LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – May 2016
Updated: April 8th, 2019
First the sad news, LitCube no longer exists. Now the good news, there are lots of awesome book subscription boxes that are still around – and new ones that have launched in the past few years! My personal favorites are OwlCrate + Book of the Month. If you are looking for something very similar to LitCube (bookish goodies to go along with the book), then I recommend Owl Crate. If you want a relatively inexpensive book subscription box that is just one new release (that you pick) a month, Book of the Month is perfect.
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
Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is “Through the Looking Glass.”
Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons – Retail Value $16.99
Book Summary from Amazon:
After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy. Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real. But all is not well in Wonderland. The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful. But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl? Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows. Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace. With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland.
FYI – if you have Kindle Unlimited subscription, this book is free!
And it came with a letter from the author:
And a bookmark and LitCube card:
Star in My Pocket Alice in Wonderland Bookmark – Value $3.25
Through The Looking Glass Mirror – Value $8.99
This is an exclusive design for the box and is really well made. The artwork is the same on both sides, and it has a magnetic closure.
Sweets by Steph Wonderland-themed Cookie – Value $2.50
Between this cookie and the jerky from last month’s box, my husband is starting to enjoy my Lit Cube subscription!
Here is the mirror open:
Alice in Wonderland Makeup Bag – Value $12.99
This is another exclusive item for the box. I really like that Lit Cube is doing more exclusive designs now, and I like how the mirror and makeup bag go together without being identical in design.
Wonderland 5X7 Art Prints by Star in my Pocket – Value $13
Art prints seem to be a trending item in book boxes lately!
Wonderland Themed Tee – Value $19.95
This is another exclusive to the box. It is 100% cotton, has a good weight to it (not too heavy or too thin), and of course, the quote is great!
Verdict: As always, I think the curation and theme for this box are excellent. In my opinion, LitCube really is the master of the theme as far as book boxes go! Since they are making a lot of their own items, the value is based on the retail values they’ve listed on the card. The value for this box comes out to about $77. Even if a few of the items retail values feel a little inflated, I think this box is still a great deal for $30 a month plus shipping.
What do you think of the May LitCube box?