Hey guys, so sorry for not posting here. We're still busy behind-the-scenes sorting out shipments. KOA boxes have finally shipped, and some have already been posted. This box has been on our pending items for so long and we're sooo glad that they are all finally going/out! KING'S REIGN and KING OF SCARS to follow right after (actually maybe KOS) first. 😅 We'll make another post later about the shipping issues and changes we need to make starting April 2019.
Throwback Thursday to our 2018 SHADES OF VENGEANCE Box. This included a travel case inspired by both ADSOM and Vicious series. We made the design to be either Kell/Lila or Victor/Serena. The mug has a blackout art design, but it hides not only words but also character names/silhouettes. We don't have anymore full 2018 boxes, and only individual items are available.
If you missed this box, we're curating a follow-up box for A Gathering of Shadows this April 2019. Check it out on our website! #adsom#adarkershadeofmagic#agatheringofshadows#kellmaresh#lilabard#victorvale#serena#vicious#vengeful#bookcase#travelcase#bookishmug#blackoutpoetry
#THISISBULLYING 👀 swipe 👉🏻
As I know many of you remember, after BFF Pet Rescue dropped the ball on Lily, @pitbullsandmascararescue jumped in and said she was taking Lily on. Initially, I contacted Shyann Swisher at @pitbullsandmascara for advice because I knew little about rescue, was blindsided by the situation, and I previously spoke to her about a dog I found on Petfinder. She immediately jumped onboard, posted many posts on FB and IG stating that Pit Bulls & Mascara was “taking Lily under their wing” and “Lily was now with Pit Bulls and Mascara...because BFF Failed”. Shortly thereafter, another foster, Ashley @the_road_not_traveled came forward with a similar experience with her dog, Babo.
Ashley has been struggling to take care of Babo, and never received any help whatsoever because I spoke up and advocated for her and Babo, this is what happened. And now I’m receiving threatening messages from @pitcrew_rescue and @pitbullsandmascara and they’ve started their witch-hunt against me. Now they’re going to start a barrage of harassment, lies and bullying. #bullying#stopcyberbullying#stopbullying#bullyingawareness#victimblaming#victimshaming#thisisntrescue#bodyshaming#harassment
“All Eli had to do was smile. All Victor had to do was lie. Both proved frighteningly effective."
-V.E. Schwab, “Vicious”
Day 21 #bookdragonbookstagrammar19 : Demon - favorite villain #marinbooks19 : character with your initial
Eli Ever - God’s gift to Merit and enemy No. 1 of Merit’s most dysfunctional family - one of the only literary characters to truly confuse me and my love of villains because, is he really a villain? Is Victor the villain? Are they both villains or is it just easier to label them both that way?!
The first time I read Vicious, it left me questioning the dichotomy of good and bad, and why heroes are heroes and villains are villains. I was immediately drawn to Victor as my favorite between him and Eli, but it was more a choice of which is the lesser of the two evils, rather than deciding that this one is good and this one is bad. But then, no one is ever entirely one or the other, what matters is the part we choose to act on.
What’s your favorite kind of villain or what kind of villain do you find yourself reading more of in your choice of books?
I love all kinds of villains but I think I read mostly either morally grey or the maniacal, take-over-the-world villains 😂😈
(You don’t have to like villains to appreciate them as characters or literary tools for stories.)
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What's your favorite book of all time?
Mine's #vicious and honestly I don't really know why but it is. The characters are amazing, the writing is amazing and Vengeful was a great sequel. @veschwab really knows how to write books😍
Sorry it’s been a little bit quiet here lately! We’ve had our heads down working hard on upcoming boxes!
❤️ One box we’re starting to brainstorm for is our next limited edition box (after the Finale box). We’ll most likely do one more limited edition box this year...any guesses what book it will be for?
❤️ This photo shows some of the items from the very first limited edition box we ever did, for the release of Vengeful! You can still find a few of those items at shop.owlcrate.com.
❤️ Photo by @trissinalovesbooks ❤️ #owlcrate#veschwab#bookstagram#bookmail#bookbox#subscriptionbox#vicious#booklover
QOTD: I know it’s a huge pet peeve for a lot of you (me included) but are there any books or series that you think got a cover change for the better?
I actually like the original Vicious cover but I looooove the new ones. And there is a series called the Shades of London (not to be confused with the Shades of Magic) by Maureen Johnson that definitely benefited from its cover change! If you’re familiar with that series you know what I mean!
Happy Sunday!! Big thanks to everyone who recommended I read Evelyn Hugo this weekend, I’ve been reading and listening and groaning out loud and yelling in my car. You know it’s good when a book has you yelling at it. 😉
Day 10 of March #bookreadhappyhour : Shiny. Let’s be bad guys.
The villain is the hero of his own story right? Can I just say how much I love when authors explore that?! And I really love what V.E. did with Victor and Eli in Vicious and Vengeful. I don’t want to spoil anything, I know there are people out there who haven’t read this series yet but I just love how nothing is black and white in this series and sometimes it’s not totally clear who you should be rooting for. Actually, you should be rooting for Mitch. 😉
Fantastic Vicious bookmark by @lovelybookishmarks and my code FOG15 gets you a discount on your order!