Hello Readers! I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. For this evening’s blog post, I will be unboxing this month’s My Chronicle Book box Science Fiction and Fantasy box and what a box this is! As always, if you fancy grabbing a box of your own, use code MIRRORS10 for 10% off.
So, let’s start with the amazing books shall we? As always, this box contains three amazing books (Yes, you read that right, THREE books) and all of them are signed…I know right? What more could you ask for?
Book number one is Things in Jars by Jess Kidd. This is a hardback (I love a good hardback, don’t you?) and as I said, it is signed by the author herself. So what’s it about? “London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen. Anomalies are in fashion, curiosities are the thing, and fortunes are won and lost in the name of entertainment. The public love a spectacle and Christabel may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen. Things in Jars is an enchanting Victorian detective novel that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times.” Frankly, all I needed to hear was the phrase Victorian Detective Novel and I was in.
Book number 2, which is also a signed hardback, is Do you Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh: A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And six are teenagers, graduates of the exclusive Dalton Academy, who’ve been in training for this mission for most of their lives.
It will take the team twenty-three years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years spent in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always goes wrong. This one sounds genuinely exciting so I am looking forward to reading it.
Last, but certainly not least, book number three is The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan and again this one is signed (this time coming with a signed author plate): Barrie Anne Blythe and her Aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar – two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret.But two events threaten to upend their lives for ever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne’s long-lost husband – who is not quite the man she thought she married.Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves – and the child they think of as their own – from suspicious neighbours, the government and even their own family . Anyone who follows my Instagram will know I have a slight obsession with all things Witchy, so I am definitely looking forward to this one.
But there isn’t just books in this amazing box, there are also bookish goodies and what wonderful goodies they are! Along with the THREE signed books, there is also an adorable print with an inspiring quote from the legendary Stephen Hawking, “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.” Wise words indeed! There is also a very good sized fabric ‘Books are Magic’ pouch which would be perfect for cosmetics, toiletries or stationary. Lastly, there is a set of three galaxy print Wasi tapes, in blue, purple and red. These items are not only lovely on their own, but they perfectly compliment both the theme of the box and the books within it.
So what do you think of this box? Have you read any of the books? What did you think of them? Leave me a comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to keep up to date with all my latest posts. Finally, if you like the look of the My Chronicle Book Box (of which you can get a Crime and Mystery themed box or Fantasy and Science Fiction themed box) use the code MIRRORS10 for 10% off now.