October is here, which means Halloween and all things scary. I was quite surprised that we got none of the scary things in our book box from FairyLoot this month and that it was more about secrets and deception for October’s theme.
The book box would feature items from books like Throne of Glass, The Cruel Prince, Red Queen, The Winner’s Curse and many more. I’m especially a fan of the Throne of Glass series, so I knew I was going to at least like one item.
What’s in the box?
Because it is getting colder, it almost seems like we are being treated to items that will keep us extra warm these upcoming months.
We can keep our feet warm with the exclusive Deceptive Queen Socks created by KDP Letters. These socks are inspired by the Red Queen novel by Victoria Aveyard.
The second item that will keep us nice and warm is an exclusive Mourners Beanie designed by Fiction Tea Designs for FairyLoot. Of course inspired by the Leigh Bardugo novel Six of Crows. Everyone needs a beanie in winter and this will help keep our heads and ears nice and warm.
And if that is not enough we can also warm ourselves with a nice cup of tea. The Tea Leaf Company created a lovely tea blend of green tea with peppermint, called Wren’s Secrets. The tea is inspired by one of the characters in this month’s book, which I won’t reveal until the end.
Of course there were many more items in this box. No box is complete without a scented candle. This candle is called Aelin and is created by Nerd Poured Candles (I love that name!) and based on the assassin we all adore Aelin/Celaena from Throne of Glass. Readers of that series know how cunning and deceptive Aelin can be, so of course she needed to be represented in this box.
The scent is Lemon Verbena & Fire according to the label, and I think it smells rather fresh. The label art work is absolutely gorgeous and I am tempted to order more from this company, just for the lovely art work.
To stay with Fae-themed items, we also receive a deck of playing cards inspired by The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. This Deck of Cards features art by Emily Haynes in collaboration with FictionTeaDesigns.
Of course there are many more items included in this book box: a Poppy Wars bookmark, Sawkill girls postcard and some beautiful Grisha badges. Which one will you wear?
This month’s book is Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. There are a lot of books being released in October and November based on Asian mythology and I am a big fan of that!
This book is about a girl taken away from her home to become a concubine to a demon king along with eight other girls.
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.
But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.
Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.
Of course this book has an exclusive cover and pink sprayed edges and the best thing: it’s also signed by the author.
Now this will be my last book box review for FairyLoot for a while. I have decided that I only want to be subscribed to one of them for now and the book box of my choice is Illumicrate. Only because it’s quarterly and I want to save some money.
If you are debating which book box to go for and you live in the UK, I would really give FairyLoot a chance, because they have never disappointed me.