The Book Fairy Box for May/June – Spoiler Post

If you haven’t got yours yet or you want to order yours and keep the surprise… don’t go any further! In this post, Katie in Wiltshire shares her Book Fairy Box review.

Book Fairy Katie reviews the Book Fairy Box

Are you a bibliophile? Literature lover? Book Fairy? Devotee to all things green and sustainable? All of the above? … brilliant. In that case, I hope I’ll be able to give you a little information about something that might be as joyful for you as it has been for me. Now you might think I’m bias (given my Book Fairy status… which anyone can have, by the way… you’re in the right place!), but there’s more to the book fairy box than meets the eye.

It is carefully curated by Book Fairies – of all shapes, sizes, ages and interests. Its built by book fairy hands – with the help of the odd four-legged feline friend and it’s lovingly packed before being whisked off to subscribers all over the world. I received the most recent box just a few days after my subscription renewed and even the ladies in our Reception Team were excited when they saw the Book Fairy Box logo. What a lovely surprise!!!!

Opening the box is always one of the best parts about receiving a subscription box and I wasn’t disappointed. The anticipation was well rewarded with a burst of colour and a wall of the most wonderful scent. After lifting the first layer of goodness (complete with excited dancing and the odd jazz hand) I noted that there were a couple of things I recognised (such as the life-saving Book Fairy Survival kit and the gorgeous stickers) but, along with lots of other lovely pieces, there were two VERY special things I’d never seen before in the Book Fairy Boxes.

The Pride edition tote and Book Fairy stickers are just to die for, and I let out a little squeal of excitement when I saw them. As well as a new and a second hand book, there’s a hand-crafted bookmark, wax melt (which smells like old books… this has been in my wax burner for hours and hours without even seeming to get smaller), shampoo bar (and tin, which I’ve found is great for travelling), a postcard, literary tea bags (genius!!) and even a postcard bursting with wildflower seeds, so that you can plant it and watch your Book Fairy flowers bloom.

I’ve already been taking my new tote with me whilst on Book Fairy duty (or even just going to the shop for some milk… any excuse… its beautiful!!) and it folds up so that I can pop it in my handbag and go without taking up too much space.

This box was full of pride and colour. I’m blown away.

The featured book: The Corset by Laura Purcell

Is prisoner Ruth Butterham mad or a murderer? Victim or villain?Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea’s charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she finds herself drawn to Ruth, a teenage seamstress – and self-confessed murderess – who nurses a dark and uncanny secret. A secret that is leading her straight to the gallows. As Ruth reveals her disturbing past to Dorothea, the fates of these two women entwine, and with every revelation, a new layer of doubt is cast… Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer?

Order your Book Fairy Box today!

You can subscribe to receive a box every two months, or you can order a one-off to see what it’s like! There are just 20 left for our Pride & Book Fairies in Bloom theme (described beautifully by Katie above) but these links will still work for future boxes too, so have a look:

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