Given the theme of villainy, October’s FairyLoot was one of my more anticipated boxes, and believe me, I was not disappointed.
The first item I saw, was something that I am always buzzing to get in book boxes, and that was a candle from Meraki Candles. This Maleficent candle is made up of jade orchid and lotus blossom scents, and is exclusive to FairyLoot.
Next I picked out this adorable badge from House of Wonderland. As you can see it is a small enamel pin made up of the skull and snake design that is essential to any good death eater, and is from House of Wonderland. I’l probably put this on my denim jacket, next to Edgar Allan Poe and his Raven.
This print, is not only super pretty, with a dark floral aesthetic, this one is extra special, in the wider YA world because it’s Sebastian Morgenstern’s bracelet quote! Sebastian is one of my all time favourite villain, and probably characters in general. Originally from Virgil’s Aeneid, and the english translation, which appears on this print is “If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell, and comes from Evie Seo.
I love coasters, and have always used coasters, and will always used coasters, so to receive such a pretty one was a real boon. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of Sherlock so I instantly recognised the quote, “Every fairytale needs a good old fashioned villain”, as Moriarty’s. Again this is also got a dark floral thing going for it, and like the print, was also designed by Evie Seo and can’r wait to use it with my Sherlock mug.
Please don’t judge me when I say that I have not read The Young Elites by Marie Lu, (it’s on my TBR, I promise!), and did not recognise the quote on this handy compact mirror from Little Inkling Designs. I do know that the main character is an anti-hero, my favourite type of hero, and like the quote regardless.
Though the theme of course drew me in the promise of a copy of The Language of Thorns was the real clincher for me. You may know that I adore the Six of Crows duology, well this book is made up of six (I think) fairytales from the GrishaVerse, the world in which these books are set. It also has an exclusive cover, the difference being the red foiling, instead of gold.
And, finally, the book of the month was Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao! For the first time in a while, not that this is in any way important to my enjoyment of the story, I have seen this cover around, but I didn’t really know what it was about. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, it seems, is an Evil Queen retelling, as in the villain of Snow White. I love fairytale retellings, and I absolutely adore a good villain, so I’d dying to see weather I enjoy this.
The two “bonus” items, that I usually just count as normal items, were a print based on the Laini Taylor novella that I haven’t read, Night of Cake and Puppets, and a set of postcards based on The Language of Thorns.
And that was everything in the October FairyLoot. This was a great box, and they just keep getting better. Unfortunately I did not manage to get my hands on the November box, but I will be unboxing the December box so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Did you get this box, and if so, what was your favourite item? Mine was probably the pin! Otherwise, who is your favourite villain? Where was Victor Vale in this box? Can you tell I like an ambitious villain?
I didn’t manage to get the November box, but I will return with a new unboxing for the December box, so keep your eyes peeled for that one. If you didn’t see the September Unboxing then make sure you check that one out in the meantime!
Thanks for reading!