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LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – March 2016


LitCube is a book and reading inspired subscription box. Each month you get a book, a wearable, a snack, and other bookish goodies!


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: $29.99/month + $4.99 s/h to the US & $14.99 s/h to Canada.

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

Ships to: US + Canada

Check out all of my LitCube reviews!


Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is “Time Travel.”


Loop by Karen Akins – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $14.25)

Book summary from Amazon:

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues―a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium―that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.

This has been on my book wishlist for a while, so I’m thrilled to see it in the box! It’s part of a two-book series, and lately my preference is to start a series when all books are already released, so this timing is perfect for me.

FYI – this book is in perfectly new condition, but it does have a mark on it:


I’ve bought quite a few books from Book Outlet, so I’m used to seeing this, but thought I should call it out. Here’s how Book Outlet explains it:

Our books are marked down because most of the titles are marked with a small line or dot on the edge of the book by publishers who sell us their returns and excess inventory. This mark ensures that the books will not be returned to the publisher for a second credit. The books we sell are not used, they are unread and in excellent condition.


This box also came with a bookmark the Time Travel theme card for the month.


That’s It Fruit Bar in Apple Strawberry – Value $2

I’ve sampled these bars before and they are good! There’s only two ingredients: apple and strawberry, so you really can’t go wrong with that combo!

Frostbeard Candles Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Candle Tin – Value $5

I like this scent! I’m terrible at describing scents, so I’ll borrow from Frostbeard: This candle is a mix of Driftwood, Black Currant Tea, and a hint of Juniper.


Travel Pocket Journal – Value $6

This journal is so much nicer than I expect for a $6 journal! Here it is open:


I love the envelope detail on the side! And here is a look at the pages:



Hermione Time Turner Necklace – Value $9

I love all things Harry Potter, so I think this is a perfect accessory for a Time Travel box!


Dr. Who Quote Tee – Value $20

Another perfectly fitting fandom for a time-travel box! You can’t really tell from the photo, but the print has sparkles in it!


Verdict: I think the curation and theme for this box are excellent. Last month’s box was really well done, so LitCube had set the bar pretty high for themselves, but I think they delivered an excellent box again.

What do you think of the March LitCube box? Have you read Loop?ar


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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!

Posted in Book Subscription Boxes, LitCube Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: litcube | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I got my box Friday and I am already 3/4th’s of the way done with the book. Sooooooo good! The Hermoine necklace is a hit too…my kids are rather envious!

  2. The Gilmore Girls box is available!!

    • Any known coupons?

  3. I just subscribed to this box, and I’m super excited.

  4. Thanks for sharing about that black mark. Ive seen many books that have it and own a bunch and I always thought it was a random ink spot. Cool. Great box btw. I will be looking for that book.

  5. Love, love, love this subscription service- I will NEVER, EVER cancel. It’s like Christmas in a box every month. Highly recommend!

    • Agreed! It’s my favorite

  6. I would have been thrilled with this box! Once I catch up on all my unread books I hope to become a subscriber?

  7. Thanks for another wonderful review, Liz. 🙂
    P.S. Inside that little envelope in the cute journal is a small sheet of stickers to use as well


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