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Just some Saturday morning love for my favorite privateer prince, Nikolai ... I can't get enough of this character and can't wait for King of Scars. .
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I am loooooving this Nikolai candle from @_iceydesigns ... it's fresh, manly, and reminds me of sailing on the open seas. 🌊 Use NOVEL10 to save. .
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#frenchiefantasyanniversary - #stacksaturday .
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#stackingupsaturday #bookstack #nikolai #nikolailantsov #grishaverse #grishatrilogy #kingofscars #siegeandstorm #ShadowAndBone #LeighBardugo #yafantasy #iceydesigns #bookishcandle
Just some Saturday morning love for my favorite privateer prince, Nikolai ... I can't get enough of this character and can't wait for King of Scars. . . I am loooooving this Nikolai candle from @_iceydesigns ... it's fresh, manly, and reminds me of sailing on the open seas. 🌊 Use NOVEL10 to save. . . #frenchiefantasyanniversary  - #stacksaturday  . . #stackingupsaturday  #bookstack  #nikolai  #nikolailantsov  #grishaverse  #grishatrilogy  #kingofscars  #siegeandstorm  #ShadowAndBone  #LeighBardugo  #yafantasy  #iceydesigns  #bookishcandle 
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While I have always loved the Disney animated version of Robin Hood, I recently devoured and fell in love with @acgaughen's twist on the classic characters in her SCARLET trilogy. .
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I picked these up after finishing Reign the Earth (because I needed more, and since the sequel isn't available yet, I settled for her previous series) -- and I'm so glad I did. These were such fun! Have you read them?
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#AllTheBooksFeb - World You Wouldn't Want to Live In // #frenchiefantasyanniversary - Rebel
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#scarletseries #acgaughen #robinhood #yalit #bookgram #bookishfeature #bookishglee #lovebooks #lovetoread #bookblogger #booklover
While I have always loved the Disney animated version of Robin Hood, I recently devoured and fell in love with @acgaughen's twist on the classic characters in her SCARLET trilogy. . . I picked these up after finishing Reign the Earth (because I needed more, and since the sequel isn't available yet, I settled for her previous series) -- and I'm so glad I did. These were such fun! Have you read them? . . #AllTheBooksFeb  - World You Wouldn't Want to Live In // #frenchiefantasyanniversary  - Rebel . . #scarletseries  #acgaughen  #robinhood  #yalit  #bookgram  #bookishfeature  #bookishglee  #lovebooks  #lovetoread  #bookblogger  #booklover 
Okay, friends -- hit me up with your best tea recommendations! I'm more of a coffee/latte drinker, but I'm trying to cut back on caffeine - so I'm looking for some caffeine-free teas that aren't too flowery. (I do NOT like chai; it tastes like potpourri to me.) Let me know your recommendations! They can be from online/etsy shops or store brands. .
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Books & tea pin from @_iceydesigns - NOVEL10 to save! (A pin will be included in their upcoming Shades of Magic box - but they're selling fast, so if you want one, go!) .
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#iceydesigns #booksandtea #teatime☕️ #bookstack #bookgram #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeatures #booklover #lovebooks
Okay, friends -- hit me up with your best tea recommendations! I'm more of a coffee/latte drinker, but I'm trying to cut back on caffeine - so I'm looking for some caffeine-free teas that aren't too flowery. (I do NOT like chai; it tastes like potpourri to me.) Let me know your recommendations! They can be from online/etsy shops or store brands. . . Books & tea pin from @_iceydesigns - NOVEL10 to save! (A pin will be included in their upcoming Shades of Magic box - but they're selling fast, so if you want one, go!) . . #iceydesigns  #booksandtea  #teatime ☕️ #bookstack  #bookgram  #bookishfeatures  #bookstagramfeatures  #booklover  #lovebooks 
🌟 Giveaway alert! 🌟 Today on the blog, THE TOMBS author @debschaumberg stops by to give a tour of her shelfie - plus enter to win a signed copy of her book + a steampunk bookmark handmade by thr author herself! Link in bio. .
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Have you checked out THE TOMBS yet? It's described as "Gangs of New York meets Cassandra Clare," and it's in stores now. I'll post the synopsis in the first comment below. .
