Released in Canada on March 28th, 2017, The Blood Rose Rebllion by Rosalyn Eves is a stunning debut novel from a new author. It is the thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy that promises big things – rebellion, intrigue and romance. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.
Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary. Her life might well be over. In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells. As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romani, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.
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FairyLoot is a monthly book subscription box that specializes in Young Adult Fantasy books, based out of London, England. Previous themes include Warriors and Legends (May 2017), Dreams and Wishes (April 2017) and Myths and Monsters (March 2017). Every month they have a different theme and select an exciting new title with 4-6 hand selected goodies – like book inspired teas, candles, bookmarks, tote bags, and more!
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So now, on to the exciting part – the April 2017 unboxing! The theme for April 2017 was “Dreams and Wishes”, and this box was filled to the brim with fun bookish goodies, and a newly released YA Fantasy book too! (Warning: Spoilers for box contents past this point!)
So what was in this box?
- “To the Stars” ceramic mug by @rosadil
- “Little Dreamer” tote bag by @missphi (this is easily my favourite item from this box!)
- Birthstone Notebook (the Emerald version is featured here!) by @porticodesigns
- Mini “Reverie” Candle by @merakicandles
- Dream Jar Pin by @howstoreofficial
- “Follow Your Dreams” magnet made by @fairyloot themselves!
- Spindle Fire and Hunted Postcards
- Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
So I think it’s safe to say that I absolutely adored this month’s box! Everything in it was simply perfect, and as always, the lovely folks over at Fairyloot really outdid themselves!