FaeCrate’s June 2019 Trial Run Unboxing!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own!

Rating: 2/5

Price: $33.32/month. Discounts with rep codes and bigger sub months.

Products: Fae Crate is a magically tailored book box that features Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction themes. Each box will include a hardback new release, and a minimum of 4-6 bookish goodies all focused on the theme for the month. And don’t forget the t-shirt!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got the June “Trial Run” box. Inside was:

  • Gilded Wolves car coasters by @reading.revelry
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • Prythian Globe
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Six of Crows Wristband
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • Ready Player One Puzzle
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • TBR Drawstring Bag
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • Raven Cycle Collectable Coin
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Warcross Collector’s Polaroid by @eklixio
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • Caraval Shirt by @vergeofwisteria (price not included since I didn’t get that box)
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • The Rest is Silence by Chii Rempel
    • Estimated Price: $3.98
  • Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate
    • Estimated Price: $18

Estimated Total of Box: $63.98

Verdict: Okay I have a lot to say about this box. Let’s start with the items. While the car coasters are unique, they’re not that great of quality. The image is a bit blurry on mine and honestly I don’t have car coasters this small so I wouldn’t use them. The globe… oh dear God this globe. It looks really slapped together at the last minute. On mine, parts of the globe are a bit blurry and the edges don’t line up at several points around the globe. The colors are also really randomly placed (like art that’s been rained on look) and it’s just not like the picture whatsoever. The wristband is…. A wristband that’s all it is lol. Nothing special about it. It’s so unextrodinary that I forgot it was in this box. To be honest I’m not sure if it’s in mine at all LOL. I’ll have to check. The puzzle isn’t amazing. It’s basically a print they sent through to something like shutterfly or wal-mart and had made into puzzle pieces. I have one like this that my husband’s parents made for us when we got married. It was like $10 for them to do ours, if that. It’s a cheap novelty gift that you can easily make for people. The drawstring bag is terrible. I expected something extraordinary with color and a cute image but this would be some cheap thing you could find in a dollar store. It’s really unimpressive and not up to the faecrate standards as they’ve previously set for themselves. The Polaroid is cute and the coin is… a coin. I don’t like the fandom on the coin so it’ll be given away to someone. And lastly, onto my rant about the book. The books that Faecrate uses for the special edition covers are from a small publisher (lovestruck and red labyrinth) or from indie authors (vortex visions). I have no problem with them using these for their books of the month, but it doesn’t peek my interest anymore. The covers aren’t that different (if at all) from the original and, in the instance of vortex visions, the books are sometimes apart of larger series. The biggest change seems to be the addition of the faecrate seal… and that’s not going to cut it for me anymore. I’d rather spend the money I have on a box where I can get a book. I also want to add that this box arrived late (middle of July) and faecrate did not update their instagram about the box’s statuses except for a handful of times. I have to wonder if faecrate has run themselves too thin and if the boxes are suffering because of it. I’m anticipating to read. So, for me, this was the end of my Faecrate journey (unless I get July’s box in my mail, not sure if I already paid for that or not and with their lack of a cancellation policy I’m stuck with what I buy).

April 2019 FaeCrate Unboxing!

Disclaimer: I bought (and subbed!) to my own box! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/5

Price: $33.32/month. Discounts with rep codes and bigger sub months.

Products: Fae Crate is a magically tailored book box that features Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction themes. Each box will include a hardback new release, and a minimum of 4-6 bookish goodies all focused on the theme for the month. And don’t forget the t-shirt!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got the April “Hold My Crown” box! Inside was:

