Happy Saturday everyone! The UK heatwave has finally hit and we are going to spend our weekends reading in the sunshine/trying to cool off next to a fan!
Before we slap on the sunscreen and head out in search of the perfect reading spot we have an unboxing for you…
This May our lovely members received a box inspired by menacing monarchs and doomed dynasties, including an emotional, compelling featured read, based on historical events (with a fantastical twist!).
Before we give the game away, let’s crack on with the unboxing…
Romanov by Nadine Brandes: A tragic family story that needs no introduction, reimagined with a fantastical twist. Magical novice Nastya Romanov is harbouring an ancient spell, which may prove her only hope at saving her doomed regal bloodline, but first she needs to escape the grasps of her captors… Prepare for unlikely alliances, magic and hope in the darkest of places.
Lost Princess candle by Flickerink: Light this sweet orange candle and imagine yourself in a palace ballroom surrounded by your royal subjects. Adorned with glitter, this exclusive candle is fit for any Grand Duchess and inspired by our favourite film adaptation of Anastasia. www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Flickerink
Bathing Jewels by Pretty Suds: Sink into a tub of pure gold (that’s how the monarchy bathe) and anoint your skin with these priceless patchouli-scented bath salts. You’ll be glowing like a tiara in no time! https://prettysuds.co.uk
Cruel Prince socks by Book Box Club: Even the Fae Prince of Elfhame gets cold feet. Keep your royal toes toasty with these exclusive socks inspired by HRH Cardan Greenbriar himself.
Evil Queen hand mirror by Lauren Kay Illustrations: Check out your royal reflection and ponder who is the fairest in the land? Well, you of course! @lkayillustrations
Books Rule pin by Book Box Club: Books that keep you up reading past your bed-time, books that take you far away from your everyday existence, books that make you howl with laughter or cry like a baby… there’s no denying that books rule our world. Don our exclusive pin, praise the paperbacks and all hail the humble hardback!
Bookish extras: Bits and bobs inspired by brilliant new reads from our buddies at HarperCollins, Chicken House and Usborne Books.
We had so much fun working with so many majestic (and super talented!) artists and crafters this month, a huge thanks to everyone who helped to make our May box awesome!
We’d also like to thank our members for sharing your unboxings with us. We feel really lucky to have so many talented photographers, bloggers and vloggers in our club and nothing makes us happier than hearing how much you’ve enjoyed your boxes!
What was your favourite item this month? Has anyone finished Romanov yet? We can’t wait to discuss it at our book group with Ndaine Brandes on 3rd July (that’s this coming Wednesday)!
We completely sold out of our May box but we do have a VERY limited selection of May box goodies up for sale in Our Shop. If you missed out head over there now and take a look. Remember, lots of our boxes sell out so to avoid missing out next time make sure you’re subscribed to our July I LOVE UK YA box. Read more about our July theme here!
Have lovely weekends everyone! Stay cool!
Lots of love, Libby & Kate xx