As I’m currently on a book buying ban instead of posting a monthly book haul, in which I would have included my Fairy Loot box, I decided to do an unboxing for the first time ever. This is something I will continue to do at least until my book buying ban is over in the new year.
The September box was; Magic and Mayhem.
This box is perfect for fans of the Grisha books, A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic series), and Russian folklore. It features SIX amazing goodies, most of which are exclusive so you’ll only get them in this box! The book is a highly anticipated hardback that is released in September.
Doesn’t the September theme sound amazing? I was thrilled with the book in this month’s box and beyond thrilled with all the goodies inside.
Castle of Fables included a soy candle which scent and colour has been inspired by the different Grisha Orders; Corporalki, Materialki, and Ethrealki. There were three possibilities as to which one was included in my box and I got Corporalki; think Nina from Six of Crows. This was my favourite item in the September box. I love bookish candles and have quickly gone through the ones I already had, so now I have a new one to get started on.
There were plenty of Grisha goodies in this box. As well as the candle there was a stunning Second Army poster designed by GoodNightKittens, exclusive Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom postcards, and a Grisha notebook designed by the people at Literary Emporium exclusively for the September Fairy Loot box.
My second favourite item in the September box was the Shades of Magic series badges. I’m a massive fan of Shades of Magic, if you’re unaware of that fact, so these badges are going to be going everywhere with me once I decide where I want to put them.
There was a gorgeous necklace designed by Pastel Clouds Jewellery, and a cute Harry Potter sticker which, like the badges, will be finding a permanent home soon.
Every month I enjoy guessing what book will be in each box but I was completely surprised by Vassa in the Night, which came in a Fairy Loot tote bag this month, mainly because I had no clue it had already been released. Either way it sounds like an amazing book, I featured it as my Waiting on Wednesday pick a little while ago, and I cannot wait to get started on it.
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighbourhood.
In Vassa’s neighbourhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighbourhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair…
Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful and Sarah Porter’s years of experience teaching creative writing to New York City students.
The theme for the October box is; Steampunk Rebellion.
This box is perfect for fans of The Infernal Devices (are you team Jem or team Will?), Divergent and general steampunk awesomeness. There will be SEVEN items in this box—how great is that? It’s filled to the brim!
It seems like the Fairy Loot boxes get better and better so I can’t wait to see what is in the October box. I have no idea what book it will be but hopefully I’ll be happy with it.
Has anyone else got the Fairy Loot box for September, or subscribed for the October box? What did you think of the goodies in this one, and do you have any clue what book will be in the October box? Let me know in the comments below.