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#thetombs #epicreads #yalit #blogtour #bookblog #bookblogger #bookgram #bookgiveaway #lovebooks #lovetoread #bibliophile #booknerd #bookishfeatures
🌟 Giveaway alert! 🌟 Today on the blog, THE TOMBS author @debschaumberg stops by to give a tour of her shelfie - plus enter to win a signed copy of her book + a steampunk bookmark handmade by thr author herself! Link in bio. . . Have you checked out THE TOMBS yet? It's described as "Gangs of New York meets Cassandra Clare," and it's in stores now. I'll post the synopsis in the first comment below. . . #thetombs  #epicreads  #yalit  #blogtour  #bookblog  #bookblogger  #bookgram  #bookgiveaway  #lovebooks  #lovetoread  #bibliophile  #booknerd  #bookishfeatures 
What are some 2018 book to movie adaptations you're excited about? I am pumped for A Wrinkle in Time! I first read the book in 7th grade and loved it,  but am re-reading it now before the movie comes out. .
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#currentlyreading tattoo from @bookmarkd.tattoos -- NOVEL10 to save
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#awrinkleintime #wrinkleintime #madaleinelengle #classicbooks #fiercereads #bookgram
Who else is counting down the days until Muse of Nightmares is released? 🙋 I love the cover for it, but I am anxious to see the U.K. cover, since I own both editions of Strange the Dreamer and will likely buy both for Muse of Nightmares, too. 🙈 I just love this book so much!!! .
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These delightful Strange the Dreamer-inspired candles are from @flickeringtales - and you can buy them as a set or individually. Rep codes from @knoxdiver @fearyourex or @frenchiefiction are available!
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#AllTheBooksFeb - Fav Emoji (mine is 😍 which is my face when I see this book) // #frenchiefantasyanniversary - #coverlove .
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#StrangeTheDreamer #welcometoweep #lainitaylor #lazlostrange #flickeringtales #flickeringtalesmurdersquad #bookishmerch #bookishcandles #bookishmerchfeatures #yafantasy
Who else is counting down the days until Muse of Nightmares is released? 🙋 I love the cover for it, but I am anxious to see the U.K. cover, since I own both editions of Strange the Dreamer and will likely buy both for Muse of Nightmares, too. 🙈 I just love this book so much!!! . . These delightful Strange the Dreamer-inspired candles are from @flickeringtales - and you can buy them as a set or individually. Rep codes from @knoxdiver @fearyourex or @frenchiefiction are available! . . #AllTheBooksFeb  - Fav Emoji (mine is 😍 which is my face when I see this book) // #frenchiefantasyanniversary  - #coverlove  . . #StrangeTheDreamer  #welcometoweep  #lainitaylor  #lazlostrange  #flickeringtales  #flickeringtalesmurdersquad  #bookishmerch  #bookishcandles  #bookishmerchfeatures  #yafantasy 
Favorite bookish squads? .
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I didn't love the second book in this series (it was just okay for me), but I had fun reading Six of Crows - it was like a magical Ocean's 11. And the Dregs are definitely squad goals. .
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Dregs tattoo from @bookmarkd.tattoos // NMNF bookmark from @dreamyandco - NOVEL10 to save at both shops
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#frenchiefantasyanniversary - squad goals
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#thedregs #SixofCrows #CrookedKingdom #LeighBardugo #nomournersnofunerals #grishaverse #yalit #yafantasy
What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? ❄
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It's been snowing off and on the last few days here in the Portland, OR area - which doesn't happen often. I had to take advantage this morning to snap a few photos before it melts (it is already happening). How perfect is this @livethecozylife sleeve for a snowy day though?! .
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#livethecozylife #thecozylifeshop #booksleeve #snowday #bookishmerchfeatures #bookishmerch #bookgram
🌟GIVEAWAY!🌟 Today, I’m so pleased to be hosting @fellowhermit to celebrate the recent release of her new book WHEN LIGHT LEFT US, a decidedly human story in a book about an alien. 👽 (It’s not really about the alien.)
