying to connect by trying to act “cool.” I think that maybe the book would have been a little better if the author wasn’t trying super hard to be relatable. The information was good and I really think that it didn’t need a gimmick.