Book Box Review: Dreamers and Fairies January

Dreamers and Fairies is a brand new book box that I found on Instagram (like every other box). I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but they blew me out of the water! To start off with, the box arrived wrapped in parchment paper (and a looooooot of tape), which was so adorable. The first thing I saw when I pulled the lid open was an envelope stamped shut with a wax seal (drool) containing a very sweet handwritten card thanking me for purchasing the box. The book was also wrapped in parchment paper with a twine string wrapped around like a present, and I was so upset with myself for not taking pictures of everything as it came (but don’t worry, I remembered for the February box – coming soon!) So basically, they got the aesthetic thing down pat on the first try!

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Here’s what was inside:

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The Queen of Blood summary from Goodreads: 
Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .
But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.
With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.
So for this first box, D&F included an older book rather than a new release, which apparently had people complaining. However, they did say that this would be the case – they wanted to include one of their favorites for this box. This isn’t a book I’ve got, or had even heard of before, so I really don’t care that it isn’t brand new. It’s actually kind of nice that, if I do end up loving it, the second book in the series is already out and the third is due out soon.
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Oh my gee, I love this luggage tag. It made me smile immediately when I pulled it out. It is adorable, and I love Outlander, and I really need to travel more to have more use of it.
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This Adventure Awaits candle smells so good! I think it might be the first candle I’ve ever actually used before reviewing it – I was trying to mask the stench of my parents cooking fish, and it really didn’t work too well. But fish is strong, so I don’t know that that’s really saying much about this candle. Once the fish cleared out, it did smell quite nice.
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How cute is this match box? I mean, I don’t think I’ll ever use these matches, but the box is way cute!
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This Caraval bookmark is so gorgeous! I actually didn’t remember this quote and thought it was from Night Circus, but I guess the black and white carnival theme does work for both.
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This Gryffindor hair tie/bracelet thing it cute, but two problems: 1. I’m a Revenclaw. 2. I have short hair. Like, short short. No pony tails for me for a quite while (I am thinking about growing it out again… we’ll see). I think I might give this to my Gryffindor friend who does have long hair.
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Last but not least, is this Feyre lip balm. Holy wow, do I love this smell! It’s literally got just about all of my favorite smells – forests, jasmine, and citrus. However I am really, really, really sad to say that it does not work well for me as a lip balm. It would be perfect as a soap or candle, but when I’m wearing it, and unintentionally tasting it, it’s got a soapy taste that I strongly dislike. I do still wear it though, I don’t want to waste it.

And one more, actually last thing included was a playlist to listen to as you read the book. I went ahead and put the playlist together on Spotify. I haven’t actually listened to it yet, but it looks like my kind of music, and I’ve seen a lot of people saying they really like it.


Have you received a box from Dreamers and Fairies? What did you think? Are you willing to be the first to try new products or services, or do you like to hear what other people think first?

3 thoughts on “Book Box Review: Dreamers and Fairies January

    1. I’ve loved almost every book box I’ve received. I’m always really happy with the books, as I’ve either never heard of them and they sound good, or they’re something I was planning to get anyway. I also usually love and will most of the items I receive.

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