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Books Illumicrate Unboxings

July Illumicrate

October 14, 2020
July Illumicrate

It's been a little while since I've ordered an Illumicrate box, but this time I did it with an ulterior motive. A dear friend of mine runs a brilliant bookish store making all sorts from pins, to resin pieces and even pin hoops and had an item in this box. I'm sure you'll spot who that is further down the page. I was very happy with the items…

Books Fairy Loot Unboxings

June Fairyloot

September 7, 2020
Fairyloot June 2020

I absolutely loved this Fairyloot box. There were so many amazing items for a few of my favourite books and also a few of my most anticipated reads. It's always exciting when we get two books as well, especially when they're this gorgeous. This month's theme was A Different Kind of Magic. I've seen this cover floating around social media but I hadn't really looked into the synopsis…

Books Wrap Ups

April Wrap Up

May 7, 2020
April 2020

This is the second part of my April Wrap up, the first focused on the books I read for the OWLs Read-A-Thon (here). I can't get over that I managed to read The Priory of the Orange Tree* this month. Look at the size of it! I mean granted I finished it at like half eleven on the 30th April but still. That's a lot of books when…

Books Fantasy Reviews

The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

May 4, 2020
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

848 pages of utter brilliance. There's a moment when reading a fantasy book that everything just clicks. You remember the characters from previous chapters and things start to knit together. Previously unrelating storylines begin to converge and it's so exciting. The Priory of the Orange Tree did just that but to a level, I've never before read. The world within this novel is unbelievably vast with so much…

Books Fairy Loot Unboxings

December Fairyloot

January 29, 2020
December Fairyloot 2019

I'm getting closer and closer to posting these unboxings on time! I'm only a month behind now. I've just received my January box and its so cute, post coming soon...hopefully. December's box was fantastic and I loved the theme too, Defying the Odds. We also received two books from Fairyloot this month, the regular hardback and an arc. I love the sound of both books and they both sound completely…