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The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015

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The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015 Box

The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:

Book Subscription Options


This review is of the YA subscription.

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

The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: The Book Drop

The Cost: $16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version, or $20 for the Jane/Ernest version

The Products: One book selected each month based on the book-type preference you select.

Ships to: US

The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015 Note

The box came with a note explaining why the book was selected, and a Bethany Beach Books bookmark.

The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015 Guy in Real Life

Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff – Value $9.99 (On Amazon for $9.18)

Book Summary from Amazon:

From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two teens that National Book Award–finalist Sara Zarr has called “wholly original and instantly classic.”

It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.

But they don’t.

This is a story of the roles we all play—at school, at home, online, and with our friends—and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.

The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015 Stickers

This box also came with some Sarah Dessen quote stickers. (I just got the Saint Anything book through the Birchbox GWP deal – I’m excited to read it!)

The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – June 2015 Flyer


And there is a flyer included each month with other reading suggestions. (I was surprised to see A Court of Thorns and Roses on the sheet for Kids reading though – I’ve read the book and it is great, but definitely not something for kids!)

Verdict: I wanted to give The Book Drop a fair try since I like Bethany Beach Books, and I went into this subscription knowing it was more about the curation of getting a recommended book delivered to you each month, than getting a good value on that book. That being said, I’m still not sure that this book subscription is worth it for me since there aren’t exclusive perks like signed books, bookish extras, etc.

What do you think of The Book Drop?

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.


  1. I’ve just read Guy in Real Life not long ago. It’s pretty good! We’re a WoW-playing family, so we liked all the gaming references. 🙂

  2. The timing of the book works with the Will Wheaton box 🙂

  3. I would definitely call those Sarah Dessen stickers a bookish extra. They are so awesome, I would love them!

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