September Scribbler’s Unboxing

Hey BookWyrms,

It’s that time again! The latest Scribbler’s box was dropped at my door yesterday, and I’m stoked for the contents. Let’s get to it…

I am going to say it one more time. I’m not sponsored by Scribblers. I just love this box! The first two things I pulled from the box were a coffee snack and a caramel and cider candle. I haven’t tried the coffee snack yet. I’m sure I’ll save it for when I’m about to write and I need a boost. The candle smells amazing! I believe this is my fourth candle from Novelly Yours Candles, and they are divine! If you’re truly bookish, you will love these candles! They have candles based on how books make you feel, collections based on authors, and they even have a set of wizarding inspired scents.

Deeper in the box were the standard supply of teaching tools. I haven’t gotten into them yet, but this month’s theme was perseverance. Typically, we receive an autograph from the author, but this month came with a small poster with a personal note on the back. That and the self care poster made great additions to the cork board by my desk. The last writerly gift was a gorgeous pen case with a quill across the front. I think this is going in my purse. … It is definitely going in my purse.

Finally, we come to the book. I’m a little weary of starting it, but my hope is that it is going to blow me away. We’ll see…

Scarlet Odyssey by C. T. Rwizi

Magic is women’s work; war is men’s. But in the coming battle, none of that will matter.

Men do not become mystics. They become warriors. But eighteen-year-old Salo has never been good at conforming to his tribe’s expectations. For as long as he can remember, he has loved books and magic in a culture where such things are considered unmanly. Despite it being sacrilege, Salo has worked on a magical device in secret that will awaken his latent magical powers. And when his village is attacked by a cruel enchantress, Salo knows that it is time to take action.

Salo’s queen is surprisingly accepting of his desire to be a mystic, but she will not allow him to stay in the tribe. Instead, she sends Salo on a quest. The quest will take him thousands of miles north to the Jungle City, the political heart of the continent. There he must gather information on a growing threat to his tribe.

On the way to the city, he is joined by three fellow outcasts: a shunned female warrior, a mysterious nomad, and a deadly assassin. But they’re being hunted by the same enchantress who attacked Salo’s village. She may hold the key to Salo’s awakening—and his redemption.

I feel like a story like this has the opportunity to crush gender roles and be an epic adventure for everyone! I really hope that it is. I’ll be sure to let you know when I find out. As always, I hope you’ll leave me a comment and sign up for the newsletter. I’m not sponsored by Scribbler, but using my Amazon links support my goals of becoming a full time writer, so I hope you’ll do that. And of course, happy reading, BooksWyrms!