I am fairly new to bookish subscription boxes but one that has always stood out to me was FairyLoot. Not only are the contents gorgeous each month (including items such as: bookmarks, candles, jewelry, and a hardcover book) the logo and name are perfect.
I am thrilled to have the owner and creator, Anissa, here on my blog today…
What inspired you to start FairyLoot and how long has it been going?
Firstly, thank you so much for featuring me on your blog! It’s such an honour! When I started FairyLoot there weren’t any fantasy focused book boxes in the UK and I actually was looking for one to subscribe to. So, I thought to myself why not make one? I had seen amazing some book boxes in the US that were so inspiring so I just took the plunge! We started creating FairyLoot in February and launched it in March 2016 – we worked nonstop to pull it together and haven’t looking back since!
Each month you pick a theme and surprise your subscribers with a new release and goodies based around it- Do you have a favorite box or theme you’ve done so far?
This is such a hard question because I love them all so much! If I really had to pick I think my favourite boxes so far are Royals & Rogues and Sci-Fi Adventure. I have some really exciting things planned for 2017 that I can’t wait to reveal, and those themes are some of my favourites too!
What about a book makes it a good contender to be included in a FairyLoot box?
I read a lot of proofs every month to choose the best book, and when a book clicks with me I just know it’s going to be perfect for FairyLoot. My favourite type of fantasy is high fantasy, but I like mixing up different types of fantasy books that have different types of protagonists.
FairyLoot tends to focus on the fantasy genre- was there a book that made you a fantasy fan? If so, what was it?
I grew up reading Harry Potter and being totally obsessed with Lord of the Rings. Fantasy was everything to me – I just loved it. It has always been my go-to genre for books, movies, TV series, computer games – anything, really! I used to only read adult fantasy books and then I read The Mortal Instruments and fell in love with Young Adult and haven’t looked back!
And the question I have to ask– is there anything you can hint about the next boxes?
All I’m going to say is we’re going to be featuring some pretty highly anticipated books in 2017, and we’ve got some AMAZING themes planned, along with some very unique items that I’ve never included before in our boxes. Needless to say I’m beyond excited!
Did you see February’s theme? I’m so excited about this box and you can order it RIGHT NOW. Hurry though because these boxes always sell out quickly. And if you are on bookstagram you should consider entering FairyLoot’s latest rep search.