Here goes another Fairy Loot unboxing!
November’s theme was ‘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.”
Next months theme is “Oh So Regal” and it is described as featuring “items themed around our favorite royals… Disney, Shakespeare, Red Queen and more”!
Let’s get into it!
In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.
These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.
Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.
I’m totally digging this getting two books in a Fairy Loot box thing. Last month, we received Leigh Bardugo’s highly-anticipated Language of Thorns story collection. This month, we received an ARC of a book called Furyborn by Clare Legrand. Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.
When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.
Here is the final cover art of the book!
I love candles and we got one that smells so great and it’s based off of one of my absolute favorite lady that slays, Hermione! This soy candle comes from Flick the Wick and is scented with vanilla, lily, musk, raspberry and citrus and it smells so good.
Be sure to check out Flick the Wick’s products here.
I think I was the most excited for this product! We received a book sleeve to help protect our books while you are traveling and I’ve been wanting one forever. The theme goes perfectly with the box featuring beautiful swords that can slay perfectly.
This book sleeve design was created by Aunjuli exclusively for Fairy Loot, check out their other products here!
This Blue’s Brew loose-leaf tea that we received from Bookish Teas smells so good and I can’t wait to try it. Blue’s Brew is a fruit tea that features the flavors of black and red currants, blackberries, apples, hibiscus, and rosehip peels.
Check out other Bookish tea items here.
We love Brittney here at Thrice Read, she is one of the great people of the bookish community that we have been lucky enough to meet in person! She created this great Ember in the Ashes sticker. Check out her company, Reverie and Ink here.
The rest of the items here are some other goodies we received in this box, a The Last of the Namsara post cards.
This Hunger Games patch was created by Literary Emporium and I love it! I definitely need to get something to start putting patches on, either a book bag or a jean jacket. We will see how that goes. 😉 Check out Literary Emporium’s products here.