It’s finally time for my Fairyloot unboxing for January!
Fairyloot is a monthly bookish subscription box based in the UK! Every month they select a theme and fill a box with bookish goodies that fit the theme, in addition to a newly released, hardcover, signed YA fantasy book. The contents are a surprise until you open up this magical treasure crate. See more in their website.
I got a Fairyloot subscription from my husband for Christmas. I was pretty much jumping around the livingroom with tears in my eyes when he told me. I’M SO GRATEFUL. He got me a subscription once before, a year ago, and Fairyloot turned out to be preeetty much holy for me 😂 I get super excited once the theme is announced, I stare at my calendar longingly for weeks until the crate gets here and then I make a huge event for myself of unboxing it. I need candles, quiet music and lots of room to get hyped. And then I get excited about the next box while enjoying the previously received goodies. If someone built a religion around bookish subscription boxes I would join.
Let’s start unboxing!! A note of warning, if you are subscribed to Fairyloot but for some reason haven’t received your box or have yet to find the perfect time to open it (relatable), stop reading here to avoid getting spoiled for the January box. (Then come back later to hype with me!!)
Prince Rhen always taught that it would be easy to break the curse a powerful enchantress placed upon him. Simply find a girl who falls in love with him to break the spell of the autumn of his eighteenth year repeating over and over again. But that was before he knew that at the end of each fall he would turn into a vicious beast and destroy the castle and kill his own family.
After years and years, Harper is his only hope. Harper, who has learned that you have to be tough to survive with her mother slowly dying of cancer and her brother mixed up in dangerous affairs. Harper, who has been constantly underestimated because of her cerebral palsy but is in fact, strong and capable not in spite of her CP, but in addition to it.
January has passed and with it my hiatus, praise the bookish deities! I have just moved to a new apartment with my husband and our living room is buried underneath boxes. We broke free from the cancer-inducing-mouldy-disaster that was our previous flat and came out exhausted but victorious from our homelessness. (if you are majorly confused at this point, you can have a look at my hiatus announcement, I swear it explains a lot of things)
We absolutely adore our new apartment apart from a few worms and beetles that welcomed us home in the kitchen. We got through homelessness, I can defeat a couple wormies.
I hope to get straight back to the bliss of blogging, reading everyone else’s posts, and socialising with all of you 😍 Thank you so much everyone for your support, and I’m so sorry that I haven’t yet commented back! January was ridiculously tough but I read all of your messages and they meant the world to me in the middle of everything that was going on.
Today is also the perfect day to break my hiatus because today marks the first day of ReaD&Dathon! It is a DnD inspired readathon hosted by Kaylee @ The Enchanted Library and Tara @ The Three Bookshelves. I have never actually played Dungeons & Dragons myself but I have always wanted to try, and when I saw how this readathon works, I was sold. Bookish games with a chance to level up? Yep. Yup. Yes. There hasn’t been enough buzz about this new readathon and everyone is seriously missing out 😬 😬 I’ll first have some info about the readathon, then I’ll list aaaalll the challenges AND THEN I’ll reveal my TBR 😊 Feel free to scroll right down if you want to skip all the extra and get straight to the TBR business 👌
I received a free e-arc copy of the Au Pair in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much to Edelweiss, the publisher and the author! Receiving a free copy has in no way affected my opinions.
Seraphine has always wondered what happened on the day she was born. She has a loving older brother, a goofy twin-brother, and a generous grandma, but she is still puzzled about that one day 25 years ago when her mother committed suicide by jumping off a cliff right after the birth of her and her brother. Seraphine’s family has never wanted to talk about the past, but she is set on finding out what happened after going through her father’s things and finding a photograph of her mother holding one newborn baby, smiling happily on the day Seraphine and her brother were born. The only person who can tell her what happened is Laura, a girl who was the au pair in the family during that time and who swiftly disappeared in the middle of the tradegy.
I received a free e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author. Receiving a free copy has in no way affected my opinion of the book.
The quotes in this review have not been checked against the final version and therefore they could have changed slightly.
Ele has always been
Inside. Inside where feed falls down from the ceiling and sun-bars turn on by
themselves. Inside with Zeb, her brother, and the Others – lip-less, pointy
eared creatures. Inside with nothing but a couple books, one about fairytales
and an encyclopedia of trees. But Ele is not sure if trees are real, because
the Outside might not exist. Inside might be everything there is.
Inside wouldn’t be too bad, if He didn’t come. Him who hurts everyone. Him who can control the door. Ele has decided to escape from him and find out if an Outside exists.
The year is coming to its end and it’s time to start combing through what I read in 2018! Today I’ll be listing my favourites of the year, and next I’ll add posts on my least favourites and a complete list of everything I read, ranked in order of preference. So stay on the lookout if you want to see those! 👀
Favourites first! This is a list of ten books that I want to read again and again and fall into their mysterious book-page-arms. I’ll swoon over them until the end of times.
PPssst click on the title to visit the Goodreads page for each book