The Book Drop Subscription Box – May 2015
The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different 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 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 box came with a note explaining why the book was selected, and a promotional sheet from Indie Bound.
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?