Dreamers & Fairies February theme was “All is fair in love and war.” And this month I remembered to take pictures as I unboxed, as I LOVED the presentation last month, but tore into it too fast to take pictures.
So the box arrived wrapped in kraft paper, and a LOT of tape (apparently the USPS made them add the tape). Super cute.
Open it up to find a pristine box!
Open the lid to see a letter (with a wax seal!), a scroll, and a package of goodies.
The letter is a sweet thank you note for purchasing. These ladies have gorgeous handwriting and I’m only a little jealous.
Open the scroll to find the playlist to go with this month’s book (here it is on Spotifiy if you’d like to listen). I quite liked these songs, and thought they went quite well with the book.
Here’s the theme card with spoilers on the other side.
The first items I pulled out are these Feyre (Stars Eternal) and Rhysand (Night Triumphant) candles. I love Feyre’s smell, and Rhys’ has something a little off for my taste, but when it’s lit I can’t really tell. I do wish they said what the scents are.
Next up is Rowan (Territorial Fae Bastard) themed soap. It has a very clean scent, which I love in a soap, I don’t know about you.
Next we have a gorgeous Six of Crows bookmark.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read/watched GOT to the most recent, you might not want to read this. I cannot even say how beautiful this Game of Thrones print is! The picture doesn’t do it justice. It is of Prince Rhaegar and Lady Lyanna, and it’s on photo paper, and it is just so lovely!
Another bookmark with the theme print.
And lastly, the book! It’s also wrapped up in kraft paper and twine and has another wax seal, and it is just so cute!
Summary from Goodreads: Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.
The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what — and who — it is they’re fighting for.
As I’m so late getting this review up I’ve actually already had the time to read this book. Well, I actually had to stop myself from cracking it open as soon as I got it, so I shoved it into my TBR and just made it happen. I am thinking I’ll write a full review, but just fyi, I gave it 4 stars. 🙂
Overall, I very much loved this box. The presentation is amazing, the items are fantastic, and the book was great. However, there were a couple issues involved with receiving this box. I was charged twice for the box. Once for the same price I paid for January (~$40), which was discounted for subscribing, and once for the one time purchase price (~$50). I contacted the company and they refunded me the smaller amount, which was a little annoying. I did later email them to ask why (after they double charged me again in March), but never received a reply. Also, the box didn’t arrive until early March. I don’t know if they were having supplier issues or something, but they shipped it out later than I’m used to boxes going out.
Did you receive a box from Dreamers & Fairies in February? What did you think? What do you think about boxes that put a little extra into the presentation?