Book Riot: Young Adult Quarterly Subscription Review #BYA03
The Book Riot: Young Adult subscription box is a new subscription box fromQuarterly focusing on YA books, and other bookish goodies. (I’m a little obsessed with book subscription boxes lately, so I was thrilled when they announced this box!)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Book Riot YA Quarterly Box
The Cost: $50 a box + shipping (ships every quarter)
The Products: At least 2 YA books in every box plus book-ish goodies. (No overlap with the original Book Riot Quarterly box).
Ships to: US and International
Check out all of my Book Riot YA Quarterly Box reviews!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. The theme for this box is horror reads.
(This book was released on October 13th)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Winnie Flynn doesn’t believe in ghosts. (Though she wouldn’t mind a visit from her mom, explaining why she took her own life.) When her mysterious aunt Maggie, a high-profile TV producer, recruits Winnie to spend a summer working as a production assistant on her current reality hit, Fantastic, Fearsome, she suddenly finds herself in the one place her mother would never go: New Jersey.
New Jersey’s famous Devil makes perfect fodder for Maggie’s show. But as the filming progresses, Winnie sees and hears things that make her think that the Devil might not be totally fake after all. Things that involve her and her family. Things about her mother’s death that might explain why she’s never met Aunt Maggie until now.
Winnie soon discovers her family’s history is deeply entwined with the Devil’s. If she’s going to make it out of the Pine Barrens alive, she might have to start believing in what her aunt is telling her. And, find out what she isn’t.
Daughters unto Devils by Amy Lukavics – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $11.50)
Book Summary from Amazon:
When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries.
When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn’t right on the prairie. She’s heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.
Temporary Tattoos – Bonus Item (These are inspired by art from The Devil and Winnie Flynn)
Duncan Studio Book Stickies – Value $6
These are the cutest bookmark stickers ever! Here they are in action:
(Photo from Duncan Studios)
Fight Evil Read Books Print by Kate Dwyer – Value $15.60
I like this print a lot, and when I was looking up the print to find the value, I came across Kate Dwyer’s post about the design process for this piece – so cool!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $48 (using Amazon sale prices). That’s right in line with BYA02, so I’m not surprised by the value. Personally I liked BYA02 more since it included 3 books, and also I can’t read anything in the horror genre. (Just the cover of the Daughters unto Devils book is scary enough for me!) My husband Eric loves Stephen King and enjoys this genre, so he will be enjoying the BYA books this time! (I do love the book stickies and the print, though!)
What do you think of #BYA03?