#WishlistWednesday Book Tag 6

Hi bookworms! I recently got my mail from @eviebookish (Instagram). I got a The Night Court bookish mug and it looks so amazing. Her designs are so creative and beautiful! You guys should definitely check her out. 

Here’s her society6 site: https://society6.com/evieseo

And here’s the mug I got:


So this week the things on my wishlist are bookmarks from @dreamyandco and bookish candles from @flickthewick. 


They’re all shops in Instagram and are owned by only one person, Angeline. I got the chance to talk to Angeline personally and she’s such an amazing person! She was so kind and I’m not saying that lightly. She really is.  

And her designs in @flickthewick are so amazing. They all look so beautiful and are perfect for bookish photos. 

Here’s the links of the shops:

Flickthewick: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlickTheWick

Dreamyandco: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamyandco?ref=search_shop_redirect

I especially love these bookmarks from @dreamyandco. They’re chibis that are designed by @silketara and of course Feysand!

So that’s all for this week lovelies! Thank you for reading ☺️

– Bookish_angel 🤓

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Review: The Crowns of Croswald


Author: D. E. Night

Publisher: Stories Untold Press

Published: July 21, 2017

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, YA

Synopsis:

In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… 

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic––and her life––is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever. 

An ARC package was generously provided to me by the publisher and D. E. Night. It’s such an amazing box with high quality items and my own Glanagerie 😍. 

(This review is in no way under the influence of the publisher. This is all my opinion about this book.)

Here’s my unboxing:

The box includes:

– ‘Scriven This’ newspaper

– Post card/card of a graphic art

– Glanagerie bottle

– Glanagerie instructions

– Letter

– The Crowns of Croswald book

Isn’t it amazing? 😆

To get started with my review, the writing style wasn’t really good for me. It didn’t grip me and there were some points where in I couldn’t understand what was happening. But it is very interesting and unique. 

The plot was a mix of Harry Potter and Snow White for me. If you’re looking for a replacement while in a Harry Potter hangover. There’s a lot of magic and the theme is in a school of magic like Hogwarts. The names of the classes and professors are also Harry Potter like.  

Although it seemed a bit vague in describing the characters. Like I couldn’t really picture how Ivy looked like and how the setting looked like 😕. 

There wasn’t really a romance. But like the Harry Potter series, it was all about adventure and magic. 

Book cover: 4/5

Writing style: 3.5/5

Romance: 3.5/5

My overall rating: 3.5/5

I highly recommend this to those who are a fan of Harry Potter. Because of the fantasy school theme of this book along with magic, this book is perfect for Potterheads. And the plot is also for fantasy readers so you better check this book out!

– Bookish_angel 🤓

#WishlistWednesday Book Tag 5

Hi guys! So this week the thing in my wishlist is the September Fairy Loot box. Their theme for this month is ‘All That Sass’ and from that title alone I’m swooning 😍. 

Here’s their description for the box:

Do you love sassy characters? Characters that make you laugh out loud? Characters that are full of spirit and are cheeky, lively and bold?

The September ‘All That Sass’ box is inspired by our favourite sassy characters in YA! You can expect items themed on a certain blue eyed shadowhunter in The Infernal Devices, a certain high warlock in The Mortal Instruments, a blonde haired assassin in Throne of Glass, a green eyed demi-god in Percy Jackson, a sassy prince and captain from The Grisha Trilogy, as well as a couple more sassy characters that we’ll hint to in social media posts… 

The book we’re featuring is full of sassy characters, adventure, evil witches, ghosts, high stakes and has some fantastic plot twists! We read this book in one sitting – it simply blew us away! It will come with a signed bookplate and letter from the author, and the FairyLoot edition will have EXCLUSIVE FOILING on the title of the cover! That’s right, only the FairyLoot edition will have this – the standard edition won’t!

Doesn’t it sound amazing? I’m so tempted to buy if only I had the money 😭😭😭. 

Fairy Loot is a monthly subscription box that contains a book and other bookish merch. It’s a mystery box so you din’t know what’s inside. Their boxes are always amazing with highly quality products that are perfect for #bookstagram.

Check out Fairy Loot here: https://www.fairyloot.com

There’s a 70% chance that I won’t be able to get this box because of lack of funds which is so sad. But good news is I finally got my mail from @designsbytheia (Instagram)

Here’s a bit of a not high quality photo of them hanging in my bookshelf. They look so amazing in real life 😍😍😍


They’re chibis that are designed by @silketara in Instagram. Check her out! She makes amazing and really cute chibi arts and I’m obssessed with them!

