Shelflove Crate – March 2018: Fiery Redheads

Shelflove Crate is a YA book subscription box that is “specially assembled with a newly released Fantasy or Sci-Fi YA book and 3 or more theme-based items”


Shelflove Crate
Cost: $29.99 USD
Shipping Costs: $7.99 for US, $14.99 for Canada and $22.99 worldwide
Payment Method: Credit Card
Mailed Out: from the 20th onward each month

I’m really impressed with how quickly this was delivered to me in Australia! It was shipped on the 19th and arrived a week later on the 26th! Considering how our own Australia Post takes a week just to ship something from one state to another, that’s ridiculously efficient. :O

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ARC Review – ‘The Duke of Ruin’ by Darcy Burke

Title: The Duke of Ruin
Author: Darcy Burke
Genre:  Romance, Historical
Date of Publication: 27th March, 2018
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)


With her betrothal to a duke in tatters and scandal imminent, Diana Kingman has two choices: live in certain ignominy or flee into obscurity. Diana wants solitude. She never wished to wed in the first place. However, her father will stop at nothing to betroth her to one of the finest titles in the realm…no matter how loathsome the bearer. Escape is Diana’s only option, and she’ll pay any price to achieve freedom.

Universally blamed for the death of his wife and unborn child, Simon Hastings doesn’t dispute his guilt over an accident he cannot even remember. He hasn’t had a drink since, nor a moment’s peace. Determined to be a better man, Simon rescues a young woman in need—only to be accused of kidnapping. They must marry to save him from prison. But how can a man haunted by the love he lost and a woman afraid to get too close find happiness together?

After being unable to finish a different regency romance, this was a wonderful change! It’s the first book I’ve read by this author, but it certainly won’t be the last! I love this sub-genre, but sometimes I hit a streak of poorly written novels with shoddy characterization and think that maybe I need to move on, then I’m lucky enough to happen upon a gem like The Duke of Ruin that re-establishes my faith and optimism. I raced through this over the weekend due to the heartily entertaining story-line and endearing characters.

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Frankly Fictional – March 2018 Bookish Box: ‘Happily Ever After’


Frankly Fictional is an Etsy shop that sells handmade soy candles and, starting in January this year, has been offering limited edition boxes that contain candles and assorted bookish goodies.

Frankly Fictional
Cost: $37
Shipping Costs: $17 within Australia
Payment Method: Credit Card or Paypal

Note: if you check them out on instagram and look up their reps, you can usually find a discount code for 10% off.

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