LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – June 2015
LitCube is a new book and reading inspired subscription box. I think book subscriptions are my favorite new subscription category, so I had to sign up for this one!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: LitCube
The Cost: $29.98
The Products: Hand-picked books with high quality literary themed products
Ships to: US
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Instead of an info card, this box comes with a theme card (that also works for a bookmark). This month’s theme is Steampunk Funk.
Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak – Value $12
(This book also comes with a signed bookmark!)
Here is the book summary from Amazon:
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.
Melanie Karsak’s Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a steampunk romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.
It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.
Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.
Firefly Journal – Value $15
This journal has lined pages on one side and blank pages on the other – and the artwork seems perfect for the theme!
Absinthe Mints – Value $5
I love the artwork of this tin! The mints are anise-scented, and not too strong.
This is why I wish Lit Cube included a complete info card – I’m not sure what to make of these items! I’m guessing the heart can be added to a keychain, and maybe the other item can be used as a bookmark?
Verdict: This box has a value of probably around $35-45 (depending on the last two items). I think that’s pretty good for a book box, and I’m interested in reading the book – it gets good reviews on Amazon, and I’ve never read a steampunk novel before!
What do you think of LitCube?