Whimsify May Box: Fight Like a Girl!
Friends, I ordered Whimsify's May Box as soon as I found out what the theme was, way back in March, I believe! I knew immediately what the book would be and it was one that I had been looking forward to for a very long time: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. I absolutely love everything that came in this box, so read on for a full unboxing!
The theme, first of all, is super fun! Each item is inspired by, or features, a literary heroine. I think we're in a great period of YA literature where most books do a great job of elevating their female characters, and I was very pleased that Whimsify chose to go in this direction! Boxes cost cost $34.95 with $7.25 shipping to New York, for a grand total of $42.20 per box.
Manon Blackbeak candle, Happy Piranha, $10.92
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I still haven't gotten up to Manon in the Throne of Glass series. I've seen a few spoilers things about her, and I keep telling myself that I need to get through Heir of Fire, if only to meet her. But whether I know anything about the character or not, I could still fully appreciate this full-sized candle from Happy Piranha. The label is gorgeous, the red is crazy vibrant, and the scent is absolutely delicious; it's a combination of pomegranate and white fig.
Lightning Bolt Bracelet, Hoo Me Designs, $5.00
Don't hate me, but I wasn't the biggest fan of Mare from the Red Queen series. Maybe it's because I hadn't read beyond the first book? BUT, I can easily picture myself wearing this cute lightning bolt wish bracelet! I'll just imagine it's in homage to Harry Potter or Jason Grace, hehe.
'Some Rest For the Wraith' Bath Salts, Tea Soap Books, $8.00 (based on similar items elsewhere)
How gorgeous is this?! This a little jar of blackberry tea scented bath salts made exclusively for this Whimsify box, dedicated to our favorite Wraith, Inej, from the Six of Crows duology. It's the perfect way to wind down after a long week and I'm always delighted to receive a bath product in a book subscription box, because I wouldn't normally purchase anything for myself!
Mockingjay Magnet, Ohana Central, $1.32
Next up is a cute little Mockingjay bottle cap magnet in honor of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. I will never complain about magnets because they're great decorations and I can basically stick the anywhere!
Mia Corvere Bookmark, The Bookish Shop, est. $2.50
If you read my Nevernight review, you know exactly how much I loved the book, especially the kickass protagonist, Mia Corvere. So I was thrilled to see her included in this box dedicated to our favorite female characters! Some might say that I'm accumulating too many bookmarks... But those people would be very, very wrong (there's no such thing as too many bookmarks)!
Flame in the Mist, Renee Ahdieh, $11.32 on Amazon
This is actually the first book I've read by Ahdieh, and because of how beautiful Flame in the Mist was written, I'm really, really excited to start on her other ones! This was definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, and you can check out my full review of the book here!
Total value: $39.06
So what do you think?
Personally, I am over the moon with the variety of items included and the thought put into selecting each one. They all fit the theme perfectly, and I can also find myself using everything, which gives Whimsify major points in my book. BUT, there's the glaring monetary value of the box, which didn't quite meet my expectations.
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