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Cozy Reader Club Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

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Cozy Reader Club is a new monthly book subscription box. In each box, they include a recently released hardcover women’s fiction novel, handmade items, coffee or tea (or hot chocolate), and a gourmet treat!

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Cozy Reader Club

The Cost: $64.95

COUPON: Use coupon code COZYREADER to save $10 off your subscription every month for life!

The Products: In each box, you’ll discover 4-6 items including a recently released women’s fiction novel, artisanal coffee, tea or hot chocolate, beautiful handmade items and gourmet handcrafted treats.

Ships to: US (for free) and worldwide (extra shipping costs apply).

Check out all of our Cozy Reader Club reviews and our Book Subscription Box reviews!

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This box comes with an info card detailing the items included.

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Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $17.77)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past.

Soon Alex’s routine includes visiting hours at the hospital, then interviews with the original suspects in the attack. But what starts as a reporter’s story becomes a personal obsession. How do you solve a crime when the only witness lived but cannot tell the tale? Unable to tear herself away from her attempt to uncover the unspeakable truth, Alex realizes she’s not just chasing a story—she’s seeking salvation.

Shifting from present to past and back again, Try Not to Breathe unfolds layer by layer until its heart-stopping conclusion. The result is an utterly immersive, unforgettable debut.

This book sounds very interesting to me!

Now on to this cute package:

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Inside I found:

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Warmer Style Red Fingerless Gloves – Value $14

Here they are on:

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I love the color, and the inside of the fabric is super soft:

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When I first saw these in the box I thought it was a little late in the year to be sending out any type of gloves, but then I woke up to snow on the ground, and wore these today when we walked the dog!

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Bridge Nine Candle Company Peach Ginger Jelly Jar Candle – Value $12

This candle is made with natural soy wax, 100% cotton wick, and phthalate-free fragrance! It smells great too. Here it is with the lid off:

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Viveltre Madagascar Vanilla Gourmet Marshmallows – Value $7

These are some of the best marshmallows I’ve ever tasted! Some vanilla flavored marshmallows don’t really taste that vanilla to me, but these had the perfect amount of flavor and they are heart shaped!

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I’m guessing they would look great in a mug of hot chocolate, but they were so delicious we never made it to that stage…

And! Viveltre has a Marshmallow Subscription Box!

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Treehouse Chocolate Co. Drinking Chocolate – Value $9 total

Yay! The Nectar hot chocolate is made with coconut milk so it is dairy free! And I know my husband will love the Camp flavor – it is made with coffee!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $60 (that’s with the discounted Amazon sale price of the box). I think that’s an OK value if you sign up with the $10 off for life coupon ($55 a month). Cozy Reader Club is still on the high-end in terms of cost for a monthly book box, so it probably isn’t for everyone, but I think they do an excellent job delivering on their promise of what you can expect in a box, and everything felt special!

Now I’m curious to see what “cozy” items they send for the warmer summer months. (I’m one of those people who are always cold though, so I’m sure whatever it is will work for me!)

What do you think of the Cozy Reader Club?

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.

14 Comments

  1. It looks like a great box, if only I could skip the coffee. I can’t drink it. Like allergic reaction type thing. But tea, coffee and books? oh yeah! Maybe they will have an option to skip coffee some day 🙂

  2. This was my first box from cozy reader. I thought it was nicely put together and when I was taking things out of the box, I could picture myself lighting the candle, making hot chocolate with marshmallows and reading the book, even with the gloves on. 🙂 I did wish it was a little higher on the value side. Plus, this really seemed more like a February or winter box, in lieu of a March box. I think I’ll give it one more month to see what happens in April.

  3. This is fairly expensive but the curation is spot on and I keep thinking about it. Might have to break down and sub.

    • I agree about the price and curation. If I wasn’t picky about books (and it was cheaper), I would totally be into this.

  4. OMG, my favorite discovery in this review is that there’s a marshmallow sub box! lol

    I don’t ever eat them, but I love them melted into a nice cup of hot chocolate!

    I hope a review of the marshmallow sub will be forthcoming!

  5. I am trying so hard to talk myself out of this one! BOTM is my all time favorite subs, so this is right up my alley! Someone please tell me not to do it! : )

    • Me, too! I need help! I already subscribe to BOTM which I love and just started Muse Monthly… This will have to go on my wishlist. If I end up not like Muse, I’ll try this.

      • I gave in. In my defense, I cancelled two subs. (Not BOTM, though). Lol ?

  6. I’ve got my eye on this sub! But I would have to cancel 2 of my current boxes to be able to subscribe to this one. 🙁 Now that marshmallow subscription box looks a little more in my budget, LOL! And yum to gourmet marshmallows!

  7. For the summer months I would imagine they’d send out tea with the suggestion “go make ICED tea!” Not sure this box is for me but they totally get the theme across! All the items to set the mood for cozy!

  8. I love the idea of this sub, but it’s too pricey for me unfortunately. Also I don’t get this obsession with marshmallows? I never eat just plain marshmallows; unless they’re dehydrated like the ones in Lucky Charms lol.

    • I don’t get the obsession with marshmallows, either, but I am a vegetarian and 99% of the time they have gelatin in them so I can’t have them anyway. The presence of marshmallows has turned me away from more than one box…

    • Sara, I have never been a marshmallow fan, having grown up on Smores and Rice Krispy treats like most kids. They were a gross texture and too gooey-sweet. Lucky charms were also my exception as they are incredible and dehydrated marshmallows are great in trail mix or hot chocolate even now… Anyway, I tried the marshmallows from the PS Resort box and OHMIGOSH gourmet marshmallows have NOTHING in common with the Jet-Puff or Campfire of my childhood. They are light, soft, creamy, not too sweet, and rely on other flavors (toasted coconut in the case of PS Resort) or vanilla, above, instead of just straight sugary, sticky sweetness.

  9. Those gloves are right up my alley! Not sure I’d be pleased with the rest of this for the cost, thought.

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