September book haul

It’s quite late but here’s my book haul for September! I realised I forgot to do one for August and since October is nearly over I better get September’s in whilst I remember! I bought a total of eight books and so far I’ve read two of them πŸ™‚

  • Children of Icarus
  • Cruel Crown
  • Nevernight
  • Glass Sword
  • The Graces
  • Empire of Storms
  • The Mime Order
  • Vassa In The Night

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Such book beauty – my favourite cover from this month’s book haul is probably Vassa In The Night because of the starry sky but I do really like the Glass Sword crown too. What’s your favourite cover?

I also went to the Worlds Collide event last night with Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo so I’ll be posting all about that soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YALC book haul!

YALC was AMAZING and I managed to get books for quite a bit cheaper than they would be sold for online. A lot of the books were about Β£7.99 and I got them for Β£5 or Β£6 but I got one hardback PLUS a paperback for just Β£5!! However since I went on the last day of YALC, all the new popular books had already gone like The Witch’s Kiss and Nevernight which were two books I wanted to get, but in the end I got six books so here is a list of my YALC book haul!

  • And I Darken by Kiersten White
  • Summer Shadows by Joss Stirling
  • Struck by Joss Stirling
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • The Siren by Kiera Cass
  • Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

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Have a great dayΒ β™₯

July book mail

I ordered quite a few books this month (maybe too many!) but in my defence, I just had to read the Raven Cycle series before YALC since Maggie Stiefvater is going to be there and will be talking about her new book, The Raven King – I don’t want to be spoiled and the series has been on my TBR for ages so I had to get them!

So here’s a photo of all the books I’ve had these past couple of weeks in July:

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Books included are:

  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (book review here)
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (book review here)
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Inherited by Freedom Matthews
  • Frostblood by Elly Blake
  • Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

 

Okay so yes maybe I did go on a bit of a spree this month… HOWEVER. These books do look awesome πŸ™‚

So, as I said, I ordered the rest of the Raven Cycle books because I’m going to YALC and the author will be there – I’ve actually just finished the series today and I did enjoy reading through the series; I like the author’s writing and it’s prompted me to check out some of her other books and I’ll probably end up buying the Shiver trilogy at some point.

Inherited and Frostblood were the two books featured in this month’s Fairyloot box (see unboxing here) and Inherited is signed and dedicated which was such a nice touch! Both books looks really interesting andΒ I’ll get started on them soon when I’ve finished reading some more books I’ve got for YALC.

Related to Fairyloot, Ivory and Bone was actually the book in the June box which I didn’t get (but wished I had!) and the person behind Fairyloot, Anissa, holds a FairyChat on Twitter every month and sometimes the author of the book joins in. Julie Eshbaugh talked about her book, Ivory and Bone, and how it has a classic twist and a Pride and Prejudice theme which sounded so cool that I had to get this book! Ivory and Bone was a book I saw pop up in the bookish blog world and it was on my to-buy list but after FairyChat, I bought it soon after in hardback because the cover is gorgeous! I don’t buy many hardbacks but when I do, I love it.

And that’s it for my July book mail! I can’t wait to get started on all of these books, they all lookΒ so brilliant and so different – I won’t be bored this summer!

July Fairyloot

Today is a brilliant day because my July Fairyloot box arrived! Your what, sorry? My Fairyloot box!

Fairyloot is a book subscription box based in London which sends you a box containing a new release YA book (mainly fantasy, but they announce the theme beforehand) and some bookish goodies. I’ve been admiring book subscription boxes for ages, but they all seemed to be from the US so when I found this UK-based one, I obviously bought one! I received the May box (High Fantasy theme) and it was a really fun experience so when I found out that the July box would contain TWO books, I couldn’t resist and avoided looking at my bank balance for a little while…

You can find out more about Fairyloot on this link:Β http://www.fairyloot.com/ and I highly recommend this book subscription box – you definitely get your money’s worth because they send amazing stuff and are always coming up with special treats and surprises!

One such surprise in this month’s box was that it contained an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) and I was so excited because I’d never had an ARC before! They always release some teasers before the box is sent out, like the box’s theme and some suppliers for the bookish items in the box so you have some idea of what they will send you and it allows you to gauge whether you would like the box or not (but to be honest, it never disappoints).

So here it is, my first unboxing and I couldn’t have chosen a better box to begin with!

July’s theme was ‘Pirates and Power’ (just FYI, I am currently listening to the soundtrack of Pirates of the Caribbean whilst writing this!) and, as I said, contained two books. The box has a beautiful black and white design with a quote from Neil Gaiman on the side. Also, the theme that is released beforehand comes with a gorgeous picture which is featured on the description of the items in the box and the first thing you see when you open the box.

What you find next is a load of purple paper bookworms but in amongst them are some bookish items and there were so many in this box! They tend to stick to the theme so there were quite a few piratey items, as well as a couple related to the ARC book, but they can be anything book related.

Items contained in this month’s box:

  • a Funko Game of Thrones keyring and I got Jon Snow (two were sent out, one representing ice (Snow) and the other fire (Daenerys))
  • an exclusive bathbomb by Geeky Clean called Frostblood and Fireblood – I can’t wait to use this while reading the amazing ARC!
  • an exclusive lip balm also by Geeky Clean called Pirate Bounty and it has an amazing fragrance of coconuts πŸ™‚
  • a black tote bag with a creative design by Alice in Wonderbookland of a ship and underneath it reads ‘I ship it!’ – pun intended πŸ˜‰
  • a lovely gold foil notebook from Museum and Galleries – I received the Treasure Island design
  • a new bookmark from Behind the Pages (love her bookmarks) which is a colouring-in bookmark with the words ‘currently reading’ across it

I love all the items in this box but I have to say my favourite is probably the lip balm just because I love lip balms πŸ™‚

Now on to the books! (Plural!!!) So the first book I came across in the box was the ARC and it was one I had heard of before, intriguing and on my mental TBR list. This ARC was the ‘power’ part of the theme.

The book was… FROSTBLOOD!

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IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL I cannot waiiiiiit to read this! Frostblood, by Elly Blake, is going to be officially released in January 2017 but two ARC editions were sent out in the boxes – Frost and Fire and as you can see, I got Frost. It also came with a bookmark that has both designs on it and the book is about the two types of people, the firebloods and the frostbloods who are at war with each other.Β Everything about this book is just screaming READ ME – I can tell I’m going to love this book.

The last item was this month’s book – Inherited by Freedom Matthews which was DEDICATEDΒ to me! Fairyloot stepped up their game yet again and we got signed and dedicated books by the author, as well as a personalised letter explaining their idea for the book and a postcard of the book’s front cover.

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We also got a little message from BenjaminOfTomes – a booktuber explaining his love for the book, and another nice touch to add to an already awesome box!

Inherited is a book all about pirates and love after a curse from a Sorceress forbids them from loving. The Wilted Rose sails out to find the heirs to the curse in a bid to convince the Sorceress to end it so they can finally love. This book sounds amazing and it is huuuuuge so I cannot wait to get stuck in and immerse myself in the world of pirates!

So there you have it, my unboxing of the absolutely fantastic Fairyloot July box. I hope you love it and if you’re thinking of treating yourself or someone else to a book subscription box, then definitely give Fairyloot a try – you won’t be left disappointed!

Have a wonderful dayΒ β™₯

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