February 2020 Litjoy Crate!

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support small businesses!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $30.99 for the full crate, $19.99 for the book only, and $19.99 for the items only. Subbing will save you money!

Products: Includes the book, trading cards, and bookish items with the chance to upgrade and add items each month. They also have membership options through Lunacorns to give you more reward money each month so you can spend more at their store online. Each month you will also earn rewards and be able to buy items on their shop.

Ships To: USA (based) and International

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the February “Once Upon a Retelling” box! Inside was:

  • Night Spinner with reverse jacket cover designed by @simsamy, author letter, and is signed.
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • February trading cards: Disney Valentines designed by @niru.sky
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • Rapunzel and Cress-inspired hairbrush with artwork by @katerinasavic
    • Estimated Price: $8
  • To Kill A Kingdom floating pen
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • Rumplestiltskin bookmark/bookshelf prop
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • ACOTAR/Beauty and The Beast inspired puzzle designed by @rosiethorns88
    • Estimated Price: $8

Estimated Total of Box: $48

Verdict: There was another item listed in the line-up but because of the current situation of the world, it couldn’t be included in this box. However, I did think that the box was very well packed and curated regardless. I appreciate how honest and up-front with the missing item the company was, unlike some companies who choose to wait until shipping date to tell us items are delayed and making us wait for the whole box entirely. Anyways, I love the book choice, I love the cards, and the pen is amazing. I’m not a fan of the brush because of my hair type I can’t use it and I’m not a fan of the bookshelf prop, it looks really cheap, and ACOTAR is not my thing so that’s going to someone else who will love it. Overall though, really well done!

Mythical Tales (The Cursed Queen) by Carlo Ocaya

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Mythical Tales (The Cursed Queen)

Author: Carlo Ocaya

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5

Publication Date: June 19, 2019

Publisher: indie published

Pages: 318

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, some slightly adult scenes)

Synopsis: My name is Yuna Queenertia,
I woke up one day with nearly no memories. Not my home. Not my family. Nothing…but my name.
In my awakening, I am introduced to a short, old woman named Granny. A young, optimistic girl named Sam. Her mother, Anna. And a mysterious girl named Claire. My world grows colder knowing I was in a coma. If that wasn’t enough, I come to learn of the world I live in.
Magic. A thing of fiction. A thing of mystery. Abundant and thriving; fantasy became my reality. But the world of magic is not what it seems.
Minor flashbacks of my past begin to surface. Granny and those I know hold more secrets than they tell. A serial killer called the Phantom runs rampant within the village. Born with silver hair, I come to find I am a curse. And a target to the village I live in.
My personality begins to split as I am pushed to fighting for who I am. But who am I really? Am I Yuna Queenertia? Or the Cursed Queen?
My name is Yuna Queenertia, and this is my tale.

Review: I thought this was a well done book! It was intriguing, the plot kept me intrigued for the whole of the book, and the characters were well developed. I also loved the world the author managed to make up for this and they developed it well.

However, I do think that there were things in this book that were added and could have been used for the plot but weren’t and leave the reader confused.

Verdict: A well done book! Worth the read!