Another month, another book box that landed on my doorstep. This week I received both the FairyLoot box and the OwlCrate.
The theme for this month was ‘Hidden Worlds’ which, in all honesty, is kind of broad so I was kind of expecting anything. Now the one thing I have to give OwlCrate is how quick their shipping is. It’s a USA-based company and every time I get their email with the shipping notification, I only have to wait 2 or 3 days before it arrives at my door.
As with any of the boxes, there were a lot of goodies in this box. So massive spoiler warning ahead! Just in case you are still waiting for your box!
The big item (except for the book, of course) is a wall tapestry featuring an exclusive design by Evie Bookish. If this art work looks familiar, you would be right because Ingrid wrote about the FairyLoot box which contained one of Evie Bookish’ pillow cases. it’s a big tapestry and I have used it as a throw over one of our beds.
The smaller items consisted out of the following:
An exclusive skeleton key pendant necklace by Team OwlCrate,
A zipper pouch inspired by the book ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’,
Alice in Wonderland sticker (which has already found its way onto my pc),
and of course a candle! I always love getting candles in my book boxes. This time we got a candle based on the books of Narnia. It smells of pine, mint and vanilla and I will enjoy burning this one while reading the book I received with this box.
Now of course for the one thing that is always the basis for the book boxes…. The actual book.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert; it’s a twisted and beautiful story that explores the dark side of fairy tales. I have heard many people talk about this book, so I was very excited to get this one. Of course OwlCrate subscribers got a special version of the book. I do enjoy that we get a signed hard cover edition with a letter from the author. It also came with a cute sticker sheet.
I’m pretty happy with this box. I will be honest, the tapestry is not something I really needed, but it does combine pretty good with the pillow case I had from January’s FairyLoot. Now my only problem I have lately with both these book boxes is that they seem to be featuring the same book. Spoiler: the FairyLoot box of February features the same book. It’s a different cover, but it still annoys me a bit that I’ve been getting the same books twice in a row now. Which leaves me wondering if I should start cancelling one of them.
I am going to give it one more shot, because the next themes don’t seem to be very similar. OwlCrate’s theme for March will be ‘Across the Galaxy’ and FairyLoot’s will be ‘Memorable Moments’. So fingers crossed it won’t be the third time I will be receiving the same book.