The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015
The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:
This review is of the YA subscription.
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: $16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version, or $20 for the Jane/Ernest 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 Bethany Beach Books bookmark.
Book Summary from Amazon:
From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two teens that National Book Award–finalist Sara Zarr has called “wholly original and instantly classic.”
It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.
But they don’t.
This is a story of the roles we all play—at school, at home, online, and with our friends—and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.
This box also came with some Sarah Dessen quote stickers. (I just got the Saint Anything book through the Birchbox GWP deal – I’m excited to read it!)
And there is a flyer included each month with other reading suggestions. (I was surprised to see A Court of Thorns and Roses on the sheet for Kids reading though – I’ve read the book and it is great, but definitely not something for kids!)
Verdict: I wanted to give The Book Drop a fair try since I like Bethany Beach Books, and I went into this subscription knowing it was more about the curation of getting a recommended book delivered to you each month, than getting a good value on that book. That being said, I’m still not sure that this book subscription is worth it for me since there aren’t exclusive perks like signed books, bookish extras, etc.
What do you think of The Book Drop?