Woo Hoo! It’s that time of the month again and here I have my second ever Fairy Loot Box to show you lovely duckies.
For those of you who don’t know, Fairy Loot is a UK based book subscription box. The boxes come once a month and feature lots of bookish fandom items and also a mystery new release in the YA fantasy genre.
The theme for this months box was ‘Save the Kingdom’.
The first item from the box is a Vegan Lip Scrub by Geeky Clean. Unfortunately this one wasn’t a surprise for me as I saw a spoiler on twitter from someone who got their box before me (damn you social media *fist shake*). But it is still a super cute item, and it’s quite a big tub as well. It is inspired by the Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson and is one of the three possible character lip scrubs that you could have gotten in the box. Mine is ‘Morrighan’ which apparently is Berries and Grape scented. I say apparently because it doesn’t smell like that to me, it smells more like old fashioned sweets, which is still nice. The other two flavours you could have gotten were ‘Venda’ which is Lemon flavoured or ‘Dalbreck’ which is Melon flavoured. This item is exclusive to Fairy Loot.
In keeping with the ‘Ablutions’ theme so far is our next item, a Vegan Bath Bomb created by Little Hearts Gifts. This item is inspired by this months mystery book which we will get to in just a minute. Pictured on the left is the beautiful little box it came in, and on the right the bath bomb itself which is shaped like a castle. Although the picture may not do it justice there is so much detail with the textures and features of the castle, and it is a beautiful green and blue swirly colour. I can’t comment on the smell as I haven’t opened it yet but I’m sure it’s divine. A Fairy Loot Exclusive item.
The next two items I’ve pictured together because they go so well with each other! We received a drinks Coaster designed by Evie Bookish and some Save the Kingdom Tea from The Tea Leaf Co. The coaster is inspired by The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski and has the quote “You are your own best weapon” printed on it in a gorgeous floral gothic design. It’s made of cork and is (as always with Fairy Loot) of extremely good quality and Fairy Loot exclusive. The tea is a loose leaf English Breakfast tea, so you can start the day well as you prepare to save your kingdom! I cannot function in the morning without my English Breakfast, so you can be sure this will be making an appearance in my teapot very soon.
Our next item is inspired by Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series and is a set of book page markers designed by FictionTea Designs. I haven’t ever actually used anything like this before, but I think I may begin with books I am planning to review. However the slight issue with these is that they’re so thin that once the book is closed it is impossible to find the page you marked! And because of where the sticky bit is, if you stuck it so a bit pokes out the design would be upside down. But, it leaves no mark on the page and really that is the most important thing with a product like this.
When this months theme was announce we were told we would be getting an exclusive book-sleeve designed by Reverie & Ink, and here it is! This bold and colourful design is inspired by An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Although I haven’t read it yet this still a stunning design with a relatable quote. This is my first ever book-sleeve (other than using the Fairy Loot pouch that the book of the month comes in) to I am very excited and HOORAY it is big enough to fit a chunky hardback in. Top notch item, and my favourite from this months box.
And here we come onto the Mystery Book of the Month, which is duh duh duuuuuh…
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett! I had seen this book around on social media before and always thought to myself ‘damn that is a sexy cover’. It truly is, especially in the flesh. This is a SEXY book. And I’ll tell you what makes it even sexier… Black. Sprayed. Edges. Yes my friend. And oh wait, there’s more… Naked, this book is white. *shudders*.
This is truly a stunning book, and the synopsis (taken from Goodreads) sounds promising too.
They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Now Kate lives as an outcast, clinging to the fringes of society as a member of the Relay, the imperial courier service. Only those most skilled in riding and bow hunting ride for the Relay; and only the fastest survive, for when dark falls, the nightdrakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: she is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals. But it’s this magic that she needs to keep hidden, as being a wilder is forbidden, punishable by death or exile. And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan massacred by nightdrakes in broad daylight—the only survivor her childhood friend, her first love, the boy she swore to forget, the boy who broke her heart.
The high king’s second son, Corwin Tormane, never asked to lead. Even as he waits for the uror—the once-in-a-generation ritual to decide which of the king’s children will succeed him—he knows it’s always been his brother who will assume the throne. And that’s fine by him. He’d rather spend his days away from the palace, away from the sight of his father, broken with sickness from the attempt on his life. But the peacekeeping tour Corwin is on has given him too much time to reflect upon the night he saved his father’s life—the night he condemned the would-be killer to death and lost the girl he loved. Which is why he takes it on himself to investigate rumors of unrest in one of the remote city-states, only for his caravan to be attacked—and for him to be saved by Kate.
With their paths once more entangled, Kate and Corwin have to put the past behind them. The threat of drakes who attack in the daylight is only the beginning of a darker menace stirring in the kingdom—one whose origins have dire implications for Kate’s father’s attack upon the king and will thrust them into the middle of a brewing civil war in the kingdom of Rime.
All this came with a signed book plate, a letter from the author, a sticker and our ‘Fairy Scoop’ which contains an interview with the author and an outline for next months theme which is ‘Rebels in Ballgowns’. Also in the box but not pictured was a promotional bookmark for Smoke in the Sun and a promotional tarot card for Legendary.
HEY GUYS, THIS MONTH I DIDN’T LOOSE MY BUDDY CARD. *Go me*. Each month we get a unique code that links us with a few buddies who also received the box. So my buddy code this month is #MyBuddy012117. Come and say hello buddies.
Thank you for joining me for my second Fairy Loot unboxing – same time next month duckies?
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