There’s a new book box coming around and it’s one that, in my opinion, sounds like something that the book community needs!
Now honestly, anyone who lives a life that is full of stress would really appreciate this box. Here is a snippet of what Melanie and Sarah (the creators) are wanting to promote with their box.
Unplugged Book Box is a monthly subscription box that focuses on new release Young Adult and New Adult literature. In each of our monthly boxes, you will receive one brand new, hand-picked, hardcover book from a variety of different genres. You will also receive 4-6 high quality, literature-inspired self-care and novelty products sourced form small businesses, publishing companies, or the author.
Unplugged Book Box is also a community of book-lovers. We want to inspire you to take care of yourself through unplugging with a good book and self-care goodies.
Some items may be full size while others may be smaller. Each self-care item will tie into the month’s theme and self-care message as well as be inspired by literature and the season it is shipped.
Some of the goodies that we may include (but is not limited to): candles, shower goods & soap, tea or coffee, bath goods, lip care, skin care, journals or notebooks, mugs/travel mugs, artwork/photography, bookish novelty products, and items that inspire creativity. A majority of the items included in Unplugged Book Box are sourced from small businesses.
I really enjoy the aspect of taking care of yourself because it feels like something that is lacking lately. I’m not sure about you guys, but I feel like I’m constantly looking out for others and not taking care of myself as much. Just recently, I’ve taken more actions of trying to get back into working out and taking care of my skin. So, when I was approached to help promote the box, I immediately said yes.
For just $34.99 a month, you can go get your own box (September has unfortunately sold out) at their website here: https://www.unpluggedbookbox.com/ and if you’re a subscriber to my blog, you get a discount code as well: ABOOKISHPEACH for 15% off.
They offer a month to month price, a 3 month subscription and a 6 month subscription.
Make sure you check them out! I did not receive a box or any form of payment for this promotion, I just love the idea of their box. All I received was a discount code for you guys! So please check them out and enjoy it all!
Title: Reign of Mist Author: Helen Scheuerer Publisher Info / Release: Talem Press | September 13, 2018 Source: E-ARC from the author Rating: 5 / 5 *’s Synopsis:
The realm’s darkest secret is out.
The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.
On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.
But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.
Thank you, Helen, for sending me a free copy of your book in exchange for an honest review! If you haven’t read Heart of Mist, this review may contain spoilers.
Title: The Orphan’s Wish Author: Melanie Dickerson Publisher Info / Release: Thomas Nelson / June 26, 2018 Source: ARC from TLC Book Tours Synopsis:
Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and opposition cannot break.
Even as a child, Aladdin works hard, learning all he can from his teachers. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, he earns a position serving as the duke’s steward. But that isn’t enough to erase the shame of being forced to steal as a small child—or the fact that he’s an orphan with no status. If he ever wants to feel equal to his beautiful and generous friend Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune.
Yet once Aladdin departs, Lady Kirstyn becomes a pawn in a terrible plot. Now, Aladdin and Kirstyn must rely on their bond to save her from unexpected danger. But will saving Kirstyn cost Aladdin his newfound status and everything he’s worked so hard to obtain?
An enchanting new version of the well-known tale, The Orphan’s Wish tells a story of courage and loyalty, friendship and love, and reminds us what “family” really means.
Title: Rule Author: Ellen Goodlett Publisher Info / Release: Little Brown Books for Young Readers / September 11, 2018 Source: ARC from The NOVL Rating: 4.5 / 5 *’s Synopsis: Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.
The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.
Or rather, three unexpected options.
Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone.
Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.
Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.
When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.
Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in the first book of this sensational and striking fantasy duology.
Thank you to The NOVL for sending me this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review!
Title: Girls Made Of Snow and Glass Author: Melissa Bashardoust Publisher Info / Release: Flatiron Books Source: ARC Rating: 4.5 / 5 *’s Synopsis:
At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.
Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.
Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.
Thank you to Flatiron books for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Title: War Storm Author: Victoria Aveyard Publisher Info / Release: Harper Collins / May 15, 2018 Source: Personal Purchase from Target Rating: 3.5 / 5 *’s Synopsis:
VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.
Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven’s head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything—and everyone—in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power . . . for all will be tested, but not all will survive.
If you have not read this series, there may be spoilers! Tread carefully 🙂
Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher Info / Release: Penguin Random House / August 29, 2017 Source: ARC from Penguin Random House Rating: 4 / 5 *’s Synopsis:
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
I was given this ARC for free for an honest review of the book.