Saturday 23 July 2022

**HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUWNTY ELLEN** A Surprise Book Review with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #210 featuring **Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day** by Dominique Valente

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks for this surprise review. Now mew may be wondering why there is a surprise review today? It is really very simple; Auwnty Ellen from the epically epic blog 15 and Meowing, asked if I would do a special review on her birthday, and I was utterly delighted to do so.


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So I've been listening to and reading lots of cat books in the last few weeks since my final review in June, as I wanted to share something really fun with a kitty character who has a lot of catitude and really stands out. Plus I wanted a novel that is part of a series, so mew get to experience more of said kitty character, and after much searching, I've found the purrfect book and series to share in honour of this special day.

Auwnty Ellen, this book is for mew! 

And I hope your day is just utterly magical!

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I think _______________ is a waste of money.
2. Lately, I spend a lot of time ______________________.
3. _________ is the craziest thing on my bucket list.
4. _________ is a holiday that I’d like to create or see more celebrated.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I think an awful lot of things are a total waste of money. But then what I think is a waste or unnecessary, someone else may feel an intrinsic value for the same thing, so it's all subjective in the moment. But I will say that fast fashion is a waste, and horrendously bad for the planet too.

2. Lately, I spend a lot of time working, writing the blog, catching up on jobs and looking after my gorgeous kitties who need a lot of attention. And painting outdoors, weather permitting! LOL

3. _________ is the craziest thing on my bucket list. To be honest, I don't have a bucket list. I've never subscribed to that school of thought. If things happen and I experience stuff/different places then great, and if I don't, then so be it. It is what it is, and there's never any disappointment.

4. _________ is a holiday that I’d like to create or see more celebrated. I'm not much of a holiday person, I like Halloween the best. I can't think of anything I'd like to create and celebrate other than a Basil Day, which we celebrate at BBHQ anyway.

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Dominique Valente

     Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things - like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting...

Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willow’s door and asks for her help. A whole day - last Tuesday to be precise - has gone missing. Completely. And, without it, the whole universe could unravel.

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What a supurr book full of magic, mayhem and oodles of excitement. 

The plot and story are very well crafted and topped off with a highly memorable cast of characters; my favourite being Oswin, who is a Kobold or a magical type of cat creature, although Oswin vehemently denies being any kind of cat. 

Oswin also happens to explode when he gets angry or upset. He is hilarious, albeit in a humourous sarcastic vein, and in the audiobook, the narrator really captures his essence superbly. I think the audio version works far better than reading a hard copy in this instance.

There are oodles of magical creatures and people throughout the adventure, some who play more significant roles than others, and some that come back in future books too.

This is one of those series that is totally top paw, and the characters just keep getting better as they develop.

I will review books two, three and four when I'm back in the autumn/fall. But in the meantime, if mew're looking for a fun summer read with humour, action and adventure, try this, as I'm sure it will be purrfect.

Audio: 5 hours 19 mins
Paperback: 288 pages
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Ratings of:

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Overall Enjoyment

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back in late September or early October but don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

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  1. Those were interesting answers and a really good book review! Happy Birthday to Ellen from all of us!

  2. Wonderful fill-ins. I don't have a bucket list either and have a Basil day every day is a great idea.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Ellen,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  3. Happy Birthday to Miss Ellen!
    How sweet of you to dedicate this book review in her honor!! She loves to read books, so this will be right up her ally...we think!

  4. That is a great review, Amber. Happy birthday to Ellen!

  5. Although I was raised to celebrate all kinds of holidays, The Hubby and I don't feel the need to carry on those traditions. We've even had to be reminded about our own wedding anniversary, by family members!

  6. Happy Birthday Miss Ellen! Great book review altho the fill-in answers sounded a bit like a poltician skirting around the issues. That could be on me. TW never had a bucket list until she found out she had incurable cancer but knows she'll never fulfill them.

  7. A very Happy Birthday to Ellen! That's a great book review from Amber. The book sounds interesting! Good fill in answers too!

  8. Thank you so much for doing a book review in my honor during your vacation. That was so sweet of you. I like the book you chose, it sounds fun and different. And thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I don't really have a bucket list, only one wish to meet Nic Cage :) And I love the idea of a Basil holiday. Thank you again Amber. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. XO

  9. What a fun sounding book! We hope Miss Ellen has a purrfect day.


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