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For the tour, I asked Leah about the origin story of her book. What was the one little nugget that sparked the idea for WHEN LIGHT LEFT US? Here’s what she had to say:
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“My roomie and I were having a sci fi movie marathon, and somewhere down the line ended up re-watching the Spielberg classics. We started with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and the true significance of the ending really struck me for the first time: this is a story about a father who chooses to abandon his family for the sake of the stars. The finale is portrayed as transcendent and joyful, but I couldn’t help but wonder what became of his kids. How do you grow up okay, knowing your dad chose aliens over you? The fridge horrors really started to stack up, and of course I realized that there are parents who choose all sorts of things over their kids, and my god, it’s the most relatable experience. I wanted to write the sequel. I wanted to write that the kids would be okay one day. Because we often are, one day.”
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As if that weren’t enough to get you hooked, I’ll post the full synopsis in the first comment below. BUT FIRST! We’ve got one copy of the book up for grabs thanks to our friends at @bloomsburypublishing:
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🌟GIVEAWAY🌟
Enter to win a signed copy WHEN LIGHT LEFT US
- follow me, @bloomsburypublishing, @fellowhermit and @storygramtours - tag a friend you think will be interested
For EXTRA entry
- visit @bookishconnoisseur tomorrow and repeat these steps

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- Giveaway will end Feb 26th at midnight EST
- U.S. only
- not affiliated with Instagram
-must be 18 or have parents permission
-must be a public account so I can verify entries
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Learn more here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/when-light-left-us-9781681191829/
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#WhenLightLeftUstour #LeahThomas #WhenLightLeftUs  #YA #Bloomsbury  #storygramtours #yalit #bookgram #bookblogger #bookblog #bibliophile #lovetoread #bookandcoffee
🌟GIVEAWAY!🌟 Today, I’m so pleased to be hosting @fellowhermit to celebrate the recent release of her new book WHEN LIGHT LEFT US, a decidedly human story in a book about an alien. 👽 (It’s not really about the alien.) . . For the tour, I asked Leah about the origin story of her book. What was the one little nugget that sparked the idea for WHEN LIGHT LEFT US? Here’s what she had to say: . . “My roomie and I were having a sci fi movie marathon, and somewhere down the line ended up re-watching the Spielberg classics. We started with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and the true significance of the ending really struck me for the first time: this is a story about a father who chooses to abandon his family for the sake of the stars. The finale is portrayed as transcendent and joyful, but I couldn’t help but wonder what became of his kids. How do you grow up okay, knowing your dad chose aliens over you? The fridge horrors really started to stack up, and of course I realized that there are parents who choose all sorts of things over their kids, and my god, it’s the most relatable experience. I wanted to write the sequel. I wanted to write that the kids would be okay one day. Because we often are, one day.” . . As if that weren’t enough to get you hooked, I’ll post the full synopsis in the first comment below. BUT FIRST! We’ve got one copy of the book up for grabs thanks to our friends at @bloomsburypublishing: . . 🌟GIVEAWAY🌟 Enter to win a signed copy WHEN LIGHT LEFT US - follow me, @bloomsburypublishing, @fellowhermit and @storygramtours - tag a friend you think will be interested For EXTRA entry - visit @bookishconnoisseur tomorrow and repeat these steps RULES - Giveaway will end Feb 26th at midnight EST - U.S. only - not affiliated with Instagram -must be 18 or have parents permission -must be a public account so I can verify entries . . Learn more here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/when-light-left-us-9781681191829/ . . #WhenLightLeftUstour  #LeahThomas  #WhenLightLeftUs   #YA  #Bloomsbury   #storygramtours  #yalit  #bookgram  #bookblogger  #bookblog  #bibliophile  #lovetoread  #bookandcoffee 
Just yesterday, I was lamenting the fact that I wanted to take photos for the month ahead this weekend, but had not yet seen any March challenges. So @fearyourex suggested we make our own challenge, and well ... here we are! 😆
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Please join us for #FearYourNovelMarch - you can post some days or all the days - and Nicole and I will do our best to highlight our favorite photos every week. 🍀
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(Please DO NOT tag us in your photos or posts. Just use the hashtag - we'll see it!) .
