Monday, 1 May 2017

FAIRYLOOT UNBOXING APRIL 2017

It's that time again! One of my favourite days of the month is when I finally get my hands on the latest FairyLoot box. I've never opened a box and been disappointed, in fact they just seem to get better and better so I knew I was in for a treat!

FairyLoot is a "fantasy focused monthly subscription box containing a Young Adult book and some hand selected bookish goodies" as described on their website. You can commit to six or twelve month subscriptions or if you're fast enough, you can get your hands on their single purchase boxes! The April theme was "Dreams and Wishes" and I couldn't contain my excitement when I saw that the box would include an item related to A Court of Mist and Fury (which if you didn't know is my FAVOURITE BOOK EVER!!! Ahem, sorry about that).
Upon opening the box the first thing I saw was... another box! Curiosity got the better of me and I couldn't resist opening it straight away. When I saw this beautiful ACOMAF mug I might have actually squealed. Designed by Risa Rodil, it's an exclusive item which makes it even more exciting!

Another exclusive item and one of my regular FairyLoot favourites is a scented candle, Reverie by Meraki Candles. Smelling of mint, marshmallows and candyfloss, it both looks and smells delicious.
Stationery is one of my favourite things. I mean, who doesn't love stationery? I was so pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful Gemstone Notebook by Portico in this month's FairyLoot box. Even more surprised when I saw that it was the Sapphire notebook, the correct one for my birth month! It's so lovely and shiny inside with lots of pages for writing and doodles.

This year I finally read the first three books in The Bone Season series and loved them. So I'm so happy that this month FairyLoot included this Little Dreamer Tote Bag by Miss Phi. It's just the right size for carrying a couple of books around and also looks good hanging off the corner of my bookcase!

This month there were two items that I've never received in a FairyLoot box before and I absolutely love them! The Dream Jar Pin by House of Wonderland is so so cute. I've been wanting to start adding pins to my jackets recently and this is the perfect one to start off with. The Follow Your Dreams magnet, created by FairyLoot themselves, is another perfect addition to this box and I can't wait to use it.
So, this month's book * drumroll* is Given To The Sea by Mindy McGinnis. While for the past few months (and next month) I've been able to work out what the book was, I really had no idea what to expect when unboxing this! The first thing I noticed was just how beautiful the book is, both the dust jacket and the hardcover itself.

"Khosa was born to be fed to the sea, to prevent the kind of wave that once destroyed the Kingdom of Stille. She can’t be sacrificed until she produces an heir, but human touch repulses her…except for the touch of the Indiri.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race with magic that’s seductive—a force of nature—but dwindling since the Pietra slaughtered their people.

Witt leads the Pietra, the fierce warriors who are now marching on the Kingdom of Stille. The stone shores of Witt’s kingdom harbor a secret threat, and to ensure the survival of his people, he’s prepared to conquer every speck of Stille’s soil.

Vincent stands to inherit the throne of Stille, but has no wife to share it with. When the beautiful and mysterious Khosa arrives without an heir, Vincent knows that his father will stop at nothing to make sure she fulfills her duty. Torn between protecting his kingdom and protecting the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is soon at odds with his heart.

While royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the Indiri struggle to survive, the rising sea calls for its Given, and Khosa is destined to answer."

So this book sounds a lot different than the kind of book I would usually pick up (and I'm not going to lie, I'm kinda scared of the sea already) but after seeing some reviews on Goodreads I'm interested to reading it! Seriously, if you're thinking of trying FairyLoot out, please do it. You won't regret it!



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