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Parnassus Next YA Book Subscription Review – April 2017

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Parnassus Next is a monthly YA book subscription box. Each month you will receive a first-edition, signed YA book. I’m a bit of a YA book subscription box addict, so I had to sign up for this one when I found out about it!

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Parnassus Next

The Cost: $25 a month

The Products: One first edition, hardcover, signed YA book.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out our all of our Parnassus Next reviews, our other Book Subscription Box Reviews, and our reviews of all YA Book Subscription Boxes!

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This box comes with a card detailing the selected book for the month:

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $10.63)

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Book Summary from Amazon:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way aroundand Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries–including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.

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I’ve read Laini Taylor before, and her writing is beautiful. I got about 60% of the way through Daughter of Smoke and Bone before I paused and didn’t return. The book gets excellent reviews, so I know I’m in the minority for not finishing the book, but I usually lose interest in a book when the main character falls into insta-love!

That being said, I fully intend to finish this book! The writing and world-building are incredible!

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And each book is signed by the author!

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This book also came with two promotional pins and a card:

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Verdict: This subscription probably won’t be for everyone, but if you value signed, first editions and love YA, I think this box would be great for you. So far, I’ve been very impressed with the books they select, too.

If you’re considering this subscription, I recommend checking out their Instagram account to get a good sense of the types of YA books they send.

What do you think of Parnassus Next?

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.

5 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh you must finish Daughter of Smoke and Bone. One of the greatest YA series ever. The instalove aspect has reasoning later on when you find out more about Karou’s history. I already bought Strange the Dreamer and I’m almost done with it but I might buy this just for the little extras since I’m obsessed with Laini 🙂

    • I came down here to say just this! I can’t stand insta-love either, but DoSaB gets a pass from me bc you find out the reasons why later! It’s probably my favorite YA trilogy ever!

      • Same here, and definitely the best ending for a series ever! I hate getting through 3-4 books and then hating the way it ends but DoSaB is just perfect 🙂

        • I don’t comment often, but I too came down here to tell Liz that the instalove WAS excusable this time. I wanted nothing to do with DOSAB but I was searching for my next tale and my librarian suggested it. I put it off forever and only started (and continued) reading out of guilt that I’d have to tell her I didn’t try it. One of my all time favorites now due a lot in part to her different ideas and beautiful writing. Liz-finish the box and give the second book a few chapters. It’s wickedly fascinating.

  2. Love this book sub!

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