Holiday Gift Ideas Part Two - Books With Speckled Edges

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

So I had a thought. And that thought was how stunning and special the speckled edges of The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski look. This eventually led me to thinking about how books with speckled edges would make great gifts for the holiday season.

And so I asked you all on Instagram for some books with speckled edges so thank you to all who replied.

1) The Madman's Daughter Trilogy by Megan Shepard - The Madman's Daughter, Her Dark Curiosity, and A Cold Legacy (coming end of January 2015)

For the fan of retellings comes this gothic trilogy that is dark and will look gorgeous on the shelves.

2) The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove

Want something slightly younger but with a new and original concept? Give The Glass Sentence a try!

Here's the synopsis:

She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.
Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods.  Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.

Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack’s life, they are in danger of losing their own.

The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut.

3) Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi - The Shatter Me Trilogy

Dystopian reads are quite often crowd pleasers and if that's the case with the person you are buying the book for, then definitely consider picking up the Shatter Me trilogy as an option.

4) The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (pictured above)

If you want a historical book that reads like a high fantasy with a super pretty cover, then there is no better option than The Winner's Curse.

There you have it, holiday book gift ideas with speckled edges that will gorgeous on the person's shelves.

I hope your holiday shopping goes well and if you liked this post, don't forget to share it!

See you all soon!

- Hearts And Crowns

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