Fairy Loot Unboxing – October 2017

Here goes another Fairy Loot unboxing!

October’s theme was ‘Villainous’ and “is inspired by our favourite fictional villains! Every villain is the hero of their own story, isn’t that right?”

Next months theme is ‘Ladies That Slay’ and it “celebrates our favourite leading ladies in YA! You’ll find items themed on Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Blue Sargent and more.” November’s box is going to have an exclusive Fairy Loot cover for the main book, a second book that is an ARC of a high fantasy and a book sleeve! I cannot wait and what a perfect birthday present for myself. 🙂

Let’s get into it!

The book this month is one that I’ve seen around the bookisphere quite a bit already! I was so excited when I saw that this was the book this month and I cannot wait to read it. The book is Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao and here is the synopsis:

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Next up was a second book this month and I was so happy when Fairy Loot announced that this was a second goodie for us this month! We received Leigh Bardugo’s new collection of short stories, The Language of Thorns. Here is the synopsis for this book:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

With this book we also received a set of the cutest post cards that were illustrated based off of The Language of Thorns. I love them but it’s like a catch-22 because I don’t want to use them!

Next was this amazing smelling candle from Meraki candles. Fairy Loot has featured their products before and have never disappointed! This months candle is called “Maleficent” and the smell description is jade orchid and lotus blossom.

You can check out the rest of Meraki products here!

We also received this beautiful mirror that features a quote from Marie Lu’s The Young Elites.

Little Inklings Designs has such cute products and I am so glad that Fairy Loot has introduced me. Check out the rest of their products here.

I honestly think this might be one of my favorite products that I have received in a subscription box, I definitely squealed when I saw it.

This is an enamel pin created by House of Wonderland that is the deathmark from Harry Potter. I’m so in love with this it’s not even funny.

Check out the rest of their amazing pins and other products here.

Evie Seo is one of my favorite Society 6 stores and I’m so excited to receive two items from her! We received a beautiful coaster with a Sherlock quote on it and an amazing print with a quote from The Aeneid by Virgil.

Check out Evie’s store, you definitely won’t regret it!

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing and I’m so looking forward to bringing you November’s unboxing next month. Until then, have a great month!


5 thoughts on “Fairy Loot Unboxing – October 2017

  1. I loved unpacking this one! It was my first book box ever and I loved it! Forest of a Thousand Lanterns was fantastic! I can’t wait for next month 😉

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  2. FairyLoot looks like an amazing subscription box that I hope to be able to give a try at some point. This one looks absolutely wonderful, I’ve been highly anticipating Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, it sounds like an amazing retelling of Evil Queen but in an Asian settings.

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