Sunday 18 June 2017

FairyLoot Unboxing - May 2017 "Warriors and Legends"

FairyLoot May Box "Warriors and Legends"

I've spent months trying to resist signing up for a subscription box but I've been eyeing up the FairyLoot box for a long time now and I finally gave into temptation in May. I was pretty sure I knew what the book would be and it was one I wanted in hardback anyway so I figured it was the perfect time to give it a try! I've looked into a lot of different subscription boxes and the FairyLoot one has always been the one that impressed me most, especially out of the UK boxes where the shipping costs aren't astronomical, so I'm very happy to say that I loved the contents and have continued my subscription.

I'm going to assume that everyone who is looking at this post either already received their box (especially since I'm so late writing this!) or doesn't mind spoilers so look away now if you don't want to know the contents!

Full contents of the May FairyLoot Box

I had a feeling that the book this month would be Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh and I was very happy to be proved correct. The book is wonderful (you can read my review here) and the hardback is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way FairyLoot put all of their books in a little bag to protect them from damage and they also include a beautiful print of the cover with a letter from the author on the back, matching bookmarks and a signed bookplate to stick inside the book.

We were all sent a candle from In the Wick of Time, there were actually two different types available (Flame and Mist) and I got the Mist version which smells so divine I keep having to open it just to have another sniff! The really cute Warriors and Legends tin is from The Tea Leaf Company and contains a Jasmine & Lychee Green Tea, I have to admit I'm one of those rare Brits who doesn't like tea so I'm going to give this to my mum to drink but I definitely want to keep the tin!

This gorgeous Lord of the Rings inspired bookmark by Ink & Wonder is probably my favourite item in the box and I think the feather pen from Flora’s Wonder Emporium is really cute too.

The box also included a second paperback book World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks by Mark Daniels, some FairyLoot exclusive socks with a Celtic design and a chapter sampler for Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff (I've not read the first book, Maresi, yet but I've heard wonderful things about the series so I really need to get around to that soon!).

Overall I was really impressed with this box, I think by the time you add up the value of each item you're getting a fair amount for your money and I really enjoyed the fun of having to wait until the box arrived to find out what was inside it. The June theme is "Elementals" and the boxes are already shipping but they still have a few of the July "Tricksters" boxes left so if you want one grab it now while you still have the chance.

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