Book Riot: Young Adult Quarterly Subscription Review #BYA05
This subscription has ended, but Book Riot is starting their own book box soon. (I recommend checking out my Owl Crate reviews, and my Uppercase Box reviews for other YA book subscription box options!)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Book Riot YA Quarterly Box (Cancelled)
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
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. This box is about “rad girls doing rad things.” YES!
A Tyranny of Petticoats Edited by Jessica Spotswood – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)
Book Summary from Amazon:
From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.
Crisscross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.
And this book came with a bookmark:
And a signed bookplate sticker for the next book:
Book Summary from Amazon:
Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.
Wonderland Passport Notebook – Value $8
YA or the Highway Keychain – Value $4?
Both cute bookish items! The notebook is lovely inside, too:
#CurrentlyReading Water Bottle – Value $8?
This is a guess on value – I believe this bottle was designed for the box. It’s dishwasher safe and a good Instagram accessory, but it felt a little lightweight/cheap.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $43 (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 excited to read both books. Both are a little outside of the type of YA I usually read – I’m either in fantasy or contemporary, so this is a nice change of pace!
Even though this hasn’t been a great retail value box, I’ve enjoyed the off-the-beaten-path book curation, and I’m going to miss it!
What do you think of #BYA05? What is your favorite YA book subscription box?