I MOVED!

Hello there guys! Should’ve made this announcement sooner – I’m sorry! Anyway i’m here to let you guys know that I MOVED… to my very own website! You can find me now at www.nikkiinwanderland.com

Thank you so much for the last 2 years (or less? i’m not really sure, lol) of following me here! It has been an amazing blogging experience and I owe it all to you. If you still want to read my random ramblings about books and whatnots then please do subscribe to the new site, I would LOVE to see you there still!

LOVE YOU GUYS!

P.s. still unsure what i’ll do with this page in the next few days, but this should be gone soon </3

 

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Top 5 Anime Shows You Need to Watch!

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Nobody’s too old for animes… I’m 20 plus years young (you do not need to know the exact) and I still watch them alright! I got no time for other’s BS telling us we should grow up, so here I am, recommending you my TOP 5 anime series or shows that you definitely need to watch before you die – well.. don’t die, but just watch these will you?

Without further adieu, here are the shows I love for you to watch IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…

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So I am starting with the feel good show and there weren’t so many anime shows that made me all giddy and light than watching Kimi ni Todoke! Okay.. it’s romance, school life, comedy kind a show and if you aren’t a fan of those STILL, go and watch it! Haha, I swear YOU.WILL.LOVE.IT!

It’s about a girl named Sawako who’s being feared by her classmates because of her appearance (and not to mention her name sounds like the well-known girl from a horror Japanese film). Rumor has it that she could see ghosts and spirits but the truth is she is only a shy girl who also long for friends and companions. Everything changes though when the popular boy, Kazehaya began talking to her. She met new friends and people also see her real personality. Soon, love blossoms for these two and it is cute AF! ooops sorry.

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Okay, watching this felt like I was transported back to high school! It makes you feel young and in love! Everything about this show is just so lovable. I watched this like a hundred times already and more marathon to come in the future! If you are down and sad and don’t know what to do with your life, watch this – then at least something in your life is good (at least for about a quarter of an hour). And I want you to be happy so please watch this okay?

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100 years before our story begins, giant humanoid creatures called Titans starts appearing and nearly wiped out all of humanity. They do not appear to need food and yet they instinctively attack and eat human on sight. Those who survived were forced to live inside three big walls – the outer called Maria, the middle is Rose and the innermost is Sheena. Fighting the Titans is the military which is divided into three branches: The Survey Corps who goes out of the wall to reclaim lands from Titans, although they were often mocked and called suicidal because of little progress and great number of death tolls; The Garrison are the ones assigned inside to keep peace inside the walls and guards civilian; last is the Military Police whose sole responsibility is to guard the Royal family.

All of what’s left of humanity managed to live at peace for at least a hundred years without even seeing a Titan until one day a Colossus Titan appeared after a lightning and breaches the outermost wall. The story then revolves around a boy named Eren and her foster sister Mikasa and their childhood friend Armin as they were forced to leave and all vowed to avenge what has happened to their home.

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I don’t think this is for the faint heart – if you don’t like shows that makes you nervous and gruesome and those that are full of deaths then I guess this won’t be your cup of tea, because this show is so full of it. I suggest you don’t get too attached to the characters because well, you’ll never know. But d*mn this show is sooooo amazing! So action packed and the story was just so well put! I swear the only thing that I disliked about this is WHERE IS THE NEXT GODD*MN SEASON?! It takes forever, I heard it’s to be released soon though.. Anyway, I’ve already read the manga. HA.

