LitJoy Crate YA Subscription Box Review – January 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!
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth – Retail Value $22.99 (On Amazon for $13.85)
Book summary from Amazon:
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.
Galaxy Bracelet – Value $12?
LitJoy does an amazing job of tying in all their bookish items to the featured book, and this bracelet is no exception. It’s a fitting accessory for this sci-fi book!
Blooming “Hush Flower” Tea – Value $2?
This green tea is inspired by the “hush flowers” in the book. (Plus tea and books always go perfectly together for me!)
It came with tea prep instructions, too.
Fingerless Gloves – Value $14?
These gloves connect to the story as well. (Cyra uses gloves to cover her marks.) These are really practical for me, and they’re in my favorite color to wear – black!
Elle Pea Tea Sugar Lip Scrub – Value $6
This vanilla bean flavor is delicious! And I love the lip scrub in a tube instead of a jar. So much easier to use!
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. This one has been on my list, and while I’m finding it slow to start, I’m determined to finish it!
What do you think of the January LitJoy YA Crate?