Fifty different packages of book mail.
Seriously, Black Friday did me in, y’all. I’m deeply ashamed of my choices.
- The Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
GOD, these colored pages just kill me with aesthetic dreams.
Also, I’m assuming we all agree this was perhaps the most talked about duology of 2016.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. The gripping Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom duology, by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo, is now available in a stunning hardcover boxed set.
Follow Kaz and his crew into a world of magic and mayhem as they attempt to pull off—and survive—the job of a lifetime.
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A recommendation from one of my favorite followers on Instagram. I should’ve picked this one up on my own, but I was kind of tedious because I read More Than This by Patrick Ness and hated it… so. I have higher hopes for this one.
This is the special movie tie-in collector’s edition, if you were wondering why it looked a little bit different. It’s such a beautiful book, I flipped through it for a little bit and fell kind of in love.
A deluxe hardcover edition of Patrick Ness’s masterpiece features the entire illustrated novel as well as more than one hundred pages of extraordinary film-inspired content.
To celebrate the release of Patrick Ness’s acclaimed novel as a feature film, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, this gorgeous special edition of A Monster Calls includes Jim Kay’s original illustrations as well as a comprehensive bonus section featuring:
* enlightening new essays by the author (who also wrote the screenplay)
* interviews with the director, cast, and crew
* stills from the movie
* exclusive behind-the-scenes content
* previously unpublished early sketches by the illustrator, whose artwork inspires animated scenes in the film.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
I ALSO got Minerva’s Funko Pop! Vinyl, which I’m in love with. She’s so cute and annoyed.
I know, I know, I can’t believe I didn’t own these either.
Do you spot baby Minerva?? She’s so cute.
- Cam Girl by Leah Raeder
Okay, so Leah Raeder is actually transgender, and he now goes by Elliot Wake. I fell in love with Elliot’s work when he released Unteachable, which was just outrageously good. In an era of really cheesy romances that you can get through in a day, it was such a breath of fresh air. He knows how to do relationships that don’t need conflict in order to be interesting, in order to keep the reader around.
I just remember being really impressed, and I read it a long while ago.
Plus, what a huge deal to come out as transgender, do the transformation, and continue putting your creativity out into the world under a new name and identity. I’m deeply impressed and excited to read more of his work. He has a new book coming out, Bad Boy, in 2017, and I believe you can visit his Instagram and enter his giveaway for a signed copy.
Please support this amazing person and read one of his novels.
Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend—and sometimes more—Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart.
Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.
Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone.
She’s got nothing left to lose.
So when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.
It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they chat intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision: she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question:
Can we meet IRL?
Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that will bring back a ghost from her past.
Now Vada must confront what she’s been running from. A past full of devastating secrets—those of others and those she’s been keeping from herself…