Sunday, April 10, 2022

Unboxing: Fairyloot's "Threads of Fate" (March 2022)

Another month...another Fairyloot unboxing. Fairyloot has been smashing it so far with the boxes this year and March was no exception. This box was beautiful and I'm quite happy with it. Like usual, not every item is a favorite but I don't think I've ever had a box where that's been the case. So, without further ado, here is my unboxing for March's "Threads of Fate" box. 

The first item this month was a woodmark inspired by Circe by Madeline Miller and designed by @avendellart. Woodmarks are absolutely gorgeous and I'm thrilled to add another one to my slow-growing collection. I haven't yet read Circe but it is on my TBR and I've enjoyed everything else I've read from Madeline Miller. Even if I don't like the book, this woodmark is stunning enough that I would use it anyway. 

The next item was a sticker sheet inspired by the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater and designed by @vvivaa. I have read the first book in this series and it was just okay. However, I've lately been wondering if I should give the series another chance. But, for now, I don't have much use for this item. Whereas some items can be used no matter the fandom, stickers of book characters are pretty specific. I'm not sure if I'll end up giving this series another go so I'm not sure if I'll end up keeping these.

Up next was a cushion cover inspired by Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko and designed by This cover is absolutely stunning! Coincidentally, I recently ended up needing a new pillowcase for our couch pillows and I had yet to pick up a replacement. This one has some gorgeous colors and the back is just the design without text so it can serve as a neutral item if needed. I plan on reading Raybearer within the next few months and if I love it I'll definitely be happy to have this pillowcase.

The next item was a tea tin inspired by the book of the month, The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh designed by @chattynora. This is actually the third tea tin I've gotten from Fairyloot and I'm always happy with the quality of it. These are great for little knickknacks (bookish or otherwise) and are great for keeping out dust and whatnot. I just hope that I like this book enough to want to keep this. I also am looking forward to the day that I have proper bookshelves again and can properly display this with my books.

The last item was a foiled deck of playing cards inspired by characters from four stories and designed by @naiivu. According to the spoiler card, "the artwork on the Diamonds suit is from Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim, Spades are from Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan, Clubs are from Only A Monster by Vanessa Len, and the Hearts are from Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan." All of these stories were previous Fairyloot books and the art is beautiful. I do like a good playing card deck and this will definitely get used. 

The tarot cards of the month are from a new celestial deck (the old deck ended in February). This month's cards were illustrated by @arx28 and are The Fool and The Magician, featuring characters Xingyin and Wenzhi from Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan. I do quite like the artwork on these but I wish the Fairyloot tarot cards were designed a bit differently this time. I wish they were sized differently and a bit higher quality considering the fact that they're doing another entire tarot deck after spending the last few years on it. As long as the artwork stays high quality, though, I am interested in collecting these this time.

The book of the month was The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh. This edition features an exclusive cover, two coloured stencil sprayed edges, artwork on the endpapers, foil embossing on the hardcover, and is signed by the author. Included was also an author letter with an art print designed by @naiivu on the other side. This book was one I was looking forward too and I'm in love with the edition. I can only hope that I enjoy this book as much as I hope I will. 

Overall, I liked this month's box quite a lot. I will be using most of the items (minus the sticker sheet, which is a small item anyway) and the book is stunning. I'm also quite enjoying Fairyloot's recent trends of including items inspired by their monthly books. I think it's a great way to incorporate new fandoms rather than repeating the same big ones (like Schwab, Clare, SJM, even though I'll never say no to SJM). 

I am skipping April's box because I'm not as interested in the theme or books as of yet and need to save some money. However, they've announced the May theme and I am quite looking forward to that one (the items and the book!). 

What do you think of March's box? Let me know in the comments!

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