Happy release day today to Greythorne by Crystal Smith, the second book in the Bloodleaf Trilogy. I absolutely ADORE this series, and can’t wait for all of you to dive into this second book so we can talk about everything that unfolds!
I was also inspired to do my first Styled By Books post featuring me (without babies) since I was pregnant, almost a year ago! (Styled By Books fell by the wayside due to first trimester sickness, and later due to the fact that none of my clothes fit over my big ol’ twin pregnant belly! Now I just live in leggings, and dress my babies up instead of myself most of the time.)
I used the cover’s deep green color as my starting point, with this comfy knit dress from eShakti. I added a soft brown leather belt for texture and detail, and threw on one of my Ren Faire flower crowns (a DIY project from a couple years ago) to reflect the leafy pattern on the cover.
The cameo necklace was actually part of the pre-order campaign for Greythorne, and it just so happened that mine arrived the day before taking these photos — so naturally, I had to include it in my ensemble.
Many thanks to my husband for taking these photos very quickly while both babies were briefly asleep for an afternoon nap!
Pick up your copy of Greythorne wherever books are sold today! Here is the official synopsis:
Princess Aurelia’s life is turned upside down when the kingdom she thought she saved turns to ruin, a loved one is tragically killed in a shipwreck, and her home country refuses to respect her brother’s legitimate claim to the throne. With no place left to call her own, Aurelia returns to Greythorne Manor—her best friend’s family mansion—only to get swept up in a coup d’état on the night of her brother’s coronation.
With everyone turned against her and enemies closing in on all sides, Aurelia has nothing left to lose in a mad fight to protect the only people she has left—her family. But in her darkest moments when all seems grim, will Aurelia find a spark of hope from a love she thought long lost?