Okay so I have been doing a lot of travel writing lately and I haven’t been doing much bookish blogging. I mean, my blog is titled Books, Laughs, and Travels.
Anyways, I’ve been in a funk where I don’t feel like picking up a book and committing to a story right now. I know, that sounds so bad, but I get this way when I’m stressed out in life. Right now I’m stressed out with trying to become an adult but not knowing what the hell I want to do.
Don’t worry I did start a book today, it might take me a while to finish it, but we will talk more about that later.
Right now we are going to talk about the wonderful, the amazing, the surprising Fairyloot box!
I’m going to come out and say that I’m doing this unboxing and review out of my own will, no one is asking me or paying me to do it.
Now, Fairyloot is a monthly subscription box that comes to your door, I would say, the last week of every month. It was started a little over a year ago with the mission to reach bookworms and connect them. Ever since March of 2016 Fairyloot has been sending YA fantasy boxes that contain one book along with book related items. They are based in the United Kingdom, so if you are buying from the United States the cost of a single box, with shipping, is about $50. They have single, monthly, and yearly subscriptions.
Now, before I go on and do my unboxing I just want to say that I didn’t film a video. Why? Well, when I watch and unboxing video I don’t want to listen to people ramble on. I just want them to show me the darn item!
So I decided that the best way to bypass unnecessary video rambling was to take pictures of the items and give descriptions of them! (I am also tired and didn’t want to film myself, so this is a win/win situation.)
Before I get to my pictures I just want to say that if you like to read YA or if you’re into fantasy give this box a go. I always find a book that sounds interesting and gets thrown into my “to be read” pile. If it doesn’t look like something I’d like, then I just give it to a friend because books are always great gifts! Honestly, the $50 price tag is fair, I always feel like I’m getting more then what I pay into the box. I’ve never gotten a box where I felt as if $50 is too much for the items, I always feel like I get great quality things for a steal. Plus the books are always hardcover, so that’s half the cost of the box right there. Go get a subscription today!
Read more for unboxing photos and descriptions.
Okay, so this is what comes on your doorstep. It is a completely black box that has the Fairyloot logo at the top. It also has the very cute and very true “My books. My treasure.” quote on the side. Honestly, the packaging is A+ and is part of the reason I began to buy this subscription.
So we break the tape and open the box to see….
The first thing you will see laying on top is the art card that is included in every Fairyloot box. Every month a different artist creates a print for the theme of the box. This month’s theme is tricksters. When you flip this card over you will see a description of all the items in your box. I placed this card on the lid to move it out of the way so I could get to all of the goodies!
The first thing that probably got your attention was the purple confetti squiggle things. Yes, I know they are there to keep everything safe on its way a surprise. This doesn’t make up for how annoying they are when I find them everywhere, all the damn time.
You also find another cute quote! Did I mention that their packaging is on point?
Now there were two things poking out of the purple confetti. Since I knew one of them was a mug, I went for the other white thing that was lying beside it.
What I pulled out from that purple mess was a Loki lotion from the company Geeky Clean. The scent is Dragon’s Blood, and they make a point to say that it is not real Dragon’s Blood. Overall the lotion smells like the Dragon’s Blood incense. It’s light and not greasy, which is always a plus!
This particular product was made specifically for this month’s Fairyloot box and I could not find it on their website. But, you can check out their shop here and take a look around!
Okay, now to the mug.
This is a Sherlock enamel tin mug designed by Fictontea Designs. It states that it is exclusive, which means that it was made for the box only. I did take a look around the artist’s Society6 website and I didn’t come across the same mug design. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wander over there and check out their prints and mugs. There are some awesome Harry Potter ones that are just waiting to make a home in your cupboards!
When I pulled these out I got a bit too excited.
These are Hogwarts playing cards and they represent every house! How awesome is that? Also the tin they come in is so cute. I might make it a lipstick tin or a makeup carrying case, just because I can.
I found these through a wholesale website, where you have to buy them in quantities of twelve, and they were sold out. You can check back here to keep an eye out if you must have these awesome cards in your collection!
I never thought I’d say, “Wow, what a cute oven mitt!”, until tonight. Honestly I’ll be cooking in style while conjuring up some magic with this mitt. It is called the Fortune Telling Kitchen Glove!
This is a Fairyloot exclusive item. It is inspired by the book of the month (which I haven’t spoiled yet) and it does not say if an Etsy company makes it. I’m guessing the creators of Fairyloot made it because the item card says they brought it to us and it also has their logo on the side. It’s honestly one of the cutest kitchen accessories I’ve seen.
This is the Terrible Truths watercolor bookmark made by Lexy Olivia. It is referencing the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo.
All I can say about this bookmark is that it is very pretty. The quality is a thick paper so you have to be careful to preserve it! You can check out all of her beautiful bookmarks on her Etsy shop.
The last item before the book is this print by Miss Phi. It is a Harley Quinn quote because she is considered to be one of Fairyloot’s favorite tricksters. You can check out this artists’ Society6 and pick up some of her cool prints!
Now, without further ado…
This month’s book is Daughter of the Burning City by Amand Foody. I haven’t heard of this book but from what I read in the jacket sleeve the main character fits the theme of a trickster perfectly.
The main character is sixteen and lives with a circus. She is the only illusionist born within hundreds of years. She crates her life and believes they are all her illusions, until one of them is murdered. Now she must find the line between her illusion and reality.
Ooooooo! Maybe this book will make its way to the top of my reading pile?
Now let me quickly tell you about what is included with your book in every box. In the above left photo you will see a drawstring bag with the Fairyloot logo. This is their book bag, and every month this is how they ship your book, to make sure it gets to you safely.
In the above right picture you will see the goodies inside of the black bag. These items include, the book of the month, a signed bookplate, a letter from the author, and a Fairyscoop. You get these items every month and they are great little pluses to the box. In Fairyscoop there is an interview with the author and also books that are related to the month’s title so you don’t have to go through reading withdraw!
This is all I have for you. I hope you enjoyed this photo unboxing. Let me know what you think of this month’s Fairyloot in the comments!