★★★★☆ Janna has lived her entire live trying to find moments to escape the confines of her close minded village, especially in the last year when she's been grieving. Only in the woods and under the stars does she feel free and at ease. But when the sky turns read warning the people of Skane that there's a plague coming, Janna is forced to flee her village when fin fear they turn against her to try and save themselves..
★★★★★ Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have enough space within them for an extra spirit. Makepeace has had to learn from a young age to defend herself against these spirits, but one dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. With a spirit inside her she has to escape the grasp of her father's powerful ancestors, all in the middle of a war town country.
After I got the March box, and I found out the next box would be Celtic/Norse mythology themed, I simply had to have it. The theme was "Whimsical Journey's" and it was described as being perfect for people who love The Hobbit and that's just my jam. And it was pretty great. So here's my review of it 🙂
Wing Jones tries to be unobtrusive, invisible, letting her perfect, golden-boy brother take the spot light. Till he does something terrible and selfish, and leaves Wing and the rest of her family (her mom, a grandma from Ghana and grandma from China) scramble to pick up the pieces. In the aftermath of this terrible thing, which weighs heavy on every family member, Wing learns to know her own strengths and discovers a talent for running she never had. With this new found gift, she tries to save her family from ruin, all the while dealing with her feelings for her brother's best friend. No longer can she hide, now she has so step up and become who she really is, but luckily she has her dragon and lioness to help her.
As a present to myself (which is in February) I decided to order a book box from some book box company. I'm fairly new to this side of the book community, and had to search and compare for a long time, but finally I decided on the Fairyloot box.
★★★★☆ Sorrow lives in a country that is in perpetual mourning, following the laws her grief-stricken chancellor father put in place eighteen years ago, after her brother and mother died. Together with the vice-chancellor she covers for her father who isn't fit to govern a country, but at night she seeks solace in the arms of a boy she will never be allowed to have. Sorrow still hopes to one day get away from this life, but when her father worsens it becomes apparent she might never be able to..
★★★★★ For as long as she can remember, Frances has wanted to get into Cambridge, and to achieve that goal she has turned herself into a study machine. Every day she studies and works hard and gets good grades, and at night she draws fan art of her favorite podcast, Universe City. But lately she doesn't really remember why she wants to go to university at all. Still, that's the thing to do right? That's the goal. So she works. But when she finally meets the Creator of her favorite podcast, she slowly starts to realize that maybe school isn't the only thing in life.
★★★★☆ One the island of Skane, the Goddess sends the people messages through the color of the sky. If it's green, all is well, blue means a storm up ahead, but red, oh, red means danger. Terrible danger. The last time the sky turned red, was the night Ósa was born and a fever outbreak swept over Skane, killing dozens and dozens of people, incluing Ósa's mother. Now, seventeen years later, the sky bleeds red again, and the people of Skane need to find a way to stop the next plague.