My mom was never particularly impressed by the book subscription boxes that I had received so I challenged her for my birthday to make a fake book subscription box.
She pre-ordered two books for my birthday: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas and The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan. I figured that she would have an easier time finding Shadowhunter merch, so I told her that she could pretend that one of them was Lord of Shadows (which I had pre-ordered from Waterstones already.)
So without further ado, here are my ACOTAR and Shadowhunter (fake) book subscription boxes! Or as my mom would say, get ready for an uncrating.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
I am obsessed with her designs (and my mom knows it). I have a pillow case from her that says Rattle the Stars, and two smaller zipper pouches that are both ACOTAR related. I just realized that I look really SJM-obsessed and I’m not really sorry about it.
The Stars Who Listen Candle (Jasmine, Citrus and Vanilla) by Flickering Fandoms
How gorgeous are these labels though? I’m tempted to go on and buy myself a few more candles.. but that would be crazy, right?
Feyre Bookmark by JCAVIII
Oh my gosh, look how precious Feyre is! I do wish there was a Rhysand, but since I’m making myself custom Pops of Feyre and Rhys I’ll let it slide.
Masquerade Mask Necklace
She hasn’t even read the books, but she remembered me telling her about the masks and got this necklace. (She wanted to find a sleep mask that looked like a masquerade mask, but apparently, no one makes those. Can we get on that? It sounds fabulous.)
Lace Shirt/Bodysuit by Material Girl from Macy’s
It’s a little tough to see in the photo (much easier in the link) but the bodysuit has a sweetheart shape underneath and my mom said it reminded her of the dress on the cover of the book. Since I would 100% be into cosplaying as Feyre, even low-key, I am quite excited by this.. now where can I get pretty elf ears or metal jewelry to make my ears look like elf ears? Actually, where can I find someone I can hire to make me a replica of Feyre’s dress?
This bag is such a gorgeous colour and I’m in love. I can’t wait to take it to the library with me or a book signing.
Fearless Rune Patch by Little Sweet Time
Shadowhunter Candle (Custom Cinnamon Bun Scent) by Flickering Fandoms
I love things that smell like baked good, cinnamon or fruit, so pumpkin pie, apple pie, sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls, etc are perfect – so my mom knows me. Now I can sniff the candle and pretend Jace smells like a delicious cinnamon bun.
Shadowhunter Rune Ring from Amazon
Angelic Rune 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt from Amazon
I looked at this and immediately starting dreaming up possibilities, because it is so basic I kind of want to make it a little snazzier. I really don’t know what I want to do, or even if I want to do anything, but I think adding colour or more runes would be really cool. My mom is also game to help me.
I feel like you can never have enough bookish merch for your favourite series, so I was super happy to get this for my belated birthday present. I’m super excited because my mom said she wished one of the boxes was Harry Potter themed because it would be so much easier to find HP merch and maybe she’ll do that for Christmas. (We’re actually doing a Harry Potter themed Christmas this year, so it would be apropos.)