Happy Third Anniversary Fairyloot! For this box, they went with the theme Favourites to celebrate all the YA worlds favourite books. What better time than a birthday to do this? I was super excited when I saw the description as they listed some of my favourite books and series. Here's to many more years of Fairyloot!
This month we got not one, but two books! Both of which are signed. I'd already been made aware of Viper and had ended up with an ARC from the publisher as well as a very cute mug. It sounds right up my alley.
**Taken from the back of the book**
Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles.
But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake.
He's the most dangerous man on the ocean...and he is Marianne's father.
She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them is it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves - and perhaps even her life?
I've been trying to get my hands on an early copy of To the Best Boys for ages but just missed out. So I'm thrilled that this was Fairyloot's book of the month.
**Taken from the book**
In a thrilling new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world exclusively made for boys.
Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.
In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.
With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.
I can't wait to wear this scarf. It's absolutely stunning and has so many of my favourite books on it. This was designed and created by Cara Kozik. I can't believe it has Red Rising on it, possibly one of if not my favourite book and series!
Alice in Wonderland Socks? Yes please! These are adorable. I read Alice last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will most definitely be wearing these soon...if not today. These were designed by Fairyloot!
Stationary of any kind makes me happy, bookish themed stationary makes me extra happy. I use page tabs for everything. For my course books, blogging, things I need to remember. Will be putting them to use very soon and also another item designed by Fairyloot.
I'm such a bad bookworm. I only really use train tickets and cinema tickets as bookmarks. I like the sentimentality of it. But I adore collecting pretty bookmarks. This metal one by KDP Letters is gorgeous. It's a quote from Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer. Which I really need to read.
Next up we have the Fairyloot anniversary enamel pin. This was such a cute idea and a nice way to commemorate another milestone.
I keep staring at these prints, I can't get over how beautiful they are. All three prints are by morgana0anagrom. They are of characters from Marie Lu's Warcross, Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes and Holly Black's the Cruel Prince.
The next lot of tarot cards features (I think) Jesper and Wylan from Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows. I hope they do Kaz soon.
Then we have the letter from the author with the adorable character art on the reverse. This month's art was by icandrawthingz. As always the monthly bookmark and spoiler card feature art from Taratjah.
As for publisher merch we got a sampler of Sherwood by Megan Spooner. Which I can't wait to read.
So that was my March 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,