LitJoy Crate YA Subscription Box Review + Coupon– June 2016
LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for babies, kids, and teens. They send books and interesting book related items. They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together. This is a review of the Young Adult crate.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate
The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-month pre-pay, $323.88/12-month pre-pay. Plus USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 shipping international.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 assorted book-related items.
Ships to: US, Canada and International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with an info card picturing each item included.
Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Debut author Julie Eshbaugh’s sweeping prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride andPrejudice—will enthrall readers with high-stakes survival, blinding betrayal, and star-crossed love.
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.
As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.
With riveting action and illustrative prose that leaps from the page, newcomer Julie Eshbaugh will have readers mesmerized.
And the book comes with a signed bookplate sticker:
And a letter from the author:
Crafting Call Library Pride and Prejudice Keychain – Value $10?
I’m loving the packaging of this keychain:
At first, I thought this was included in the box for purely for cute, bookish reasons, but then I read the summary of the book. Apparently Ivory and Bone makes allusions to Pride and Prejudice!
And the keychain is a functioning locket that opens:
Shop Unforgettable Jules White Jade Ring – Value $10?
This ring wasn’t available in their shop, so I’m guessing on the value. Here it is on:
They are doing a good job matching the items to the book!
This campfire candle smells exactly like how I hoped! I like how it help sets the mood for this prehistoric story.
Bee Local Honey Sticks – Value $4
Apparently honey plays a vital part in the book, so that’s why this was included! I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes, and it is delicious and the perfect serving for tea!
Verdict: I’m really enjoying LitJoy Crate! You can tell that a lot of thought and work went into this box to tie all the items in with the book, too. This box is about $40 shipped to the US, so I think the value is there if you enjoy the bookish accessories and items as well. (I had to estimate values on this box, so I’m not sure if my total for the box is accurate, but I came up with $37.)
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