LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – May 2016


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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!

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

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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 and all of our reviews of Book Subscription Boxes!

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

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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:

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And a bookmark and LitCube card:

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Star in My Pocket Alice in Wonderland Bookmark – Value $3.25

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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:

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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.

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Wonderland 5X7 Art Prints by Star in my Pocket – Value $13

Art prints seem to be a trending item in book boxes lately!

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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?

How do subscribers rate LitCube?

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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 | 15 comments

15 Comments

  1. coupon code is sadly expired

  2. Liz, do you have a new coupon code? That one is expired.

  3. This was the second box I’ve gotten from Lit Cube and I was actually disappointed in the items. I subscribe to many other boxes that are a better value, and have higher quality products. Not to mention, the customer service seems lacking from Lit Cube. I’ve had to send a few emails, and only one was returned, and it was ten days later.

    This box seems geared towards a teenager with the items that are included. There are better boxes out there, in my own opinion. The Bookish Box and Ever After Box are my two top picks 🙂

  4. I really liked this month’s box! But I have to admit to being a little sad about the letter from the author that came in my box. It was a black and gray photocopy whereas the one in your picture looks so colorful and pretty. 🙁

  5. I missed this box. If anyone has a shirt they want to sell, let me know!

    • What size shirt do you need, Christina? I have not worn mine yet 🙂

  6. I loved the box. The quality of the products is really good. The tee-shirt fits well, and is very well made. The book will be great reading, not my usual genre, but I’m glad to have my boundaries stretched. I got the Gilmore Girls box as my first introduction to LitCube, and decided right then and there to become a monthly subscriber. I can’t wait for the next box!

  7. I’ve had a few book-based subs over the past couple of years but nothing ever really blew me away. I didn’t think I’d be wowed by LitCube but it was next on my list to try (and I purchased the GG box and thought it was adorable). This is my second regular monthly box with them and I LOVE it. The curation is so much fun! I’m suggesting this sub all over the place these days. With so many of the old faithfuls running out of steam, it’s a good idea to have one still getting it right! 🙂

  8. I have been watching this box and finally subbed. So excited for the Roaring 20’s Mystery theme for June!

    • Yay! Hope you love the box. They’ve been doing such a great job with themes I’m sure the June box will be great! 🙂

  9. Liz, if I sign up now will this be my first box? Or June?

    • Your first box will be the June box.

  10. I am so dad I had to miss out on this box ? I knew it was going to be great but didn’t have the money for it. Always loves LitCube’s curation!!

    • Sad**

  11. I specifically subbed this box as soon as they posted the theme. LOVE IT! I look forward to reading the book over whatever summer break I get after all my summer session courses are done.

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