Books & Tea? Hell yes.
That's what the Muse Monthly subscription box is ALL about. I know I am about, um, two months late but what can I say? I live by the code of "Why do today what you can do tomorrow" (or two months later...).
BUT I am excited to share the contents of my May Muse Monthly box in this review
*I purchase this subscription on my own accord*
I am subscribed to um.... three? No, four book subscription boxes. Many of you have been reading my blog since the days of when I posted a lot of book reviews and you know how much I love to read. Lately, I have been on a reading funk and that's when I started looking into book subscription boxes. It's nice to have somebody curate a box with books that are picked for a reason. I found a listicle on Buzzfeed about nerdy subscription boxes and I heard the song of my people playing. On that list, I found Muse Monthly and a few others. Yay me.
I missed that month's box but joined in time for the March box (Yeah, I know... I haven't posted about them BUT I do plan to do a round up! haha).
I have recently become
Each box is carefully curated with a handpicked tea and book. They are designed to pair with each other.
May's box is alllllllllllllllllll about passion. Passion tea. Crime of passion.
Each book is carefully chosen, wrapped and sealed with a beautiful Muse Monthly sticker. This month came with a bookmark.
The May pick is: Perfect Days by Raphael Montes (aff link)
A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer.
Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver—that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can't get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley—a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath, and the English language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers.
I haven't read it yet but it's the next on my list to read.
The tea chosen to pair with Perfect Days is "Passion Black Tea" from the Angry Tea Room. The tea is so aromatic and tasty. It DOES pair so well with a dark and scary book. Haha.
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