Today I am going to share with you my first Page Habit box. If you do not know about Page Habit it is a monthly subscription from the creators of Quarterly.co. For a long time they had seasonal boxes, but now they also offer monthly boxes. Another thing I think is really interesting is that they have a few to choose from depending on your genre preference.
While I do enjoy reading all of these genres I decided to subscribe to the historical fiction box. Mainly because I have been craving those types of books the most lately. For more information you can go to their website here: pagehabit.com.
I have to say I enjoy the simplicity of the box it ships in. It tells you what it is, but it is not obnoxious. Also, bonus points for putting the label on the bottom of the box so I could share this without having to blur anything.
When I opened the book the first thing I saw was a note from this months author which is a very nice touch. Also another great thing is that throughout the book there is annotations from the author themselves. Also, another thing I enjoy about this book subscription box is that with every box that is purchased and shipped out they donate to an organization that aids children literacy.
This month they focused on literacy in South Sudan. I loved that they added the informational card. Not only does it show where the donation is going, but it also puts things into perspective. I am lucky enough to live in a place that gives me an education and have access to books. Some people sadly are not that lucky.
In this box I received:
- A lovely bookmark
- Informational card on South Sudan
- Field Notes notebook with blank pages
- A reading light
- Note from the author
- A book
This months book is…
Where the Light Falls by Allison and Owen Pataki
Set in Revolutionary Paris, a rich and sweeping novel about courage, duty, sacrifice, and love by the bestselling author of Sisi, Allison Pataki, and her brother, Owen Pataki.
From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history, the Patakis have crafted an epic, action-packed novel of the French Revolution as it has never been seen before. Three years after the storming of the Bastille, Paris is enlivened with the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up in its place. Jean-Luc, a young optimistic lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their son to Paris, inspired by a sense of duty to contribute to the new order. André, the son of a former nobleman, flees his privileged past to fight in the unified French Army with his roguish brother. Sophie, a beautiful young aristocratic widow and niece of a powerful, vindictive uncle, embarks on her own fight for independence.
Underneath the glimmer of hope and freedom, chaos threatens to undo all the progress of the revolution and the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. As the demand for justice breeds instability, creates enemies out of compatriots, and fuels a constant thirst for blood in the streets, Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie are forced to question the sacrifices made for the revolution. Liberty proves a fragile, fleeting ideal, and survival seems less and less likely—both for these unforgettable individuals, and indeed for the new nation itself.
I don’t know about you, but this book sounds like it is going to be a great read. The French Revolution is one of those moments in history where everyone was watching. I have sat in many classrooms hearing about the major people and events of this revolution, but to see it from this perspective should be interesting.
What is the last historical fiction you have read?