unboxing: fairyloot may 2017

This is an unboxing of a subscription box containing spoilers concerning the featured book and items.

“What kind of warrior would you be? Would your name be written amongst the legends? Would there be tales told and songs sung of your adventures?”

This month I finally received my very first book box from the amazing FairyLoot company. I have eyed their boxes for quite some time now but weren’t able to purchase one due my financial situation. But for May I simply couldn’t resist the fantastical theme of Warriors and Legends. The announcement of the theme hooked me right from the start and before I could even think about it, one of those precious boxes was mine to receive.

For all those who have no idea what I’m talking about: FairyLoot is a bookish subscription box based in the UK. There are many great subscription boxes out there, but for me as a European FairyLoot is more affordable than any other non-European box. They focus on fantasy and the featured books are all Young Adult or Young Adult crossovers. For me, this is exactly my genre and I just knew that the featured book would be exactly my cup of tea. But without further ado, here is this months FairyLoot:

This is ridiculously exciting! Just so you know – my box arrived a week back and I’m still fangirling and giggling over its absolutely amazing contents! But to give you a better overview, here’s a list of all the included items:

  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
  • Signed bookplate and author letter
  • Exclusive FairyScoop with author interview
  • Exclusive Candle (In The Wick Of Time) – there were two different scents and I got “Mist”
  • Exclusive Celtic Warrior Socks
  • Exclusive Lord Of The rings woodmark (Ink and Wonder)
  • Exclusive Warriors & Legends tea blend (The Tea Leaf Co)
  • Feather Quill Pen (Wonder Emporium)
  • Bonus: ‘World Mythology: In bite-sized chunks’ by Mark Daniels
  • You can’t imagine how satisfied I am with this months box. Not only were the items exquisite, but I loved the book the box revolved around. Flame in the Mist was on my wishlist nonetheless and after getting a hardcover edition of it, I couldn’t contain myself. If you don’t know what the book is about, I put the blurb underneath. Basically put this is a retelling of Mulan, set in feudal Japan.

    ‘The only daughter of a prominent Samurai, Mariko has always known that being a woman means she’s not in control of her fate. Never mind her cunning or her skills as an accomplished alchemist, Mariko was raised for one purpose only: to marry. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose. But the journey is cut short when her convoy is ambushed by the Black Clan – a group of bandits hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace. The lone survivor of the attack, Mariko swears revenge on those who want her dead: she infiltrates the Black Clan disguised as a peasant boy and befriends their leader. The clan warms to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity – but as she gets closer to her enemies, Mariko uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she’s ever known.’

    I’m extremely grateful for ordering the box and for the team of FairyLoot putting it together. It made me feel better after a particularly hard month and as mentioned before I cannot contain my glee after a few days of receiving it. Next months theme will be “Elementalists” and I wish I could order this box as well. Sadly my wallet says ‘no’ and I have to wait for the month of July until I can make another subscription. But still you should check it out. Maybe this box is exactly what you need!

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