June 2018 FairyLoot Unboxing

FairyLoot is a monthly book subscription box that specializes in Young Adult Fantasy books, based out of London, England. Recent themes include “Oh So Regal” (December 2017)“Talk Faerie to Me” (January 2018), and “Save the Kingdom” (May 2018). Every month they have a different theme and select an exciting newly released fantasy novel, in addition to 4-6 hand selected goodies – like book inspired teas, candles, bookmarks, tote bags, and more!

So, how can you get a FairyLoot box of your own (because once you see the awesome books and all the awesome loot in them, I know you’ll want one too)? For more information, check out FairyLoot’s website!

AND, IF YOU DECIDE TO SUBSCRIBE? CHECK OUT MY FAIRYLOOT PAGE FOR CURRENT DISCOUNT CODES FOR 3 AND 6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTIONS!

So now, on to the exciting part – the unboxing! The theme for Junw 2018’s FairyLoot box was “Rebels in Ballgowns”! This box was inspired by stories where the main character is on a secret mission and has to dress up – think masquerade parties and elegant parties! There’s a TON of fantastic items, including a very highly anticipated new release that is getting fantastic reviews (and which won’t be released until July!) – and of course its filled with items inspired by popular YA novels, including Legendary by Stephanie Garber, The Selection by Kiera Cass, and Nevernight by Jay Kristoff!

(WARNING: SPOILERS FOR BOX CONTENTS PAST THIS POINT)

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July 2016 Reading List

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! There’s no better way to kick off the summer than in red and white, and maybe with a good book in hand?

My must reads for the first month of the summer (yay!) are:

  1. And I Darken by Kiersten White
  2. Paper and Fire: The Great Library by Rachel Caine
  3. The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
  4. Rebellion by J.A. Souders
  5. The Dragon Round by Stephan S. Power
  6. Black River Falls by by Jeff Hirsch
  7. Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy (I know, it’s not my typical read, but once you read the summary, you’ll understand!)

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And if you haven’t already read them, but you’re looking for some light summer reads, be sure to check out:

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (you can check out my review of the book here)
  2. The Selection Series by Keira Cass (you can check out my review of the book here)
  3. The Siren by Keira Cass
  4. The 100 Series by Cass Morgan (which also has a wonderful TV series adaptation, if you’re interested)
  5. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (or any book by John Green really, although this one is about a summer road trip)
  6. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
  7. The Cold Awakening Trilogy by Robin Wasserman

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And of course, let us not forget that this is the month that we finally  get the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, because we never left, not really. So mark July 31st, 2016 on your calendars, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally hitting shelves.

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The Selection Series by Keira Cass

While its a bit juvenile now, I’ve been following this series since it began, so I couldn’t just not find out how it all ended (yep, I’m that person). So, I’ll be doing a mini-synopsis and review of each of the five books in the series (excluding Happily Ever After, the novella collection, which I never did read). And hey, Moms (and Dad’s), don’t let the face-value content of this book turn you away- unlike The Bachelor (which clearly played some inspirational roll), these books are 100% PG rating approved!

The series takes place 300 years in the future in a country called Illéa (formerly the United States) which has a strict Caste system. When the Heir comes of age, a contest, called The Selection, is held to earn the right to be the next Queen (or King).  

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