Wednesday 27 December 2017

Fairyloot Unboxing - November 2017 "Ladies that Slay"

FairyLoot November Box "Ladies that Slay"

The November FairyLoot box was another fab one, this was another box with two books in it which is pretty cool but the thing I was most excited about was definitely the book sleeve! Let's have a look at everything that was included:

Bookish candle = tick, Hermione bookish candle = an even bigger tick! It's no secret I'm a total Potterhead so I was thrilled with this Hermione candle by Flick the Wick. The scent is Vanilla, Lily, Musk, Raspberry & Citrus and it's divine, I love those musky berry kind of smells so this is perfect for me.

Also included was this really cute tin from Bookish Teas, it's called Blue's Brew and was inspired by Blue from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. You can't really see from the picture but it's even got edible glitter in it so it's such a pretty blend. I'm not much of a tea drinker but this smells so good that I'm going to have to try it, if you're interested in the details it's a fruit tea with black and red currants, blackberries, apple, hibiscus and rose hip peels.

Fairyloot's first ever book sleeve was designed by Aunjuli Art and the pattern was designed to represent ladies that slay. I own a few different book sleeves now (in case you don't already know they're padded pouches that are designed to keep your books safely protected from harm when you're out and about) and what I love about this one is that the inner lining is waterproof so that should help keep my books safe even over the winter when there's a constant risk of rain soaking through whatever bag I'm carrying! What I'm a little disappointed with is that the pattern is printed on white material, I know from experience with other book sleeves that pale colours start to look dirty very quickly so I know this won't look so bright and pretty for very long. Hopefully the dye is set well enough that I'll be able to wash it with a damp cloth but I'll probably end up sticking with my darker sleeves most of the time which is a shame.

One of the bonus items included with the box was this proof copy of Furyborn by Claire Legrand which I'm really looking forward to reading. I'm glad fairyloot don't seem to have counted this as one of the official box items because as a blogger I know publishers give out ARCs (advanced reading copies) for free but I think they make a brilliant bonus item!

Another item in the box was this Mockingjay inspired patch from Literary Emporium, as patches go it's a nice one & I've bought stuff from Literary Emporium before so I know it'll be good quality but I don't really have any use for patches so I'm not very excited about this item.

The last item was this Fight the Darkness sticker designed by Reverie & Ink and inspired by An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This was another item I found it hard to get excited about, I like the quote but it's just a small sticker and it's not even a particularly pretty one so I doubt I'll stick it anywhere!

The main book for this box was The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli and the cover is gorgeous, it's a fairyloot exclusive with silver foil rather than gold and it comes with a signed book plate and a letter from the author. I've already read this one and it's brilliant so I'd highly recommend checking it out. I've not had time to write my review yet but I'll try to get it posted ASAP.

So that's the contents of the November fairyloot box. I have to admit there were a couple of misses for me this month but book sleeves can be quite expensive so they're a fairly high value item and so are bookish candles so overall I think it was still good for the price. Unfortunately I'm having to take a break from my subscription for a while, I just can't afford to buy a box every month right now, but I still love Fairyloot and I'm planning to buy the occasional box for now and I really hope I'll be able to resubscribe at some point in the future.

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