As some of you may have realised, I have not been purchasing many book boxes and the main reason is I cannot afford to (damn international shipping prices!) BUT I had to make an exception for the May ShelfLove crate!
The theme was A Whole New World – which sounds magical – but what sold me was the books. Yep, TWO BOOKS and both of them with exclusive covers!
The first book was a signed copy of We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. The exclusive cover for this one is actually on the other side of the dust jacket so we get the choice of the final cover and the cover that was on the advanced reader copies. I really loved the ARC cover, so I have chosen to flip my dust jacket.
The second book was a signed copy of Romanov by Nadine Brandes. I really enjoyed reading Romanov and wanted a physical copy, so the exclusive cover and signed book option sold me on this box. The exclusive cover is much like the regular one in design except it is royal blue with foiling and embossing!
The other items in the A Whole New World box were:
- A Narnia inspired Bookmark Keeper – a frosted plastic ziplock case featuring a design by The Twinkle Canvas;
- A Portkey Water Bottle – this was designed by Blanca Montiel (@Blanca.Design) but this bottle/portkey is refusing to take me anywhere (why am I a muggle *cries*);
- A Ready Player One inspired Bookmark – this eye-catching design was done by Abbygale Malaga (@AbbyMalagaArt) and features a red tassel and a relatable quote;
- A Strange the Dreamer inspired Pin – a gold moth with speckles of blue, this gorgeous pin was designed by the Shelflove team;
- Kel and Lila Chess Pieces – the chess pieces are collectables included each month. If you get every box, you will end up with a full set. These A Darker Shade of Magic characters were illustrated by Silke Tara and, even if I cannot have the full set, they are now livening up my shelves;
- And finally, a sneak peek of The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu.
There were still a few May boxes available last time I checked, so, if the box looks like something you cannot live without, click here and order yours now!
Until next time bibliophiles!