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Fairyloot December Unboxing

Over the past several months I have been on a bit of a book box bender. It all started when my little brother ordered me a FairyLoot box for my birthday in August. I have to say FairyLoot is one box that I have been consistently impressed with so I wanted to share my December “Dragons” unboxing with you guys.

 

Fairyloot Dragons Book Box

Included in this box:

  1. Reading Journal by Fictiontea Designs
  2. Pin Flag
  3. Glow in the Dark Dragon Necklace
  4. Harry Potter themed Book Sleeve by Sweet Sequels – I am completely obsessed with this item and everything by this artist!
  5. An Advanced Reading Copy of Storm Crows by Kalyn Josephson- this book doesn’t release until July 2019!!!
  6. Doubled sided art print with Manon and Abraxos on one side and Toothless on the other.
  7. For the SECOND book, a signed copy of Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst with author letter
  8. Mother of Dragons Magnetic Books Marks- This item was actually missing from this month’s box due to a packing issue. The Fairy Loot team sent out emails right away advising of the issue and that they would be getting that item out to us as soon as possible. They communicated the issue and solution promptly and I have no concerns over it.

Fairlyoot Dragons Book Box Unboxing

The one downside to this box for me being in Texas is the shipping. Since the company is based in the U.K. the international shipping is about $20, which makes the total cost of the box right around $50. Due to that cost I only order the box every other month or so, but even with that little extra cost I feel it is well work the money. I have ordered several other domestic boxes that with shipping landed right around $40 but the quality for the price was not even close to that of FairyLoot.  You can also skip months with your subscription so you are not locked into spending that money each month either way.

Their January theme is Unbreakable Bonds and is still available at Fairyloot.com

Book Reviews

My Top 5 Books of 2018

I feel live overall this year I had a bit of a reading slump, I read quite a few books there were just not a large number of them that really stuck with me especially in the new release department. I still wanted to share a few of my favorites for the year. Some old, some new and in no particular order.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses (series) by Sarah J. Maas

While I was super late to the bandwagon on this series I really got sucked into it and enjoyed it. Rhys for sure goes on the list of all time book boyfriends and I loved the smut in this book. I would say I would put this more as a New Adult book and would not recommend for “teens”. 

A Court of Mist and Fury Chapter 55

2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber 

I heard a lot of negative feedback on these books but I have to say they are quick enjoyable reads that suck you in and keep you wondering what on earth they are going to do next…this was the second book in the Caraval Trilogy that will be complete early in 2019.A Court of Mist and Fury Chapter 55

3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This book was not a fast-paced suck you in book but it was very neat and such a fun concept. I really enjoy the Grishaverse world Leigh has created and I will be reading the sequel to this duology Crooked Kingdom soon! See my post Six of Crows- Book Review for a more detailed summary. 

Yoda with Six Of Crows Book

 

4. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

So I read a good bit of SJM this year with discovering ACOTAR and completing the Throne of Glass series… While I did enjoy all of the TOG books this is one of my all-time favorite and one I saved to read for the first time right before Kingdom of Ash released. I am so glad I save it because this was the ultimate in “Maas Destruction”. I also found out after the fact that there is a guide to reading Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn at the same time since the timelines are concurrent. I totally wish I had done this and will for sure try this out the next time I reread. Oh and Tower of Dawn was actually really good as well… just didn’t make the final 5 cut 😉

5. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis- Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

I used my free trial of Audible to purchase and listen to this book and it was really great. I went into it with no expectations and didn’t think I had anything to gain from it and was so surprised. Listening to the book was such as great choice for this as Rachel narrates it herself and had me laughing and crying along with her as she told her story and the lessons she learned.

Girl Wash Your Face Audible