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The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – September 2015

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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 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

Check out all of our The Book Drop reviews!


The box came with a note explaining why the book was selected. In addition to the Bethany Beach Books bookmark, this month also included a signed bookmark for A Mad, Wicked Folly, and a Banned Books Week bookmark:



A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller – Retail Value $10.99 (On Amazon for $8.52)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Fans of Downton Abbey will find exactly what they’re looking for in this romantic, historical drama

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl. After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

I’m a Downtown Abbey fan! Looking forward to reading this!



Bonechiller by Graham McNamee – Retail Value $8.99 (On Amazon for $6.51)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Danny is sick of running. Harvest Cove is the latest nowhere place he’s drifted through with his dad. In summer, people come to stay in cottages on the vast lake. In winter, Harvest Cove is a ghost town hidden away in Canada’s Big Empty. Danny’s been running forever, but Harvest Cove might be his last stop. The place has a way of making people disappear.

As the cold sets in, Danny and his new friends stumble on a centuries-old nightmare. They start seeing things. Impossible things. And in winter, there’s no escape from Harvest Cove.

This book is a bonus item! (Not sure if all subscribers will receive the same one). I’ll probably end up giving this to a friend. Supernatural/scary books aren’t for me – I couldn’t even read Goosebumps as a kid!


L’apres Midi Stickers – Value $2

Another bonus item – I love the illustrations!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $22 (or $17 using Amazon sale prices). That’s good for a $16 book box, especially considering the signed bookmark extra! I like this subscription – I think they do a great job of book selection each month, and I like that they have been adding in extras every month or two to boost the value.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. A Mad, Wicked Folly sounds really interesting as well. Two more books to add to my Need to Read List

  2. Bonechiller sounds interesting. My kind of book. I got my Book Drop box today. I went with ‘The Ernest’ because I figured those books would be ones I was enjoy more. Now I wish I would have subscribed to the YA Book Drop 🙁

    • Which book was in The Ernest box? I’ve considered signing up for that one too! 🙂

      • Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston. I also got two bookmarks and a signed book plate in my box.

  3. The main book looks interesting. I always enjoy looking at the book subs.

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