LitCube is a book and reading-inspired subscription box. Each month's box contains a book, as well as other treats to fit the theme, like wearables, gifts, housewares, and snacks.
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The Subscription Box: LitCube
The Cost: $34.95 per month
The Products: Hand-picked books alongside other non-book finds that fit the theme
Ships to: U.S. for free. Canada for $10 shipping and handling. Shipping to all other countries is $14.99.
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Each box has a theme, and this month is "Sherlocked"! Fans of the classic character (and the show) are sure to enjoy these fun finds!
Here's a list of what's inside.
Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty - Value $12.14 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
Kicking off the box is this hardcover copy of a fresh YA twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes story. There's still lots of mystery, but this time, there's a bit of teen romance as well!
Book Summary on Amazon:
In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.
Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more…
FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.
FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.
FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.
FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.
OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.
This book seems like a fun way to get teens you know interested in the old-school stories more mature readers know and love!
Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty - Value $12.22 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
But wait, there's more! This box actually includes TWO books, so that you can keep on following the Lock & Mori story! Check out the sequel:
Book Summary on Amazon:
Sherlock Holmes and Miss James “Mori” Moriarty may have closed their first case, but the mystery is far from over in the thrilling sequel to Lock & Mori, perfect for fans of Maureen Johnson and Sherlock.
You know their names. Now discover their beginnings.
Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.
Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.
Sounds fun, huh? There's even a signed bookplate from the author!
The material feels like normal paper, but I think this is such a nice gesture!
Sherlock Socks - Listed Value $9.99
These socks are so classy and comfy! I really like the gray and ivory color scheme, since it'll go with a lot of different outfits. And how sweet are those little Sherlock items?
I love the idea of book-inspired tea! And I particularly love the utterly unique flavor of this smoked tea.
The smoky flavor really pops in the bag and transfers nicely into the tea itself. It offers something unexpected to a relatively typical cup of loose-leaf tea.
#Bookish Ornament - Value $1.00?
This custom ornament is made from lightweight plastic and printed in indigo with this LitCube-inspired hashtag. It's a cute idea, but for being custom-made, it doesn't feel all that special. I wish it was a bit more high-quality, but I do appreciate the holiday treat!
221B Baker Street Keychain - Listed Value $5.99?
This looks like another custom item. It's a simple black plastic fob printed with Sherlock's address in white. I think the keychain idea is super cute, but I wish the design had more of the austere flair you associate with Sherlock Holmes.
Verdict: This LitCube box was very fun. I was really delighted by the Sherlock theme, especially since it coordinates with the launch of the new season of the hit TV show! The value of the box was about $44.00, which exceeds the $34.95 price of the box. Most of all, I really appreciated getting two books instead of just one in this box, even though some of the items were just a smidge underwhelming.
What do you think of the Sherlock theme of this LitCube box?