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LitJoy Crate YA Subscription Box Review + Coupon– June 2016

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LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for babies, kids, and teens. They send books and interesting book related items. They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together. This is a review of the Young Adult crate.

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate 

The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-month pre-pay, $323.88/12-month pre-pay. Plus USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 shipping international.

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

The Products:  depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 assorted book-related items.

Ships to: US, Canada and International

Check out all of our LitJoy Crate reviews and the Book Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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Each box comes with an info card picturing each item included.

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Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Debut author Julie Eshbaugh’s sweeping prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride andPrejudice—will enthrall readers with high-stakes survival, blinding betrayal, and star-crossed love.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.

With riveting action and illustrative prose that leaps from the page, newcomer Julie Eshbaugh will have readers mesmerized.

And the book comes with a signed bookplate sticker:

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And a letter from the author:

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Crafting Call Library Pride and Prejudice Keychain – Value $10?

I’m loving the packaging of this keychain:

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At first, I thought this was included in the box for purely for cute, bookish reasons, but then I read the summary of the book. Apparently Ivory and Bone makes allusions to Pride and Prejudice!

And the keychain is a functioning locket that opens:

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Shop Unforgettable Jules White Jade Ring – Value $10?

This ring wasn’t available in their shop, so I’m guessing on the value. Here it is on:

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They are doing a good job matching the items to the book!

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The Tiny Collection All Natural Soy Candle in Campfire – Value $2?

This campfire candle smells exactly like how I hoped! I like how it help sets the mood for this prehistoric story.

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Bee Local Honey Sticks – Value $4

Apparently honey plays a vital part in the book, so that’s why this was included! I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes, and it is delicious and the perfect serving for tea!

Verdict: I’m really enjoying LitJoy Crate! You can tell that a lot of thought and work went into this box to tie all the items in with the book, too. This box is about $40 shipped to the US, so I think the value is there if you enjoy the bookish accessories and items as well. (I had to estimate values on this box, so I’m not sure if my total for the box is accurate, but I came up with $37.)

What do you think of the June LitJoy YA Crate?

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.

6 Comments

  1. I just subscribed to this for my son. He is 13 and loves to read, but I am a little concerned how the ya book boxes lean toward being more feminine. He will totally use the honey sticks since he loves tea though.

    • You might consider The Reading Bug Box (readingbugbox.com) – same price point and the box is tailored to each recipient, so it could be closer to suiting his specific tastes.

      • That only goes up to age 12? My younger son might like it though.

        • It says that, but they take older as well – I’ve worked with them, and I know they’ve had subscribing kids as old as 14. They can be pretty accommodating.

  2. I love that keychain also and just favorited their etsy shop for later shopping. The candle shop too (though I wouldn’t have included a candle in a box for teenagers, mom can totally steal that for herself…assuming the box isn’t already for her)! The book choice is interesting and I hadn’t heard of it. I already placed the book in my kindle shopping cart. Based on this box, I would subscribe to Litjoy if I had the money to have more than 1 book sub at a time. My daughter and I just subscribed to Uppercase and July will be our first month. We will be keeping an eye on Litjoy to see if we want to switch.

  3. That keychain is so cute!

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