In November, I shared an unboxing of my first My Chronicle Book Box, and I loved it so much that I just had to get another one! You can find out more about My Chronicle Book Box here, but they provide a quarterly subscription box containing three books and carefully selected goodies, and you can choose from either a Science Fiction and Fantasy or a Crime and Mystery box. As with my first box, I opted for the Science Fiction and Fantasy option.
Please note that if you are expecting your own My Chronicle Book Box then this post does contain spoilers as to the books and goodies included!
The goodies included in the box were a delicious smelling soap from Geeky Clean in an exclusive Space Rogue themed tin, some magnetic page markers with a sci fi theme (these are so adorable!), and a key shaped bottle opener. There was also a lovely foil book mark in the box which ties in with one of the books – I’ve not included it in the photo as it gives the game away!
I always leave the books until last when unpacking a book box because, let’s be honest, it’s all about the books!
The first book I unwrapped was The Winter Road by Adrian Selby. I’ve heard good things about this novel, and having read the synopsis, I can’t wait to get stuck in!
The greatest empire of them all began with a road.
The Circle – a thousand miles of perilous forests and warring clans. No one has ever tamed such treacherous territory before, but ex-soldier Teyr Amondsen, veteran of a hundred battles, is determined to try.
With a merchant caravan protected by a crew of skilled mercenaries, Amondsen embarks on a dangerous mission to forge a road across the untamed wilderness that was once her home. But a warlord rises in the wilds of the Circle, uniting its clans and terrorising its people. Teyr’s battles may not be over yet…
All roads lead back to war.
The second book I unwrapped was Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet – the first book in the Endeavour Trilogy. This isn’t a book that I had heard of prior to receiving the box, but the synopsis had me at “enchanting rogue”.
A convict and an enchanting rogue hold the fate of the universe in their hands…
Wanted criminal Tess Bailey and her band of merry thieves are desperate and on the run. The most powerful ruler in the universe wants them dead, and while he hunts them, the stolen ship they escaped on is running out of steam. Their one offer of help comes from Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.
At her side is gentle, blind Shiori, Fiona, an ex-rebel fighter with a rage so strong it could bring generals to their knees, and determined Jax and Miko, steering their ship through the depths of space. Together, their friendship gives them strength, but will their bond be strong enough to defeat an enemy whose ruthlessness is legendary?
As their luck runs out, Tess will have to choose an ending to her story – and whether to fight against or yield to a temptation so strong, it threatens to cleave the land of stars in two.
The final book I unwrapped is one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I’m thrilled to have a beautiful signed copy of The Binding by Bridget Collins.
Imagine you could erase your grief.
Imagine you could forget your pain.
Imagine you could hide a secret.
Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.
He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.
In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books – and memories – are meticulously stored and recorded.
Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.
Once again, I’m hugely impressed with My Chronicle Book Box. While the books are all science fiction and fantasy, the three books featured are all wildly different to each other, and I love the additional information that comes with the box, in particular the exclusive interviews with the featured authors. The signed books and book plates make the box that little bit more special, and I love the carefully selected items that accompany the books. I can’t recommend My Chronicle Book Box enough! 😎