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Book Review: Fierce Fighters: Predators by Paul Beck & Lee Martin

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Deadliest warriors of the animal kingdom square off in the ultimate battles. There are 45 ‘matches’, giving the stats for two comparable critters, like speed and intelligence. You will also learn the beastie’s Latin name, habitat, size, defining features, hunting methods, and preferred prey. Interspersed are… Read More Book Review: Fierce Fighters: Predators by Paul Beck & Lee Martin

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Book Review: Ultimate Expeditions: Rainforest Explorer by Nancy Honovich

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Press via Netgalley Dive into the field journal of Harold Bennington, on expedition for the Charles Natural History Museum, and explore the wealth of the Amazon. Traverse the largest rainforest on earth and learn about the mighty jaguar, whose jaws can crack a bowling ball, the colorful macaw, one… Read More Book Review: Ultimate Expeditions: Rainforest Explorer by Nancy Honovich

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Book Review: Alone by Cyn Balog

***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inherited the home upon the deaths of her aunt and uncle. They… Read More Book Review: Alone by Cyn Balog

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Book Review: Mad or Bad: Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain by David Vaughn

***This book was reviewed for the Manhattan and Seattle Book Reviews Vaughn’s Mad or Bad looks at the rise of the insanity plea in regards to crime, thanks to efforts of the alienists (precursor to psychologists), specifically in regards to Victorian Britain. There are five parts, discussing notables of the time, the qualifications of ‘insanity’,… Read More Book Review: Mad or Bad: Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain by David Vaughn

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Book Review: Amazon Wisdom Keeper by Dr Loraine Y Van Tuyl

***This book was reviewed by independent request and via Netgalley Amazon Wisdom Keeper is the inspiring story of one woman’s life, as she struggles to find her place amidst the turmoil of revolution, culture shock, and family who has a hard time understanding and appreciating her sensitive, empathic nature. As a child, Van Tuyl lived… Read More Book Review: Amazon Wisdom Keeper by Dr Loraine Y Van Tuyl

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Book Review: Amazing World: Sea Creatures by Lee Martin

***This book as reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Amazing World: Sea Creatures is full of beautiful sea life photos. Sections at the beginning look at bioluminescence, and how it works. Twenty different deep-sea beasties who use bioluminescence or fluorescence are looked at in greater depth, with fun facts and information on range, depth, size… Read More Book Review: Amazing World: Sea Creatures by Lee Martin

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Book Review: Sticks, ‘N’ Stones, ‘N’ Dinosaur Bones by Ted Enik

***This book was reviewed for Schiffer via Netgalley In Sticks, ‘N’ Stones, ‘N’ Dinosaur Bones author Ted Enik introduces young readers to the ‘bone wars’ and the birth of paleontology, the study of dinosaurs. Edward Drinker Cope and O Charles Marsh were two of the earliest paleontologists, and they loathed one another. Engaging in behaviour… Read More Book Review: Sticks, ‘N’ Stones, ‘N’ Dinosaur Bones by Ted Enik

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Book Review: Creature Files: Predators by LJ Tracosas

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Creature Files: Predators is a young reader’s introduction to some of the most ferocious animals our planet has to offer. Filled with stunning photography, twenty different beasties are examined. The first few pages discuss claws, and the many ways they can be used. Each of the… Read More Book Review: Creature Files: Predators by LJ Tracosas

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Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours and via Netgalley Black Bird of the Gallows, by Megan Kassel, is a haunting modern-day fable. Millennia ago, magic existed, a force to be reckoned with. It was purged from the land, though, and man’s memory of what was faded. Humans have such short memories.… Read More Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

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Book Review: Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court by Eleri Lynn

***This book was reviewed for Yale University Press via Netgalley Despite my love for history, this is a time period I am not overly familiar with. In Tudor Fashion, Lynn takes the reader on a voyage back through time. Using archaeological and historical sources, we see how the fashions of the Tudors were less fanciful… Read More Book Review: Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court by Eleri Lynn