LitJoy Crate YA Subscription Box Review – February 2017
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 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). 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.)
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with an info card picturing each item included.
Now, onto the items!
Book Summary from Amazon:
For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?
It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods–only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.
X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both.
Gripping and full of heart, this epic start to a new series will bring readers right to the edge of everything.
This book is one of those books that grips you from the very beginning. I found myself glancing ahead on the page trying to make sure Zoe who she’s searching for in the very first chapter.
I’m over 50 pages in now, and I think I’ll finish this book in the next 24 hours if it keeps up this pacing!
This book also included a letter from the author:
And a signed bookplate sticker:
Nerdy Cat Watch – Value $15
This watch is cute on its own, but it actually ties into the book, too. The team at Lit Joy included it as an alternative to the animal tattoos characters have in the book.
It’s by no means a high-quality watch, but it has a good weight to it, and it’s a fun accessory.
Carabiner hook/keychain – Value $2?
Rappelling is a part of the story, so Lit Joy included this as a useful book prop.
In the Wick of Time The Lowlands Candle – Value $5?
This soy wax candle is inspired by the book! The scent is a mix of chai and amber – I love it!
Lily and James Print by Jenna Paddey – Value $5?
This artwork of Lily and James Potter was included to go along with the central theme of love in the book. (The Lit Joy team wanted to include one of their favorite literary couples!)
Literary Apothecary X on Ice Bath Salts – Value $8.50
These bath salts were made exclusively for Lit Joy, and the blend is inspired by the book! It’s all natural, minty, and just lovely!
(Another item that ties into the book – and who doesn’t like a sweet treat while reading?)
Verdict: I think LitJoy Crate is such a delight to unbox! 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. The value for this box came to about $47 (including the Amazon sale price of the box).
And I think LitJoy does a great job of picking popular new books each month. If you’re looking for a subscription box for a young adult reader I definitely recommend this one – and if you’re a full-fledged adult who enjoys reading YA like me, I recommend it for you, too!
What do you think of the February LitJoy YA Crate?