I received some wonderful book mail this weekend…this month’s Wildest Dreams book subscription box, the theme of which is ‘Survival September.’ This box is inspired by those nail biting Young adult stories of survival and the characters fighting their way through them. In this post, I will show you what the box contains and review each item. Let me know your favourite stories of survival in the comments and remember, if you like the box as much as me, you can use my discount code MARIE15 for 15 %.
First up, this month’s Young Adult book is That’s not what happened by Kody Keplinger. So what’s it about?
It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story–that she died proclaiming her faith. But it’s not true.
I know because I was with her when she died. I didn’t say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah’s parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight . . . but I’m not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did–and didn’t–happen that day.
Except Sarah’s martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don’t take kindly to what I’m trying to do. And the more I learn, the less certain I am about what’s right. I don’t know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up .
I haven’t read anything by this author yet, but I am familiar with her work having watched (and thoroughly enjoyed) the big screen adaptation of her debut novel The Duff. It’s the perfect choice for this month’s box and sits perfectly within its theme. The story sounds interesting and a little edgier that her other work and I am genuinely excited to read it. Keep an eye out on my blog for a review once I’ve sank my teeth into it.
Now for the bookish items within the box. Along with the novel, there is a ‘Caravel’ inspired whipped cream wash by Shimmer and Luxe. It is called ‘Exquisite nightmares and stolen dreams’ and smells like sugared almonds. I have to say, this genuinely looks and smells good enough to eat and having tested a little bit on my hands, I am super excited to lather up when I’m next in the bath…it left my hand feeling super soft and smelling like candy! Also, that colour is just divine, right
Next, there is Hunger games inspired tea by Rosie Lea Tea, which is rhubarb flavoured Japanese green tea. I am a huge Green tea drinker, and I just love rhubarb so I am particularly excited to sample this. I had the pleasure of tasting Rosie Lea tea from last month’s box and I can say their teas are just delicious! There are even some tea bags in case you prefer that method over a tea strainer, which is a detail I really appreciate.
Lastly, there is the cutest book mark featuring the most awesome Sarah J.Maas quote ever from Throne of Glass: “I can survive well enough on my own- if given the proper reading material.” Never a Truer word spoken.
The Wildest dreams boxes never let me down and as always, I am excited to read the book and I love the goodies inside! Now, for a relaxing bubble bath with my whipped body wash…