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.

Beacon Book Box March 2019 Unboxing!

Disclaimer: I am subbed to this box!

Rating: 4.5/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got the March For The Kingdom Box! Inside was:

  • Three Dark Crowns inspired lotion (@littlebearries)
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • Aragorn Coaster Set (4 piece) (@littlebearries)
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Baking With the Beacons Recipe Card – Aelin’s Apple Crisp
    • Estimated Price: $1.00
  • Six of Crows Water Bottle (@kitstercronk)
    • Estimated Price: $13.00
  • March Beacon Booksleeve
    • Estimated Price: $13.00
  • Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
    • Estimated Price: $17.99

Estimated Total of Box: $62.99

Verdict: I thought this wasn’t as good as their other boxes. I felt that they played it safe this month and used items that would be useful, but fan favorites. The water bottle, while unique, is a safe option with the six of crows quote. I feel that the coasters are a little on the cheaper side as well. However, I do still like the box even though it wasn’t my fave of theirs. I love the lotion and I love the water bottle. I also love the sleeve (it has a pocket for bookmarks or your phone on it) and I love the recipe card. This is the perfect item to make with my husband. So, while this box seemed small in comparison to their others, it was still pretty good for me.

Second Star Books March 2019 Unboxing!

Disclaimer: I bought this box because I got envious watching my friend Mary Ellen (@aparanormalromance) unbox hers.Rating: 5/5Price: 28.99 monthlyProducts: A monthly box of booknerd joy! Each month, you’ll receive a brand new book by a debut author, an exclusive woodwick candle, a woodmark, and an enamel pin to add to your collection. What’s not to love?Ships To: USA (based) and international!Contents: I got the March Best Friends Forever box! Inside was:

  • Blueberry Rhinoceros Woodwick Candle (second star lit)
    • Estimated Price: $12.00
  • If You’re Out There woodmark (drawn by Jessica at Ink Shot Studios)
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Ladies Before Mateys Polaroid pin (second star lit)
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Broken Silence by Helen Vivienne Fletcher (ebook download)
    • Estimated Price: $2.99
  • If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser
    • Estimated Price: $17.99

Estimated Total of Box: $45.98Verdict: Another wonderful box by Second Star Lit! I love the candle the best, I think it smells wonderful. I think the best part about this book is that this will go wonderful with this book and you’ll get all of the aspects once you read it. I also love that this box supports indie authors! I do think that the pin is a bit out of place and awkward, but, as I just said, I think it will make better sense when you read the book.