Book Riot: Young Adult Quarterly Subscription Review #BYA04
The Book Riot: Young Adult subscription box is a new subscription box from Quarterly focusing on YA books, and other bookish goodies. (I’m a little obsessed with book subscription boxes lately, so I was thrilled when they announced this box!)
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 YA Quarterly Box
The Cost: $50 a box + shipping (ships every quarter)
The Products: At least 2 YA books in every box plus book-ish goodies. (No overlap with the original Book Riot Quarterly box).
Ships to: US and International
Check out all of my Book Riot YA Quarterly Box reviews!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. The theme for this box is about finding new ways to tap your creative and artistic sides.
Book Summary from Amazon:
Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.
Only he isn’t sure he wants to.
After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.
Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.
But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.
This sounds interesting! And thanks to reviews on Amazon, I’m very excited to read it!
This book also came with a signed bookplate sticker and a bookmark.
Book Summary from Amazon:
In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California.
When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.
To go along with this book, Book Riot included a map of Hadley, California, and sangria and guacamole recipes:
You can check out the pdf version here.
Enchanted Forest Postcards by Johanna Basford – Value $10
A postcard coloring book! Here is a look inside:
Out of Print Alice in Wonderland Socks – Value $10
I LOVE getting socks in book subscription boxes! The socks from this month’s Uppercase Box were great too!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $42 (using Amazon sale prices). This book does include a signed bookplate and other extras, though, so that’s something to keep in mind if that adds value for you. I’m really excited to read both books – I think Book Riot does a great job of finding wonderful YA reads that aren’t super mainstream yet. And these postcards and socks are awesome bookish items too!
Ideally, I’d love for there to be one more item for a higher value, but I still think this is a thoughtfully put together box. If you are looking for an interesting YA book box each quarter, this is a great fit, but not if you are looking for high value too.
What do you think of #BYA04?