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Book of the Month October 2022 Review + Coupon

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Oct 22, 2022 | 3 comments

Book of the Month
4.1 overall rating
37 Ratings | 13 Reviews

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, five curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month for $14.99/month. You can also add up to two additional books for only $9.99 each. (This box was named one of the best subscriptions for avid readers in the 2022 Subscription Box Awards.)

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

Book Selections

These are all seven of the options for this month. There was definitely a spooky vibe this month!

My BOTM Pick for October

The Family Game by Catherine Steadman — Retail Value $28.00

Book Summary from Amazon:

Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of an extremely powerful family. And even though Edward has long tried to severe ties with them, news of the couple’s marital bliss has the Holbecks inching back into their lives.

As Harriet is drawn into their lavish world, the family seems perfectly welcoming. So when Edward’s father, Robert, hands Harriet a tape of a book he’s been working on, she is desperate to listen.

But as she presses play, it’s clear that this isn’t just a novel. It’s a confession.

A confession to a grisly crime. A murder. And, suddenly, the game is in motion.

Feeling isolated and confused, Harriet must work out if this is part of a plan to test her loyalty. Or something far darker. What is it that Robert sees in her? Why give her the power to destroy everything?

This might be a game to the Holbeck family—but losing might still prove deadly.

Considering I have some of the kindest, most generous in-laws, I was definitely intrigued by this book! Our book begins innocently enough when we meet Harriet and see her get engaged to handsome, kind Edward. The only drawback is his prominent, wealthy family whom she has not met yet. Everyone has heard of the Holbecks and Edward has warned her of their intensity so she is apprehensive, to say the least. She gets forced into accepting his sister's invitation to meet and from there she is quickly drawn into their world and all is definitely not quite as it seems.

This book was exhilarating and dark and once things got really rolling, it had me hooked and I couldn't put it down! Everyone has their own secrets and the more we uncover about Harriet, the more the family secrets begin to make sense. The whole book had me pondering, are they really this sick and sadistic? Is this all a ruse? With each new twisted family game and interaction, I found myself questioning it all, trying to figure out where it was going. I had my hunches, but I was never sure; the sign of a good book!

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

Each month they send us a bookmark with a book-related pun on it. This is a good one!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $14.99 + free shipping

Value Breakdown: This box costs $14.99, but the book I chose retails for $28, which is a discount of about $13.

Key Takeaways

I was completely enthralled and I loved every suspenseful minute of this book! By the end I was turning the pages as fast as I could to see how it would all play out!

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mom to 4 kids; 1 girl and 3 boys. While I have been reviewing boxes since 2018 and I love the luxury of trying new products, I'm also balancing it out by dabbling in a little bit of homesteading, too. We now have 4 chickens and a rabbit and my sourdough starter is going strong! I love learning about new brands and sharing the great things I find with others in hopes that they find something new to love or to fit their needs!

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Sheri Hoffman

I chose six books, (I have two memberships) and this is one of the ones I chose. I also chose Sign here, which is really good, Hester, and Thistlefoot, which I am reading now.

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I picked Hester and absolutely loved it. I may add this on for next month. Sounds fun!

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Brandi D.

Ooh, I’ll have to check out Hester! Thanks, Carrie! 🙂

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