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fullmetal

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This story takes place in a world where Alchemy is the most practiced science. Alchemists with help of patterns called Transmutation Circles have the ability to create almost anything they desire, but they must provide something of equal-value in accordance with the Law of Equivalent Exchange. The only thing they are forbidden to transmute are humans and gold. The main characters here are Edward and Alphonse who lives in a rural town along with their mother and their father who later on left them for not apparent reason. A few years later when their mother died, they performed the forbidden technique of human transmutation in an attempt to resurrect her. As expected, the transmutation backfires and in law with equivalent exchange, Edward’s left leg and Alphonse’s whole body are destroyed. Edward then sacrificed his right arm to rescue Alphonse’s soul, binding it to a suit of armor with a blood seal. Their old neighbor and family friend who happens to be an automail mechanic made Edward’s arm and legs. Being skilled now in use of alchemy involving metal materials, Edward was then invited to become a State Alchemist – they are alchemist who work for the government and are automatically given the rank of Major in the military. Edward later on agreed in hopes of researching a way to bring back their bodies – especially Alphone’s.

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I actually didn’t expect that I will like this show but gods, I LOVED IT! It was sooooo intelligently written and intense and just WOW. It’s like nothing i’ve ever watched before. It will make you feel all sorts of emotions and grips you every single freaking episode. I just love it! One of the absolute bestest! I can’t recommend it enough, just watch it okay?

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fairy

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This takes place in a world called Earth-Land where places are full of mages. They form guilds to hone their magical abilities and apply them to paid job requests. A girl wizard named Lucy runs away from her wealthy home in hopes of joining Fairy Tail – a guild famous for its members’ overly destructive antics lead by Makarov. Luckily enough, she crossed paths with a member Fairy Tail, Natsu – a wizard with dragon like abilities and his cat friend called Happy who invited her to join the guild after overcoming an obstacle. They formed a team inside the guild and later on joined by Gray, whose power involves ice, and an armored wizard named Erza who is feared by many… and then their adventures begins.

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I am not a big fan of anime shows involving the use of magic but oh boy this show – I AM HOOKED. I was literally addicted and can’t get enough. This is that type of show that makes you feel proud, and your heart happy. So full of adventures and no dull moments AT ALL. Totally the bomb!

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Clannad revolves around the story of Tomoya, a high school student who does not have a very good relationship with his father. One incident that led to him dislocating his shoulders marks the even more drifting apart of their relationship. He tends to separate himself from the rest and comes home late every night which led to him being delinquent. He has a delinquent friend though named Youhei who he constantly hangs out with. At the beginning of the school year, Tomoya meets Nagisa, a year older girl but happens to be in the same year as his because she stopped during the previous year due to her sickness. She desperately wanted to join the Drama Club only to find out that the club was already inactive. Tomoya then decided to help her reform the drama club that led them to meet other people who turned out to be friends.

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To be honest, I wasn’t a very big fan of animes with this kind of drawing style, like that overly big eyes and antenna hairstyle (lol), but a random person – who I honestly forgot –  recommended this to me and told me that I will surely love it and the rest is history. I remember this being the very first anime that legit made me ugly cry. This show is deep and full of metaphors that were used so well. It stayed with me for awhile after watching it. Oh, watch the After Story too because that’s where it gets sh*tty and yet beautifully true. I swear the song will stick to you! 😀
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And you think i’ll stop there? Well, you’re wrong!

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This one isn’t actually a series – it’s a movie so I’m considering it as a bonus recommendation to you. I just can’t help not telling people about it when I have a chance, lol. And I won’t be giving like a summary because I think this is best experienced when you have no idea about it (just as I was). But I assure you – THIS IS AWESOME! The plot is uniques, the plot twist is genius.  I love it so much and I hope you will as well! It’s fairly new too!

 

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And that is it for my recommendations! Hope you watch these shows if you haven’t, and if you already have, well let’s just fangirl together! ❤

Talk to you soon!

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Illumicrate November Box Unboxing

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So thrilled that my Illumicrate November box is finally here! Can’t wait to show you guys what’s inside so let’s get straight to it!divider2

Illumicrate has one of the most gorgeous box out there because of it’s white color – which is not very common in subscription boxes:

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that is why I love taking pictures of this box ❤

I also love the new addition inside the box to keep the contents more secured!

and yessss! Illumicrate does brighten up my day :)
and yessss! Illumicrate does brighten up my day 🙂

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The first item that caught my attention is this reusable tumbler sleeve from Sparrow + Wolf.

