The theme for May's box was "Rebels with a Cause", and let's get right to it.
First we had this little canvas pouch with a quote from An Ember in the Ashes with stainless steel reusable straws. These were designed by @paperbackbones, and while I really do love how many different types of straws we have, the pouch opening is slightly too narrow, so it's hard to actually get them out.
Then we had these Heart of Iron inspired pot holders by Little Inkling Design. I love when we get useful items like these in boxes, and I really like the design and the typography.
We all know how much I love stickers, so I'm super happy to include this sheet by Nerdy Ink to my collection. They're all rebellious quotes from literature, and I really dig it.
The last item was this wooden magnet by Juniper and Ivy Design inspired by The Bone Season. I've never gotten a wooden magnet before, usually it's bookmarks, and I really like it. The design is very pretty, and the quote is nice, so I can't wait to add this to my fridge.
We got two books this month which is always exciting. The first one was this graphic novel, Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries. This is a story about finding your own destiny and coming into your own power even when an entire kingdom is against you. I've never heard of this one before, but it sounds like it'll be up my alley.
The main book for the month was Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova. This lush fantasy takes place in a world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain. When she was a young child, Renata Convida was taken by the King's Justice and brought to live at the palace of Andalucia. Renata is a Robari, meaning she has the power to steal memories and does so against the King's enemies. In doing so, she led to the deaths of millions of her people. When Renata finally escapes the palace, she's taken in by the Whispers, a group of rebels spies working against the crown, but just because they helped save her doesn't mean the trust her. After one of her commanders in the Whispers gets captured, Renata takes it upon herself to prove her loyalty to the cause by planning a rescue operation. What she doesn't count on is old feelings and memories stirring up when she's back at court. With secrets coming to the surface, Renata must decided which side she's truly on or else there'll be dire consequences for all of the kingdom.
I had never heard of this one either, so I'm looking forward to diving into this as well. Lemme know what you thought of this box!