I know August is already done and dusted, but with COVID everything has been delayed so forgive the lateness. By now you might have got that I love books and every trinket or book-related thing I can find. In other words, as soon s I saw a book subscription I was in! After more than a year, I am still Fairyloot subscriber.
Fairlyloot is a monthly book box subscription, born in 2016 from the idea of the two bookworms, Anissa and Michael. The box contains a recently released (or due to be released) Young Adult/Fantasy book and five to six bookish goodies, all following a theme for the month.
August’s theme was “Let the games begin”. A snippet from the box: the stakes are high and the games are on – make sure you come prepared! The August box is all about games; whether they are physical or mental, magical or non-magical. These games will test your mettle and have your adrenaline soaring!
First and foremost, the notebook. It was surely the first thing that caught my eyes. It’s a notebook with a quote from “Hunting Prince Dracula” by Kerri Maniscalco. Her books have been a total game-changer for me hands down. So when I read that this box was going to have something from those books I was over the moon! Designed by @noverantale and the artwork on the inside by @taratjah.
August featured tarot cards were the Five and Six of Swords designed by Katherine Britt. Both inspired by Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.
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Second, that stole my eyes was the book sleeve inspired by “An ember in the ashes”. To be honest, I haven’t read the book yet, but I am a huge fan of book sleeves. The artwork on it was from @monolimeart and I absolutely love her style so make sure to check her out.
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A metal bookmark designed by @taratjah inspired by Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. It’s in metal so hopefully, I won’t break it around as usual. In addition, it has a cat on it, what’s not to love!
A pin designed by @ironandinkdesign and inspired by Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Always love a good addition to my pin collection!
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A Scythe Magnet designed by @taratjah. Inspired by Scythe by Neal Shusterman which I haven’t read yet but is on my list.
A golden egg bath bomb handmade by @littleheartgifts and inspired by the second Triwizarding task. This went right in Simona’s hand as she loves bath bombs!
The book featured in the August Fairyloot box was Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar. A contemporary fantasy with references to Hindu mythology. This special edition has sprayed edges and artwork from @bxromance. I really can’t wait to start reading it!
Synopsis: The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.
Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens–and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.