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Book design! You could never go wrong with that! 😀

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Next item is this Aidan candle from Meraki candles..

I swear it smells amazing!! Not too strong, just right!
I swear it smells amazing!! Not too strong, just right!

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I also got this cute Evil Plans notebook from House of Wonderland:

Journaling 101
Journaling 101

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Aaaand a very stripey pair of socks from HappySocks!

Another one for a #socksunday photo! XP
Another one for a #socksunday photo! XP

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And we’ve got a few more cute extras inside the box!

Six of Crows card holder, Caraval post card and Wolf by Wolf Tattoo
Six of Crows card holder, Caraval post card and Wolf by Wolf Tattoo
Replica mini poster, Unconventional post card, and I'll be home for Christmas bookmark
Replica mini poster, Unconventional post card, and I’ll be home for Christmas bookmark
The One Memory excerpt by Flora Banks
The One Memory excerpt by Flora Banks
All the Bright Places, Holding up the Universe cards
All the Bright Places, Holding up the Universe cards

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And the most awaited item, the book inside this box is…..

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

The Diabolic is a story of the future where humanity is ruled by the galactic empire and a unique protagonist navigates a ruthless political web to protect a senator’s daughter at all costs. The gorgeous book also comes with a bookmark and a signed book plate!divider2

That is everything inside this box! Make sure to check out Illumicrate at the following links to know more about them:

Website: http://www.illumicrate.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illumicrate/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/illumicratedivider2

Happiness <3
Happiness ❤

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Klevercase Bookish Box Unboxing

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I am literally so excited to show you guys this amazing box because it is full of amazing AMAZING goodies! It felt like I am opening gifts on an early Christmas morning!

So Klevercase curated a box of bookish/literature inspired items that includes a bunch of their own products, PLUS items from Frostbeard Studio, Bookishly and MD Tea shop.

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This perfectly smelling tea bags from MD Tea is a combination of chamomile, lemon balm, rose petals, jasmine and lavender. I cannot wait to try it out soon! divider2untitledProcessed with VSCO with m3 preset

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This adorable tote bag from HomeDecorDrawing is legit in all levels!divider2frst

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Opening this little can of candle from Frostbeard felt like I was transported to the Three Broomsticks. Ahhh it smells wicked! divider2

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This framed quote from Bookishly is probably one of my favorites items in this box because it’s a perfect decor for my shelves – just sooo pretty!

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This simple yet cute (because duh, Penguins!) Christmas greeting card is also from Bookishly!divider2klever

And of course, last but most definitely not the least are items from the awesome people at Klevercase! Klevercase is a family owned business whose products are all handmade from the Manor Bindery in the New Forest, England. Here are the goodies I got from their bookish box:

A rose gold iPhone case with my initial! OMG
A rose gold iPhone case with my initial! OMG

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A Book of Spells Diary that I am so happy about!
A Book of Spells Diary that I am so happy about!

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A Tribute ereader case that is so marvelously designed!
A marvelously designed, Hunger Games inspired, Tribute e-reader case!

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And the item I am most in love with! A personalized E-reader case with my Instagram handle @alice.in.wonderbookland printed on the cover!!! <3
And the item I am most in love with! A personalized E-reader case with my Instagram handle @alice.in.wonderbookland printed on the cover!!! ❤

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And there you have it! I am so happy with everything I got and can’t wait to post a couple of pictures on my Instagram page. Do check out their Instagram accounts for more info about these companies:

Klevercase: https://www.instagram.com/klevercase/

Frostbeard: https://www.instagram.com/frostbeardmpls/

Bookishly: https://www.instagram.com/bookishlyuk/

HappySocks: https://www.instagram.com/happysocks/

HomeDecorDrawing: https://www.instagram.com/homedecordrawing/

MD Tea: https://www.instagram.com/mdteashop/

Until next time! Ciao!

