November Box Book Gizmo

Another strong box from Book Gizmo.

This month theme is Fall is for Reading and included:

  • XL book sleeve
  • Mug cosy
  • Oven mit
  • Wax melter
  • Wax melts
  • Jar of match sticks

My favourite items are definitely the book sleeve and the wax melter. All items have beautiful designs.

Head to Book Gizmo and check out their items!

October Box Gizmo

This was another awesome box from Book Gizmo. For full disclosure I am a Winter rep for the company but truely love the products!

This months box theme was Beware the Night and included:

  • Damon Salvatore XL sleeve art by Valeri Brizz-
  • Vampire Academy bookband
  • Sabrina magnetic bookmarks
  • Buddy Enamel pin
  • Black Witch inspired tea
  • Jacob’s gift to Bella dream catcher

Also in the box I had the Sam Cartland XL book sleeve.

My favourite items have to be the XL book sleeve and the bookband.

Definitely head to their website and check out all their items. If you are interested in any, you can use my discount code EM10.

October LitJoy Crate

It’s another LitJoy Crate unboxing! This months theme is Ancient Alchemy.

Items this month: 

  • Nikolai/ Jekyll & Hyde Woodmark
  • Discovery of Witches Scarf
  • Vampire Diaries Photo Strip (Set of Two)
  • Philosopher’s Stone Soap
  • His Dark Materials Alethiometer Trinket Dish

Add ons bought

  • Occamy Eggshells Candle
  • Alchemy Moth Mini Backpack 

A Golden Fury by Samantha Fury

Thea Hope has always longed to be an accomplished alchemist, but when her mother – and fellow alchemist – destroys their most significant work, the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, Thea is devastated and confused. 

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists. 

But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the curse – instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge to of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die.

My favourite items this month are the add-ons and the photo strip!

November Litjoy Crate

This month’s theme is Star Crossed Lovers.

Items this month:

  • The Fault in Our Stars Sticker
  • Pair of Thieves Dish Towel Set
  • Witchlight Book Light
  • The Night Circus Puzzle
  • Romeo and Juliet Wood Ornament
  • “The Curse Torments Us All” Enamel Pin
  • Photo Strip Ember in the Ashes

Add ons bought:

  • Hogwarts Literary Locations Enamel Pin

Soulswift by Megan Bannen

A dark, epic fantasy about a girl who must reevaluate everything she believes after she is betrayed adn hunted by the religion that raised her.

Gelya is a Vessel, a girl who channels the world of the One True God through song. Cloistered with the other Vessels of her faith, she believes – as all Ovinists do – that a saint imprisoned Elath the Great Demon centuries ago, saving humanity from earthly temptations.

When Gelya stumbles into a deadly cover-up by the Ovinists’ military, she reluctantly teams up with Tavik, an enemy soldier, to soldier. Tavik believes that Elath is actually a mother goddess who must be set free, but while he succeeds in opening Her prison, he inadvertently tuns Gelya into Elath’s unwilling human vessel.

Now the church that raised Gelya considers her a threat. In a race against the clock, she and Tavik must find a way to exorcise Elath’s presence from her body. But will this release stop the countdown to the end of the world, or will it be the cause of the earth’s destruction? And as Tavik and Gelya grow closer, another question lingers between them: What will become of Geyla?

This edition is signed by the author and includes original dust jacket artwork by Sophia Volovik

Kingdom of the Wicked Beacon box

In this special edition box from Beacon box, I received a signed copy of Kingdom of the Wicked with gold sprayed edges, a pin and a book sleeve with the artwork from RosieThorns88.

The gold sprayed edges are beautiful, however compared to other special editions it is not my complete favourite. I love the pin!

The book sleeve was disappointing as the art printed on the sleeve was very pixelated and not like other book sleeves with artwork I have gotten. I look forward to the art print Rosie sends with her new art for the book!

Art Prints from ACOBAF

This is some of the amazing art prints in my collection from A Court of Books and Family.

These are amazing pieces of art commissioned by ACOBAF for a wide range of fandoms form many talented artists. The following the titles of art that I have:

  • Bryce Selfie pic
  • Kaz & Inej
  • Aelin reading
  • Magnus
  • Guys Night
  • Right Kind of Witch
  • Almost Love
  • We are Fire
  • Painted Wingspan
  • Wash Away Your Sins
  • Baby Daddy
  • Best Friends
  • Caraval
  • Audrey and Thomas
  • Inner Circle
  • Serpent and Dove
  • Rowaelin

My favourites have to be Best Friends, Caraval and Audrey and Thomas. I will be sharing the book sleeves I have in future posts!

Definitely check out ACOBAF for amazing pieces of art along with other items, although they are only available in restocks.

Christmas Fablebands

This is my Christmas pre order where I purchased three stunning designs!

I purchased:

  • Winter Fae Faux Knot Headband and Scrunchie
  • A Christmas Carol Faux Knot Headband and Scrunchie
  • Northern Lights Faux Knot Headbands and Scrunchie

I absolutely love these designs and have been enjoying wearing them throughout December. Although they are more Christmas themed, I definitely be wearing them all year.

I’m now a Fablebands rep and you can use my code EMILY10 when purchasing your own headbands and scrunchies!

Pins by Erin Errands

I have a growing pin collection and these ones from Erin Errands are stunning. They are Christmas themed from some of the popular book series.

In this pin order I received:

  • Funko fanatic enamel pin
  • 6 Crows present box from the Dregs enamel pin
  • Christmas in Velaris enamel pin
  • Aeolian and Roman sweaters enamel pin
  • Serpent and Dove enamel pin

These pins are beautifully designed and are amazing quality. Definitely going to purchase any new pins that come available.

Clover Book Review

Clover is a YA fantasy novel which is written by Nicole Kilpatrick.

BLURB

When a handsome leprechaun reveals himself to Clover O’Leary on her eighteenth birthday, she is faced with three hard facts. One: he is the reason for her remarkably charmed life; Two: her luck has now taken a turn for the worse. Three: her name is a curse; a malicious gift from the powerful leprechaun who named her while she was still in the womb. 

In order to get her life back and undo the evil spell, she must travel to Ireland to seek the only creature who may be able to help: the Seelie Queen. With her intriguing leprechaun in tow, Clover crosses into the Faerie Realm, where fairies and mythical creatures abound and where finding her luck may ultimately lead to finding her love.

REVIEW

Clover is reimagines the leprechaun trope by depicting them as handsome, powerful fairies instead of the little mischievous spiriter of lore.

I haven’t read a leprechaun troupe before and I really enjoyed Clover. It had everything that I would have wanted in a book. It has adventure and love which is told in a beautiful way. It also have all the creatures that lovers of fae books have seen before.

The characters in Clover are very interesting though at times left me wanting to know more about them. The main characters are Clover and Finn though the book is centered around Clover. 

The aspect of luck is one that is something that everyone wants when everything is not going the way they want it to, something that Clover hasn’t needed to worry about.

4/5 stars

Art print September drop

I absolutely love these prints from A Touch Of Magic Designs. The artists that were commissioned are amazingly talented and can’t wait to use these in photos.

Definitely check out their etsy shop if you would like to get your own! There are amazing pieces of art being dropped each month.