The theme for May’s FairyLoot was Warriors and Legends!
May’s featured book was Flame in the Mist by Renee Adhieh! This was a highly anticipated release from the author of The Wrath and the Dawn duology, and was billed as a Mulan retelling set in feudal Japan. For once, I read the Fairy Loot book as soon as I received it (I have a bad habit of leaving them sitting on my shelf for months, oops). It was good but unfortunately, I didn’t love it as much as I’d hoped I would. You can read my spoiler-free review here.
‘Flame’ candle by In the Wick of Time
There were two possible candles in this month’s box: ‘Flame’ and ‘Mist’. Apparently, these were named by the author herself! I received ‘Flame’ and it smells like orange blossom and mint, which is a combination I would never have put together but it actually really works! I love how regularly FairyLoot include candles in their boxes.
Woodmark by Ink and Wonder
Ink and Wonder created an exclusive bookmark based on The Lord of the Rings. It’s completely gorgeous! I’ve never owned a ‘woodmark’ before and I was worried it would be really chunky and not fit in my books; however, it’s actually really thin and beautiful. I may have to purchase more from this shop in future. (You all know I can’t resist a pretty bookmark!)
Warriors & Legends Tea Blend by The Tea Leaf Co.
May’s box also featured an exclusive tea blend of green tea with hints of lychee and jasmine. The tea came in a lovely little tin and smells gorgeous! I haven’t tried it yet but I’m planning to brew it up on a special day, curl up with a book and relax.
Celtic socks by FairyLoot
I’m always a fan of socks so this was one of my favourite items in the box. The socks feature an all-over celtic knot design and are really comfy! Perfect for #socksunday pictures!
Word Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks by Mark Daniels
That’s right, there were TWO books in May’s box! This was a very pleasant surprise. I’ve always been interested in world mythology so this interesting little book should be the perfect way to find out more! It has sections on Australian/Maori, Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, American Indian, South & Central American, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology!!
Metallic Feather Pen by Flora’s Wonder Emporium
Lastly, there was a super cool feather pen. I defy anyone not to feel awesome when using it. I got the pink one but I believe there were other colours sent out too. I’m going to display mine in a mug on my bookcase!
As usual, there were also some extra items included such as a sampler for an upcoming release, bookmark, signed bookplate and letter from the author! These special touches are part of what keep me coming back to FairyLoot. June’s box is based on elemental magic and the July theme was just released – ‘tricksters’! I have a fair idea what both books are and if I’m right, then I’m super excited for them!!
Is anyone else a FairyLoot subscriber? Or do you subscribe to any other subscription boxes (bookish or not)?