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LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – February 2016

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LitCube is a 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!

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

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The Subscription Box: LitCube

The Cost: $29.99/month + $4.99 s/h to the US & $14.99 s/h to Canada.

The Products: Hand-picked books with high quality literary themed products

Ships to: US + Canada

Check out all of my LitCube reviews!

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Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is “Classic Romance.”

 

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Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – Retail Value $14.99

This cover from Dream Catcher Books was designed exclusively for LitCube. (You can get other paperback versions for much less, so I appreciate that LitCube made this unique). And this is the perfect selection for a “Classic Romance” theme.

And we have adorable bookmarks to go with this book!

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Happy Hello Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy Bookmarks – Value $4.99

Another (adorable) exclusive! I love Happy Hello bookmarks, too. I’m building quite a collection thanks to subscription boxes.

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Wuthering Heights Wallet – Value $30?

This is another exclusive! (I linked to a phone case with the same design). Here is the back of the wallet:

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And inside:

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Perfect addition to this box in my opinion!

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Fiction Fragrances Austen-Inspired Perfume – Value $6

Jack Valley Lavender Lemon Truffles – Value $4

Here is the perfume out of the package:

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Interesting – this perfume is listed as the “wearable” for the box this month! I appreciate the creativity, but I’m guessing most subscribers were expecting an article of clothing or accessory as the wearable in the box. (No major complaints, though – I am impressed with the items in this box!) The scent is a fresh floral fragrance. Not for me, but I like the idea!

And here are the truffles:

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They smell so good! (I couldn’t eat these because of dairy, but I was told they were delicious!)

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Pride & Prejudice 5X7 Print – Retail Value Listed $6

Verdict: I think the curation and theme for this box is excellent. Great classic romance items, and tons of exclusives! The value is good too – over $60. I wasn’t a huge fan of the January box, but this feels more like the wonderful curation I’ve come to expect from LitCube.

What do you think of the February LitCube box?

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.

18 Comments

  1. Love it!!! Great curation! Somewhere on Lit-Cube’s social media they made it very clear a while back that the “wearable ” item was not always going to be a t-shirt so that doesn’t bother me at all that they sent perfume. I had to cancel a couple months back due to my budget but I highly recommend this subscription & would subscribe again in an instant. Also if you missed this box you can always send the owner, Peggy, a message and sometimes she has a couple extra.?

  2. I adore this box! I’ll admit I peeked at what was up for swap before I got my box and was a little bummed at first by the book choice as it’s one I already own. But in person it really is a nice edition and with the amazing curation, it’s grown on me, LOL. I love and will use every single thing in the box, but the wallet is my favorite! Mine came with a little chain inside that can be attached to the zipper. I’m going to carry it as a clutch on occasions when I don’t want to take my giant purse with me. 🙂 And I would easily have dropped the cost of the box on the wallet alone if I’d seen it in a store somewhere, so everything else is just a bonus!

  3. This was an excellent box! I wish I had gotten one because that Wuthering Heights wallet is divine and worth the cost of the box on its own.

  4. I was going to get this box but then changed my mind?. Kicking myself now!

  5. I guess I will be the voice of dissent. I was bummed about the book. I already have it. And this particular copy – the print inside is super tiny. No thank you.
    I think the wallet is genius, but at the same time I was hoping for a phone case because I am very particular about my wallets – the slots, change purse and all that.
    This was my first lit-cube box and I’m intrigued enough to try another month or two. But I wasn’t wowed like I thought I would be.

    • Tina, you’re not alone. I feel like this is a book that almost everyone who was interested in the theme would already have, and I especially agree about the size of the print in the book. It is really tiny. (The good part about being a dissenting voice is that everything from this box I put up for swaps was in high demand.)

      • I see several people mentioning putting items up for swap. Where do you do such swaps?

  6. I KNEW I should have gone with litcube this month because of the theme. I was on the fence between this and owlcrate! I already know I will love the owlcrate book but I LOVE this box! So creative!

  7. I wanted to so subscribe to lit cube but when they announced their monthly wearables I told myself you don’t wear Tshirts. Don’t do it. Now I see what came this month and I am so angry at myself for not subscribing. Lucky you! This is an amazing box.

  8. I don’t subscribe to this box, but I totally want this box! P&P is claaaassic and Wuthering Heights my absolute fave Jane book ? Everything is so adorable ?

    • Sooo…Jane Austen didn’t write Wuthering Heights lol. 😛

      • Haha you’re so right! It was Emily Bronte 😉 I’m on so much cold medicine now I was tripping! That’s my excuse ?

  9. OMG… Is there any way of signing up today and getting this box? It’s amazing!

  10. I’ve never been into the bookish goodies but omg this box is amazing! It is filled with everything I’d want to own! I’m so jealous my jealousy is jealous.

  11. I loved this box! That wallet is fabulous. I’m so happy about it. Everything in the creator’s etsy shop is so wonderful, but somewhat pricey. I could not believe it when I opened this box and saw it in there. Also, I can never get enough of these adorable magnetic bookmarks. I love that they are a thing now. Keep them coming! 😀

  12. I’ve been waiting for you to review this box so I could comment and say that this is my favorite box in any subscription box of all time! I still can’t talking about that wallet! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book so it feels like this month’s box was made for me 🙂

  13. I didn’t eat the truffles, either, because I’m not into eating lavender, but my mom also said they were delicious — so delicious that she indulged by eating both at the same time, which is unlike her.

  14. The wallet is adorable! But thankfully I no longer sub to this box, I hate Jane Austen. Probably makes me a terrible person lol. But LitCube seems to have the cutest curation and again love the wallet!

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