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July FairyLoot Unboxing


Hope you are ready for my first unboxing post, because I don’t know if I am!

I am super psyched to be writing this post today as this is the first time I have ever received a FairyLoot package and I can’t wait to share with you what is inside.


If you are anticipating its arrival, or have received it and can’t open it until later on, and don’t want to know the contents, click away from this post right now!

If not and are intrigued by what FairyLoot has to offer, then please keep reading!

NB – Apologies in advance for the not-so-great picture quality. Photography and finding good lighting is not one of my strong suits.


What exactly is FairyLoot?

Well, it is a UK monthly book subscription box exclusively focused on Young Adult Fantasy. Inside includes a newly released title (in hardback) and 5 to 6 book related goodies that relate to the month’s particular theme. For July, it is the ever intriguing “Trickster.”

I can’t quite remember when I first heard about this particular box but I started watching all the BookTube unboxing videos and I kept thinking how amazing it would be to receive one myself. I was a little slow off the bat and it was only when I was browsing the website last month and saw the July theme that I couldn’t resist placing what I thought would be a one off, single order.

So, after being in everyone’s hands (including my younger sister who stole the box away from me after I brought it inside), it is now firmly in mine. And I am so glad it is because I absolutely love it!!


Starting off, I adore this quote on the side of the actual box. I believe it to be very true and probably one of the reasons why I love fairytales and all their retellings!


I also love the text inside the box itself. That’s a really cool design feature and it just shows how much goes into the creation of these boxes. Team FairyLoot, you are awesome!

The design of the spoiler card and miniature bookmark is equally amazing! (And no I didn’t look on the back before discovering everything else in the box! I wanted to remain unspoiled!)


The Goodies


Loki Lotion – its scent is called “Dragon’s Blood.” Also I don’t know if you can see it well enough but the sticker has loads of miniature Loki’s on it and they’re so cute!

Harley Quinn print – I’ve seen a lot of the hype around her and Suicide Squad, and although I’ve never seen the film (it’s not something I’m rather interested in) this quote is truly everything! The print is also really pretty and comprised of all my favourite colours so I love it!

Sherlock Enamel Tin Mug – I thought this was particularly amazing since the most recent short story I read and adored in the Because You Love To Hate Me anthology was the one inspired by Sherlock!

Fortune Telling Kitchen Glove – with the design inspired by this month’s book, it is richly detailed and unbelievably fabulous. I am debating about using it because I wouldn’t want to damage it. Besides, used oven gloves in my family never last very long.

Six of Crows Bookmark – A truly stunning watercolour design with the quote “better terrible truths than kind lies” on one side and a crow’s feather on the other. If I ever want to re-read that duology, I will make sure to use this bookmark!

Hogwarts Playing Cards – This probably has to be my favourite item out of them all. I adore the design and the colouring, especially as each suit is related to each of the houses. I’ve actually been looking for some more HP merchandise as well so to have these included in the box is amazing!


The Book:

A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

I hadn’t heard anything about this book beforehand so it is a complete mystery to me! However just after one look, I know that this is one book I’m going to want to read soon. The synopsis really intrigues me and I love the smoky, purply, mysterious design and colouring of the cover. Hopefully it is as beautiful inside as it is on the outside.

Also included with the book is this note from the author, an autograph, and a booklet with a little inside scoop on the book itself.

A couple more photos and thoughts:


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If you are interested and want to know more about FairyLoot and their upcoming boxes, then go and check the link I left up above.

I now consider myself a FairyLoot convert and I’m so glad that I decided to place an order for the August box as well. I can’t wait to see what that one will be like!

That is that.

Thank you for joining me on my first ever unboxing.

Have a good day!


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