Unboxing | Books By Nature: Holding All the Cards | June 2021

Books By Nature have delivered another stellar box!

Books By Nature is a fabulous bi-monthly (every other month) book box, and in June we received another fantastic box from them. The month’s theme was Holding the Cards and not only did we receive a book that is high on my want list, but the other goodies inside the box were very well curated to fit into the theme! Every box from BBN feels like a proper treat.

What I also love about this company is that with every box you buy, you are also donating to plant a tree somewhere in the world. As a BBN member, you can vote on where the next trees should be planted. This month’s tree was planted in Haiti.

So, without further ado, let’s actually dive into what was incuded in the box! Be warned: it was packed.

  • Vegan sweets from Elizabeth & Ernest
  • A handmade, crocheted cup cozy by Cream Soda Crochet
  • Card themed socks from Wow Socks
  • A lollipop, two handmade sugar lip scrubs, and a scrunchie
  • A book review tear off notepad
  • Promotional bookmark from a Holly Bourne novel
  • And of course, the book: Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Phew, what an epic box! I think my favourite item, aside from the sweets which I devoured as soon as I took a photo, was the book review tear-off notepad. I’ve always wanted one of these notepads, and now I finally have one! I have already forgotten to use it, but I know it’s one I will use in the future once I remember!

The socks were also a great item, especially as they are themed to the book. When I start reading Ace of Spades, I will definitely be wearing these socks. Such a random, yet exciting thing for a book lover!

So let’s get onto the book. Ace of Spades is a young adult thriller set in a private academy. The students there are perfect – until an anonymous texter begins to bring dark secrets to life. Devon, a talented musician, can’t escape his private photos being made public. And head girl Chaimaka isn’t afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone know the price she has paid for her power. The Aces – the texters – are out to get them both. And they’re planning much more than a high-school game…  

This book has been getting rave reviews, and I nearly bought it a couple of weeks ago in a bookshop, so I’m glad I didn’t! I’ve recently been getting back into YA novels, and I always love a thriller, so it’s perfect for me.

Don’t forget to follow Books By Nature on Instagram if you’re interested in getting your own box! As for me? You betcha I’m purchasing the next one!

And don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram if you want to check out more of my bookish content. What did you think of this box?

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