These past few months I’ve been trying out a few book subscription boxes. I didn’t want to clog up this post with a bunch of pictures, so if you want to see pictures of everything go check out my Instagram page.
I paid for all of these myself and I’m not paid in any way by these subscription boxes for sharing my opinion
I ordered the May 2019 box, and it arrived May 18th. This subscription auto-renews and I have to cancel it every month that either I don’t like the theme or I cannot afford it. I liked how fast the box arrived, and I really liked that it included useful and practical items as well as collectibles. This box included:
-We Hunt the Flame book (exclusive silver cover edition) by Hafsah Faizal along with a pin designed by the author herself.
-A Court of Mist and Fury sleeping mask.
-Howl’s Moving Castle inspired vinyl sticker.
-A passport wallet featuring a quote from the Hobbit.
-An exclusive edition water bottle featuring a quote from Stardust.
-A pillow case featuring a quote from A Darker Shade of Magic.
-Some character design cards.
I ordered the June 2019 box, and it arrived July 11th, I didn’t like that it arrived the month after, but I did appreciate the very unique items that were inside; like a puzzle and car coasters. This box included:
-The Red Labyrinth book by Meredith Tate special faecrate edition, with a signed plate and a note from the author.
-Two Gilded Wolves car coasters.
-A Six of Crows bracelet that says “Trickery is my native tongue.”
-A Ready Player One puzzle.
-A drawstring cloth bag that says “TBR level 1000.”
-A globe with a map of Prythian -A Court of Thorns and Roses world.
-A collectible metal coin from the Raven Cycle.
-A Warcross collectible polaroid of Emiko.
Illumicrate 41.99 euros
I ordered the June 2019 box, which arrived June 25th. This one also had two books, which I appreciated. I loved the color for this box, it has been my favorite one so far, but it was also the most expensive. It included:
-This time will be different book by Misa Sugiura, with signed plate and yellow sprayed edges.
-Birthday book by Meredith Russo, with signed plate, rainbow edges, and bookmark.
-TBR Jar (one of my favorites).
-Goddess of reading tapestry, illustration by Carol G.
-Page flags (another favorite).
-Tea and books booksleeve.
-Reality bookend part 1. (Part 2 comes in the July box).
-Collectible coin, featuring Hermione Granger.
I ordered the May 2019 box, and it arrived May 24th. I liked that this subscription does not auto-renew and I don’t have to worry about cancelling it every month. I loved that this box brought two books instead of one. It included:
-We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal book, signed special edition with reversible dust jacket.
-Romanov by Nadine Brandes, signed special edition with navy blue and gold cover.
-The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare first chapter sample.
-ADSOM -Kell and Lila chess pieces.
-Ready Player One bookmark.
-Strange the Dreamer moth pin.
-Harry Potter portkey water bottle.
-Chronicles of Narnia plastic pouch (note: this is the only item I’ve had an issue with since it broke after a few uses).
Have you tried any other boxes you would recommend or advise against?
2 thoughts on “Book Subscription Box Comparison”
All the one off items in these type of boxes rarely appeal, I picture them gathering dust not long after the initial exciting opening of a box, so then it is down to the books. If they were ones I really wanted, then the signed editions or special editions are much more appealing, however I am yet to be convinced by subscription boxes. Perhaps I’m not the right age group for them?
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I ended up giving most of the stuff away to other book lover friends, as well as the repeated book. I kept the stuff that will be nice to use for props for my instagram page, and the books I’ll actually read 😊
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