Parnassus Next YA Book Subscription Review – April 2017
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!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Parnassus Next
The Cost: $25 a month
The Products: One first edition, hardcover, signed YA book.
Ships to: US and Canada
This box comes with a card detailing the selected book for the month:
Book Summary from Amazon:
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and 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.
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!
And each book is signed by the author!
This book also came with two promotional pins and a card:
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?