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Fairyloot Unboxing – October 2018

Fairyloot is a book subscription box based in the UK that focuses on young adult fantasy books. October’s theme was Beautiful Deceptions. I also have a video unboxing linked here.

First up is an Aelin Candle from Nerd Poured Candles inspired by Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. The scent is Lemon Verbena and Fire.

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Next we have a deck of playing cards inspired by The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. The  deck features art by Emily Haynes in collaboration with Fiction Tea Designs.

We also have a pack of Wren’s Secrets, a blend of  peppermint and green tea from The Tea Leaf Company. It’s inspired by the book of the month!

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This box also includes an exclusive Stories Keychain from KDP Letters. It’s inspired by The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski with a quote from the book: Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?

Next, there are some exclusive Fairyloot Deceptive Queen Socks inspired by Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

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There are some Barudgo fandom merch: Grisha Trilogy pins and also a Six of Crows-inspired beanie that says “No Mourners, No Funerals.” I forgot to take a picture of them, so I’ll update when I have a picture.

There were also some bookmarks included in the books  featuring (left to right): the Fairyloot Beautiful Deceptions, Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, and The Poppy War by Rebecca Kuang (not a YA book tho, fyi).

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The art on the October Beautiful Deceptions (left) spoiler card is goregous and so is the art inspired by the book of the month (right) 😀

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The book of the month is none other than Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan! The exclusive Fairyloot edition cover is rainbow as opposed to the normal purple. The book is also signed by the author and has pink sprayed edges. A postcard of the original cover is also included.

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There’s also a special message from Natasha Ngan (tbh the cool Asian aunt I want to be like when I grow up) on the other side of the book card. This is a pretty special box for me personally as a queer Chinese-diaspora reader. I can relate to a lot of what Natasha writes about in her note. So if you get the chance, please check out Girls!

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