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My Halloween TBR

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Hello October means HELLO HALLOWEEN READS! 😀

This is one of my most anticipated month because I get to read creepy books and watch scary movies. Lol. I don’t look like I play the part, but I actually really enjoy these kinds of things. I haven’t made a very scary TBR tho but this would probably change so let’s see, but so far, here are my October planned reads:

LaurelDoodleBorder1Processed with VSCO with p5 presetsynopsisEvie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

Credits: Goodreads.com

Note: This has been on my most anticipated reads since last year and I cannot wait to see if this will really creep me out! I’m actually starting this right now 🙂

5Processed with VSCO with p5 presetsynopsisEveryone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

Credits: Goodreads.com

Note: This will be a buddy read along with @jesyshelf and @infinitetbrlist and I am so excited. It looks really interesting!

2Processed with VSCO with p5 presetsynopsisWhen Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.

Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

Credits: Goodreads.com

Note: The moment I got this from Penguin, I am excited to read it but I never had much time. So this month, I want it to be officially part of my TBR. 

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The dying woman turned to Father Gorman with agony in her eyes. “Stopped….It must be stopped….You will….”

The priest spoke with reassuring authority. “I will do what is necessary. You can trust me.”

Father Gorman tucked the list of names she had given him into his shoe. It was a meaningless list; the names were of people who had nothing in common.

On his way home, Father Gorman was murdered. But the police found the list and when Mark Easterbrook came to inquire into the circumstances of the people listed, he began to discover a connection between them, and an ominous pattern….

Every name of that list was either already dead or, he suspected, marked for murder.

Credits: Goodreads.com

Note: I’ve made it a promise to myself that every month,  I will include an Agatha Christie books on my TBR. She has too many awesome books and I NEED to read them all!

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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the character of the vampireCount Dracula.[1]

The novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by ProfessorAbraham Van Helsing.

Credits: Wikipedia.com

Note: I haven’t really gotten around reading classics so I want to be able to fix that and I’ll probably start it with an intimidating one. lol God bless me with fast reading skills this month. 

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If I have like a change of hearts, a few more that I am considering to read are:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson;

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You by Caroline Kepnes;

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and The Shining by Stephen King.

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And that is it for my Halloween TBR. I really hope i’ll somehow stick to these! PLEASSSSE! 😅

What are YOUR choices this Halloween? Let me know!

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MyBookishCrate July Box Unboxing

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I don’t think I’ll spoil anyone with my MyBookishCrate unboxing because I’m a little late to the party. The wait is worth it though because the book is one of the many ones that I am so itching to buy. Without further adieu, let’s get to this unboxing!

Before I forget, the theme of this box is “Magic” and that’s what I literally thought when I first saw the greeting card:

Because, opening a book is magical, right?
Because, opening a book is magical, right?

Beautiful right? Again, I skip this one because I don’t like to spoil myself. Luckily, even if I am a little late in receiving this box, I wasn’t spoiled with the contents.

The first item that will caught your attention in this box is this sweet smelling Bath Bomb from WitchWoodRemedies:

I actually thought it was a fruit. Haha. But the smell... the smell guys, it's amazing.
I actually thought it was a fruit. Haha. But the smell… the smell guys, it’s amazing.

It’s heaven when you open the box actually, cause the smell almost stuck to most of the items and I am not complaining. It’s divine.

The next item is this princess-y Necklace from My Clockwork Castle:

Look at that stunning Amethyst perfection <3
Look at that stunning Amethyst perfection ❤

This box also contains this artistic Moscow Kremlin card from MyBookishCrate themselves:

Cutest thing!
Cutest thing!

You know what this reminds me of? It reminds me of my children books that pop up at random pages. It’s a bit nostalgic.

One of my fave item in this box is this pair of Pens from The Pernsnickety Co.:

It has CROWNS. How cute!
It has CROWNS. How cute!

