Blogmas Day #13 – Book love – How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black and illustrated by Rovina Cai

Hello lovelies! Welcome to day 13 of blogmas (and happy birthday to Taylor Swift!)

I wanted to share some book mail and book love because this is my first time buying an exclusive edition and this book is too beautiful not to share.

I was on a book buying ban (still am) when I decided to splurge a little and buy this Waterstones exclusive edition of How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black when it was released on November 24th. I received it two days ago. The shipping was delayed due to Covid and the mess that is French customs; I had to call the airport, the Royal Mail and the French post service to track it down but luckily it came soon enough.

This is a small cute Cardan novella which can be read under an hour but I love these characters so much that Iā€™m dragging this a much as I can. The illustrations are to die for – Rovina Cai is incredibly talented and I like the exclusive section of the book where we get to see her drawing process. It really feels like reading an old fairytale book and I just love this with all my heart. Enough chitchat and here are some pictures of this beautiful edition.


The dust jacket is soo cute; we can see Jude with a sword, Cardan reading a book as well as and characters from the different tales.

The naked cover is just as beautiful as the dust jacket.

The spine?? Is this post just me thirsting over this beautiful edition? Yes, yes it is.

I love the gold and black colours of these editions because they go perfectly together; I am in awe to the attention to details and the quality of the drawings.

This might be my favourite page ever; One of my favourite characters ever reading?? Thank you lord.

What do you think of this edition? Let me know in the comments! xx

Karla

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