OK so let’s just pretend April never happened. I’m not doing a wrap-up because I didn’t read any books, and I’m not doing book reviews because, well, I haven’t read any books. And who really wants another book tag?
The April Fairyloot box is the first book subscription box I have ever received. I never considered it because I lived in Belgium, and shipping costs were always too expensive. But now that I live in Brighton (Fairyloot is based in London), I finally took the plunge.
And let me tell you, I don’t regret it one bit.
Disclaimer – This is an unboxing so will contain spoilers for Fairyloot’s April box
Look at these prints. I mean, look at them! The princess on her horse is the theme for this month, Whimsical Journeys. The middle print features the two main characters of the April box book (scroll down!), and has a lovely note from the author on the back (you’ll have to get the boxes to read the notes!). And my favourite, the sign post, is by Fictiontea Designs. I can’t wait to frame all three of these and hang them up around my house.
The box also included two bookmarks, a lovely Percy Jackson enamel pin (Taratjah), and a Fantastic Beasts suitcase tag (Lovely Owls Books). I use my suitcase and backpack equally when traveling, so I’m glad each got a fancy new thingamabob.
Moving on, there’s a candle by Flick the Wick, and a notepad, designed by Little Inkling Designs that says ‘Let’s carpe the Hell out of this diem’, a reference to The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
This candle smells incredible. Although it’s so beautiful it will probably never get burned.
The box then reveals this gorgeous, colourful Narnia coffee travel mug by Ink and Wonder. I have been telling myself to get a travel mug for ages because I drink SO MUCH coffee on-the-go and I can no longer justify using disposable cups.
I can’t get over how beautiful this looks in the sun (ignore the ugly crane in the background).
And my absolute favourite item in the box – a J. R. R. Tolkien tote bag, designed by Stella’s Bookish Art. I’m one of those people that always has an emergency tote bag at hand, and this one is so stunning I might start using it as my regular handbag.
The design of this is gorgeous and magical and I’m in love with it. This tote bag is exclusive to Fairyloot, and you won’t be able to get it anywhere else.
And of course, no Fairyloot box is complete without a hardcover edition of a new release. This month it’s Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. This limited edition comes with gold foil letters.
I had never heard of this book before receiving it in the box, but after reading the back and reading the author’s note, I already know that I will thoroughly enjoy reading it.
May’s theme is Save the Kingdom and I’m already so looking forward to unboxing it! Head over to fairyloot.com if you want your own!