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UNBOXING ¦ FairyLoot: Dark Magic - April 2019

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Dark Magic is a really fascinating theme, and I am always interested to see it explored in fiction, so I knew this would be an exciting box from FairyLoot, with lots of beautiful items and an intriguing book, and I was definitely not wrong! This was a brilliant box, and I have listed each item below, with the shop or creator that designed it.



The Darkling (from the Grisha trilogy) tote bag, with lettering by KDP Letters and art by morgana0anagrom.

Six of Crows tarot cards by Emmilinne.

Philosopher's Stone soap by Pretty Suds

A Curse So Dark And Lonely pin by Literary Emporium.

Children of Blood and Bone notebook by Stella Bookish Art

Mister Kindly (from Nevernight) tea strainer by FairyLoot.


A Darker Shade of Magic book sleeve by Monolime.




Nocturnaby Maya Motayne, exclusive signed edition with blue sprayed edges, author letter and character art by niru.

Fairyscoop booklet, bookmark and spoiler card with theme art by Taratjah.
I really enjoyed unpacking this box and I think I'll lov…

UNBOXING ¦ Illumicrate Mystery Box

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I have always enjoyed the previous Illumicrate boxes that I have purchased so when they announced they were selling mystery boxes I thought it would be a great chance to get some of the wonderful items I had missed from other boxes. I was very pleased with what I got, especially since I was lucky enough not to get any items that I had already received! Below I have listed each item that came in my mystery box, with a link to each designer or shop that created them.


Hamilton quote ceramic mug, designed by Abbie Imagine.

Warcross by Marie Lu quote wooden bookmark, designed by chatty nora.



Protagonist/Antagonist necklace, designed by Down the Rabbit Hole.

Elements metal bookmarks, designed by Another Studio

A Court of Thorns and Roses character cards, designed by Monolime

A Court of Thorns and Roses, Feyre and Rhysand art print, designed by Kat Adara

Grisha book sleeve, designed by Sparrow + Wolf

Tote bag, designed by KDP Letters.
I was really happy with all of these items, I thought th…

BOOKS ¦ Review: The Orphanage of Gods by Helena Coggan

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Name:The Orphanage of Gods
Author:Helena Coggan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Date published: 2019
Rating: 3.5/5


In the bloody revolution, gods were all but wiped out. Ever since, the children they left behind have been imprisoned in an orphanage, watched day and night by the ruthless Guard. Any who show signs of divine power vanish from their beds in the night, all knowledge of their existence denied.
No one has ever escaped the orphanage.
Until now.
Seventeen-year-old Hero is finally free - but at a terrible price. Her sister has been captured by the Guard and is being held in a prison in the northern sea. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. But not all the gods are dead, and the ones waiting for Hero in the north have their own plans for her - ones that will change the world forever...
As she advances further and further into the unknown, Hero will need to decide: how far is she willing to go to do what needs to be done?
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