~I’ve made it my personal mission to try all the book subscription boxes in Pakistan in the years that I’m studying here because why not?~
So all the bookworms in Pakistan talk non stop about Absolutely Booked. This is a bimonthly subscription box run by @prismsandpaintbrushes
I got the July Box, which had the theme “Mythical Creatures”! I wasn’t expecting to get this box because by the time I decided to order, it was actually sold out! BUT apparently they had promised Hardback books, and the middle-man messed up and provided paperbacks instead. I didn’t really mind that so I ordered when the option for cancellations was given!
UNBOXING (also on insta):
🧜🏽♀️ An Iron-on patch that says Mother of Dragons! I can’t wait to put it on somewhere, though I have no idea where!🙈 Maybe my lab coat 😜
🧜🏽♀️ A Newt Scamander weekly planner! I love the quote (“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice”) and it’s super cute and perfect for me! I always have to stay organized and plan out my week to stay on top of things!
🧜🏽♀️ A music box that plays a song from Harry Potter! I legit screamed when I played it! It’s AMAZING!
🧜🏽♀️ The FRAMED artwork by @pyroshi is so cute and I love the little details! The mermaid is even reading the book from the box!
🧜🏽♀️ A super cute zipper pouch designed by @prismsandpaintbrushes that says “I’m really a mermaid”!
🧜🏽♀️ Iced Tea, perfect for the heat! And a mystery gift to open on page 77 😆 I love this idea! It really brings the whole box together!
🧜🏽♀️ A stunning mermaid bookmark and super cute and hilarious unicorn stickers! Literally, I’m in love with the bookmark!
🧜🏽♀️ And last but not least, the book! Sea Witch by Sarah Henning! I’ve been seeing this a lot on bookstagram and am so excited to dive in (ha! See what I did there?😜)! I LOVE fairy tale retellings!
(Also, side note: You can check out my review for SEA WITCH HERE)
So comparatively to the other boxes I’ve gotten, this was a bit more expensive. In regard to customer service, I was a bit disappointed. I never received any confirmation that I actually was going to receive the box and they don’t really respond to DMs. Another thing that I didn’t like was that the themes are announced really late. I like to know the theme before I order, so it was just a little frustrating for me. But otherwise, I guess people like the surprise and all so it might not be as big of a deal. (Ordeers are open before even the theme is announced)
But besides that, the quality of all the items is amazing. Obviously, there was a lot of thought put into the box. Everything was kept on theme and I was really pleased with each and every item!
PRICE: 2750 Rs (including delivery)