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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2018

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJul 9, 2018 | 8 comments

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.

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!

The Subscription Box: Book of the Month

The Cost: $14.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)

LIMITED TIME DEAL – Use this link and coupon code FIREWORKS to sign up for Book of the Month and get a FREE book credit! 

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 our Book of the Month reviews!

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

This month, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

I’m reviewing Spinning Silver.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – Retail Value $28

Book Summary from Amazon:

With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.

When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar.

But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and her two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.

Channeling the vibrant heart of myth and fairy tale, Spinning Silver weaves a multilayered, magical tapestry that readers will want to return to again and again.

This book is SO good! If you love fantasy, fairy tales, and magic – you should pick this book! And even if you don’t normally read those genres, I’d still recommend checking this out – it might change your mind! (I also loved this author’s other book, Uprooted, so I’m not surprised I love it so much.)

And Book of the Month includes a bookmark every month, too!

If you picked this book this month, please let me know what you think of it!

Verdict:  The value of the Book of the Month subscription is great. The variety of new books offered is awesome and the prices are still better than Amazon for new hardcover releases. If one book a month won’t cut it, you can also add-ons books from previous months for $9.99. I like that you also have the option to skip a month.

To Wrap Up:

Coupon – Use this link and coupon code FIREWORKS to sign up for Book of the Month and get a FREE book credit! 

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

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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8 comments

Anna (Silverberg) Loftis

I chose this book too. I havent started it yet because I have so many other books to read. But I’m excited about it.

Liz Cadman

Yay! Hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

Ks

I’m kicking myselg for not getting this book. I got The Last Time I Lied but was gonna get add ons and forgot 🙁

SheriH

Mine took longer also. I chose Spinning Silver along with The Girl from Blind River and The Summer Wives. I am hoping to swap for the others.

Jackie

I love this author! I have it on my “to-read” shelf next! “Uprooted” is SO GOOD!!! She also has a series that takes place in Napoleon era England with dragons.

Liz Cadman

I’m going to have to read the series. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

Kc

I still haven’t gotten my July book yet (guess it takes longer to get to CA and a select few other states). Calypso was really good for last months read 🙂

amber

I just got mine on Saturday, and I only live one state west. I also ordered on the first. It did take a few extra days to get to me this month, I noticed.

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