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September 2018 LitJoy Crate

LitJoy Crate

SEPTEMBER 2018
SECRETS & SHADOWS

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Tale of the Three Brothers Tote Bag
LitJoy Crate Exclusive

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry Potter Patronus Infinity Scarf
LitJoy Exclusive

 

 

 

 

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Zelie – Children of Blood and Bone
Jo Painter

 

 

 

 

 

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Tea Lights Set (set of 6)
LitJoy Crate Exclusive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cat Nail Decals
LitJoy Crate Exclusive

 

 

For a Muse of Fire
Heidi Heilig
A Signed Copy, LitJoy-Exclusive Author Letter, Dust Jacket, Two LitJoy Crate Trading Cards
Karon & Zuzana

 

I absolutely love all of the Harry Potter items 🙂

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Dreams & Nightmares Special Edition LitJoy Crate

LitJoy Crate

SPECIAL EDITION CRATE
DREAMS & NIGHTMARES

So, this was my test run for unboxing videos, so bare with me (it was probably horrible). I still need to work on angles and everything. However, I figured this method is a lot easier than taking pictures of each item individually. Plus, it’s always nice to see what is in the boxes early. My goal, however, is to unbox is the shortest time possible while still explaining the items. I always found that I wished unboxing videos were shorter. Let’s be real…all we really want to see is the product and not me talking!

ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be taking a break from blogging until January 2019. With that said, I will still be posting unboxing videos. Life is just busy right now and I think a break is in order. But, I’ll be coming at you all hot in 2019. Peace (kissy face).

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Waiting on Wednesday – October 17, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

The Brilliant Death

From Goodreads:

For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate.

All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they’re real.

Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have long controlled Vinalia. Four lie dead and Teo’s beloved father is gravely ill. To save him, Teo must travel to the capital as a DiSangro son—not merely disguised as a boy, but transformed into one.

Enter Cielo, a strega who can switch back and forth between male and female as effortlessly as turning a page in a book. Teo and Cielo journey together to the capital, and Teo struggles to master her powers and to keep her growing feelings for Cielo locked in her heart. As she falls in love with witty, irascible Cielo, Teo realizes how much of life she’s missed by hiding her true nature. But she can’t forget her mission, and the closer they get to the palace, the more sinister secrets they uncover about what’s really going on in their beloved country—and the more determined Teo becomes to save her family at any cost.

This is a really cool and unique thought! Shapeshifters are sweet and who wouldn’t like a book that talks about the mafia?!

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Waiting on Wednesday – October 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

The Light Between Worlds

From Goodreads:

Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.

When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.

Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boarding school, wishing for the Woodlands. Overcome with longing, she is desperate to return no matter what it takes.

Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She shields herself behind a flawless exterior and countless friends, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was.

But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.

Instantly thought of Chronicles of Narnia and I love that series.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I decided to post the first five books based upon actual length. However, the last five novels are books that felt like they took me forever to finish.

1. A Game of Thrones series, George R. R. Martin

2. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling

3. Lord of the Rings series, J.R.R. Tolkien

4. The Kinsman Chronicles, Jill Williamson

5.  The Holy Bible

6. House of Jaguar, Mike Bond

7. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Kate Summerscale

8. Dance of Thieves, Mary E. Pearson

9. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton

10. The Zookeeper’s Wife, Diane Ackerman

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September 2018 FairyLoot Box

FairyLoot

SEPTEMBER 2018
STARCROSSED SWOONS

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Exclusive Bella and Edward Candle
Nerd Poured Candles

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive Prythian Shoelaces
FairyLoot

 

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Exclusive Constellation Notebook
Read at Midnight

 

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive Dreamer Apron
Literary Life Co.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive Love Rune Enamel Pin
Fictiontea Designs

 

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive Angelic Fire Candle Matches
Fictiontea Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Swoon-worthy Postcard Set
Taratjah

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Mirage
Somaiya Daud
FairyLoot Exclusive Book, Author Letter, Signed Book, Sprayed Purple Pages

 

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Bonus items:

  • Queen of Air and Darkness Sampler
  • Tempests and Slaughter Bookmark
  • Muse of Nightmares Postcard

 

 

 

Another great box and another beautiful novel! FairyLoot is still running as my #1 Young Adult book box subscription!

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If you would like to get in on this great experience, use code IDOBELIEVEINFAIRIES for 5% off a 3 or 6 month subscription.

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WWW Wednesday – October 3, 2018

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you just finish reading? What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading:

Consumed

I am currently reading Consumed by J.R. Ward and I am really enjoying it so far!

Just Finished:

I recently finished reading The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear and Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King.

Reading Next:

Next, I will be reading Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Stacy King and Select by Marit Weisenberg.

What’s on your WWW Wednesday this week? Be sure to comment below and I’ll check it out!