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Bait and Witch by Angela Sanders

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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The rebel’s Runes by Amorette Anderson

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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?

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A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

When I saw this book on NetGalley I put out a prayer to the book gods that I would be able to scoop this one up! I mean it was about a haunted fall festival and of course delicious waffles! Two things that I absolutely love! And the best thing is there was a recipe in the back! So this weekend I will be making myself some pumpkin spice waffles!! But anyway, this is a review about the book, not the recipe in the back, so let’s get started!

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Mist Across the Sand by Victoria LK Williams

Rating: 5 out of 5.

So, I know that I have only been posting spooky reads lately, but I had to make an exception for my favorite series! I am so excited to share that book 4 in the Beach House mystery series is out today! In this installment we have more pirates, murder, and more moments drawing us ever closer to the battle with Cora. Is this book Christmas themed? Well yes, but there are pirates sooooo it totally fits in to spooky season. This time around pirates have been stealing fancy yachts and a giant treasure is uncovered on the beach. Coincidence? I think not! But to make matters worse…the treasure that was found belongs to the sea witch and we all know the destruction she can cause!

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Clutter Corpse by Simon Brett

Rating: 3 out of 5.

As you know, I love a good cozy mystery! They have honestly become my favorite genre but unfortunately this book is not going to make it to my “favorite reads of 2020” list. I was originally very intrigued by the concept of the book…A woman with a decluttering business finds a body among the clutter and tries to figure out who killed the victim. In theory that sounded very neat. I haven’t read a cozy from that perspective, but I was very disappointed. It was very hard to relate to the main character and there was too much focus on her life and job, but not as much on the mystery at hand!

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