FairyLoot May 2022 YA Box Unboxing | Bookish Review

Hey, friends.

It’s that time of the month again. Another month, another Fairyloot box review! I have been so excited to receive this book ever since the spoiler was posted on their official account.

FairyLoot’s theme for May 2022 is CLOAK & DAGGER!

Here’s what they say about what this month’s box features:

“We are so excited to reveal the May theme for our Young Adult monthly box and it is… CLOAK & DAGGER!

Clandestine missions, midnight meetings and unlikely alliances… this is one of our favourite set ups for a high stakes fantasy book!

You can expect items inspired by From Blood and Ash, Red Rising, Daughter of the Moon Goddess and our featured book of the month. We are thrilled to reveal that this box will include a CERAMIC MUG and the next foil bookmarks in our mythology collection by @gracezhuart!

Our featured book of the month is inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights. It follows a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, mythical lamp. This FairyLoot exclusive edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, SPRAYED EDGES, FOIL ON THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE HARDCOVER, ARTWORK ON THE ENDPAPERS by @jhocaaa and is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! It will also come with a letter from the author.

Due to capacity issues at the printers, the delivery date for our featured book of the month is expected to be delayed and we currently anticipate that we will have to ship the May box out in early June. We are working with the publisher to improve this date, but already wanted to make our customers aware of this delay.”

The gorgeous theme art was made by @taratjah and text by @blanca.design

Ceramic Mug

This mug is gorgeous! I love all the little details, the design and the colour scheme. This mug is inspired by Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan and features Xingyin, Liwei and Wenzhi

Art by @Kudriaken

Wooden Tea Strainer

This is my favourite item– a tea strainer for loose leaf tea! The tea strainer separates into two parts, which makes it easy to wash and clean. This stunning wooden tea strainer features a quote from the book of the month!

Design by @Blanca.Design

Hair Scrunchies

I love hair scrunchies, and I am constantly losing mine so having another set to add to my collection is always welcomed. As much as I love scrunchies, I will acknowledge that this item might not be everyone’s cup of tea nor is it very gender neutral. Some people might not even find any use for it.

Scrunchies are inspired by the From Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Design by @ Jezhawk

Bottle Opener

This fancy-shmancy bottle opener is inspired by the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. I don’t really drink drinks that require bottle openers, but I am sure this’ll be useful one day.

Design by @IronandInkDesigns 

Collectable Mythology Bookmarks

This month’s box includes new additions to the Fairyloot exclusive bookmark Mythology collection! This month’s bookmarks feature Loki and Kumiho. As a reader, you can never have too many bookmarks. I love that this is an on-going FairyLoot series.

Artwork by: @Gracezhuart

Tarot cards of the Month: Brie, Sebastian and Finnian from These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

Illustrated by: @arz28

Book of The Month: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

This FairyLoot exclusive edition comes with an exclusive cover, sprayed edges, artwork on the endpapers by @jhocaaa, foil embossing by @artbyemmilinne and is signed by the author. The author letter features artwork by @artbyemmilinne 

Goodreads synopsis:

Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp that has the power to revive the barren land—at the cost of sacrificing all jinn.

With no choice but to obey or be executed, Loulie journeys with the sultan’s oldest son to find the artifact. Aided by her bodyguard, who has secrets of his own, they must survive ghoul attacks, outwit a vengeful jinn queen, and confront a malicious killer from Loulie’s past. And, in a world where story is reality and illusion is truth, Loulie will discover that everything—her enemy, her magic, even her own past—is not what it seems, and she must decide who she will become in this new reality.

Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One NightsThe Stardust Thief weaves the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.

Final thoughts on this month’s box: 

  • Scrunchies aren’t very gender neutral, or useful for some people.
  • I wasn’t too impressed with the customisations of the Book of The Month. The naked hardcover is really pretty underneath the jacket, and I do love the foiling. In addition to this, the sprayed edges (despite the beautiful colour!) is a little lacklustre.
  • Favourite item: The Tea Strainer! I had plans to buy a tea strainer to try my Fortum and Mason loose leaf tea, and now that I have one, I can finally drink it.

FairyLoot February Box: 9/10

What are you favourite things to receive in book boxes

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