Blind Date with a Book — Bookishbox Style

Currently listening to: a mix of my music (Beck is on right now).

Have you guys heard of Blind Date with a book before? I have not, so when thebookishbox started to do them both on their website and in their live social media streams I knew I had to join at least once.

Basically the lovely Justine either posts the books on the bookishbox website to buy or on her live stream with the books wrapped in brown paper so you can’t judge the book by its cover. I’ve heard about doing this after school libraries but never online (though come to find out there is a website for it, find more information here).

Before each book is explained to you briefly you get told how much it is, the book I received was only $10 and I was told if I like the hobbit and Lord of the Rings then I would like this one, so I said sold!

Anyway it arrived last week…drum roll please…..the book I received in the mail was:


Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads: Fifteen-year-old Ariana Emory hides a rare and forbidden talent: she creates portals between worlds in the pages of books. These portal books are dangerous. But to Ariana, they are freedom. Her world is one of several ruled by a tyrant king. The books are banned and burned, their creators along with them. She wants nothing more than to keep creating them, so that her fellow countrymen can have means of escape and, if she succeeds, rebellion. Driven by that desire, Ariana disregards the dangers and entangles herself in a rebel society’s plot to regain freedom. Along the way, her fate collides with Hunter Woodworth and Killian Fyrenn, identical twin sons of the king.

I have to admit, I’m really excited. I’ve never heard of this one but it sounds really good and to be honest, I don’t know if I would have picked it up by the cover so win on my first ever blind date with a book!

One of the other great things about this is that they care about the styles of reading we want. Myself and some others asked for historical fiction! Hopefully their next one has some historical fiction for us!

Have you guys done this before? Have you read this book? Comment below!

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