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#photochallenge #bookphotography #bookstagramchallenge #bookphotochallenge #bookphotochallenges
Just yesterday, I was lamenting the fact that I wanted to take photos for the month ahead this weekend, but had not yet seen any March challenges. So @fearyourex suggested we make our own challenge, and well ... here we are! 😆 . . Please join us for #FearYourNovelMarch  - you can post some days or all the days - and Nicole and I will do our best to highlight our favorite photos every week. 🍀 . . (Please DO NOT tag us in your photos or posts. Just use the hashtag - we'll see it!) . . #photochallenge  #bookphotography  #bookstagramchallenge  #bookphotochallenge  #bookphotochallenges 
"Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well." .
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I know I profess my love for @lainit's Strange the Dreamer often, but I also am so in love with her gorgeous Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. If you haven't read these books yet, do it -- you're in for such a treat! .
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Karou & Akiva magnetic bookmarks by @dreamyandco - NOVEL10 to save
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#frenchiefantasyanniversary - Complicated // #AllTheBooksFeb - Met the Author (Laini is local, so I see her pretty often!)
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#daughterofsmokeandbone #lainitaylor #yafantasy #yalit #karou #akiva #bookishmerchfeatures #bookishmerch #lovetoread #lovebooks #thenovl
"Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well." . . I know I profess my love for @lainit's Strange the Dreamer often, but I also am so in love with her gorgeous Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. If you haven't read these books yet, do it -- you're in for such a treat! . . Karou & Akiva magnetic bookmarks by @dreamyandco - NOVEL10 to save . . #frenchiefantasyanniversary  - Complicated // #AllTheBooksFeb  - Met the Author (Laini is local, so I see her pretty often!) . . #daughterofsmokeandbone  #lainitaylor  #yafantasy  #yalit  #karou  #akiva  #bookishmerchfeatures  #bookishmerch  #lovetoread  #lovebooks  #thenovl 
Look at this gorgeous piece of #bookmail I recently received! Many thanks to @disneybooks @readriordan & @bighonchomedia for sending me this box of goodies, celebrating the upcoming release of @roshanichokshi's ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME - the first in a new series inspired by Hindu mythology. .
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It's described as "Percy Jackson meets Sailor Moon ... a fast-paced adventure with plenty of divine & demonic interference." Sounds amazing! Don't "myth" out. 😆 Get it??? It's in stores March 27th! .
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#AruShah #rickriordanpresents #disneybooks #middlegrade #kidlit #middlegradebooks #bookblog #bookblogger
Look at this gorgeous piece of #bookmail  I recently received! Many thanks to @disneybooks @readriordan & @bighonchomedia for sending me this box of goodies, celebrating the upcoming release of @roshanichokshi's ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME - the first in a new series inspired by Hindu mythology. . . It's described as "Percy Jackson meets Sailor Moon ... a fast-paced adventure with plenty of divine & demonic interference." Sounds amazing! Don't "myth" out. 😆 Get it??? It's in stores March 27th! . . #AruShah  #rickriordanpresents  #disneybooks  #middlegrade  #kidlit  #middlegradebooks  #bookblog  #bookblogger 
Favorite literary bromance? Okay, I actually had a couple ideas for this photo, but as soon as I thought of Jem and Will from the Infernal Devices, I knew I had to go with them. I loved their friendship in these books SO much. Honestly, I think it's part of what made the love triangle work so well (and be so heartbreaking). .
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#frenchiefantasyanniversary - bromance
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#heronstairs #willherondale #jemcarstairs #theinfernaldevices #shadowhunters #cassandraclare #cassieclare #yafantasy #yalit #bookishmerch #bookishmerchfeatures #wickandfable #bookgram
Favorite literary bromance? Okay, I actually had a couple ideas for this photo, but as soon as I thought of Jem and Will from the Infernal Devices, I knew I had to go with them. I loved their friendship in these books SO much. Honestly, I think it's part of what made the love triangle work so well (and be so heartbreaking). . . #frenchiefantasyanniversary  - bromance . . #heronstairs  #willherondale  #jemcarstairs  #theinfernaldevices  #shadowhunters  #cassandraclare  #cassieclare  #yafantasy  #yalit  #bookishmerch  #bookishmerchfeatures  #wickandfable  #bookgram 
Are you a fan of insta-love in books or not? .
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I don't mind insta-love, but only if the rest of the story is good enough to excuse it. An Enchantment of Ravens was definitely a case of insta-love, but I enjoyed the book more than enough to make up for it. .
