BookBoxClub May 2017
This post contains spoilers! If you haven’t received yours yet, make sure you wait, because it will feel much more magical if you do!
So recently, I received my very first BookBoxClubUK subscription box, and what a box to start on! I’ll be honest and say I was worried I might not like the book it came with, but I was pleasantly surprised, and from looking at previous boxes, I knew I would love all the little items it comes with because I love that sort of stuff!
So, the first thing you see when you open up the Wizards at War Box is this beautiful print introducing you to the box and the contents and where it comes from! I especially liked the loose stringy paper, and thought it was a nice and simple decorative effect!
The first thing you notice though, is the beautiful smell coming from the box! A sorting hat bath bomb from Scentd – that fizzles and pops in the bath and surprises you with the colors of your house and another little gift at the end (which I almost didn’t notice) – makes the box smell magical, and makes you smell magical too. It’s even personalised with your name which I think is a lovely touch, although, I am quite offended with the house I got…
The next thing I went to was the book at the back. It was what I was most excited, and most worried about, but I’ll be honest and say that it was so beautifully wrapped, I didn’t really want to open it! However, curiosity got the better of me.
It is a beautiful hardback book by Sebastien De Castell, and it even has a signed print inside. I think that is such a nice touch, especially for people who admire authors, but won’t ever get the chance to meet them. The box also sports four tarat cards from the book itself and I’m honestly finding it hard to put it down!
The next thing I noticed and had been looking forward to since they did a supplier reveal was the item from The Potter Emporium. I was secretly hoping it would be a pin and I was not dissapointed. The lovely Albus Dumbledor, an exclusive pin to the BookBoxClub May Box.
After that, I got drawn to this lovely Darker Shade of Magic Print by Sip And Read. The print is textured and is just beautiful.
The next is this little notebook by Neon Magpie and it is the cutest!! Lord of the Rings is one of my favourite series (Movie series, I never managed to read the books – maybe one day I will) and this scene of Gandalfs is one of my favourites! And of course, for any notebook, you need some bookishly good pencils (which I hear could also double as wands with a bit of imagination).
A rolled poster that turned out to be the map from the Court of Rose and Thorns Series caught my eye next! I’ve heard so much about this series and seen it advertised all over Instagram, but I still haven’t picked it up yet! The next time I go to WHSmith, I’ll keep an eye out for it! Maps from TV, Book and Game Series are one of my favourite thing, and I currently have four on my wall right now, hopefully with the prospects of many more being added in the future.
The box also sported a little advertisement for ‘The Girl in Between’ by Sarah Carroll, which doubles up as a bookmark I am currently using to read SpellSlinger! There is some info about the book on the back and it looks quite interesting!
The box also includes a scroll inviting you to the Clubhouse for a Wzards at War book group with the author Sebastien De Castell, and a small interview with the man on his inspirations and motivations, and who he would choose to have with him in a zombie apocalypse. The guy seems like he’s got it all figured out!
Overall, the whole essence of the box was wonderfully magical, and if you loved the sound of it and aren’t subscribed yet, go ahead and order their June Box ‘Schoolroom Scandals’, and follow their Insta (bookboxclub) for supplier and future box theme reveals. If you love books and bookish items, you will love this box!
You can buy just a one month subscription, a three month subscription (which I choose to begin with) and a six month subscription. The longer the subscription, the cheaper the boxes get!
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