Litjoy Crate – April YA book box review: ‘Deception & Darlings’

LitJoy Crate is a book subscription box service that offers a quarterly Middle Grade box aimed at ages 8-13 and a monthly Young Adult box for ages 14 and older. This is a review for the April YA box, which includes one new release book and 2-3 themed bookish goodies.

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LitJoy Crate

Cost: $29.99 USD
Shipping Costs: $8.99 within the US, $14.99 to Canada and $24.99 internationally
Payment Method: Credit Card
Mailed Out: 20th of each month

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Booked For The Weekend – April book box review: ‘Money, Magic & Muggles’

Booked For The Weekend is an Australian book subscription box that contains a newly released book and 3+ quality bookish items.

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Booked For The Weekend
Cost: $44.95 AUD
Shipping Costs: $9.95 within Australia | $12.50 to New Zealand | $25 to America, United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden & Denmark
Payment Method: Credit Card
Mailed Out: from the 20th onward each month

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Review – ‘The Queen of Ieflaria’ by Effie Calvin

Title: The Queen of Ieflaria
Author: Effie Calvin
Genre:  Fantasy, LGBT, Romance
Date of Publication: 19th February, 2018
Page Count: 182 pages (paperback)
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)

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Princess Esofi of Rhodia and Crown Prince Albion of Ieflaria have been betrothed since they were children but have never met. At age seventeen, Esofi’s journey to Ieflaria is not for the wedding she always expected but instead to offer condolences on the death of her would-be husband.

But Ieflaria is desperately in need of help from Rhodia for their dragon problem, so Esofi is offered a new betrothal to Prince Albion’s younger sister, the new Crown Princess Adale. But Adale has no plans of taking the throne, leaving Esofi with more to battle than fire-breathing beasts.

This had a rough start and I put it aside for a long while because I wasn’t feeling it, but the allure of a f/f pairing in a fantasy setting was too much to give up on that easily, so I came back determined to continue with this and ended up really enjoying it! I’m so glad I persevered because The Queen of Ieflaria has such a good-natured humor and charm to it with an endearing ship, and I would’ve been sadly missing out.

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