Books Fairy Loot Unboxings

August Fairyloot

September 19, 2019
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem

One of, if not my favourite Fairyloot box to date. There were so many incredible items surrounding the theme 'Things Are Not What They Seem'. It's such a unique concept for a theme and I loved it. It focused on books where there's some kind of deception be it magic or political. Very happy with this one. And the book is gorgeous!

August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

I managed to guess the book for this month! I felt so accomplished when I realised which was going to be. I've never managed to do that before. Needless to say, I'm super happy with this months book. It's been on my radar for a while and I adore the cover for it. As I've been writing this I've just noticed the fan art on the reverse of the cover. Double OMG! It's stunning.

**Taken from the book**
Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. As the future chieftain of a shunned caste of mercy-killers, she relies on her wits and bone magic - drawn from the teeth of dead witches - to protect her band. The Crows take more abuse than coin, so when they're called to collect they royal dead, Fie hopes they'll find the payout of a lifetime.

When Fie discovers that Crown Prince Jasimir and his crafty bodyguard, Tavin, have faked their deaths to escape the ruthless Queen Rhusana, she's ready to cut her losses - and perhaps their throats. But Jas offers a deal that she can't refuse: make sure he lives to see the throne, and he'll protect the Crows when he reigns.

To outrun and outwit the queen, the trio forge an uneasy alliance that is soon tested by old secrets, shifting allegiances, and forbidden feelings. As Rhusana and her band of deadly trackers loom ever closer, the three fugitives must discover what they're each willing to sacrifice to save their own.

August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem

One can never have enough pocket mirrors. After an ill-fated herb in teeth incident at work, I always have one in my bag to make sure I'm all clear. They're great for lipstick touch-ups after lunch and dinner too and you feel like the most useful friend when anyway asks if you have one. This particular one is themed around JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. I think I'm correct in saying that its elvish script around the rim. This was designed by the Fairyloot team.

August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem

My love of kitchen wear has grown tenfold in the last year and a bit...I wonder who we have that to thank for (cough, Sam, cough) so I squeed a little when I saw this cutlery set. Not only do we have a gorgeous engraved spoon and fork but a set of chopsticks too! You can see in the early photos to two Lunar Chronicles quote (that I've just started reading). The box was designed by Taratjah.

August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things Are Not What They Seem

The cushion game is strong with this one. I now have four bookish pillows and I tell you there's nothing better than sinking into them when I'm reading. My newest addition to the fort is this gorgeous An Ember in the Ashes one! The portraits are by _saintdri and the lettering is by KDP Letters, a Fairyloot veteran.

I rarely use actual bookmarks, it's more likely an old train ticket or cinema ticket is tucked between the pages of my books. It's not for lack of them. I'm drowning in beautiful bookmarks, I'm just terrified of using them. Which is a category this beautiful metal bookmark certainly fits into (have I said bookmark too many times now?). This is based on Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series, which I still need to read. The art is by in.the.reads.

August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem

Hello, 90's. Scrunchies make me happy quite simply. They add a pop to any outfit and are a great way to make your outfit match. That and I am the laziest person ever when it comes to hair so I love anything that means minimum effort for maximum effect. These are inspired by the Graceling series covers and were designed by Taratjah also.

Candle burning season is approaching frighteningly quickly so I will happily take all of the candles. Especially, if they're bookish ones, and even more so if they're rather attractive bookish man themed. Enter Thomas Cresswell, arguably the star of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Soz, Audrey. This candle smells of Chocolate and Coffee. It's divine. This was created by Flick the Wick. A company I've always wanted to try.

August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem

An extra not on the spoiler card was this gorgeous Merciful Crow pouch. I'm thinking either pencil case or make it into one of my little emergency pouches. You know the one, we all have them. The bobble, pin, pills and sanitary product etc pouch. No, just me? Okay then...

Since the last Fairyloot box, I've actually bought two sets of Tarot Cards that I love using! These ones still make me super happy though. I think I might get a big frame for them all one day. When I have wall space...As usual, the art is by loweana.art and these are Harry and Hermione from the Harry Potter series.

August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem
August Fairyloot Things are Not What They Seem

Finally the spoiler card and letter from the author. As always the art on the spoiler card and bookmark is by Taratjah. The beautiful art on the character side of the letter is by obsidiayan. It's so pretty.

So that was my August Fairyloot Unboxing!

Have you tried any bookish subscription boxes before?

What did you think? And what was your favourite item from this box?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Evie Braithwaite
    September 23, 2019 at 9:07 am

    What an incredible subscription box, everything item is stunning. Love that cutlery! I’ve subscribed to ‘Books That Matter’ and they always have such amazing gifts too, although my bank account hates me for it haha. Thanks for sharing!! x

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

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