FairyLoot March Unboxing – ‘Favourites’ Anniversary Box
Happy 3 Year Anniversary FairyLoot!
I have been a subscriber since August 2017 and as a company they seem to be going from strength to strength. They have put together a fantastic team and have built a strong community, full of bookworms, which it is a joy to be a part of. The March ‘Favourites’ box sold out very quickly, which is not surprising with it being an anniversary box containing two exclusive books. Last year a few people were disappointed with March box so it was really important that FairyLoot nailed it this year. My box has arrived at lightening speed this month. I am really excited to share my unboxing with you! Spoilers ahead…
FairyLoot March Books
In their initial announcement the FairyLoot team revealed that there would be two special edition books in the March box, which was very exciting! I love it when book boxes include an extra book but particularly when it is a special edition or an advanced edition. In this case – both! I had my suspicions as to what the first book would be but the second was much harder to guess. Both books are signed by their respective authors, which is fantastic. Book plates are great but there is nothing quite like a signature on the page.
To Best The Boys by Mary Weber
I am really happy that this book was chosen as the main book this month. Having heard great things about it from fellow book bloggers I was definitely going to have to pick this one up. If you don’t know much about it you can check out the synopsis on Goodreads here. A dangerous maze, girl power, disguises…. Yes please! The exclusive edition is lovely and I am really pleased that they went with the grey to match in with the cover rather than a contrasting colour. It is subtle and looks very classy.
Viper by Bex Hogan
This is the first book in a new series. It isn’t published until the 18th April so it is very cool to be able to read it early. It is supposed to be perfect for Sarah J Maas fans and I think a lot of people will be excited to read this one. The cover is also exclusive and looks like it has a purple rather than blue background. You can check out the synopsis here, which has this great quote:
“He will make me a killer.
Or he will have me killed.
That is my destiny”
FairyLoot March Items
There are five main items in the FairyLoot March box and I like them all. The FairyLoot team decided to include items based on a mix of some of their favourite fandoms. Personally, I really love that idea for an anniversary box.
Yay! I really like it when Fairy Loot include socks as they are always really good quality. The socks are inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the design quotes the beginning of the book. They are lovely and stretchy so a big hit with me.
FairyLoot Bookworm Page Tabs
This isn’t the first time FairyLoot has included page tabs but this set is brilliant. The tabs are brightly coloured and have useful labels such as ‘quote’, ‘plot point’ and ‘issues’. I am going to find these so useful for reviewing purposes! I know the tabs won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but they are a nice way to mark your favourite quotes.
The bookmark is absolutely gorgeous. It is Strange the Dreamer themed, with a lovely quote and a blue tassel to match the original cover. What makes it a really great item though is that unlike some other metal bookmarks it is not flimsy. I am 100% putting this on display instead of using it as a bookmark. In some ways I wish it was bigger because I love the design so much!
Having a special, celebratory enamel pin is a lovely idea. Mine is already pinned to my banner, glinting in the sunshine. If I was being really picky I would have preferred the fairy to be white like the anniversary logo. Black and purple are both FairyLoot colours though so it does make sense why they picked them. I really hope that they release more pins to collect.
FairyLoot March Scarf
I have saved the best item for last! The colourful scarf was designed by @carakozik, who is an amazing designer. I love her Harry Potter designs. This scarf is soft and SO beautiful. I am sure that a lot of the book spines featured are FairyLoot subscribers’ favourite fandoms. There are a couple of spelling mistakes with the titles, which doesn’t really bother me. Once it is around your neck the full titles will be unreadable anyway. It is such a thoughtful addition to the box and I can’t wait to wear it.
FairyLoot Art Prints and Extras
It is nice to have such a variety of art prints! I am in love with the Warcross inspired print. The Cruel Prince and An Ember in the Ashes prints are lovely too. As a little extra there is a chapter sampler of Sherwood by Meagan Spooner, which is a Robin Hood retelling. An author letter for To Best The Boys is also included as are this month’s tarot cards.
FairyLoot definitely succeeded in creating a lovely, thoughtful box for their 3 year anniversary. My favourite item is the scarf, which is true of every FairyLoot box that has ever contained a scarf! It seems to be a bit of an anniversary tradition. The mix of items is nice and the art prints were particularly good this month. One of the best things about FairyLoot is their ability to secure exclusive editions. I love that they included two books for their anniversary box and Viper sounds amazing. Was the box worth the money? Definitely! I always feel like I get good value for money from FairyLoot. For their 4 year anniversary box in 2020, I would love it if they did something with the quote featured on their boxes!
Did you get the FairyLoot March ‘Favourites’ box? What do you think?