So, while I technically first got this box on August 1, it arrived in Denmark over a week prior. Unfortunately, customs are really slow.
Alas, now I have it, and with a theme that’s “Ladies who Slay” how can I not be thrilled?
Unfortunately, customs roughed up the parcel, + placed a big ugly sticker on top of the logo. Not to mention they drew on it with red marker.
I know it’s “just” a box, but I love to have them around my home, so that whenever I’m down I can look at them and remember the joy of opening it. Maybe that’s just me, though.
Which is why I got stubborn and decided to “fix” the box with a sharpie. And the result?
Right! Moving on to the items.
That’s how the logo actually looks. I was pretty close, right?
Two bookmarks. I actually really love that the r YA Chronicles have their own bookmarks, and I really wished other boxes made their own too. Its such a good promotion opportunity, and who doesn’t love bookmarks?
Apparently this is a temporary tattoo inspired by Tris from Divergent. I’m actually one of the few who haven’t read the Divergent series. At least not yet. Maybe some day, though.
You can get your own at WelcomeToTheHub’s etsy shop.
I grew up watching Sailor Moon in morning TV, so I got a very pleasing flashback to those days when I saw this.
This gorgeous keychain from BelleRegalia was a big hit with me. Like so many else, I have fallen head over heels for Sarah J. Maas’ world. And every kind of merchandise that can show off how much in love I am with Rhys are welcome in my home anytime.
Apparently this is a necklace of Hermione’s wand. I have to be honest, though. I thought it was supposed to be a sheath for a sword 🙈
Nevertheless, I really love it—no matter what it’s supposed to be. 💙
And finally we have the book.
“And I Darken” by Kiersten White has been on my wishlist ever since its release. So even though I got spoiled with the book, I honestly didn’t mind. Just one more thing to look forward to. 😆
In case you’re curious, here’s the blurb from goodreads:
No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
It sounds so awesome!
So that was the “Ladies who Slay” box from The YA Chronicles, and I absolutely loved it. Even Ziggi approves 💙
Have you ever tried this box? What did you think?