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
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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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