Sea, mermaids and whichever marine creature, who’s not drawn at least a bit to them? When I read that “under the sea” was going to be Fairyloot September’s box theme I was over excited!
And let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the books on my Hot off the press September post, but I will dive into it in a bit! As usual, Fairyloot didn’t let me down and has some precious sea-themed gadgets for this month.
For who doesn’t know yet, Fairlyloot is a monthly book box subscription that was born in 2016 from the idea of the two bookworms founders, 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.
First and foremost a lovely MUG with the characters from “To kill a kingdom” by Alexandra Christo designed by @gabriellaragusi! From a person that was always told by her father that she had one mug to many while living at home, you can bet I was over-excited when Fairyloot revealed that there was going to be a mug in the September box. I haven’t read this book yet, but I will absolutely have to because of the fantastic art on it!
The second item that I totally loved was the pair of Ombre Metal Straws in the box. I absolutely love that the team adds some re-usable items too. How can you not love the colour and the beachy quotes on them?
Then there’s a colourful Pencil Case designed by Ink and Wonder that features a quote from “Sea Witch” by Sarah Henning. Perfect to treasure your shells when on a beach walk.
The next item was an Unfortunate Soul Keychain inspired by the one and only Ursula! The keychain was designed by @loveyoumorestudio. I love the quote on it and the colours, so it’s a good add on to my keys!
Next there was a Hair De- Tangling Brush illustrated by @taratjah which will always come handy to have in a bag and take around or ready for you after a long day at sea.
Last but not least, was a Postcard from Atlantis, the lost city. The postcard was designed by @taratjah.
The duo of tarot cards this month were the Seven and Eight of Swords and were designed by Katherine Britt, inspired by “Nevernight” by Jay Kristoff.
Drum roll please!
The featured book this month was “Fable” by Adrienne Young. As I already said, this book was already on my list so I was super excited when I found it in the box and on top of that the cover and sprayed edges of this exclusive editions are the top and designed by the author herself! Can’t wait to get into it! Also, the additional art behind the reader’s letter was designed by @nir4z.
SYNOPSIS: Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.
For seventeen-year-old Fable, the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home she has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one, and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father, and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.
But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him, and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.
Are you guys Fairyloot subscribers? Check out the August unboxing here!