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Book of the Month Review + Coupon – June 2020

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. (This box was named one of the best subscriptions under $15 by MSA readers in the 2020 Subscription Box Awards.)

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About this Box

The Subscription Box: Book of the Month

The Cost: $14.99 a month

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Use code READUP to get your first book for $5!

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 each.

Ships to: The US for free

Book of the Month June 2020 Review

These are the five book choices for subscribers this month. The last option this month is the one that jumped out to me the most!

The Last Flight by Julie Clark – Retail Value $26.99 (found here for $18.99)

It looks like this is a pre-release and it won’t be available until late June which is pretty exciting!

Book Summary from Amazon:

Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.

Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he’s not above using his staff to track Claire’s every move, making sure she’s living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn’t know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.

A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets―Claire taking Eva’s flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it’s no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva’s identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.

For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women―both alone, both scared―and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.

A life swap story is always one that I can get behind and this one was so exciting and interesting! It was a quick read that was really easy to get into thanks to the premise and these two women whom you might endear yourself to. The character of Claire is a little more transparent and you like her immediately as you root for her to escape from her abusive marriage and regain her freedom. The suspense leading up to her plan is short-lived but intense enough to hook you from the start. As for Eva, we seem to uncover the details about her life slowly and in layers. You know that their lives have to converge at some point, but it’s not completely transparent how that will happen and what will lead to this which keeps the reader engaged the entire time. There were definitely a few surprises and twists that I didn’t see coming, and there were quite a few moments that were suspenseful, but I don’t know if I’d consider this a true thriller. The way the story is presented gives you a sense of ease as you read, even if you don’t know exactly what is going to happen so I didn’t find myself as stressed as I normally would have. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I’d definitely recommend it for a summer read!

Each month, Book of the Month includes a bookmark.

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

Verdict: I sped through my Book of the Month pick this month! It was such an intriguing and exciting story, the perfect read for some escapist entertainment! I really enjoyed both of the characters and I thought the author had a unique way of telling the story that really kept me engaged and wanting these women to succeed. If thrillers normally deter you for being too suspenseful, I think this is a safe choice that had just the right amount of suspense and heart!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this book if you sign up today? No, but it may be available as an add-on next month!

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Use code READUP to get your first book for $5!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

Posted in Book of the Month Reviews, Book Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: book of the month | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. I wanted all of the books this month, but knew I’d be too busy to read them. In a great act of willpower, I skipped. I always love your reviews, Brandi! I’m so happy to see suggestions for add ons in the comments!

  2. How quick is the shipping after your first order? In general? TIA

  3. I chose Home Before Dark and OH MY WORD! I binge read that entire book. It was SO good! The one you chose sounded interesting to me too. I may try to add that on next month if I can.

    • I’m almost half way. So good.

  4. i got The Vanishing Half and loved it!! Highly recommend

  5. I chose this as an add on but just started it. My BOTM was “Home Before Dark” and it’s great. I can’t wait until they make the movie.

    • I picked both of them up as well. Binge read both!! Couldn’t put them down. But now I’m out of books again lol

  6. I finished this book last night (or 2am this morning, same difference lol). I loved it! I agree the suspense portion of it wasn’t too stress inducing but the story itself was so gripping, I couldn’t put it down.

    • Haha! Love when you can’t put a book down like that! 🙂

  7. This was my pick too! I’m excited to read it. 🙂

    • Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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