FairyLoot: April Box ‘Intrigue’
Okay, so if you don’t know what a book subscription box then;
- Where have you been?
- Check out my blog post about them HERE.
So Fairy Loot is a newer Book Subscription Box service, they’re set up in the UK but ship internationally! Their boxes focus specifically on YA Fantasy which is awesome! The creator, Anissa, started out running a book blog over at She Reads Too Much and wanted to share her love for books and bookish things with people all over the world so she jumped on the bandwagon and created her own Box. I ordered the April box which had the theme ‘Intrigue’. I was super excited to get this package in the mail and honestly it’s great! The packaging is probably the best I’ve encountered so far and for some reason that’s really important to me? So here’s some photos of me ‘unboxing’ it. Where possible I’ll include where you can get each bookish item.
Okay so the first thing I saw in the box was a Hunger Games Pop!Funko Figurine. I’m really happy with this product, I have another Katniss one and I was worried when I saw others unboxing theirs as not everyone received the same character and I already have a Katniss one, but thankfully it’s different to the one in the box! They sent out four different Hunger Games characters that are renowned for their political intrigue. These are usually fairly dear and so for it to be included in a fairly inexpensive subscription box is crazy. You can buy this Pop!Funko Katniss Figure HERE.
The next thing I ‘uncovered’ was this candle, it’s vanilla bean scented and while that isn’t all that exciting it does smell really yummy! This product was made exclusively for the April FairyLoot box.
What I found next was a beautiful poster exclusively designed for the April FairyLoot box by BehindThePages inspired by the book of the month. You can get a discount of 10% from their etsy store (linked above) by using the code “FAIRYLOOT”.
The box also came with a preview of The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, a series that inspires intrigue, a bookmark with quote from the book of the month and some temporary gem tattoos all exclusive to this box!
And now for the book…
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. I’ve been intrigued by this book since I first heard about it so its very fitting that it was included in this box! It’s a Historical YA Fantasy Romance by the author of The Vampire Academy series.
Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.
When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.
But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…
Overall I was really impressed with this box, and I’ll definitely be ordering again (I’m actually going to be ordering July’s box ‘Pirates and Power’[Okay, so I just saw – literally as I was about to make the purchase- that they’ve sold out of the July box. So sad..Must get in quicker next time!])! I don’t want to do a star rating per-se but if I did it would be pretty high up there. It’s affordable (even for me in Australia with shipping), has good content, is solely focussed on YA books and as I said in the very beginning it was packaged so well! I just think that shows the passion behind the curator, if every box was packaged as well as mine then wow. As a bit of a side note FairyLoot did have the same book (for the same month) as The Best Damn Book Box which was rather unfortunate since I ended up getting both for April.
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The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone. This post is not sponsored I paid for the box myself.