That’s all for this week bookworms! Thanks for reading ☺️. 

– Bookish_angel 🤓

Review: Flame in the Mist


Author: Renee Ahdieh

Publisher: Putnam

Published: May 16, 2017

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Romance, YA

Synopsis:

The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.

So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires. 

First off this book was amazing. The writing style was incredible which is to be expected from the author. At first I was intimidated because I’m not really a fan of Mulan and Japan but then the story was amazing. 

As I read throughout the book it gave me a lot of feels and it got better and better. I didn’t really enjoy it at first but as I continued to read, I fell in love with the plot and the characters. 

I read this in one day! 😆

Don’t let the feudal Japan theme of this book hinder you from reading it. I almost didn’t read this book because of that but the story is really great not to read it. 

The romance was present although it came full blown by the end of the book. Okami wasn’t much of my book boyfriend type but I did enjoy the romance in this book. 

The plot twist was amazing. Although this book came a bit slow but I enjoyed it. It definitely needs more explanation because of the family plot stuff but overall it was good. 

Book cover: 5/5

Writing style: 4/5

Romance: 4/5

My overall rating: 


I highly recommend this to those who are a fan of retellings and fierce and strong woman lead characters. Also to those who enjoy a good historical family drama in the plot. 

– Bookish_angel 🤓

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#WishlistWednesday Book Tag 4


Hi guys! So this week I’m obssessed with Silketara’s designs. She has an Instagram (@silketara) and she draws chibi bookish characters and I’m addicted. 

I currently want to get my hands on these bookmarks from @designsbytheia in Instagram. They also have an Etsy account. 

Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/designsbytheia

Here’s some of their products that I want:

I love how expressive these drawings are 😍. 

Speaking of Silketara, she also has these designs for The Mortal Instruments series and I want those too! 😍


They’re only available in the Philippines from @idlestuff on Instagram. Don’t forget to use my rep code: IDLEVIV5 for a 5% off!

Don’t they look amazing? 😍

That’s all for this week bookworms! Thank you for reading ☺️. 

– Bookish_angel 🤓

Review: Air Awakens


Author: Elise Kova

Publisher: August 27, 2015

Published: Silver Wing Press

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Romance, YA

Synopsis:

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined. 

A brief concept of this book is that it has elemental magic and there’s the idea of sorcerers who has elemental powers. 

The writing style of this book was amazing. I loved it from the first page and it didn’t waste anytime getting into the characters. The main love interest and character in this book, Aldrik Solaris, was immediately introduced and the story wasn’t dragged out throughout the book which is what all books should be. 

The romance progressed throughout the book but it wasn’t full blown which means that there’s more to expect in the second book which is great because it keeps readers on their toes and the anticipation of the full blown romance is part of the swoon in this book. 

I got hooked because of the romance. Aldrik is definitely book boyfriend material. He can be second to Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury. I loved their romance and I got hooked by the fantasy in this book. 

The elemental magic of this book isn’t one of those typical ones, in my opinion. This book is unique in its own way and I definitely enjoyed it and I’ll definitely read the next books. 

Book cover: 4/5

Writing style: 4.5/5

Romance: 4.5/5

My overall rating: 

 

I highly recommend this to those who love fantasy books. This is definitely a must read and Aldrik is definitely someone to look forward to. I read this book because I heard that the fantasy and the romance was great and it does not disappoint. 

– Bookish_angel 🤓

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#WishlistWednesay Book Tag 3


Hi guys! So this week I’m not really looking forward to buying anything because I already bought some books and bookish merch recently. 

One of them are woodmarks from Ink & Wonder designs. They make amazing bookmarks made of wood and the quality and design is amazing. 

My money just went straight to their shop when they announced their one year anniversary sale. You get one woodmark for free when you buy two and who could say no to that? 😍

(Sale ends on July 31!)

Here are some of the woodmarks I got from them before,


Here’s their website if you want to check them out! https://www.inkandwonder.com.au

Other than that I also recently purchased a mug from Evieseo. She’s an amazing bookstagrammer and an artist and I love her designs. 

Check out her Instagram @eviebookish and also her Society6 shop where she sells bookish mug, pillows, phone cases, wall clocks, art prints, and more! 

Here’s her Society6 shop: https://society6.com/evieseo

As for books, I recently purchased Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and I’m looking forward to reading it before starting The Dark Artifices. 
That’s all for this Wednesday lovelies. Thank you for reading! ☺️

– Bookish_angel 🤓