Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05
Book Riot by Quarterly is a seasonal subscription box made for book lovers. In each box they include a mix of bookish things, plus at least one or two books. (Sometimes three).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Book Riot by Quarterly
The Cost: $50 a box (ships every quarter)
The Products: Books and book-related items selected by Book Riot
Ships to: US, (Canada extra $20 fee, International extra $30 fee).
Check out all of my Book Riot Quarterly Box reviews!
Each Quarterly Box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why each was selected. A quote from Book Riot on this theme:
“We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the experiences that defined our year in reading, and the theme that really stands out is how much fun we had seeing writers and artists put new spins on familiar stories.”
Books Beanie – Value $25?
This is a custom Book Riot subscriber item made just for the box. It has two layers of knit – so it’s very warm!
This book is completely new to me, and from both Book Riot’s description and the Amazon synopsis, I’m intrigued:
Fairytale romances end with a wedding. The fairytales that don’t get more complicated. In this book, celebrated writer Mr. Fox can’t stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It’s not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently. Meanwhile, Daphne becomes convinced that her husband is having an affair, and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox’s game. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl of his dreams, or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than he cares to admit?
The book was also accompanied by a print of a new Oyeyemi essay, provided by Riverhead books for Book Riot subscribers.
Shakespeare Candy – Value $6
They really make sure you see Shakespeare’s face on all the candy wrappers! This will make a fun gag-gift for someone.
My husband has just started getting into reading comics (thanks to the Walking Dead), so I know he’ll like this. And while I’m not much of a comic reader, after reading the description of this one I want to give it a try:
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways)!
(It also came with a note from Willow Wilson).
Litographics Temporary Literary Tattoos – Value $15
These tattoos include the quotes:
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $67 (that’s counting the discounted Amazon book prices, and my estimate on the value of the hat). I think the value is good especially when you factor in the little extras they include like notes from the author.
What did you think of the latest Book Riot Quarterly Box?