The theme for October’s FairyLoot box was ‘Villainous’! As soon as this theme was announced and the social media hints were dropped, I knew what the book would be – another one that I was super excited to read! FairyLoot consistently bring their ‘A game’ with their book choices and make me glad to be a loyal customer!
The featured book was Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, an Evil Queen retelling set in East Asia (how amazing does that sound?!) I love a fairytale retelling so this one is high on my to-read list.
One of the best things about this month’s box is that it also included an exclusive edition of The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo! I was so close to preordering this book when it was announced that the box would include a copy, so I was thrilled! It’s utterly gorgeous inside and out, and I’m sure I will love it just like the rest of Leigh Bardugo’s books. Look at the beauty:-
Now onto the rest of the items that were included in October’s box…
Maleficent candle by Meraki Candles
Maleficent is one of my favourite Disney villains so I was thrilled with this exclusive candle. It’s no secret that I love candles, especially bookish ones, but I try to limit the amount I buy because they always feel like an extravagant purchase! So I’m always happy to receive them in bookish boxes. This one smells like jade orchid and lotus blossom, and is a beautifully delicate shade of green with purple glitter.
Virgil’s Aeneid artwork by Evie Seo
We don’t often receive items in bookish boxes that are inspired by such classic literature as this but I’m really thrilled with this piece from EvieBookish! (Edit: apparently, this quote is featured in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series but I’m going to pretend FairyLoot were just being super cultured this month by quoting a Roman poet.) I can’t wait to display this in my library.
Moriarty coaster by Evie Seo
We were treated to not one but TWO beautiful items designed by EvieBookish this month! I’ve always loved her work but can’t afford shipping from America (*cries*) so iit was a real treat to get not just an art print but this coaster too!
Dark Mark pin by House of Wonderland
This might just be the cutest pin I’ve ever seen. I have a bit of an obsession with bookish pins (but again, I often restrain myself from buying them because I can’t justify it). This gorgeous dark mark pin is completely adorable (not something I ever thought I’d say!) I can’t wait to add it to my bookish pin collection and only hope that it doesn’t cause me to make some more impulse purchases!
Hidden Darkness mirror by Little Inkling Designs
I adore the bookmarks from Little Inkling Designs and her beautiful lettering translates perfectly to this pocket mirror. Featuring a quote from The Young Elites, this mirror will be super handy to keep in my handbag!
The October box featured some great extras including some Language of Thorns postcards and a gorgeous Night of Cake and Puppets art print (which I had been drooling over for ages on Laini Taylor’s Instagram account!) Plus, there was the usual signed bookplate, letter from the author and monthly FairyLoot bookmark.
Here’s my full unboxing!
The November theme is ‘Ladies That Slay’ and will feature an exclusive edition of a book featuring DRAGONS (either FairyLoot are picking super highly anticipated books this year or my guessing abilities have gotten REALLY good because once again, I have a good idea what the book is going to be). The box is also going to feature an ARC of a book that won’t be released until March 2018! The excitement is real.
December’s theme was released and it is ‘Oh So Regal’. The description of this box sounds amazing and I think it will be a fantastic one to end the year on! It sold out unbelievably quickly!
Did anyone else get this box? What was your favourite item? Has anyone read Forest of a Thousand Lanterns yet? What are some of your favourite fairytale retellings?!