My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book wasn’t what I had expected. In some ways, I’d love a Red Riding Hood retelling, and I’d expected this to be it, but instead I got this…
The first tea box of the year celebrated love in different forms. With items and teas inspired by Shakespeare, Anna and the French Kiss and just regular romance, this box set the bar high for the year to come.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
★ ★ ★ ★ – Kept me interested all through and I liked it.
“Starcrossed” by Josephine Angelini is a YA novel based on greek mythology. It’s the first in a trilogy, and yes. It ends on a cliffhanger.
Warning: This review might contain spoilers.
Helen has always hated attention, but the moment she lays eyes on the hot new guy, Lucas, she doesn’t care that she’s in an overcrowded school hall—she needs to kill him.
This summary is probably one of the shorter ones I’ve written. But honestly, that pitch is all you need in order to give this book a chance.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Talon is the first book in The Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa.
Rating: 4 stars
Ember Hill is not good at being a dragon—at least not the kind of dragon that Talon wants her to be. She longs for the freedom that humans seems to take for granted. Ember and her twin brother, Dante, are placed among humans to finish their training to determine what their future will hold. There, she befriends teenagers who introduces Ember to summer, surf and first love. Soon enough she finds herself stuck in a love triangle between a human soldier, who is determined to kill her and her kind, and a rogue dragon, who wants to take her away from everything she knows. All while she discovers that Talon might not be everything they seem to be.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I admit it: this book was purely a cover buy. It was there, and I wanted it. I mean, look at it: It is gorgeous.
Twylla is the daughter of the Sin Eater. She’s also engaged to the future king, living with him in the castle. This would be pretty great, except she is feared for her ability to kill by touch. As the embodiment of the Goddess, only her future husband is able to touch her without being poisoned.
Wow. I mean, that premise, right? Continue reading
The January Fairyloot has the theme “Talk Fairy to Me” and is filled yo the brim with lovely fairy related items.
Including two double-sided prints,
a character print,
a Maas quote on a pillow cover,
a coloring book
two magnetic bookmarks.
And the featured book Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Did you get this box? :]
I was poison, and Noah was the drug that would make me forget it.
“The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” is a young adult paranormal story, splashed with sci-fi elements.
Mara Dyer is a survivor, but she can’t remember the accident she alone survived. The only thing she knows is that two of her friends and her boyfriend died in a collapsed building where she apparently was too. Dealing with the memory loss and depression is tough, and her family decides that a change of scenery is needed.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites.
No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.
“The Young Elites” by Marie Lu is a dark-ish fantasy, and the first in a trilogy.
Adelina is a malfetto—a survivor of a blood fever that changed her hair to silver, and left her with a scar where her left eye used to be. She lives with her sister and a cruel father who believes that she is nothing more than an abomination left to ruin the family name and fortune.
One night, something dark erupts from inside Adelina causing a chain of events that lands her in the care of the Dagger Society—a group of malfettos with extraordinary abilities called The Young Elites.
Book box club is a UK based bookbox subscription that doubles as an online bookclub where you get to chat directly with the author.
I’ve been with this box since the beginning, and they come up with some amazing stuff and really good reads.
The January theme was “Geeks Unite”
The box included a candle, a totebag, nail art, a magnet, a calendar, and the featured book “The Fandom” by Anna Day.
As an extra, any subscribers who’s been with bookboxclub for an extended time also got an enamel pin.
And as always there was a scrolled invitation to participate in the exclusive online bookclub with the Author.
The box is… Not exactly the cheapest. However, shipping in the UK is included in the price, which is great if you live there. I don’t. But I often wish I did.
If you’d like to try out this box, I highly recommend it. And, as an extra incentive you can get a discount if you use MAJA17 on your monthly subscription.
Did you get this box? What do you think?