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BOOKS ¦ Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Name: Wintersong
Author:S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Titan Books
Date Published: February 2017
Rating: 3/5

The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride....All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They've enraptured her mind and spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesel can't help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds--and the mysterious man who rules it--she soon faces an impossible decision. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
- From Goodreads.
Wintersong had beautiful use of language, with incredible descriptions that immersed you in the world a…

UNBOXING ¦ Illumicrate: Saints & Scars - The Grishaverse Edition Volume 2

Last year I got the Illumicrate Magic & Mayhem - The V.E. Schwab Edition box and really loved it, so when they announced they were doing their second Grishaverse box in celebration of the release of King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, I decided to order it, and I definitely do not regret it!I've listed each item below, with a picture and link to the designer or shop that each item was made or designed by (although all of the items were exclusive to the box which is always great in a book box).

Nikolai Lantsov calendar, artists credited it pictures above.

Grishaverse enamel pin set, by Fable & Black.

Ravkan Myths layered candle, from Flickerink.

Socks, by Fable & Black.

Sunburst pouch, by Fable & Black.

Nikolai plush, by Illumicrate.

Mug, by Fable & Black.

Hand fan, by Stella Bookish Art.

Grisha women bookmarks, by Monolime.

Fox blanket, by Yoshi Yoshitani

Book sleeve, by Chatty Nora.  <

BOOKS ¦ Review: Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Name: Fire & Heist
Author:Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date Published: 2018
Rating: 4/5

Slight spoiler warning for this review! 

Leading your first heist is a major milestone in Sky Hawkin’s family—even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated—especially when you’re a wyvern, a human capable of transforming into a dragon.
Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky’s mission uncovers deep secrets about the mother who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family’s wealth and rank in their community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist—and get back the people she loves in the process. But instead, she ends up discovering a dark truth about were-dragon society—a truth that is more valuable and da…