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LitJoy Crate YA Subscription Box Review – December 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 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). 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

Check out all of our LitJoy Crate reviews and the Book Subscription Box Directory!

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Each box comes with a letter and an info card picturing each item included. Now, onto the items!


Scythe by Neal Shusterman – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $11.40)


Book summary from Amazon:

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.


This book came paired with a letter from the author, too:



Cents of Style Readers Gonna Read Pouch – Value $13


This canvas pouch is an exclusive design for LitJoy subscribers! I think this would be perfect for keeping pens, washi tape, and other desk items organized!


Today is Going To Be A Great Day Mini Calendar – Value $8


This mini calendar is full of reusable prints:


And lots of positivity!



Shirley Mugging Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake – Value $2


We love getting mug cake mixes in subscription boxes! Add water and you get a warm cake in just 90 seconds! (Eric was more than happy to taste test this for the review – highly approved!)


Unforgettable Jules Scythe Ring – Value $14


Subscribers will get either a white or black version of this ring – it ties into the book!


And lastly, this box also came with a bookmark from Rock Paper Books:


Verdict: I think LitJoy Crate is such a delight to unbox! 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. The value for this box came to about $48 (including the Amazon sale price of the box). Plus, this book gets excellent reviews – I can’t wait to read it!

What do you think of the December LitJoy YA Crate?

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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, LitJoy Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, YA Book Subscription Boxes| Tags: litjoy crate | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Scythe won an ALA Printz Honor Award on Monday. Definitely recommended by librarians everyone. It’s on my too-be-read list.

  2. I think I would probably like this months box more than my 13 y/o, LOL. We are a geeky family so I’m going to keep an eye on this sub and possibly order for some Summer entertainment that is not electronic! Thanks for the review Liz, and I too like how everything tied together with the book’s theme. Plus the ring is pretty cool!

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