Parnassus Next YA Book Subscription Box Review – Feb 2016
Parnassus Next is a monthly YA book subscription box. Each month you will receive a first-edition, signed YA book. I’m a bit of a YA book subscription box addict, so I had to sign up for this one when I found out about it!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Parnassus Next
The Cost: $25 a month
The Products: One first edition, hardcover, signed YA book.
Ships to: US and Canada
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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.99)
Book summary from Amazon:
Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. This is no place to grow up. Anna Łania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She’s alone.
And then Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall, a skilled deceiver with more than a little magic up his sleeve. And when the soldiers in the streets look at him, they see what he wants them to see.
The Swallow Man is not Anna’s father—she knows that very well—but she also knows that, like her father, he’s in danger of being taken, and like her father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced. She follows him into the wilderness.
Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgment, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous. Even the Swallow Man.
Destined to become a classic, Gavriel Savit’s stunning debut reveals life’s hardest lessons while celebrating its miraculous possibilities.
And the book is signed:
Verdict: This subscription probably won’t be for everyone, but if you value signed, first editions and love YA, I think this box would be great for you. I’m interested in this book, and curious to see what they send next. I think I’ll stick around for at least a few more months!
What do you think of Parnassus Next?