I thought these are both pens, but one is actually a mechanical pencil – so handy! And you know how much of a pen hoarder I am so isn’t this heaven for me? IT IS!

The next item is this adorable bookmark (cause we will never have enough!) from MyBookishCrate:

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For some reason though, even though I have a ton of gorgeous bookmarks like this one, I always end up using the most randomest things I could find while I am reading. I know I’m not the only one!

And of course, we have the book. I swear guys, I really got lucky with subscription boxes these past few months. I saw a lone copy of this book at the local bookstore but I ended up NOT buying it – which is a blessing in disguise ’cause who knows i’ll receive it in this gorgeous hardcover instead! It’s The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye!

It also comes with a letter from the author and a signed bookplate! <3
It also comes with a letter from the author and a signed bookplate! ❤

And that is it guys for MyBookishCrate unboxing! Can’t wait for the August one because it’s all about Harry Potter!!! It’s gonna be epic!

Here is July box contens put together:

In love <3
In love ❤

Find MyBookishCrate at the following sites:

Website: http://mybookishcrate.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybookishcrate/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyBookishCrate

Till next time! Cheers!

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Illumicrate August Box Unboxing

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I am beyond happy to have received my August Illumicrate box this early. I usually am the last person to receive a subscription box because I live at the other side of the globe compared to where these bookish boxes usually came from, so imagine my surprise when I receive this one so early of the month – it’s unheard of!

But anyway, let’s get to the unboxing. This box literally made my day and I cannot wait to show you guys what’s inside.

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Now off to the contents:

The Golden Trio <3
The Golden Trio ❤

This is the first item in the box that caught my attention! The Trio Coasters from Taratjah Art. You know I love all things Harry Potter and this one is just sooooo lovely. I am in love with it! One of my faves in this box!

Next up is this divine smelling Drink Me Strawberry Tea from Post Tea. I swear guys, it smells amazing! I can’t wait to taste it! I hope it taste is as good as it’s smell. 😀

It's always tea time! - TRUE!
It’s always tea time! – TRUE!

I also got this Gilmore girls inspired tote which says “In Omnia Paratus” from Colorful Geekiness. I have to be honest tho, I don’t watch Gilmore girls so I cannot relate. I know, kill me. Haha

It's cute tho!
It’s cute tho!

Another item that is so cute in this box is these Colouring Quotes from Ashley Poston. They are Six of Crows and Grisha inspired (which again, I haven’t read – screw me). But they are so cute! Can’t wait to color these ones!

The details are amazing!
The details are amazing!

And now off to the books. Yes, BOOKS! ‘Cause this box got 2 in it! WHAT?! How amazing is that?!

The cover is fantastic! <3
The cover is fantastic! ❤

The first book in paperback that we have here is called The Graces by Laure Eve. It is an eerie, dark story filled with intrigue, magic and obsession – sounds really interesting! It also came with a signed bookplate, temporary tattoos and a sweet letter from the author herself, Laure.

And of course, that book that made me squeal loud enough to wake my dog:

OH. MY. GOD.
OH. MY. GOD.

Ahhhhhh! It’s Nevernight by Jay Kristoff! I wanted this book so so bad and here it is. In my hand. In a beautiful hardback. Is this real life? 😍  This is a fantasy and you know guys how much I love fantasy! When I heard about this book I am already planning to get it as soon as it’s available on our local bookstores, but here is it already. Warm in my hands.. It also comes with a signed bookplate, an art card and a bookmark!

We also some cool extras from Red Rising, A Torch Against the Night, and Unboxed:

Beautiful prints!
Beautiful prints!

Here is everything put together! I’m so happy!

Literally a box made in heaven <3
Literally a box made in heaven ❤

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And that is it for my Illumicrate unboxing guys! If you want to snag the October box, do use my code WONDER10 for 10% off your first purchase!

Check out Illumicrate at the following sites:

Website: http://www.illumicrate.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illumicrate/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/illumicrate

Talk to you soon! Cheers!nikkiPost-Divider