I’ve been feeling the urge to try another book subscription box (or two). Before I start getting flooded with recommendations (who doesn’t love promoting their favorite box): I’m trying to stick to US/CA boxes to reduce shipping times and costs.
A couple of months ago, I caved and signed up for Fox&Wit, a book subscription box famous for its alternate and custom book jackets. Seriously, they are STUNNING! If you don’t believe me, check out their site.
I know Fox&Wit has a few subscription options, so I am trying out their Adult Lit & Tunes box. So without further ado, let’s get into the box review!
This may seem small, but this is the first book box I’ve seen subbed to that sent their book in a protective pouch (inside the shipping box, that is!). That made me more excited than I would like to admit.
The bag is pretty decent, quality-wise. I’m planning on keeping the bag. It’ll make it easier to protect some of my more delicate books, should I ever have to move again. If I stay subbed in the long run, I may regret trying to save the bags. Only time will tell!
Now on to the really interesting bits of this box!
Dirty Lying Faeries
Now, let’s talk about the book and dust jacket! To the right, you’ll see the custom dust jacket, author’s letter, playlist, and signed bookplate. Overall, I would have to say that I’m pretty happy with everything!
The thing I like the most about this box is that I had never heard of Diry Lying Faeries. I LOVE that one box in, and I’m already getting exposed to new authors/books. This is one of the primary reasons I sign up for book boxes in the first place. Well, that and pretty book covers.
At first, I didn’t love the colors but the more I looked at them, the more they are growing on me. They really are quite stunning and work well with the whole faery theme. At least in my mind.
The book also comes with the original dust jacket, if that is more your preference. The custom dust jacket is folded around the original, so you can easily swap between the two. The custom is the darker gold/bronze cover, and the original is the blue and purple cover.
Last but not least, there’s the pin. It’s really cute, though not what I wouldn’t say that it matches the book. Then again, I haven’t had a chance to read Dirty Lying Faeries yet, so maybe it does! It also may just be a thematic choice and not a literal choice. I’ll report back on the connection once I’ve read the book!
Speaking of, stay tuned for my review of Dirty Lying Faeries!
I’m staying subbed for at least another month while I make up my mind. September’s box is due to ship soon, and its theme is “Fealty & Dangerous Politics,” which sounds amazing! I also treated myself to one of their shop items, which should ship with their monthly box. I love this idea, and I hope/wish more boxes would do this. It makes it easier to pick up small items here and there, you know?
If you liked the quality of these items, feel free to use this 5% coupon to give it a try! (Disclaimer: I think I get points if you use this code).