Secret Book Exchange #3 – May 18

As mentioned in my last post, Secret Book Exchange is a Facebook group I’m an admin of that organises book exchanges every month – however, things have changed recently. With a new name and hopes of becoming something more of a book club, I present to you:


We chose this name (which we know we share with the fabulous book series by Genevieve Cogman) through a group poll as it is in keeping with the theme of secrecy and mystery whilst encompassing everything we want the group to be – a community, a refuge, a place to get ideas and discover new things. For the purposes of continuity and minimising confusion, I’m going to keep this series’ name as Secret Book Exchange as that’s likely what the exchanges will be continued to be referred to as the group expands its bookish horizons.

In order to relieve some of the pressure from our fellow admins, the other new admin this month, Marly and I ran the May exchange and whilst it was demanding it was so much fun and I can’t wait to continue this sort of thing in the group!

If you would like more information on us and the group please visit our new site!

On with the exchange …

What I Sent

I sent …

Hartman, R - Seraphina

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman!

I read an excerpt of this book so long ago and loved the idea but still haven’t got round to reading it, this cover is very pretty – but then I love the other one too and now I’m torn – give me your opinions on which is better to help me decide, please!

What I Received

After much patience …
And antici …

… pation.
I received a parcel at work.
Lisa our receptionist brought it to me.
I was very confused at first as I hadn’t realised I’d put my work address as the delivery point.
But I quickly recovered.
I unwrapped the package.
I’m assuming this has long since become annoying.
I’ll tell you what I got now.

I got …


… Heartless by Marissa Meyer!

(The American Hardback with the pretty inlay under the sleeve! *ahhhhhhhhh*)

With a book that pretty I just had to hit up Instagram.

Yes, I own the V&A Alice in Wonderland Teapot and tea towels … I also have a tea steeping cup too. No judgement its’s too beautiful!

Needless to say, I am very pleased and can’t wait to read this book I’ve heard such high praise about!

What are your thoughts on both of these amazing titles? For more information on our group got to out new website (I know!) and maybe think about joining us .. we have a pretty awesome time and I’ve got some ideas for upcoming bookish events you probably don’t want to miss out on …

Until next time!