The March theme was ‘Memorable Moments’ and we celebrate FairyLoot’s second birthday. To mark the special occasion this months box was purple. It’s the little things and this little thing made me ever so excited! 😀
First up was the Cork Bunting from Paladone. To be completely honest with you I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this. It may actually stay in the box forever or I might use it in a future giveaway. They suggest painting it and I could eventually end up painting it white and using it on my shelves but I’m not confident I’ll go to that trouble. It’s a lovely idea though. It’s just not my thing at all.
This box also came with Toast To The Warden of The North Chocolate by Eponine which is a Game of Thrones inspired hot chocolate. This is the second time hot chocolate has been included in a FairyLoot box I’ve received and it delights my boyfriend because he gets to have it but I don’t like chocolate so I really can’t get excited about it.
So two items I’m not enamored with. This sucks but at least one of them will be appreciated by the chocoholic in my house so it’s not a total loss.
I did love everything else in this box though. The Rune Ceremony Scarf by FictionTea Designs is beautiful and even though I haven’t read The Mortal Instruments yet I adore runes in general so I’m really pleased with it and it feels lovely.
The Lord of the Rings inspired Biblo’s Birthday Cake Vegan Soap from Geeky Clean is also something I’m looking forward to using and it smells gorgeous. This is the second time that Geeky Clean have featured in a box for me. The first time was a lip-balm that I loved so I’m really delighted to try more of their products.
And the last item was a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Candle from Paper Flames Candle Co. I love Paper Flames and have a ton of their candles and this one smells delicious and good enough to eat.
This months book was State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury and is a hardcover exclusive. I desire all the hardcovers in the world and I’m also not ashamed to admit that I’m a cover ho’. This book had me oh so very excited!
Sorrow – for that is all she brings us.
A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…
By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.
By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But one ghost won’t stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she’s willing to go to win…
Be swept away by the dark and dangerous new world from Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy.
“Sorrow – for that is all she brings us.”
There isn’t anything I can really say about anything without spoiling it.
Political intrigue that causes lots of anxiety and suspicion of absolutely everyone is about as much as I can say.
I adored Sorrow and my heart often broke for her, I felt helpless with her and I wanted to shout at her. She has basically all the markings of a great heroine. You can be mad at her and still love her.
I fell for this book fairly early on because of Sorrow but also because, the writing, in my view, was absolutely stunning. This story was hard for me to read as I was constantly concerned about what was happening and who to trust but it was also wonderful to read because the story itself was told beautifully. The kind of writing that makes you pause and do the thousand yard stare and lament about the wonder of books.
One of the things I particularly liked about this was seeing the impact a leader had on a country because of his ‘grief’ and what happens to a country when they have been forced to stand still for 18 years. It was fascinating to read.
Seriously though, I need the second book!