The theme for this months Fairyloot is Unbreakable Bonds and I was fortunate to be in the first dispatch round this time. Whilst I have eliminated most of the those who spoil from my social media some still slip through so I’m pleased that I didn’t have to worry this time. I’m pleased to say that Fairyloot are continuing to put out boxes of a high standard and full of items I’m going to use!
The main item this month was a cushion cover inspired by the Raven Cycle series, it was a unique idea with the cover with one side an image and the other side a quote! It’s a really lovely idea and it worked perfectly, I really hope that they continue to design covers like this in future. Whilst it’s a not a fandom that I’m into I can certainly appreciate the effort and quality, I’m also happy to say that mine is on it’s way to someone who will make great use of it in my place! Yay – there’s a Geeky Clean candle in the box this month too, I adore Geeky Clean products and this Infernal Devices inspired candle features Will and Jem from the series, the tea and sweet sage scent has a real apothecary feel and it’s not going to be too long before it’s lit!
What better way to warm up on a cold January evening than a lovely salted caramel hot chocolate from the Tea Leaf Co. Little Miss Playground and I cracked this open the day I got the box and it’s absolutely yummy! It’s inspired by the characters Lia and Pauline from the Remnant Chronicles. Whilst I’m not vegan myself I was a little concerned to see that whilst saying suitable for vegans on the tin, it then said may contain traces of milk, so if you’re vegan and you have this box just be mindful. Another definite need for a cold day is lip balm and this box featured one from Book and Nook. I loved book and nook candles when they made them so I knew this was going to be a quality item, a quirky combination of mint and violet which is pretty tingly on the lips! This is from another series that I’m yet to read which is Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, they are on my never ending wish list though as I love the covers!
One item which isn’t featured in a picture from me this month is the Ink and Wonder woodmark inspired by Lord of the Rings. Whilst those who follow me know how much I love Ink and Wonder, the gorgeous Emily from @emilysbookcorner is a much bigger fan of the books than I am and I knew it would get a much better home with her, unfortunately I sent it before taking an individual pick **facepalm** But I did keep hold of the Six of Crows Inspired hairband from Fairyloot favourite, fiction tea designs, I love the pattern and the headscarf style design is spot on. The ACOTAR trading cards this month are Feyre and Azriel and I’m totally gutted, because as you’ll see at the end of this post, I’m skipping the February box and I realised too late that I will miss out on the final cards which I’m pretty certain will be Morrigan and Rhysand – sob 😦
The all important book this month is Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye, this absolutely gorgeous hardback edition has lilac sprayed edges and is signed by the author too. I have to admit this book wasn’t on my radar but I can’t wait to start reading! Here’s the blurb:
Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied behind his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.
As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging to the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group.Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.
As I mentioned before, there wont be an unboxing for February next month, the theme is Beast and Beauty and the whole box is inspired by the fairytale. Whilst I like the story I don’t love it and I think that a box would be a waste of money for me, I’ll save my pennies to put towards the Finale special edition box which is likely to be £££!