It’s never too late to hint at what I want for Christmas, is it? I hope not! Besides, my family never manages to finish celebrating on December 25th, I’ve had late presents arrive in mid-January before (and since my birthday is in February…..). Even so, I might just “gift” these spectacular books to myself, if no one else gets there first.
If you’re looking for Christmas THEMED books, not just books that I want for Christmas, then you ought to check out my post Christmas Books for All Ages
by Margaret Rogerson
Good morning everyone and happy Friday!!!!! Today for #darkfaesbookrecs I’m featuring An Enchantment of Ravens by @margaret_rogerson!!! . This is an adventurous story with intriguing characters and beautiful writing! I loved the romance and the World was so captivating!!!! I’m a little sad that it’s a stand alone because I would like more set in this world but everyone there way I’m excited to see more from the author! If you like YA fantasy try this one out! . This book along with the stunning quote card were included in the October @shelflovecrate Box! I believe there are still a few December Timeless boxes left and you can use code DFT10 to get a discount on your box! . The gorgeous candles are from @wickandfable use code DFT10 for a discount! . #anenchantmentofravens #margaretrogerson #fantasy #lifestyle #teatime #bookstagram #bookrec #bookish #homedecor
A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.
Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
by Laura Sebastian
When I got this necklace from @happinessbtq I immediately had to pair it with #AshPrincess I absolutely loved this book! Head over to @happinessbtq for great gift ideas and you can save using myfriendsarefiction ⚜️⚜️⚜️ Thanksgiving is always at my house so I’ve been cleaning, cleaning. It’s amazing the layers of messy in my house. 😰 For those that celebrate Thanksgiving where do you celebrate? ⚜️⚜️⚜️ #happinessboutique #jewelry #necklace #womensfashion #yalit #bookish #igreads #ilovebooks #readersofinstagram #bookstagrammer #jewelrygram #bookishfeatures #yalit #fantasy #laurasebastian
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
by Jessica Cluess
I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?
When Henrietta Howel is forced to reveal her unique power—the ability to control flames—to save a friend, she fears she will be executed. Instead, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers and declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?
by Leigh Bardugo
Hey everyone!! Our review of The Language of Thorns is up! (Link in the bio) little spoiler- we LOVED IT SO MUCH! So if your thinking about reading it or just curious to see what I (Star) thought of the stories then go check it out ☺️PS I had to show off my STUNNING @fairyloot exclusive cover and post cards, so pretty 😩 . . Day 20 of #frenchiefantasydecember – Books you would gift
Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.
Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange―to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.
This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.
by Julie C. Dao
I’ve been so busy that I forgot to tell you… I’ve been chosen to be a @fairyloot rep again! 🤗💥💪🏼 • I’m so excited. I love FairyLoot boxes, they’re always packed full of amazingness. 🧚♀️ • This is actually the October box which I bought before I was chosen as a rep. The Villainous theme called to me and I couldn’t resist the exclusive edition of The Language of Thorns. 😍 • So let’s break down this Unboxing! 🧚♀️ Feature Book: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao… with letter, signed book plate, and accompanying bookmark and art print. 🧚♀️ 2nd Book: The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, Exclusive cover with red foil. 🧚♀️ Maleficent Candle, Exclusive 🧚♀️ “Darkness” Pocket mirror, Young Elites by @littleinklingsdesign 🧚♀️ Drink Coaster, Moriarty inspired by @eviebookish 🧚♀️ Art Print inspired by Sebastian Morgenstern (TMI) by @eviebookish 🧚♀️ Death Eater Pin, exclusive from House of Wonderland 🧚♀️ Extra: Language Of Thorns Art Cards 🧚♀️ Extra: Night Of Cake and Puppets Art Print • I freaking love @fairyloot! And if you want to sign up for one yourself you can use code LLAMA5 for 5% off a 3-6 month subscription. These boxes sell out wicked fast. The only sure fire way to get one is to sign up for a subscription and be automatically locked in for a box once it goes live. Be aware that when you sign up now it may be for a box starting a couple months in the future. That’s how popular they are. 🧚♀️ • • • #fairyloot #bookfairy #booknerd #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #thelanguageofthorns #leighbardugo #forestofathousandlanterns #juliecdao
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her.
Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.
by Kendare Blake
Happy Saturday, everybody 💜 . #QOTD Have any good reads lined up for the holidays? . I'm currently reading Everless and loving it so much! 💜 . . #bookstagram #bibliophile #kendareblake #bookdragon #addictedtobooks #bookaddict #bookworm #bookishmerch #booknerd #booklover #lovebooks #amreading #bookstagrammer #booknookstagram #bookaholic #bookgeek #bookworm #bookpics #epicreads #booknerdigans #amreading #threedarkcrowns #onedarkthrone #fairylights #yalovin #ireadya
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. And don’t miss the highly anticipated sequel, One Dark Throne!
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.