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TBR Thursday – December

It’s the begining of the month so that means it’s TBR Thursday! My TBR looks a little small this month purely because of the size of some of the books I’m intending to read! I also had a small heart attack when I realised just how many candles I’d been hoarding recently so I also have a few TBR candles, or to be…Burnt? Lit? …Melted?

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Navigating the Stars by Maria V Snyder
Maria’s newest YA book in set in SPACE and there was no way I was going to miss it! I started reading it a couple of days ago and I’m about half way through now and LOVE it! This is my number one priority this month and will be finished before I start anything else.

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
The third and last book in the Dark Artifices arc of the Shadowhunter books has finally arrived and is absoloutley next  on my priorty list to be read. Lord of Shadows broke my heart into little pieces to the point I had trouble reading anything for the next few months so this may be my stopping point for the month, I hope not but we shall see!

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Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
This series reminds me of World of Warcraft in the sense that I’ve paid out for it and invested a crazy amount of time into it so even though it’s not been that great recently I’m still going to see it throgugh. I enjoyed parts of the last few Throne of Glass books but they haven’t held a candle to the first three books for a while now. That being said this is the last book in the series and I plan to finish what I started, I’m also interested to see how Maas leaves the series as ACOTAR which was supposedly the end of that series (not counting the three new arcs it sounds like are now happening) and it certainly fell short for me and others. Plus I’ve always been nervous and often unhappy about final books.

Outside In by Maria V Snyder
The top three are my main TBR, this and the next one are kind of ‘bonus’ reads if I manage to get through the first three and if not will probably carry over to my January TBR. After reading Navigating the Stars recently I was reminded that I hadn’t finished (or started) the the second book in a YA science fiction duology also by Maria, this is because I used to be totally useless at keeping up with release dates and missed it when it came out, I brought it at a later date and just never got back to it but now I’m inspired to do so!

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
Again another one I’ll hopefully get around to, I won a copy of this at YALC on the day it released and I’ve been desperate to get around to it but it got burried under review copies for blog tours etc but I will get to it and soon!

Candles.
Chaol by Meraki Candles – books and hazlenut coffee

Android Mechanic by Geeky Clean –

Prince Aladdin by A Court of Candles –

Nephilim  by Geeky Clean –

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NPC Crate – Candles and Pins!

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If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you probably already know but I’ve teamed up with Geeky Clean to bring you a new product, the NPC Crate! I love candles! I love designing them, I love making them and I lose using them and after some chatting with the lovelies at Geeky Clean we decided we wanted to create our own monthly candle box, thus NPC Crate was born!

We wanted to be a little different to the usual candle subscription boxes so in addition to the three themed, 100g, hand poured soy wax candles in jars we also include a bookmark and an exclusive enamel pin in every box. We are also planning to cover a range of themes from bookish, to video and board games, different Fandoms, TV shows, Anime and films etc so we’re hoping there will be something for everyone!

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We’ve been extensively testing wicks, colours and scents for the past few weeks to make sure our candles are the best they can be and hopefully be something to remember. We’ve had so much fun coming up with the candles names and designs as well as the designs for the bookmark and enamel pin and we absolutely can’t wait for the first boxes to be out in the world because we hope you’ll love them as much as we do. We like to keep full details of the candle etc, especially the names a secret where possible until people have received their boxes but we have posted a few sneak peeks of the candles themselves, one of our labels and a little look at our very first bookmark!

We are also super proud that the entirety of the NPC Crate is plastic free! The candle jars once used up are easy to reuse, our tissue paper is biodegradable as are our packing peanuts which are completely natural.

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Our first box the July Crate, “For the Love of Books” sold out really quickly but as it’s our first box and slots went so quickly we are pleased to announce we have managed to get extra materials and for one day only Friday 29th June we will be opening orders again. This will be your very last chance to order one of these boxes so act fast! You can order yours on the Geeky Clean website here and you can also find on the Geeky Clean blog, their announcement and a little FAQ post about the product itself. I’m so excited and proud to be a part of this new venture and I hope you’ll all join us for the ride. Also did I mention a new pin badge every month? AND Candles?

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