FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns
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FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

It’s time for the monthly FairyLoot review and I was looking forward to this theme, Rebels in Ballgowns, a lot. Perhaps it has to do with my love for the ‘Princess who is actually a bad-ass’-trope, but it is something I always tend to enjoy in my books.

The artwork for this months Spoiler card is really cool. I tend to keep the spoiler cards just because of the art work on them. It makes it even better that FairyLoot will always put a bookmark in the box that features the same art work.

The Loot

So let’s have a look at what we received this month in our book box. By the way, it’s a good thing these boxes are well padded on the inside, because there was a rip in my box this time around. It looked more like another box’s corner had pierced mine, but if there would have been many tiny items or no bigger things to protect the smaller things, I could have potentially lost any items. I really don’t think the couriers in my country care at all with how they treat these packages or where they will leave them.

Anyhow, that’s my rant now let’s have a look at what it’s all about:

Smaller items

My candle collection was starting to shrink, so it’s a good thing there is another candle in this box. The candle is exclusive and made by Geeky Clean. The ‘Corvere’ Candle is inspired by Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. It’s super pink and it smells of strawberries and pepper.

More magnetic bookmarks. I don’t often use these for my books, but I hang them up on a string and use them as decoration. These bookmarks based on the ‘Shatter Me’ series will fit in nicely with my collection.

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

This is the first time I’ve had an iron-on patch in a book crate. It has a lovely quote: ‘It’s always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome.’ Which is a great quote. This patch was designed by Ink & Wonder.

We also got a small snippet from the book ‘The Sea Witch’ and a necklace. Now I’m not very big on necklaces that we get with book boxes. They are often too big or just look tacky. I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty but not really my style. Team FairyLoot created a nickel-free masquerade Mask necklace. I might wear it in the future, but for now I will just keep it in the box.

Bigger items

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

I think cushion pillows are the latest trend in these boxes. I have received another one called ‘Destiny’ created by Miss Phi. It features a quote from Legendary by Stephanie Garber, the tarot card-details are nice, but the colours aren’t really grabbing me. However, it’s not a bad item to get in the boxes.

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

The one thing that made me really enjoy this box is the next item though: an Exclusive Reading Journal. The team at FairyLoot has delivered a notebook (which was designed by FictionTea Designs) and features quote art by Stella’s Bookish Art. It’s perfect to keep track of all the book you want to read for the next 6 months. I absolutely adore stationery! So this item really made me happy. I don’t know if I will keep it in the cover or if I will get it out and hole punch it to put in my planner…..

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

The Book

Of course this wouldn’t be a book box without a book. This Month we receive Grace and Fury by Tracy banghart. It’s a feminist fantasy that has sisters, rebellion and balls. This book is a FairyLoot Exclusive because the standard UK edition is only available in paperback. The hardback version we received was especially printed for FairyLoot. It’s not out until the end of July, so if you want this book yourself, you will need to wait a little bit.

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

With this book we received a letter from the author, a print based on the book, a postcard and a signed bookplate.

Goodreads says:

In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.

Verdict

This is not a bad crate, but it’s not one of the best I’ve ever received from FairyLoot. However, some items that I truly loved are the Reading Journal, the candle and the book itself. I think it’s quite nice that we get an exclusive hardback that normally wouldn’t be available in the UK.

FairyLoot June 2018: Rebels in Ballgowns

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Sil proudly brands herself as a gamer. She has played far too many mmo's and loves to stream her gaming adventures on Twitch under the name McMonkeyzz, while accompanied by her best gaming buddy, Rosie the little, black cat. She also has a weakness for rugged men with a sense of humour like her boyfriend, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thor and Deadpool. Ow and she draws stuff.

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