  • Ash Princess inspired car freshener
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Roar inspired Heart of the Storm soap
    • Estimated Price: $4.00
  • Young Elites Pillowcase (@reading.revelry)
    • Estimated Price: $13.00
  • Queen’s Rising Character Cards (@rachelhanke12)
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Throne of Glass Bookmark (Aelin)
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Tiny Crown Necklace (not sure if hypoallergenic)
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Game of Thrones Collector’s Polaroid (@wiccatwolfart)
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Three Dark Crowns Shirt
    • Estimated Price: $10.00 (not included in the box I got)
  • Unhinged (ebook download) by Chani Feener
    • Estimated Price: $1.99
  • City of Veils by S. Usher Evans (special edition)
    • Estimated Price: $25.00
  • The Red Scrolls of Magic Sampler by Cassandra Clare and signed bookplate
    • No Price

Estimated Total of Box: $66.99

Verdict: I thought this box was really great! I loved the necklace, though I wish they would include if it is hypoallergenic or not on the packaging just for safety and insurance purposes. I liked the soap, the car freshener, the pillowcase, and the character cards. However, I feel like the bookmark was really small and cheap and I didn’t really like the design on the featured book. It’s gorgeous, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like the original artwork would have been better and it won’t match the second book in the series. Overall though, really happy with this box despite the shadowhunter items (jk).

FaeCrate March 2019 Unboxing!

Disclaimer: I bought (and subbed!) to my own box! All opinions are my own.Rating: 3.5/5Price: $33.32/month. Discounts with rep codes and bigger sub months.Products: Fae Crate is a magically tailored book box that features Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction themes. Each box will include a hardback new release, and a minimum of 4-6 bookish goodies all focused on the theme for the month. And don’t forget the t-shirt!Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!Contents: This month’s theme was Fandom Fantasies! Here’s what was inside:

  • Strange the Dreamer inspired Snow Globe designed by @gabriella.bujdoso
    • Estimated Price: $20.00
  • Iron-On Patch inspired by The Winner’s Curse
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Magnet inspired by Outlander designed by @roitssomething
    • Estimated Price: $1.00
  • Sticker inspired by Caraval designed by @reading.revelry
    • Estimated Price: $1.00
  • Polaroid inspired by A Court of Thorns designed by @iparwing
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Two Record Coasters inspired by Wintersong
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • T-Shirt inspired by Stalking Jack the Ripper
    • Estimated Price: $10.00 (not included as this box did not contain this item)
  • Watch Necklace inspired by Air Awakens
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
    • Not sure if hypoallergenic or not.
  • Fan Art card and dust jacket for book designed by @gabriella.bujdoso
    • Estimated Price: $3.00 (for just card)
  • Special Edition book of the month: Vortex Visions by @elise.kova
    • Estimated Price: $25.00

Estimated Total of Box: $66.00Verdict: I was very impressed with the snow globe and the book. Both were gorgeous and I love them dearly. However, I wasn’t very impressed with the small items in the box. They felt like a lot of cheap filler so that the box could feel full and I’m not sure if I like that or not. I feel that, while I love the necklace, that I wish it had some sort of notation on the spoiler card on if the necklace was hypoallergenic or not. Also, the book is apparently apart of the Air Awakens series (it’s like a spin-off series it looks like), so I’m unsure on if you need to read Air Awakens or not before reading this book. Overall, good box, but I’m not sure if I like the fillers or not.

FaeCrate February 2019 Unboxing

Disclaimer: I bought (and subbed!) to my own box! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 3.5/5

Price: $33.32/month. Discounts with rep codes and bigger sub months.

Products: Fae Crate is a magically tailored book box that features Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction themes. Each box will include a hardback new release, and a minimum of 4-6 bookish goodies all focused on the theme for the month. And don’t forget the t-shirt!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: This month’s theme was Faecation: All I Ever Wanted. Here’s what was included:

