Theme: Rule the Stars
In this months box we got a bunch of goodies all related to the above theme. To begin with we got a lovely cinder candle by Elvenwick Candles which is scented with juniper, elderberries, orange and cranberries. Included was also a unashamedly bookish 2019 calendar by book box club alongside red rising pencil. A kady purse illustrated by Rowatree was also including as well as an astronaut bath bomb by Druid and the Witch.
As well as all of this we also received this months featured book which is; The Splintered Silence by Kayla Olsen.
This book is all about Captain Lindley we she navigated through chaos after the previous astronauts on the space station die from a deadly virus. Will she be able to survive this trip and solve the ships deadly secrets ?
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please comment if you receive these boxes or similar ones or have ever read the featured book )
Theme: Smugglers and Thieves
This months book box club subscription has the theme of smugglers and Thieves. It contains bookish goodies and a YA novel all related to this theme for those who subscribe to enjoy.
In the box, you received a multitude of goodies. There is a Captain Jack Bookmark from pirates of the Caribbean as well as a themed tea towel. There is a beautiful book bracelet to enjoy and a Neverland themes pin badge.
Also in the box is a print from the included YA book and a flag that relates to the same book.
The featured book this month is: Only the Ocean by Natasha Carthew.
“This book is a story of survival and courage in the midst of darkness. The two girls sat at opposite ends of the boat and Kel dug and stretched the oars into the ocean like her life depended upon it because it did.‘Just so you know,’ said Rose, ‘everything, and I mean everything, is your fault.’Kel Crow lives in a dead-end swamp with her deadbeat family and a damaged heart. But she has a plan to escape. It’s a one-two-three fortune story that goes: stow away on the ship, kidnap the girl, swap the girl to pay for passage to America and a life-saving operation.But the ocean is an untameable force, and wrecks ships and plans alike ...” ( Google books description)
I would highly recommend this subscription box as it allows you to explore new genres and books as well as giving you bookish goodies to enjoy!
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please comment your opinion on this box and if you have read this book)
This months book box club subscription had the theme ‘Fantasy Lands’. This proved exciting as I didn’t really know what to expect from this box.
This months bookish goodies included a Narnia beanie hat which was created by book box club for this box which is perfect for the winter months. The box also contained crystal soap named ‘Into the Fires of Mordor’ by Pretty Suds UK. There was also a little tin of Mad Hatter’s Tea by the Tea People. You can drink this mint chocolate tea whilst eating your Coraline biscuit which was also featured.
On top of all that you were also given a ‘As Travers’ tote bag which featured artwork by Liana Kangas and Briana Mora. Perfect for transporting your bookish goodies! A ‘Bridge of Clay’ postcard could also be found along side a sample from the book ‘Three Strikes’.
The main feature of these boxes are of course the books. This month featured the book ‘The Light Between Worlds’ by Laura Weymouth. This book is about what happens when two sisters are returned to the real world after having been previously transported to a magical realm. One sister thrives whilst the other struggles. Until four words change everything:
‘ Your sister is missing’
The books follows Phillipa as she discovers what happened to her sister Evie. Did she get make it back to the realm they came from?
The book is also signed by the author which adds further interest.
The book box club also includes an invite to the clubhouse where you can join an online book club with the offer. You get the opportunity to ask the author about the book and themselves.
Yet again I highly recommend this subscription box!
Many thanks, Caitlin x
( PS please comment if you have bought this subscription box or read the featured book!)
Book Box Club is a subscription service where a box is sent to you monthly which contains a book and other goodies related to the chosen theme. It is run by Libby Harris and Kate Morris-Double who are friends who both live everything book related. I stumbled upon this whilst on social media and loved the idea. I immediately purchased my first box which happened to have the theme of Witchcraft. I really liked all the items I received which is also a bonus!
When I first opened the box I saw the leaflet with all the information about the items that were in the box. It tells you all about what you received and the theme the box was based upon.
Some of the goodies that were in the box are above. First thing I noticed upon opening the box was the potion bottle filled with bath salts with mystic scents of mint and jasmine. This item was created by Midsummer Child who has a shop on Etsy where you can but this product. The next item I noticed was the Luna Lovegood Candle by Madame Fiction who also has an Etsy shop under that name. It is an exclusive plum and rhubarb candle inspired by the whimsical witch Luna Lovegood. On top of this you also received Hocus Pocus earrings by Fairy Fountain Gifts (Also on Etsy) which are little earrings featuring a broom riding witch. You also received A Spell for Wildflowers so you can grow your own little garden. I loved all these items and especially liked how they are all by individual and small companies.
However, my favourite item that I received (excluding the book) was the Portable Magic Book Pouch by Tea Cake Art to keep your books save whilst you take them around with you. It features a Stephen King quote on the back ‘Books are uniquely portable magic’ with a spell bounding illustration on the front.
The book that was included in this months box was The Lost Witch by Melvin Burgess which features a story in which an impending war and vicious witch hunt will take Bea away from her innocent summer and cast her into the dark and dangerous world of Hocus Pocus. As her powers grow and enemies closing in she questions if she can’t trust herself who can she trust. I am really looking forward to reading this book and the fact it is something I wouldn’t necessarily be drawn to myself is another reason why I think this subscription box is a great idea. It takes you out of your reading comfort zone and allows you to explore other authors and themes. It also comes with a signed insert from the author. It also features an exclusive invite to an online book club with the author.
This subscription service is a great idea as you get to receive a new book every month without the hassle of looking around for one yourself. It also takes you out of your comfort zone which is always exciting. The box is available to purchase on https://www.bookboxclub.com/ and if you order before the 6th of every month you will receive your box by the end of the month. Next months box theme is Tech Tribes.
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please feel free to comment your opinion on this subscription box or have other recommendations)
(PPS this post in not sponsored)