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LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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LitCube is a new book and reading inspired subscription box. I think book subscriptions are my favorite new subscription category, so I had to sign up for this one!


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


The Subscription Box: LitCube

The Cost: $29.98

The Products: Hand-picked books with high quality literary themed products

Ships to: US

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Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included. (This month’s theme is Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes).


How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes – Value $6.99

Book Summary from Amazon:

All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.

So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.

Everything’s great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare — she’s turning into a mermaid herself. For real.

Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it’s sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.

An Officer and A Mermaid by Blair Edens – Value $6.99

Book Summary from Amazon:

When a slave uprising threatens the life of Syreena, the daughter of an eighteenth century plantation owner, a servant uses voodoo to transform her into a mermaid. The spell will be only broken when she returns to the beach where it was cast. After three hundred years of swimming, she’s ready to trade fins for legs. The only problem is she can’t find her way home. Dylan, a twenty-first century Coast Guard Officer, has sworn off love for the sea. When a wave throws him overboard, Syreena uses her amulet to ward off the sharks and save his life. With Syreena and Dylan stranded on a remote cay, Dylan has the know-how to build a raft and navigate but his near-drowning has made him terrified of the water. Syreena will use every charm she has to convince Dylan to take her home. Even if it means falling in love. . .

FYI – these are both shorter, novella books – approx 150 pages each.


And this month LitCube included signed bookplate stickers!


Falling in Deep Booklet

The two paperbacks included are a part of the Falling in Deep novella series about mermaids. This booklet gives a summary and excerpt from each Novella. (If you are interested they are all free via Kindle Unlimited or $.99 each for Kindle).

Victoria Faye SeaFarer Pocket Notebook Journal – Value $6?

I think this design is exclusive to the box, so I’m guessing on value.


Beach Bookmark – Value $3

Talk Less Read More Sticker – Bonus

Zeno’s Salt Water Taffy – Value $3

I love that they included some beachy items to go with this mermaid box!


E-book code for Never Forgotten by Kelly Risser – Value Free

LitCube theme/bookmark card

Never Forgotten is currently available for free in Kindle version if you are interested! Here is the summary:

How can one day go so very wrong? One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for how she will spend the Summer before her senior year and the next she’s finding out that her mother’s cancer has returned and they are moving away from the only home she’s ever known.

Now every day is a struggle as Meara is trying to cope with her mother’s illness, being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents—whom she thought disowned her mother—and having weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life. Top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down.

The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan—the son of her mother’s childhood friend—who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself.

Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but what she is.


Under the Sea Deep in a Book Tote – Value $8?

This is another design from Victoria Faye. It’s pretty cute too!

Verdict: I think this is a really well-done themed box. My knowledge of mermaid stories doesn’t go past Ariel, so it will be interesting to give these books a try! What do you think of the July LitCube box?

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. These book descriptions vaguely remind me of Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (I and II) and Sofia The First: The Floating Palace. 🙂

  2. Love this new monthly subscription! This was my second one and I loved it all! The curation is well thought out and appropriate for the theme. Last month was Steampunk and that was awesome too! The owner/curator Peggy is great!

  3. They did a great job!

  4. I would’ve loved this box, I love mermaids and haven’t read many mermaid books.

  5. The first book about becoming a mermaid was lovely to read- no sex, cursing, or scary scenes. The main character did kiss the merman but that was all. Elementary and middle schoolers would enjoy this book. I have not read the other book yet. This is a great box.

  6. Are these books appropriate for girls aged 10 – 14? They look like something that my granddaughters would like but I wouldn’t want to get them anything with adult content. Hugging and kissing in books is ok. Grandma gifting books with sex or bad language is not. Thanks.

    • An Officer and a Mermaid contains sequel references and a sex scene so definitely not appropriate. But How to be A Mermaid would be fine if kissing is okay. 🙂

      • *sexual not sequel! Pfft auto correct!

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