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Sunday 10 December 2023

STAR OF SAGE & SCREAM


Star Of Sage & Scream by Leanne Leeds
Book 1 in the Owl Star Witch Mysteries
Narrated by Naomi Rose-Mock
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


I’d planned to spend the rest of my life in the witch military. Now I’m on my way home to a mother who disapproves of me and four sisters who barely know me. Is it possible for a witch like me to find space in a place she doesn’t belong?

I didn’t think they’d dismantle the paranormal military with a wave of their bureaucratic magic wand, but they did. Everything I’d spent the previous fifteen years of my life doing and being was ripped away from me in an instant, out of my reach.

And now that the paranormal military’s gone, I’ve got nothing left to fight for.

So I’m on my way back to Forkbridge, Florida, to the family coven of the goddess Athena, which is led by high priestess Minerva Arden. My mother’s name. The hippie witch mother I left thirteen years ago, against her explicit wishes, to join the military rather than take my place at her side.

Mother no doubt expects me to return home to claim my birthright and fulfill my destiny to the goddess Athena.

Not a chance.

Or so I think.

Because when the goddess Athena sends you a talking owl that slaps you with a divine superpower and tells you to go save someone with it, it’s really hard to say no.
Source: Info in the "About Star Of Sage & Scream" was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60559998-star-of-sage-scream on 14/05/2022.


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My Thoughts:
I bought this book because the premise looked good. Because the cover art is beautiful. Because it is about witches. It is urban fantasy. And it has an audiobook version. I'm glad I did because it was a good read! Or a good listen. Take your pick. Or both. Anyways, this one actually has a plot for an urban fantasy! Kudos to the author!! This is also my first Leanne Leeds read and first Naomi Rose-Mock listen. And now I am a fan!


Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = (6 hrs and 48 mins listening time)
Plot = 4
Narration = 5


Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


Book 1: STAR OF SAGE & SCREAM Book 2: OWL'S FAIR Book 3: MAGIC'S A HOOT Book 4: HEAVY MEDDLE MAGIC Book 5: OWL ABOUT YULE Book 6: OWL MELT WITH YOU Book 7: BRING YOUR BEACH OWL Book 8: AGAINST OWL ODDS Book 9: OWL SPELL BROKE LOOSE Book 10: OWL IN DUE CURSE Book 11: SCRIES LIKE AN OWL Book 12: OWL BERRY MYSTERIOUS Book 13: OF OWL THE NERVE Book 14: OWL OUT OF MAGIC Book 15: A HOOT AND A HEX

 
Meet The Author

About Leanne Leeds:
Leanne Leeds writes witty, funny, and exciting paranormal cozy mysteries that are light-hearted explorations of offbeat small-town America. With a cast of quirky characters inhabiting her fictional world, Leanne provides a unique blend of comedy, clues, and twisty action — all with a touch of magic that keeps readers turning pages.

You can also visit her at leanneleeds.com for free stories, to join her newsletter.


The Narrator

About Naomi Rose-Mock:
Hi! I have recorded 100 plus audiobooks, I specialize in fiction with large casts of distinct characters. I am also an acting/dialect coach with over a decade of professional experience.



FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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