Fairyloot Unboxing | October 2017 “VILLAINOUS”

WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS BOX!!! Fairyloot has outdone themselves once again. The October theme was ‘Villainous’ and had items inspired by the amazing villains that we just can’t help but love despite their evilness as well as two crazy cool books to match. An awesome bookmark that matches the art card was included in this box.

Without further ado, here are the items:

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  • A promotional art print for Laini Taylor’s new novel Night of Cake and Puppets.
  • “Raise Hell” art print designed by Evie Seo which has a quote from The Aeneid by Virgil (a Roman poet) but everyone here may be more familiar with it as a quote from Sebastian Morgenstern in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments (“If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.”).
  • A set of six absolutely gorgeous Language of Thorns postcards with each depicting a different story from the book.
  • An exclusive Maleficent candle from Meraki Candles which smells like jade orchid and lotus blossom.
  • A small pocket mirror inspired by Marie Lu’s Young Elites and designed by Little Inkling Designs. The quote says: “Everyone has darkness inside them, however hidden.”
  • Death Eater enamel pin by House of Wonderland (A super cute re-design of the Dark Mark and Nagini has sparkles!)
  • “Old-fashioned Villain” coaster designed by Evie Seo and inspired by the famous Sherlock Holmes villain, Moriarty. The quote on the front says: “Every fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain.”

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The first book in this box was The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and boasted an exclusive cover to boot! (The normal cover is orange/yellow and not red like this edition).

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.

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The book for this month was (and I totally GUESSED THIS!) Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, which is an awesome sounding “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.” While this book does sound amazing, to be completely honest I’m not a gigantic fan of the front cover.

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.

Along with this book came a letter form the author and a signed book plate which you will never see me complain about because as far as I am concerned I count my books with signed bookplates in them as signed editions (which I adore owning).

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FAIRYLOOT BOXES EVER!!!! Every item was of awesome quality and were completely beautiful. Next month, November’s theme is “Ladies That Slay” and has items inspired by Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Blue Sargent and more. The book for November, according to the Fairyloot website, is an October release that features “DRAGONS and the story follows a girl that must hunt dragons and learn the power of old stories” which makes me fairly confident in my guess that the book is The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli. November’s box will also include a SECOND BOOK, AN ADVANCED READERS COPY of a book that doesn’t get released until May 2018 annnd AN EXCLUSIVE BOOK SLEEVE!!!!

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