I haven’t had the chance to write a FairyLoot unboxing post for the last couple of months (mostly due to not really having the space/background to take photos I’d be happy with), but I’m finally back with the April box!
This month’s theme was Dark Magic! It actually arrived much earlier than I was expecting it to, so it was a nice surprise when I came home one day to find it waiting for me!
Here are the items that were in the box:
A tote bag – I didn’t actually recognise the quote at first, but it’s from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy. I’m really happy this item was included because I love the Grisha trilogy so much!
FairyLoot Collectable Tarot Cards – I love collecting these cards! This month the two characters were Nina and Matthias from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. If you haven’t read Six of Crows yet, what are you waiting for? It’s an amazing book, and I’m excited to read the sequel to it soon.
Notebook – this notebook is so glittery! The quote on the cover is from Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone, which I started reading a while back but studying got in the way. I really liked what I read of it though, so my goal for this summer is to start it again!
Emberfall Enamel Pin – Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark & Lonely inspired this pin, which was the book included in the February FairyLoot box. I’m not a big fan of Beauty & the Beast retellings, so I haven’t read this one yet. However, I really liked Kemmerer’s Storm, so I’ll definitely give it ago at some point.
Philosopher’s Stone Soap – it’s my biggest bookish shame that I haven’t read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I have watched the movies and I do quite like them, though!
Mister Kindly Tea Strainer – another book I haven’t read is Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight, but the adorableness of this cat tea strainer might just be the thing to make me buy it!
Book Sleeve – when I saw this book sleeve in the box, I fangirled a lot. I adore the Shades of Magic series by V. E. Schwab, and I treat my books like they’re made of gold, so this is a wonderful item for me! The artwork is so pretty, too!
The book of the month was…
I love the cover of this book – it’s so unique! I’m really excited to read it over the summer – fantasy is my favourite genre, and the blurb sounds great, so I have high expectations. And look at the art print that came with it!
To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks.
As a talented faceshifter, it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster, she’s forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever.
After the murder of his older brother, Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne. But Alfie can’t help but feel that he will never live up to his brother’s legacy. Riddled with grief, Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic.
But when Finn and Alfie’s fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient power—which, if not contained, will devour the world. And with Castallan’s fate in their hands, Alfie and Finn must race to vanquish what they have unleashed, even if it means facing the deepest darkness in their pasts.
Next month’s theme is…