Unboxing: Fairyloot October Beautiful Deceptions box

Yay!  This month I was one of the first Fairyloot’s to ship which has meant that I have been able to avoid spoilers and have been able to keep using social media without fear.  I’m doubly happy about this as this month’s Fairyloot was pretty outstanding in my view!  The theme this month was Beautiful Deceptions, and there was a good combination of established fandoms and firm favourites, it also contained the corrected misprint item from the August box.

The first item was an Aelin themed candle from the always awesome Nerd Poured Candles, this was perfectly timed with the release of Kingdom of Ash and the day before I got my box I read the exact description of this candle scent (Lemon Verbana and Fire) and thought it would make a great fragrance, I’ll certainly be burning it tonight when i’m reading! A deck of cards was included this month, they were themed on The Cruel Prince, they look great but as I’m one of the few people on the planet that didn’t love this book, I’ll be passing them onto someone who did. Red Queen socks featured too, it’s a series that I’ve not yet read but desperately want to (I just can’t add any more to my Tbr shelf at the moment) They are amazing quality and the image is really awesome. I don’t normally mention the promotional items that come in the box, but there was one bit of promo that in all honesty, I would have been happy to have had as a main box item!  A set of 3 Grishaverse badges featuring the Orders of the Corporalki, Etheralki and Materealaki, fabulous!

My most favourite item this month totally made the box for me!  A Six of Crows inspired beanie hat with the tag line “No Mourners, No Funerals” is just epic, the temperature dropped here today so looks like I won’t have to wait too long to start wearing it.  There was a beautiful key chain included this month which is inspired by The Winners Curse – it’s not a book I’d heard of but the design is utterly gorgeous and is perfect for any one bookish with it’s wonderful quote of “Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake and fake things real”. There were a couple of items this month that haven’t been featured for a while, the socks was one and the other was a tea. It’s peppermint and green tea (which is one of my fav’s) and themed on this months featured book, the tea is from The Tea Leaf Company and it’s going to be brewed pretty sharpish. (im going to have get my unboxing pic done soon before I’ve used everything!

This months book is Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, it’s one of many recent books with an Asian focus, which personally I love and I can’t wait to read this and other books that are out soon along a similar theme. This exclusive Fairyloot edition has an exclusive cover, pink sprayed edges and it’s also signed by the author, it’s a gorgeous edition. Here’s the blurb!

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.

I’m so happy to have got Fairyloot this month, I have been wavering over the last couple of months but with this and a sci-fi themed Battles and Galaxies box next month I’m glad to have my subscription, it’s also always a bonus to be in the first batch to dispatch which has made the box even more special.  Thanks Fairyloot!

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