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 I’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
Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday created by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog and hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads(go check out their blogs; they’re amazing!). I am extremely excited for this week’s topic; I love fashion and I love books so this is basically a match made in heaven!
Nehemia Ytger from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Look at the art; need I say more? I loved the description of her hairstyle in the books and I mean, she is a queen. I would love to have a queen’s wardrobe. They could made custom pieces for me.
Jude Duarte from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Let’s be clear here: I want to be Jude. Any reason to channel her is a good enough reason for me. I love the beautiful gowns she gets to wear and her hair styled in horns is iconic.
Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Lola is a costume designer! Of course I would want to dress up as her! Her style is eccentric, daring and colorful; which is not how I usually dress but I would still enjoy dressing up as her. I really like clothes from other eras and Lola mixes them into her own style and i just like how confident she is.
Lara Jean Covey Song from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean as the cutest style ever. She’s very preppy and put together and I like all the dresses and pastel colors she wears. I would love to dress up as her! I think the movie did her justice and Lana Condor really made the style work.
Daisy Jones from Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy wears men’s button down shirts as dresses, huge and gold bracelets and earrings and is often barefoot. I like how effortless and “cool” her style is. She exudes confidence and dressing up as her would help me channel that. Fake it until you make it right?
Since Galentine’s Day (February 13th; also known as my birthday) was last week, I thought I would dedicate a post to my favourite female characters and the characters I would love to be friends with! Friendships are an important part of our lives and it is true that friends are your chosen family, it you surround yourself with the good ones.
Without further ado let’s dive into the list of my favourite female characters!
May you accomplish everything you want, may you have health, success, love (in any form) and read wonderful books!
I think 2019 was my favourite reading year yet. I have read books that have truly shaken me to my core, made me laugh and cry, made me wish the story never ended and for that I am grateful. I am going to share my list and explain in a few words why I loved them.
This is the quickest book I’ve read this year (no joke!); I already said in my Mid-Year Book Freak out Tag that The Queen of Nothing was my most anticipated book of the year. And it did not disappoint.