FairyLoot October 2021 Unboxing | Bookish Reviews

October 2021’s theme was BROKEN HEARTS!

“How far would you go for a happily ever after? What would you do if you couldn’t get it? This theme is about the broken hearted… and what they would do to get their perfect ending.”

FairyLoot teased that items inside the box will be inspired by Addie LaRue, Kingdom of the Wicked, Lore, We Set The Dark on Fire, and of course, the featured book of the month.

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Trinket dish is a new collectable item in the FairyLoot boxes. Each trinket dish will feature a new character illustrated by @arz28

This character trinket dish is a new collectable item in the FairyLoot boxes. Each trinket dish will feature a new character illustrated by @arz28

Blanket inspired by ‘Kingdom of the Wicked’ by Kerri Maniscalco.

This cosy and soft fleece blanket was designed by @forensicsandflowers

Postcard featuring a quote from ‘We Set The Dark on Fire’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia

This postcard was designed by @kdpletters. It features a beautiful illustration and made with good quality paper.

Foiled Character Cards set inspired by ‘Once Upon a Broken Heart’ by Stephanie Garber

8 beautifully illustrated and foiled character cards illustrated by @morgana0anagrom

Collectable Tarot cards feature Tarasai and Dayo from ‘Raybearer’ by Jordan Ifueko

These were designed by @Igions feature Tarasai and Dayo from ‘Raybearer’ by Jordan Ifueko.

  • Missing Item: Keychain inspired by ‘Lore’ by Alexandra Bracken and designed by @ironandinkdesigns

Book of the Month: ‘Once Upon a Broken Heart’ by Stephanie Garber

This exclusive FairyLoot edition comes with:

  • An exclusive cover
  • Embossing on hardcover by @rosiethorns88
  • Endpaper artwork by @aleikats2-colour stencilled edges
  • Artwork on dust jacket by @rosiethorns88
  • Exclusive bonus content
  • Signed by the Author

Goodreads synopsis:

Once Upon a Broken Heart

by Stephanie Garber 

How far would you go for happily ever after?

For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in true love and happy endings…until she learns that the love of her life will marry another.

Desperate to stop the wedding and to heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic but wicked Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing.

But after Evangeline’s first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game—and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she’d pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after or the most exquisite tragedy…. 

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Final Thoughts:

  • This was a pretty disappointing box to be honest. Most of the bookish items weren’t anything too exciting.
  • However, the trinket dish might be the only redeeming item that I actually love and will use (I was actually looking to buy a trinket dish, so it was a nice surprise to find this in the box)
  • The fact that there’s a missing item automatically deducts a point. I was told that most UK subscribers have missed out on the item as well. I was emailed and told that the item should arrive with the December box.
  • I don’t really like paper items in box subscription boxes in general, things like art prints or postcards, so the postcard was practically useless to me.
  • The blanket is nice. Made of good quality, soft material. I like it and the print is cool.
  • This month’s exclusive edition book is beautiful— probably one of the prettiest books on my bookshelves. The sprayed edges, the embossing, the cover design– *chef’s kiss*

Final Rating: 5/10

What do you think of this month’s Fairyloot Box?


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