world of wizardry box

World Of Wizardry by Geek Gear is a Harry Potter themed monthly subscription box that is priced at $19.99 pounds per month and allows you to choose your house and shirt size

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Dementor Harry Potter mug

world of wizardry box

Philosophers Stone Key shirt

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Silicone Frog molds, so you can make your own chocolate frogs!!

world of wizardry box

House themed bands

world of wizardry box

Lunchbox, I’ll be using this as a home for my bookmarks

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House themed notebook

world of wizardry box

Art print exclusive to Geek Gear

 

Really happy with this first box, the mug and the chocolate frog mold were favourites of mine. Very excited to create my own frogs! Or fancy ice … the only thing I think I’ll struggle to find a use for is the band.

fandom of the month club

Fandom of the Month Club is a monthly subscription box that sends 3-4 fandom inspired jewelry items each month. It’s $13 per month + shipping, and it’s always a surprise fandom.

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This month theme was Zelda, here is the cute little case that holds all your jewelry

fandom of the month club

Here is the magnet for this month, featuring Navi’s quote which gave me childhood nostalgia real bad

fandom of the month club

Triforce Stud Earrings, these are cute and most likely only Zelda fans will know what your wearing

fandom of the month club

Triforce Hylian Shield Ring, I thought this was really cool and though it’s a little big for me will look great in some bookish photos

fandom of the month club

Rupee Bracelet, carry Zelda currency on your wrist

fandom of the month club

Zelda Ocarina of Time Necklace, wow! this is crazy cute and significant, it features the buttons you press to play Link’s Ocarina!

So I have to say I’m super impressed with my first box, Zelda isn’t my favourite fandom but I played it when I was younger and this box was a nice walk through memory lane. Plus all of the jewelry is insanely cute and wearable. My favourite items this month were the magnet and the rupee bracelet

american gods american gods

Genre: Fantasy/Mythology
Page Count: 704  pages

“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.

Neil Gaiman

All Shadow wanted was to quietly do his time in prison and then continue his life with the woman he loves. American Gods follows Shadow, a recently released prisoner as he discovers things he never thought existed. Gods who co-exist among us on earth because people have believed them into reality.

As far as books go, it couldn’t be more up my alley, mythology? check, fantasy? check, twist and turns that consistently delight and surprise you? Triple check.

Neil Gaiman excels at telling not just one story, but multiple stories, filled with unique and intriguing characters which prevent you from ever wanting the story to end. It’s not a simple story and you may as well go along for the ride just like Shadow does and prepare yourself for all the feels.

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”

I find it hard to place this book in just the fantasy genre because the fantasy is so closely intertwined with horror and mystery throughout.

I read the 10th Anniversary extended edition of the book and I honestly can’t imagine any part of it being left out of the original, every chapter of this book comes together to create an extraordinary tale. I can’t tell you how many times while reading I gasped aloud because of twists and characters that end up connected or end up meeting.

American Gods is the kind of book that makes you fall in love with every element of the story and I can’t wait to read more of Neil Gaiman’s work, this book has easily taken up a spot as one of my favorites.

“People believe, thought Shadow. It’s what people do. They believe, and then they do not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjuration. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe; and it is that rock solid belief, that makes things happen.”

RATING:

★★★★★

P.S Was anyone reminded of Supernatural while reading it? Especially the Gods existing because enough people believed in them? And the American road trip vibes

If you want to purchase the version with this amazing cover and illustrations, here is the Book Depository link 🙂

cujo

cujo

Genre: Horror/Suspense
Page Count: 432  pages

“It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog. He had tried to do all the things his MAN and his WOMAN, and most of all his BOY had asked or expected of him. He would have died for them if that had been required.”

Stephen King

Oh, Stephen, you master of suspense you.

Today I am reviewing Cujo, a book where man’s best friend turns into his worst nightmare, and a beloved neighborhood dog turns into a vicious beast.  King pulls you into the story by a beautifully written set up of the characters intertwined in the story.

I must admit I was apprehensive about a book starring a dog gone wild and was worried that was all there was to it, I’m very glad I was proven wrong. King pulls you into the story through a beautifully written set up of the characters intertwined in the story. That was one of my favourite parts of the book, it’s slow burn set-up.

“…it was amazing, wasn’t it, how bad you could hurt when there was nothing physically wrong.”

At the climax of the book when Donna and Tag are trapped in the car I was filled with very strong horror movie run-run-run vibes and felt very on edge until the end.

Cujo is rather hard to review because it’s oddly difficult to describe, it’s a book that seems simple, but actually, has a depth to the storyline that I didn’t expect, and is a lot more than it appears on the surface.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, it’s a classic King and after finishing I was left thinking about it the rest of the night.

RATING:

★★★★☆

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, here is a link: Book Depository 🙂

in a dark dark wood in a dark dark wood

Genre: Thriller/Psychological Thriller
Page Count: 470 pages

Picture unexpectedly being invited on the weekend away for a friend’s hens night, only you haven’t seen or spoken to this friend in ten years, and you have no idea why you were invited. Not only that, but the destination is a glass house in the middle of the English countryside. It’s bound to be awkward but what if it’s more than that?

This is what the main character Leonora experiences in the book, and it’s just the tip of the ice burg. The book switches perspectives from the present, when Leonora wakes up in the hospital, injured and with no idea how she got there, to the tale of what transpired on the weekend away.

The way Ware draws you into this story is brilliant, you are hooked into the story right from the start, and your mind is questioning the events as the main character is. I found the build up was also extremely well timed, not too slowly drawn out and not revealed too early. Ruth has nailed the timing on this one.

Reading this at night made me need turn on all the lights when I went to the bathroom … just the kind of scare I like from my thrillers!

I won’t reveal too much, as I don’t want to spoil the book, but I will say that I honestly could not put it down without finding out what the conclusion would be and the answers to all the secrets that Leonora reveals and discovers.

I am definitely going to pick up more of Ruth’s books in the future as this is already one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.

RATING:

★★★★☆