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LitJoy Crate YA Subscription Box Review – June 2017

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

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Each box comes with an info card picturing each item included.

LitJoy does such an amazing job at connecting each of the items to the story – I definitely recommend reading this entire card!

Now, on to the items!

The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $13.29)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. It’s not really her fault; her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who’s been their guardian since Mom took off is . . . eccentric. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reading tea leaves and starts telling fortunes. The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows—and hopes everyone else does too—that none of it’s real.

Then basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading. He’s been getting emails from someone claiming to be his best friend, Andrea Quinley, who disappeared and is presumed dead. And while they’d always denied they were romantically involved, a cloud of suspicion now hangs over Matt. But Marnie sees a kindred spirit: someone who, like her, is damaged by association.

Suddenly, the readings seem real. And, despite the fact that they’re telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous, she can’t shake her initial attraction to him. In fact, it’s getting stronger. And that could turn out to be deadly.

And this book came with a signed bookplate sticker:

A letter from the author:

Bookish goodies time!

Ceramic Tea Cup Planter – Value $5

What a cute idea!

This little planter is perfect for small succulents! It’s a DIY item, so you can paint it however you like, but I’m keeping it just as it is!

Bluebird Tea Co. Earl Grey Creme – Value $5

I’m a several-cups-a-day tea drinker, so I’m always happy to see tea in a subscription box! This tea is sweet thanks to the vanilla and was perfect with my favorite dairy-free creamer!

(If you don’t have a tea infuser, Lit Joy thoughtfully included some tea bags, too.)

And LitJoy included a little guide for Tasseomancy – fortune telling through interpretation of tea leaves.

And speaking


Professor Trelawney Art Print – Value $8?

What an appropriate inclusion for this box! I immediately recognized the Head of the Divination Workshop at Hogwarts School!

Pisces Bookmark – Value $2.43

And this bookmark was included as an ode to one of the characters, Andrea.

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. 

And I wouldn’t have picked up this book on my own (tea leaf reading didn’t catch my attention), but I was hooked from the first chapter. I really liked the main character, Marnie, too!

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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. I really like the idea of this box and I am not sure if I liked it more when I thought the tea cup was an actually tea set or now that I see it is a planter. My kids are big readers and I know each of them would enjoy this box, though all 5 are all different ages and ranges but I find the price a bit high. I feel like I could go into Books-a-Million here and get them a book and items that relate to the book, use my membership discount and it would be a lot less. The only thing missing from that would be the excitement of receiving something in the mail each month….but my 3 teens would forgo that for extra relate-able items, probably my 2 girls would as well. Really good idea though.

  2. This looks like a wonderful box! I love how all the items relate back to the story in the book 🙂

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