I'm getting a little quicker at getting these unboxings up! Still not as quick as I'd like but ah well. The boxes are always worth the wait and I say it every time but I think this might be my favourite box to date. Every month these boxes get better and better. This month's Fairyloot theme was Broody Banter. Which is also one of the tropes or features of YA that I enjoy the most. And I've even read some of the books represented in this box. It's a halfway to Christmas miracle.
This book has been on my radar for agesss. I have Margaret's first book An Enchantment of Ravens and just haven't yet picked it up though I know I'll love it. I was determined to get my hands on Sorcery of Thorns too and luckily it arrived with Fairyloot this month!
**Taken from the back of the book**
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.
As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
As pretty as the reading journals are I never really use them. I am very tempted to get the prints out of this though. They're all so beautiful. The layout of the journal was designed by Fiction Tea Designs and the prints were by @monolimeart. There are so many different characters in here to name them all but a few of my favourites have appeared. Manon from the Throne of Glass series, Holland from A Darker Shade of Magic, and Aeduan from Bloodwitch.
Please don't disown me but I've never watched Avatar the Last Airbender... I really want to and I know I'd love it. This stunning print was created by Taratjah.
New tarot card characters! These ones feature Albus Dumbledore and Draco Malfoy which were designed by @loweana.art.
My woodmark collection is decidedly impressive now...this one was designed by @stellabookishart and is stunning. I've never heard of the book this one is based on either. It's based on Fire Falling by Elise Kova, the second book in the Air Awakens series. I know the author but had no idea about the book.
I can't wait when I have enough room to have a proper library. I'd have hollow book boxes like this one dotted throughout the shelves. On the inside, it's just as beautiful with drawings and quotes of and by different characters. It's awesome. It was designed by @noverantale.
So that was my June 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,