  • Grishaverse Shelf Globe – @faecrate made and exclusive. Estimated price: $13.00
  • As Travers Luggage Tag – @faecrate made and exclusive. Estiamted price: $15.00
  • Framable Cavas Map of Narnia – @faecrate made and exclusive. Estimated price: $10.00
  • Retro Velaris Keychain – @faecrate made and exclusive. Estimated price: $4.00
  • Hotel Valhalla Canvas Laundry Bag – @faecrate made and exclusive. Estimated price: $5.00
  • Lord of the Rings collector’s Polaroid – @faecrate exclusive. @icandrawthingz made. Estimated price: $3.00
  • Cress Theme Art Print by @gabriella.bujdoso. @faecrate exclusive. Estimated price: $3.00
  • Six of Crows Shirt (seelie only!) by @vergeofwisteria. @faecrate exclusive. Estimated price: $10.00
  • The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan (ebook download). Estimated price: $2.99
  • Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway. Estimated price: $18.99

Estimated Total of Box: $74.98

Verdict: I thought this was a good box, but I feel that it could have been more. The items are interesting, but the only ones I really like and am keeping is the globe and the books. The others are going to be traded away to other people. That’s a bit subjective on my part, but I’m not a fan of ADSOM, ACOTAR, Narnia, LOTR, and I don’t know where the Valhalla Hotel one is from. I think maybe the theme of this box didn’t really mesh with the book from what I can read in the synopsis, but it was imaginative and unique. I do like how the items are all reflective of things you could use for traveling or are travel themed. It just wasn’t for me.

March 2018 – FaeCrate

Sub Box Website

Theme: Bewitched

Rating: 5/5

Price: $33.32 for the Unseelie Crate (the one I got), the Seelie Crate (the one with the shirt) is $44.43 and the Solitary Fae (shirt only) is $17.76.

Products: There are 3 different boxes you can get with this subscription. The Solitary Fae has a t-shirt only option where you get a specially designed shirt from Verge of Wisteria. The Unseelie Crate will include a newly released book along with other bookish goodies to support that month’s theme. The Seelie Crate will include everything from the Unseelie Crate plus the specially designed shirt from Verge of Wisteria to match that month’s theme.

Ships To: USA and internationally

Disclaimer: None, I bought my own box.

Another new box that came out this year was FaeCrate! I’ve been stoked to get this box and I finally did the other day! Here’s what was inside this month’s box:

  • The Mervelous Land of Oz Map (created by FaeCrate)
    • Estimated Price unknown
  • Bellatrix Lestrange Post Card (created by Chioink)
    • Estimated Price unknown
  • Sanderson Sisters Mag Mark (created by CoolYetiDesigns)
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Manon Mug (created by VergeOfWisteria)
    • Estimated Price: $14.99
  • Alba’s Forgetful Cakes Mug Cake Mix (created by FaeCrate)
    • Estimated Price: .75 cents
  • Swan Sisters Tea Strainer
    • Estimated Price: $4.95
  • Angela the Herbalist Craft Your Own Brew (created by Albion Tea Co)
    • Estimated Price: $1.00 (they sell their tea in a canister with 50 servings)
  • Sightwitch Candle (created by Spidey Scents)
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Book: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
    • Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
      Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

      Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

      Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

      Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

      But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

    • Estimated Price: $17.99
  • Free E-Book Download: Scythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted
    • Mia hopes to graduate high school with honors and leave home for good. As a kidnapped survivor, graduation would let her escape a town where her faceless captor roams free. But a grim reaper has different plans. When a hot new student arrives, Mia’s thrust into a sinister world with her life and heart at risk. She must discover who kidnapped her and stop the reaper that wants her dead. If Mia can’t face her past, she’ll have no future. Scythe of Darkness is book one in a series. If you like kick-ass heroines, sizzling chemistry, and mythical twists, you’ll love Dawn Husted’s urban fantasy romance. Buy Scythe of Darkness today and get hooked!
    • Estimated Price: $2.99 on Kindle, $11.60 on paperback

Estimated Price of the Box: $52.67 without the price of the art print and the map.

Verdict: WOW! I LOVED this box! It was everything witchy and amazing and I love how well the items match up to each other and I love the little items inspired by the book! Definitely check out this box if you want some amazing bang for your buck.