This post contains spoilers about June’s Fairy Loot box.
The bookish community has been buzzing with talk about Fairy Loot, and I’ve read more unboxing blog posts than I can count. Living in the UK, I was finding it a struggle to find a box that didn’t cost more than the actual subscription to post, and thought I would give Fairy Loot a try. I bought a one-off box for £26, and shipping was £4.30. As I bought the box back in May, it felt like such a long time before it arrived, but it was definitely worth it!
The theme of June’s box was ‘Classic Twist’. Here’s what was inside:
The first thing I pulled out the box were these pieces of watercolour art. The picture on the left had information about the contents of the box on the other side, while the other was just a really nice Pride and Prejudice poster.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves. Vanity to what we would have others think of us.
The next thing out of the box was a Funko Pop Vinyl figure. It is Mr. Darcy (if you can’t tell) – from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – hence, the ‘Classic Twist’ theme. I’m a bit addicted to these things at the moment, so I’m thrilled to have another figure for my collection!
I was so happy to receive a William & Joseph candle, as I had been gifted a Mr. Darcy candle from their range for my birthday and thought they were good. It was exciting to see it was made exclusively for Fairy Loot, and the smell is really nice and floral (reminiscent of English country gardens, apparently – I can agree with that!).
Next up: these three literary bookmarks from Fable and Black. They’re good quality and just so photogenic, I love them! I think they are possibly my favourite item from the box.
I also received these cute swallow earrings from House of Wonderland (shame my ears aren’t pierced anymore!). They’re nice enough to gift to someone else though!
The extra item in the box was this Chapter 5 ‘Proud to be bookish’ bracelet. I don’t wear bracelets but I might actually wear this one!
Lastly, this month’s book was Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh. I have to admit I haven’t heard anything about this book previously, so I was a bit skeptical of it. I’m also not overly convinced it fits all that well into the ‘Classic Twist’ (it is meant to have similarities to Pride and Prejudice, maybe I’ll have to read it to see them), but I read the first page and the blurb, and it sounds good regardless.
Here’s the blurb (from Goodreads):
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.
As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.
The box also includes a signed letter from the author talking about the book, and a few Ivory & Bone themed goodies.
Overall, I was really impressed by Fairy Loot, and will definitely be signing up for the next available box! After my disappointing experience with My Geek Box, Fairy Loot has far exceeded my expectations! Check out Fairy Loot’s website here – July’s boxes are already sold out, but you can view past boxes, all of which look equally as awesome.
Box Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)