The YA Chronicles Obsidio Limited Edition Box

Hello Book Lovers,

This month Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman’s book Obsidio was released. Obsidio is the final book in the Illuminae series, which has become one of my favourite series.  When I found out The YA Chronicles decided to bring out a limited edition box for Obsidio I jumped on it. The YA Chronicles are an Australian based company who have created book boxes that are sent out each month. Each month has a theme and the items in that box reflect that and each box has a new release book and other bookish goodies inside. I have been getting The YA Chronicles boxes for a while now and love what is in them so the idea of a box dedicated to Obsidio had me very excited.

Now before reading on I will be showing what I got in my box so if you have one on the way or want to order one (they only have the ones with the goodies, not the book left for sale) maybe skip this part.

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My box came with the Obsidio and a signed bookplate with both author’s signatures on it as well as five other goodies.  The first thing I noticed in the box was a custom book sleeve made by Between the Pages. I was in love with the book sleeve straight away, the galaxy print used was amazing. The second thing I noticed was a custom candle that smelt amazing made by The Book Hangover. 20180328_020816

The next item I pulled out was a custom bracelet made by Charmed Fiction, which fits amazing and I love the two charms on it. The second to last item I pulled out was a little envelope with art prints of the characters in the series created by Megan Jeong. The last item was a paper rose that was made out of pages from Illuminae created by A Little Touch of Books.20180328_020953.jpg

I was so happy with what I got in my box like I always am with all their boxes and I am already using the goodies. Anyone who loves books and other bookish goodies should go over to The YA Chronicles page and look at getting a box you won’t regret it.

Well, I am going to go enjoy my Easter long weekend with a good book. What is everyone else doing for the Easter long weekend? I would love to hear all about it.

Bye, for now, book addicts 🙂

 

What I Read for ReadByZoes Readathon

Hello, Again Book Lovers,

I just realized I never posted what I read for ReadByZoes readathon which I took part in on the 3rd of March. I posted a blog talking about my TBR for the readathon and I had 5 books on my list to try and get too. I knew I probably would only get to a couple of them but I want to make sure I had some spares on there just in case I didn’t feel like reading a certain one on the day.

I stayed up for 20 hours of the 24 and I have to say by the end of it my eyes hurt so much. I didn’t help that I was sick and should have been sleeping. In saying that I did manage to read 4 out of the 5 books I had on my TBR which I was really happy with. The books I read were as followed.

  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire pgs.189
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire pgs. 174
  • Three’s a Charm by Robyn Peterman pgs.204
  • Forbidden Temptation by Teresa Gableman pgs.185

Total Pages Read: 752

I am really happy with the number of pages I read considering I was unwell at the time. All the books were part of a series I had been reading before the readathon and I enjoyed each book that I finished.

I am really glad I could finally take part of one of the readathons and I can not wait until the next one. Did anyone else take part? and what did you read if you did?

Goodbye, for now, fellow book lovers.

 

I got to meet Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Hello, again Book Addicts,

Last night I was lucky enough to meet Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for their tour of Obsidio. As I live in Adelaide we get very little Authors touring here so when I saw that they were I jumped on it. Even though I have been a huge reader I am sad to say this is the first book signing I have been to. I am so glad that this was my first one because it did not disappoint. Amie and Jay are so engaging and incredibly funny even after a long night they still managed to be so incredibly friendly. Even my husband who has not read the books enjoyed listening to them speak and decided on reading them because of what they said, even though I had been begging him to read them for over 8 months.20180308_214746.jpg

The Illuminae trilogy had me addicted from the start and I am so sad to see it ending, so much so that I am scared to read the last book because I am not ready for it to be over. At the same time, I want to read it all tonight because I need to know what happens next. Anyone who has not read this series needs to get onto it asap. Illuminae is the first book in the trilogy and you can find out more about the book using the link above.20180309_003841

This experience was amazing and I really hope they come back to Adelaide again when they release their new series together. It was also really amazing to see so many different age groups be so excited about the same book, it shows how great a trilogy it really is.

I am off now to start reading Obsidio, what is everyone else reading at the moment?

Links to where to buy the books below.

Book Depository

Dymocks

QBD

Booktopia (this has signed copies of Obsidio for sale)

 

Why I Started Reading

Hello to a new week,

I thought I would do something different for this blog and let you know what got me into reading. Reading is something I very much enjoy to do but it has also been a place I can escape to when things are stressful or scary. I never was into reading as a young child, it wasn’t till I was 12 and I started noticing how my family did not act like a normal family. I should add I grew up in a house where drugs and alcohol were used on a day to day basis and abuse happened verbally and physically.

When I started noticing this and realizing it was not normal and books became a new escape for me. I started reading The Baby Sitter Club books by Ann M Martin and Paul Jennings. I had so many of those books and always had my head in a book once I started reading. Since that moment books became a big part of my life and I have used them in the same way as I did back then even as a 33-year-old woman.

My life has not been easy and I know if it was not for my love of books I do not think I would have survived a lot of my hardships. I am so grateful I found books I loved when I was a child and I found a healthy way of coping with my family situation.

You are probably wondering why I am sharing such a personal story and the reason is I want anyone who reads my blogs to know who I really am and I want people to trust that this blog is a safe place to talk about books and what they mean to you. I also want my readers to know if you are going through hard times to find something you love doing so you can get through those moments. Mine just happened to be a book and I am sure others have found books to help them too.

I hope you all are having a great start to the week and I would love to hear what got you into reading.

My March TBR

Hello, again Book Addicts,

March is here and I decided to start the month off right with my TBR list. I already have 5 books for this month that I have posted about for my Readathon by Zoe post so I won’t add them but I do have other books as well as those I want to read.

To start with I have 2 books I need to complete that I have already started. These books are,

  • The Break by Marian Keyes
  • I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

The books I want to start and finish are,

  • Everlife by Gena Showalter
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
  • Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

I am hoping I can get to all these plus the ones for the readathon. At the end of the month, I will let you lovely readers know how I went and what I thought of the books I read.

Who else has a monthly TBR? and what do you plan to read this month? I would love to hear back and see what everyone else is reading.

I hope everyone is having a great night (it is night time in Australia) or day depending on where you are from.