Hi guys! I’m very excited to be a part of the Reign of Mist tour that is hosted by the author Helen Scheuerer and The Bookshelf Bitch. If you haven’t read Heart of Mist, I highly recommend a quick binge read before this beauty comes out!
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.
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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
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.
Title: The Orphan’s Wish
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher Info / Release: Thomas Nelson / June 26, 2018
Source: ARC from TLC Book Tours
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.
Thank you so much to TLC Booktours & Thomas Nelson for sending me this free copy!
Continue reading “Blog Tour | The Orphan’s Wish”
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
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.
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
Rating: 4.5 / 5 *’s
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
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 🙂