FairyLoot January Unboxing: Talk Faerie to Me
The January FairyLoot box featured a book that I was lucky enough to have read an advanced copy of, and I was looking forward to the theme, "Talk Faerie to Me." Let's see what was included!
Reversible Art Prints - $10 (est)
Two reversible art prints were included and they perfectly encapsulate this month's theme. On the front, there is artwork by Diana Worak of Rowan and Aelin from Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass series. On the other side, the beautifully illustrated quotes are by Stella's Bookish Art. These prints are exclusive and can't be found anywhere else. I wish they were printed on sturdier cardstock, like the info cards. They are a bit flimsy and I've already wrinkled the corner of the Aelin print as I unboxed everything too eagerly. These need to be framed and definitely should not be stuck on a wall if you want to preserve them.
Illyrian Magnetic Bookmarks, Dreamy and Co - $6.30 (est)
I've seen these all over Instagram and am glad to finally own my own pair! I think this clip art of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses series is so cute!
Prince Cardan Candle, Meraki Candles - $4 (est)
Well, this is a clue to what book was featured this month! The scents were picked up specifically by the author; FairyLoot asked her what she thought Prince Cardan might smell like. There is actually black glitter in this candle as well- so pretty!
Faerieland Coloring Book, Michael O'Mara - $14.16
This is so cool! I love adult coloring books, they are so therapeutic. I flipped through the pages of this coloring book and the art is pretty fantastic. On one side, there is a short paragraph describing the mythical creature and on the other, a black-and-white picture for you to color. The paper seems pretty thick, though I haven't had a chance to test out various markers and coloring utensils. The illustrations are not back-to-back, so even if there is bleed-through, the color will not bleed through to the next illustration.
Pillowcase, Evie Bookish - $25 (est)
Evie never fails to stun me with her gorgeous prints and her artwork is a staple in book boxes. This pillowcase is no exception! It is sized for an 18" x 18" pillow.
Lip Balm, Geeky Clean - $4.25
FairyLoot sent out two versions of this lip balm, one representing the Seelie Court and one representing the Unseelie Court. I ended up with Seelie! I've always though of myself more as a "light side" character... so I'm not so sure about this choice, haha. Anyway, it has a strong honey scent and is 100% vegan.
The Cruel Prince, Holly Black - $12.91
And last but not least, the featured book of the month! I had the pleasure of reviewing The Cruel Prince last month and absolutely loved it. I'm over the moon to have a finished copy on my bookshelf! The book came with an author letter, a signed bookplate, and a bonus illustration of Prince Cardan by Merwild.
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Now, let's tally up the total estimated value of this box:
Box value: $76.62 USD
I paid (including shipping): $59 USD
Whew! The box is more than worth the price I paid, including that hefty international shipping cost. The real stunners of the box, in my opinion, are the pillowcase and the coloring book- both really high-quality and practical items. I ended up skipping the February FairyLoot box, but I am looking forward to their March anniversary box! Check out the theme, "Memorable Moments" on their website now.