May FairyLoot Unboxing!


fairylootI know, I know: I have a problem.  I have a problem with subscription boxes, and if there was an addicted anonymous meeting for sub boxes, maybe I should attend.  But to the best of my knowledge, there is no such meeting, so I find myself with a lovely Fairy Loot sitting in front of me.

Fairy Loot is a fairly new (see what I did there?) book subscription box based out of the UK.  With me living in the United States, I weighed the options of trying this one out pretty heavily, as shipping is expensive, takes quite a while, and overall is just a giant pain in the butt.  But when the May theme was announced as being “High Fantasy”, oh boy, I was in-like-Flynn.  I love fantasy!  Also, as an added bonus, Fairy Loot differs from other subscription boxes in that each month is purchased separately, unless you buy a three or six month subscription all at once.  There is no ‘subscribe and automatically renew’ feature, so if you purchase a box and don’t like it, there is no long term commitment for you.

Unlike my OwlCrate reviews, I will try to put a price value to everything included in the box, just because with shipping added, it is more of an investment than the other book subscription boxes out there for me personally.  This is in no way to discourage or prevent anyone from ordering Fairy Loot, but to just help if anyone else is on the fence about getting one, just like I was.

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Sara Pennypacker; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Published February 2016

pennypacker_paxMy boyfriend bought me Pax when he saw it on Amazon, because he knows I am a sucker for beautiful covers, and for animals. So with that being said, this was sure to be a knock-it-out-of-the-park purchase for him, right? Well, I really did love the story, but it wasn’t one that I can say made me feel ‘warm and fuzzy’ on the inside. Read on for my mostly spoiler free review! (I am really doing my hardest to keep reviews spoiler free for now on!)

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