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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMar 13, 2017 | 4 comments

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Book of the Month
4.1 overall rating
36 Ratings | 12 Reviews

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each.

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We were sent this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Check out all of our reviews of Book Subscription Boxes for more options, too!

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The Subscription Box: Book of the Month

The Cost: $16.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)

Or use this link to save 30% off a 3-month subscription of Book of the Month plus get a free tote!

The Product: Subscribers get to pick from a selection of hardcover books each month. Skip any month you aren’t interested in. Add up to two additional books for $9.99.

Ships to: US Only

Check out all of my Book of the Month reviews!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!

For March, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

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I’m reviewing Dead Letters. FYI – as of today, (3/13), you can still get this book or any of the other March selections for your first month!

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Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach – Retail Value $27 (On Amazon for $13.99)

Book Summary from Amazon:

“Ahoy, Ava! Welcome home, my sweet jet-setting twin! So glad you were able to wrest yourself away from your dazzling life in the City of Light; I hope my ‘death’ hasn’t interrupted anything too crucial.”

Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava renounces her terribly practical undergraduate degree, acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. Two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.

Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls’ increasingly unstable mother, Zelda was allegedly burned alive when she passed out in the barn with a lit cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too Zelda. Then she receives a cryptic message—from her sister.

Just as Ava suspected, Zelda’s playing one of her games. In fact, she’s outdone herself, leaving a series of clues about her disappearance. With the police stuck on a red herring, Ava follows the trail laid just for her, thinking like her sister, keeping her secrets, immersing herself in Zelda’s drama and her outlandish circle of friends and lovers. Along the way, Zelda forces her twin to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke Ava’s heart. But why? Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving, or to teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?

Featuring a colorful, raucous cast of characters, Caite Dolan-Leach’s debut thriller takes readers on a literary scavenger hunt for clues concealed throughout the seemingly idyllic wine country, hidden in plain sight on social media, and buried at the heart of one tremendously dysfunctional, utterly unforgettable family.

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So far, I’m enjoying this book. (And that doesn’t often happen for me when I don’t like the characters.) It’s well-written and it’s kept my attention so far – I have a feeling I’ll be finishing it in a day or two!

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This book came with a bookmark, too:

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On the flip side is a note from the judge who picked the book:

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Verdict:  I’m very pleased with the value of my Book of the Month subscription. The prices are better than Amazon for new hardcover releases, and they always feature a good mix of popular new books. And I love that you can skip any month you aren’t interested in, and you can also buy books from previous months as add-ons for $9.99.

What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month?

FYI – you can still get this book or any of the other March selections for your first month if you sign up by the 15th. Use this link to get your first month for only $5!

Or use this link to save 30% off a 3-month subscription of Book of the Month plus get a free tote!

Choose a great new book each month and read together with the Book of the Month community. The Judges select 5 new books each month in different genres and you'll get one as part of your membership. Either visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to BOTM and they will choose o... read more.
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!

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!
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4 comments

Sheri

I miss the little extras too. I wonder what happened?

Randi

I still love BOTM, but I miss when they’d send along a little “extra”… candy, wine glass koozie, etc.
There was a recent survey about a book light so I was really hoping that would be one sometime soon!

Melissa

I picked The Stranger in the Woods. I haven’t started it yet because I’m in the middle of another book. I’m with you, though–I have a hard time finishing a book when I don’t like the characters. It took me forever to finish The Woman in Cabin 10 (another BOTM book).

Siren

Oh no, I haven’t read The Woman in Cabin 10 yet, I was hoping it would be good.

This month I chose All Grown Up, but I haven’t started it yet, I’m reading another book at the moment.

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