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Target Book Club Subscription Review – March 2018

Target has a new book subscription! Every month, you’ll receive the paperback version of their latest book club selection.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription Box: Target Club Pick Book Subscription

The Cost: $13.59

The Products: Target Book Club Picks Subscription gets you the newest Target Club Pick book delivered to your home every month! It’s the perfect way to get a head-start on some of the best reads picked by our book-loving team members. Every Target Club Pick is specially chosen by book-loving Target team members and includes a letter from the author, Q&A page/reader’s guide and select copies include authentic author signature tip-in sheet.

Ships to: US

Check out all of our Target Book Club reviews!

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – Retail Value $16.99 (On Target for $12.74)

It’s signed! (This is not the norm for Target Book Club, but a nice bonus this month!)

I love the design of the book cover and inside cover pages, too.

Book Summary from Target:

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began—and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.


Verdict: I love the idea of this subscription – it’s cheap, and it’s a great way to get a new and interesting paperback each month. The pricing isn’t bad, but it isn’t the best. (For example, I could just wait to see what the book is for the month and buy it cheaper on Amazon.) The question, though, is would I do that? Or is there value in having a book delivered to me because it forces me to read books I otherwise wouldn’t pick out?

I really am enjoying this month’s book. (I’m currently about 100 pages in.) I love the writing style, and I find the fairy tale aspect of the story to be dark and creepy but not scary enough to stop me from reading!

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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, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Target Book Club Reviews| Tags: target book club | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. Ughhh I want this book but MUST NOT BUY! Between my Kindle and BOTM subscription (which has since been cancelled. Could never seem to stop taking advantage of buying 3 books/month!) And my Barnes & Noble membership I am drowning in books to read. Thank goodness I’m about to have a lot of time on my hands…better add this my Amazon wish list before I forget!

  2. Yeah this is my dilemma as well. I still have my BOTM club books too plus a few extras I got from them. But this looks so darn good. Besides I have a few other subs too. I have to cancel something. Ugh! Decisions.

  3. I love this subscription! The books that Target picks are books I want to read. If there is one I don’t want, I can skip that month. It might be a dollar or two more expensive than ordering from Amazon, but I’m willing to pay that for Target’s curation and for the introduction to new books. Often the books are signed or include a reader’s guide for extra value.

  4. I want this book too but I. Can. Not. Get. Any.More. Boxes. I am out of control. LOL

  5. I signed up for this last night and it looks like I will get this book but I can’t tell for sure. Does anyone know if this will be my first book?

    • Most likely it will be this book, because they reveal a new book for a current month on the 8th.

      • OK, thank you. I wanted this book!

  6. All of the Target books you have reviewed so far sound really interesting. I still have about 10 BOTM club books I have yet to read,but feel this subscription sends books I would want to read right away.

    • Yeah this is my dilemma as well. I still have my BOTM club books too plus a few extras I got from them. But this looks so darn good. Besides I have a few other subs too. I have to cancel something. Ugh! Decisions.

  7. I love the cover! 😍

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