It’s time for another Fairyloot unboxing! This month’s theme was Starcrossed Swoons! FairyLoot is an amazing YA bookish subscription box that I would highly recommend getting.
In this box, I was most excited to see about the Strange The Dreamer item. I already owned the book coming with this box, but I’m actually really pleased with the special edition they included!
If you wanna check out what this box included, just keep reading! I will show photos of the items, information on them and some of my thoughts!
Starcrossed Swoons – September 2018
So this is all the box included. Now for each item…
This month’s book is Mirage by Somaiya Daud. This is the exclusive cover by Fairyloot, the original can be green or purple. This edition is also signed by the author and has sprayed pages!
Here’s the synopsis:
In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.
But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.
As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death.
As for the other items…
With the book, we got a beautiful illustration on the other side of the letter from the author that shows our two main characters! It looks so beautiful and dark!
Also, here is the book signed and the letter from the author! This book sounds awesome!
Also, the pages are sprayed with freaking purple, which makes it look AMAZING with the silver color of the cover!
We got this amazing and exclusive Dreamer Apron designed by Literary Life Co. I love the quote and it’s inspired by Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, which is one of my fav books ever. It says “Dream up something wild and improbable. Something beautiful and full of monsters.”.
This is another one of my fav items in this box. We got this amazing exclusive Swoon-worthy Postcard Set designed by Taratjah. Starting on the upper line, on the left, we have Lazlo and Sarai from Strange the Dreamer. Next, we have Netsa and Cassian from ACOTAR. On the lower line starting on the left, we have Amar and Maya from The Star-Touched Queen, next Rhysand and Feyre from ACOTAR and last we have Emma and Julian from The Dark Artifices.
Here’s how they look in the back! Aren’t they perfect for the theme of the box?!
We also got an exclusive Constellation Notebook featuring a quote from The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. This was designed by Read at Midnight.
On the side, you can see the exclusive Angelic Fire Candle Matches designed by Fictiontea Designs. I love that they are lilac and long, perfect for candles! Also, the package has a quote from Cassandra Clare – “Temper us with fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.”.
We also received as an extra a Queen of Air and Darkness Sampler by Cassandra Clare and a promotion card to the recently released Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.
We also got this bookmark of Mirage, with the same colors as the exclusive edition!
Next, we got a super cute and (although you can’t see it very well in the photo) glittery-like exclusive Love Rune Enamel Pin designed by Fictiontea Designs. It’s so freaking cute and I almost don’t have any Shadowhunters items so I’m super happy to have this one!
Also, we got some exclusive Prythian shoelaces designed by Fictiontea Designs and inspired by ACOTAR from Sarah J. Maas. It’s quite a unique item and I can’t wait to use them!
We got this Mal and Alina cocoa & shea butter stargazer lily scent. It can be used in hands & body and it melts on skin contact. It has a really soft smell and I’m super excited to try it out! It was designed by Little Heart Gifts.
We also got as an extra this super cool looking bookmark promoting Tempest and Slaughter!
And last but not least in this box, was included this super cute and exclusive Bella and Edward Candle. It contains the smells of crisp apple, pine, and cedarwood, and it truly smells like those green acid apples! I’m actually really happy that a Twilight item was included since it’s quite an old series and normally doesn’t appear in much of anything anymore. Plus the candle smells amazing and it was designed by Nerd Poured Candles.
Also, in this box, we got the correct item from July’s Fairyloot! I’m super happy because I love this quote and the series.
Here’s another overall view of the items:
This box was pretty cool. I loved the apron the most and the art prints! But overall I think the box was beautiful and really well put together. It represented the theme perfectly!
Next month’s theme will be…
This theme is based on stories and characters that have been built around beautiful deceptions – twists and turns that you just didn’t expect!
This box features items inspired by Six of Crows, The Cruel Prince, The Winner’s Curse, Red Queen and Throne of Glass. We absolutely adore the mix of items in this box, and we think that you guys will be in love with them too! They are really special and we’ve been working on them for months.
The book we are featuring is a stunning fantasy novel inspired by Asian mythology, where a girl is taken from her home to become a concubine to a demon king along with eight other girls. It’s a story about finding strength, fighting for freedom and love. Early reviewers have been raving about this book!
The edition we are featuring will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, SPRAYED EDGES and will actually be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. It’s an absolutely gorgeous copy – we can’t wait for you to see it!
For more information on that box, you can check it out here. The boxes are now available!
When they are sold out, you can still get some at the beginning of each month tho (normally day 3). If you missed them, don’t worry! Each box is amazing and I’m sure you will be as happy with the next one as you would with this one! Also, make sure you check out their Instagram, they always post there the new themes!
I hope you guys enjoyed this unboxing!
Did you get this box or intend to get the next one?
What’s your favorite item from this box?
Is this book on your TBR? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!