Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book Box Club: June 2017 - Spells and Remedies

Nothing to Disclose


I mentioned in my last Owlcrate unboxing that it would be my last box. I wanted something a little closer to home, and after trying Book Box Club for a couple of months last year, I decided that I was going to subscribe to them permanently.

My first box of the new subscription was the June Schoolroom Scandals box, and it was a beauty - I did an unboxing post on Instagram:

I thought I'd do a blog post on the July Spells and Remedies box to give you an idea of what to expect if you're thinking of signing up.

Every month, the box contains a wrapped book, themed goodies, and a scroll inviting you to an online forum/chat. I love this idea (even if I always forget when the chat is) - I'm going to make sure I don't miss the next one, because it's usually a Q&A with the author of the previous month's book.

I love that the book is wrapped, it adds an extra surprise to the box.

This month's book was The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy:

Every seven years something disappears in the remote town of Sterling: people's reflections, the stars in the sky, the ability to dream. Aila realises that her mother may be to blame for the curse. But some mysteries are buried very deep and some secrets want to stay hidden - and one young woman's desire to uncover the truth may not be enough to save the people of Sterling from the past.

It looks like it's right up my alley, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Also included were a signed bookplate, the aformentioned scroll, and two bookmarks - one a promo for After the Fire by Will Hill (a Zoella Book Club pick this year) and a Shakespeare one by Holly Grace Illustration

We also received gorgeous fabric bunting created exclusively for this box by The Literary Omnistore; Hocus Focus loose tea by Bluebird Tea Co.; Raven Boys inspired soap handmade by Just Fribble (two scents available - I got 300 Fox Way) and an illustrated compact mirror designed by Moon Kestrel

Finally, there was the usual card that tells us what's in the box, and two extras - samplers of upcoming releases by Holly Bourne and M.A. Bennett. I love these little chapter samplers, they're a great way to tell if something will grab you from the first chapter or not. 

And that's it - the August box is currently on sale, you can find out more by visiting the site at www.bookboxclub.com. They post internationally, their customer service is fantastic, and they also have a new option for those of you who'd love to receive a new YA release every month without the extra merchandise. Purely Books is launching soon, and you can find out more on their site. 

So - tempted? 

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