Unboxing – FairyLoot Whimsical Journeys Box

I’ve just received my first FairyLoot box! FairyLoot is a monthly book subscription box that focuses on Young Adult fantasy literature. The theme for April’s book box was ‘Whimsical Journeys’.

“Fairytales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Whimsical Journeys

Curious to find out what was inside this box?

Reusable Narnia Coffee Mug

The first thing I saw when I opened the box, was this colorful reusable mug designed by Ink and Wonder. This mug is a FairyLoot exclusive and it features a map of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. The colors pop and the illustrations are stunning. I can’t wait to use this!

Tote Bag

Included in the box was this FairyLoot exclusive tote bag designed by Stella’s Bookish Art. The bag features a quote from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

“I’m going on an Adventure!”

Soy Candle

A small soy candle made by Flick the Wick. This candle is also a FairyLoot exclusive. It’s called ‘Leif’s Ship’ and it’s themed around the featured book (see below). It smells like spruce, fir and sandalwood and it has a gorgeous dark blue color.

Enamel Pin and Notepad

The FairyLoot exclusive enamel pin was designed by Taratjah and is inspired by Blackjack from Percy Jackson by Rick Riordian. I haven’t read this book, but I love the pin.

The FairyLoot exclusive Carpe Diem notepad is designed by Little Inkling Designs. It features a quote from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. It reminds me of Halloween.

Luggage Tag

A FairyLoot exclusive Magical Beasts luggage tag! This is designed by Lovely Owls Books and (of course) inspired by Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling. I absolutely adore this and this might be my favorite item in this box!

Art Print

This FairyLoot exclusive art print is designed by FictionTea Designs and it features a sign post with some of my favorite fictional places. For Hogwarts, go right!

The Book

The book that was in this box is called Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. It is a stand-alone book filled with Celtic and Norse mythology. The cover has gold foil on it. The book came with a signed bookplate, sticker and letter.

“The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.
The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.
Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.
With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.”

This box had so many beautiful items in it.. I’m so happy with all my new bookish goodies!


What do you think of this month’s FairyLoot box?

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  1. I haven’t heard of FairyLoot before but love the vibes coming out of this sub box! The mug is so cute. I haven’t heard of soy candle before but I am intrigued by it. You got a lot of good stuff! Hope you’ll enjoy them :).


  2. Ah I really like this box! The Coffee Mug is so pretty <3 I really love the happy colors. I also like the idea of the luggage tag. I am very curious about the book, it sounds really good!

  3. Wow! What an awesome collection of goodies! 😍 I love the colourful Narnia cup, that’s so cool. The tote bag is awesome too. I’ve recently started collecting enamel pins so would be super happy to find one in the box. Thanks for sharing Manon 😘 xx

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  4. I love the idea of this! All of the stuff you got alongside the book looks incredible too. I’d never expect to get something like a candle in a book related subscription box. The mug has such a nice design too x