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The Book Drop Subscription Box – May 2015

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The Book Drop Subscription Box - May 2015 Box

The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:

Book Subscription Options

 

I decided to try out the Jane subscription – a mix of contemporary and history fiction.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Book Drop Subscription Box - May 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: The Book Drop

The Cost: $20 a month ($16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version)

The Products: One book selected each month based on the book-type preference you select.

Ships to: US

The Book Drop Subscription Box - May 2015 Info

The box came with a note explaining why the book was selected, and a promotional sheet from Indie Bound.

The Book Drop Subscription Box - May 2015 Book

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting – Retail Value $16 (On Amazon for $12.97)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Praised as “a tender exploration of friendship, families, and first love” (Liane Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret), this coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Frances Whiting is equal parts heartwarming, accessible, and thought provoking.

“Tallulah de Longland,” she said slowly, letting all the Ls in my name loll about lazily in her mouth before passing judgment. “That,” she announced, “is a serious glamorgeous name.”

From the day Annabelle Andrews sashays into her classroom, Tallulah ‘Lulu’ de Longland is bewitched: by Annabelle, by her family, and by their sprawling, crumbling house tumbling down to the river.

Their unlikely friendship intensifies through a secret language where they share confidences about their unusual mothers, first loves, and growing up in the small coastal town of Juniper Bay. But the euphoria of youth rarely lasts, and the implosion that destroys their friendship leaves lasting scars and a legacy of self-doubt that haunts Lulu into adulthood.

Years later, Lulu is presented with a choice: remain the perpetual good girl who misses out, or finally step out from the shadows and do something extraordinary. And possibly unforgivable…

It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.

Verdict: Looking at the pricing of this subscription, I knew the value would be less than what I would pay if I bought the book directly from Amazon – but I still wanted to try it out. This book looks interesting and gets good reviews, so I look forward to reading it, but I’m not sure I’ll stick around with this subscription long term. I may try the YA version though, since the pricing seems a little more reasonable.

What do you think of The Book Drop?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. I had a devil of a time trying to post my comment using Internet Explorer — it kept telling me that I needed to leave some field blank and that my comment was spam? Anyone else had these trouble? I was finally able to comment using Chrome.

  2. I have such a hard time choosing books to read that I think it’s worth $8 to me for some help choosing good books and surprising me! This book looks like something I would enjoy. The only thing I would like to see is a bit more customization from them — the way Paper Dots used to do (boy do I miss them!)

  3. Has anyone tried the one for kids 8-12? I am wondering if it is just the book, or if they include a bookmark, sticker, signed bookplate…like the other book subs?

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