Unboxing & Review: Fairyloot – March 2020 – Break the Curse

Hey everyone! My birthday present has finally arrived! My mom ordered the March Fairyloot for my 22nd birthday, but unfortunately it got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, it’s finally here, so keep scrolling to what was included in the Break the Curse themed box!


Unboxing

A Curse So Dark and Lovely Book Sleeve (designed by Eviebookish)

Raven Boys Headband (designed by Taratjah)

Wonderland Passport Holder (designed by Noverantale)

Queen of Nothing Tumbler Cup (designed by Noverantale)

Caraval Lanyard (designed by Catarina Book Designs)

Genie Notepad (designed by Catarina Book Designs)

Throne of Glass Tarot Cards (designed by Gabriella Bujdoso)

Fairyloot Exclusive Edition of Bone Criers Moon by Kathryn Purdie with art by Diana Dworkak and green shimmery edges

Paper Items


Review

I must admit… this wasn’t my favorite box from Fairyloot. Granted, I have only gotten one other box from them, but I always watch unboxings, so I have a pretty good idea of Fairyloot’s general quality. It’s not that the items from this box were bad quality, but they just didn’t fit my personal preferences, which is totally valid. We all have different tastes, and this might be someone else’s favorite box!

I’ll start with the items I did like! This edition of Bone Crier’s Moon is gorgeous with shimmery green sprayed edges and art on the back of the dust jacket. I like that the author signature is on the endpapers, which is a bit more special than the usual tip-in page I normally see other boxes add. Accompanying the book is an absolutely stunning art print by Diana Dworak on the back of the author letter.

If you’ve followed me on here or on my bookstagram for a while, you’ll know that I absolutely love the Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black, so I was excited to get this Queen of Nothing tumbler cup! Since I’ve been home, I’ve been making my own iced coffee, so I’m always in need of a new cup! The design from Noverantale is quite pretty.

The other item I really liked was the booksleeve. It’s designed by Eviebookish and is super big and cushy! I think it will protect my larger books quite nicely, and I like that it has a zipper, which will further protect my books. My only complaint is that the print itself looks a little blurry/not crisp. I’ve seen Evie’s work printed on larger fabrics with no issue, so that’s a bit confusing/disappointing, but I still really like it.

I was pretty indifferent on the other items, and will probably sell/trade/give them away. I haven’t been collecting the Fairyloot tarot cards, and I’m not really into the Throne of Glass fandom yet. The headband is cute and I like the pattern and color, but I tend to not wear that style of headbands. The lanyard is cute, and I might be able to find a use for it now that I’m out of college, but we’ll see. The passport holder would be cute if I traveled more, so I actually might hold onto it for a little while just in case. I like the color and it feels sturdy. As for the notepad, it’s just a notepad, nothing special. It doesn’t have many lines, so I don’t think it would be good for my to-do lists.

All-in-all, I’d give this box 2.5/5 stars, which is quite low, but I just didn’t get too much joy out of this box. I’m only keeping the book and 2 of the items, so I’m not entirely sure if the value was there for me.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you thought about this box if you got it!


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