What was in this box?
- A tray inspired by The Night Circus (Another book I still have to read)
- Some pretty heart fairy lights to illuminate your bookshelves
- A pin from Strange the Dreamer
- A basket inspired by The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
- An Arrow to the Moon (book) by Emily X.R Pan
What do I think about this box ‘Bittersweet’!
I am as pleased by this second box as I was by the first one! First, wow 2 books instead of one?! And if I am honest I am more drawn to the paperback, which is a Chinese-inspired Romeo & Juliet retelling, than by the official book of the month. I was also happily surprised to see that even the secondary book is a special edition with beautiful blue spread edges and a digital signature!
I like the items very much too. Still very useful, I really like the basket (which is the new item, never featured before). The design of the basket and the tray are also subtle and quite classy which allow them to fit to a large number of people and not only members of these fandoms. Even so, I think that my favourite item is the pin which is simply gorgeous!
The Book of the month: Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye (think to check the triggers warning before reading, it seems to belong to the older YA audience)
Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will—she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.
Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.
Sloane rises through the ranks and gains strength but, in doing so, risks something greater: losing herself entirely, and becoming the very monster that she ahbors.