Product Reviews

Magic Book Trap : May ‘Is It Magic’ Review

Two weeks ago I received my May Magic Book Trap box and I wanted to share with you how amazing it was! I am a rep for Magic Book Trap and want to promote this book subscription box as much as possible because it deserves so much love and attention! If you head over to Magic Book Trap’s site and buy July’s box you can use my code BRITTKNEE to save 10%!

Every month a theme is curated around that month’s book pick! For example July’s theme is No Capes! The boxes description from Magic Book Trap’s website:

| From Disney, to Marvel, to DC, this box will focus on all things superheroes! The stand-alone book we have chosen is a fun, quirky, action packed, banter filled debut! It has romance, mistaken identities, a whodunit, and a heroine who just might prove that you don’t need to be a superhero to save the day! The book will come with a signed bookplate and there will be a letter from the author to the readers, along with 5 – 6 superhero inspired items!|

Does that not sound amazing? I am SO excited for it! But now that you know a little of what to expect from a Magic Book Trap box, let me show you how wonderful May’s ‘Is It Magic’ box was!

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Does that box not look incredible!? SO many goodies stuffed inside! The items included were:

  • Caraval (paperback) and Legendary (hardcover) by Stephanie Garber! Signed book plates were also included for each book!

Here is the Goodreads synopsis of Caraval:

|Remember, it’s only a game…
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.|

 

And the Goodreads synopsis of Legendary:

|A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.|

I am part way through Caraval and absolutely LOVING it, I’ve also read some incredible reviews of Legendary so I can’t wait to get to it!


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  • The gorgeous tote included was made by Novel Grounds! Items in previous boxes have also been made by Novel Grounds and let me tell you, they are all *high quality* stuff! I absolutely love this tote! It’s inspired by Legendary and is light but functional and perfect for a trip to the pool! (in the photo it’s hanging on my bookcase!)
  • Is it even magic if you don’t include Harry Potter? Nope. The answer is definitely no! Which is why I’m happy CalligraphyNerd designed this gorgeous Yule Ball print!
  • You know what else is magical? A Darker Shade of Magic! Have you read it? If not, stop reading this and go read it because you are truly missing out! I was so happy to see ADSOM inspired stickers designed by Sweet Sequels! Her designs are simply GORGEOUS!

 

  • Also perfectly fitting the theme of ‘Is It Magic’ is this beautiful Once Upon A Time notebook filled with blank pages for your writing or drawing needs! It features one of my favorite quotes from Rumpelstiltskin – “Magic always comes with a price, Dearie”
  • Perfectly fitting Rumpelstiltskin as the beast is Belle as the beauty! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this Enchanted Rose soap from Midnight Moon Apothecary! Not only was I thrilled to receive this soap because it smells HEAVENLY but I was also excited because I am also a rep for their shop! Head on over to their Etsy shop and use my code BRITT10 to save some money (they also have to die for candles!)
  • More Legendary merch included was this Magic Book Trap exclusive bookmark including a quote! Every month so far there has been an item that has been exclusive to Magic Book Trap and I absolutely love that!
  • And last but not certainly not least are the Legendary inspired button pins! (featured in the first photo on top of the Magic Book Trap box!) Button pins are always one of my favorite items in a box so I was very excited when I saw these Legendary pins!

See? Was that box not completely magical and filled with incredible items PLUS the fact that it included both books? It doesn’t get much better than that guys. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ from me for May’s box! I swear, these boxes get better and better every month, so don’t wait on purchasing a box! June’s boxes are already sold out and they don’t ship for a couple more weeks! With that being said if you want to get July’s box I would do it now to guarantee a spot! And don’t forget to use my code BRITTKNEE to save!

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