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An Autumn in Whimsy candle from @_iceydesigns - NOVEL10 to save on any order
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#AllTheBooksFeb - Insta-Love
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#iceydesigns #bookishcandles #bookishcandle #bookishmerch #bookishmerchfeatures #anenchantmentofravens #yalit #yafantasy #fantasybooks
Are you a fan of insta-love in books or not? . . I don't mind insta-love, but only if the rest of the story is good enough to excuse it. An Enchantment of Ravens was definitely a case of insta-love, but I enjoyed the book more than enough to make up for it. . . An Autumn in Whimsy candle from @_iceydesigns - NOVEL10 to save on any order . . #AllTheBooksFeb  - Insta-Love . . #iceydesigns  #bookishcandles  #bookishcandle  #bookishmerch  #bookishmerchfeatures  #anenchantmentofravens  #yalit  #yafantasy  #fantasybooks 
What book is most precious to you? This signed & personalized first edition copy of The Golden Compass (which I've reread many times over) is probably the one book I cherish most. .
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#SignedBookSundays - Book with love that's not romantic .
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#signedbooks #openbook #TheGoldenCompass #HisDarkMaterials #PhilipPullman #bookgram #lovetoread #lovebooks #bibliophile #booknerd #bookcollector #booklover
Happy #ShelfieSunday friends! .
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What are you reading today? I'm hoping to finish up Ever the Hunted and start on Ever the Brave, but I also have some adulting to do, so we'll see. .
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#frenchiefantasyanniversary - Shelfie Sunday
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#Shelfie #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelfie #bookcase #bookcases #homelibrary #readingnook #cozysunday #readingspot
Have you seen the new #BlackPanther movie yet? We're going tonight! .
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I have been sooooo excited about this movie, which is why I needed this King of Wakanda candle from @_iceydesigns ... It has a perfect, warm scent that reminds me of a delicious cologne. Use NOVEL10 to save on this or anything else in the #iceydesigns shop -- including the new Shades of Magic box (which is selling quickly)! .
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#kingofwakanda #mcu #marvelcinematicuniverse #marvelmovies #blackpanthermovie #blackpanthersolit #stacksaturday #stackingupsaturday #bookstack #openbook
Have you seen the new #BlackPanther  movie yet? We're going tonight! . . I have been sooooo excited about this movie, which is why I needed this King of Wakanda candle from @_iceydesigns ... It has a perfect, warm scent that reminds me of a delicious cologne. Use NOVEL10 to save on this or anything else in the #iceydesigns  shop -- including the new Shades of Magic box (which is selling quickly)! . . #kingofwakanda  #mcu  #marvelcinematicuniverse  #marvelmovies  #blackpanthermovie  #blackpanthersolit  #stacksaturday  #stackingupsaturday  #bookstack  #openbook 
"Why did one smile from Matthias Helvar feel like fifty from someone else?"
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What are some of your OTPs? I will forever 'ship Nina+Matthias from the #SixofCrows duology. I just loved them together so much (and so you can imagine my feelings about the ending of #CrookedKingdom 😒).
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These adorable magnetic bookmarks are from @dreamyandco - NOVEL10 to save // Matthias candle from @flickthewick (Did you know they are sister shops from the same owner?) .
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#AllTheBooksFeb - Favorite Fictional Couple
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#matthias #ninazenik #LeighBardugo #grishaverse #grisha #yalit #openbook #bookishmerch #bookishmerchfeatures #fiercereads #yafantasy #bookgram
"Why did one smile from Matthias Helvar feel like fifty from someone else?" . . What are some of your OTPs? I will forever 'ship Nina+Matthias from the #SixofCrows  duology. I just loved them together so much (and so you can imagine my feelings about the ending of #CrookedKingdom  😒). . . These adorable magnetic bookmarks are from @dreamyandco - NOVEL10 to save // Matthias candle from @flickthewick (Did you know they are sister shops from the same owner?) . . #AllTheBooksFeb  - Favorite Fictional Couple . . #matthias  #ninazenik  #LeighBardugo  #grishaverse  #grisha  #yalit  #openbook  #bookishmerch  #bookishmerchfeatures  #fiercereads  #yafantasy  #bookgram