The Ever After Box Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jun 2016
The Ever After Box is a subscription box that sends romance novels plus 3-5 gift items. You receive at least one book along with exclusive fan merchandise, bookmarks, cool product finds and more! There is a different theme each month and boxes are sent out around the 20th.
The first thing I notice is the vampire sticker in the bottom right corner of the box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: The Ever After Box
Cost: $29.99 per month (shipping included), $86.97 for 3 month plan (shipping included) & $167.94 for 6 month plan (shipping included). Or you can buy a 3 month Intro Package with a $89.99 initial payment (shipping included) that does not auto-renew. You also have the option to purchase previous themed boxes at $29.99 each (shipping included & does not auto-renew).
COUPON: Use code MSAPROMO to save $3 off your first box!
Products: at least one romance novel along with 3-5 gift items including exclusive fan merchandise, bookmarks, cool product finds and more.
Ships to: United States only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each Ever After Box comes with a description card. This month’s theme is Vampire. I can still remember when the vampire book scene exploded due to Twilight’s debut so I was excited to see what products the creators chose for this month’s theme!
This is book 1 of the Last True Vampire series and the author included a note which is a great personal touch. I prefer to start out a series with the first book so I was happy to see that this is book 1. I read the first few chapters and it’s not really my type of novel so I will be gifting! I don’t have much patience so if I can’t get into a book after a few chapters I usually move to the next book.
He is the last of his race. The one true king of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of L.A. after dark, haunted by his past and driven by his hunger. The last of the Ancient Ones, he alone has survived the destruction of his race at the hands of the slayers. Now he is forced to hunt and feed like a common vampire, a creature of lust. Nothing in this world can fulfill his needs…until he meets a woman who’s everything he’s ever wanted. And more.
Her name is Claire Thompson. Her blood is so sweet, so intoxicating―the smell alone draws Michael to her like a moth to the flame. Sly, sexy, and seductive, Claire seems to be the only mortal who can satisfy his craving and seal his fate…forever. Can she be trusted? From their very first kiss, the last true vampire sweeps Claire into a world in which darkness rules desire―and where falling in love is the greatest danger of all…in The Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter.
This book is the first of three in the Dead in the City series and this author also included a note which I like. The notes make me feel more connected to the author versus just receiving a book. This is a steamy book! I really like the plot and although I’m only a few chapters in, it already makes me want to buy Book 2 in the series.
She always knew Fate was cruel…
The last person Olivia expected to turn up at her club was her one true love. It would normally be great to see him, except he’s been dead for centuries. Olivia really thought she had moved on with her immortal life, but as soon as she sees Doug Paxton, she knows she’d rather die than lose him again. And that’s a real problem…
But this is beyond the pale…
Doug is a no-nonsense cop by day, but his nights are tormented by dreams of a gorgeous redhead who’s so much a part of him, she seems to be in his blood. When he meets Olivia face-to-face, long-buried memories begin to surface. She might be the answer to his prayers…or she might be the dead of him.
Ornamental Hair Stick – $5.00?
I thought that hair sticks came in sets of two, but I only received a single stick. The stick appears to be wood and the charm is a bat that has a medieval vibe. According to the card this can double as a wooden stake should your night out take a bad turn. It was also handmade by the Ever After Box team- cool! Although I think this is super cute for the theme it’s not my style so I will be gifting.
Dark Heart lipstick by Etherealle – Sample Pot 0.03 oz: $3.95
When I first opened the lipstick pot I was excited to see a deep purple vamp shade. Unfortunately it went on very sheer and took a few coats until it showed up good on my lips. I initially thought this was a sample made especially for the box, but after visiting the website I discovered that you can purchase their lipstick in either tube or sample pot with/without a lip brush. The box included a brush but it looks different than the ones on the Etherealle website so I’m not sure if the brush is from Etherealle or the Ever After Box team. I really like that it is vegan, but I’m not a fan of the texture or pigment so I won’t be using this.
Swatch of the Dark Heart lipstick by Etherealle
Stainless Steel Flask – $7.00?
I felt nostalgic as soon as I saw this flask because it took me back my glory days (AKA college). This is practical for me so I love it and am happy to have another flask to add to my collection! It’s an Ever After Box exclusive and will be perfect for traveling.
Plastic Vampire Teeth with Drink Recipe – $3.00?
This wasn’t listed on the description card so I’m assuming this is a bonus item. I think the plastic vampire teeth are a great touch but I don’t see myself ever needing them so I’m gifting! The drink recipe looks delicious so I plan on trying that concoction out next time I want to switch things up.
Cinnamon Cube Lollipop – $0.30
This was included in the box as a nod to Sara Humprey’s Dead in the City series. Not a huge fan of cinnamon but my brother is so he will be receiving this!
They included a small promo card for an upcoming book in the box: The Dark Vampire by Kate Baxter. That is one hot vampire on the card!
There were two ebooks included this month: Roaring Midnight by Colleen Gleason and Fright Court by Mindy Klasky. The ebooks are always a nice extra to have and I like how Fright Court is a romantic comedy.
Verdict: This month’s The Ever After Box was just okay for me. I mainly feel this way because I was pretty blown away with last month’s box so I set the bar high for this month’s box. Both books were signed by the author in last month’s box so it was disappointing to see that they weren’t signed this month. I thought the products given in addition to the books were on point with the theme just not the most practical things for me. I estimate the value of this box to be at $34.23 and that’s not including the two ebooks. I couldn’t locate many of the items via the web so this is an extremely rough value estimate. I can’t wait to see what next month’s theme is!
What do you think about June’s The Ever After Box? Did you like this month’s theme?