May 2018 Blu’s Bookish Bag!

Sub Box Website

 

Theme: Does It Please The Gods?

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Price: I was charged $36.89. If you are buying internationally, this will be more expensive due to shipping rates.

 

Products: The items come in a cute tote bag. The items included will be 1 new YA book, 1 exclusive BluBearBazaar bookmark, 2-3 additional exclusive items from either BluBearBazaar or other shops or a mix of the two, and access to book club activities.

 

Ships To: USA and Internationally!

 

Disclaimer: None, I bought this bag with my own money!

 

Hey guys! I was so excited to see my Blu’s Bookish Bag in my mailbox that I screamed! I absolutely love this sub box and I love the book club so much. Here’s the items that were in this month’s bag:

 

  • Vikings Bookmark (Created by BluBearBazaar)
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • God of War Art Print (Created by BluBearBazaar)
    • Estimated Price: $7.00 based on an estimate from her other items
  • Hercules Soap (Created by Eleven Coco Avenue)
    • Estimated Price: $5.50
  • Thor Necklace (Created by Bookish Adventures)
    • Estimated Price: $10.00 based on estimates from her shop
  • Percy Jackson Pouch (Created by Novel Grounds)
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • Sky in the Deep Art Print (Created by Cake & Paint Co)
    • I’m unable to get a price estimate from the shop as it is on break (but you should go check it out because Krizelle is amazing)
  • Letter from the Author on real looking parchment paper (Created by Molly the Genius)
  • The Book: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
    • Synopsis: OND ELDR.BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield―her brother, fighting with the enemy―the brother she watched die five years ago.Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
    • Estimated Price: $11.59

Estimated Price of the box: $45.09!

Verdict: Should you check this box out? YES! It’s amazingly well put together and Molly is amazing and so sweet. She runs an awesome book club every month and I’m always happy and excited to be apart of it. Come join us by buying the June box! I think I know what the book for that month is and it’s gonna be AWESOME!

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April 2018 – Indie Book Connect

Sub Box Website

Theme: None

Rating: 5/5

Price: $20/month but there is also a 3 month subscription for $57 ($19/month), a 6 month for $105 ($17.50/month), and a 12 month for $192 ($16/month).

Products: Two books from two different indie authors along with at least one bookmark.

Ships to: USA with $5 shipping and other destinations for $25.

Disclaimer: I received this box for free for promotion. I have a coupon code available for you to use if you wish (POPTHEBUTTERFLY for 10% off). Thanks Indie Book Connect.

I am a huge supporter of Indie Authors and this box is my favorite way to support those authors. This box always comes with two different books from different indie authors. They’re signed and they sometimes have extra goodies! Here’s what my April box contained:

  • A bookmark with a quote from John Keats (created by Obvious State)
    • Estimated Price $1.20 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Postcard (created by Obvious State)
    • Estimated Price $1.60 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Book: Control Freakz by Michael Evans
    • Abandoned. Threatened. Natalie has lost all hope for a better future. Everything she’s known and everyone she’s ever loved is gone, and it’s up to her to get her old life back. In Michael Evans’s first novel, Control Freakz, Natalie’s journey toward a better life begins. When Protocol 00 is enacted, Natalie’s family is taken by the government, along with the families of her two best friends, Ethan and Hunter. With nothing to lose, and the threat of government hitmen kidnapping them at any moment, the three must battle to survive in a horrid, post-apocalyptic world run by President Ash and his invasive government. They want answers. And they’re willing to jeopardize everything in desperate pursuit. Risking ruthless leaders, attempted mind control, and her very existence on the planet, Natalie, along with Hunter and Ethan, will stop at nothing in their quest to regain everything they’ve ever known. Her spirits crushed and her will to live destroyed, Natalie knows everything is dead and gone, and soon she will be, too. Memories connect us to the past, and can often cause us to long for a better future, but they can drive our minds into a state of hell if a better future is unattainable. Nevertheless, Natalie’s hope for a better a future remains.
    • Estimated Price $14.95 on paperback, $4.99 on Kindle, free on Kindle Unlimted
    • Signed
  • Book: Awoke: The Want Series by K. T. Conte
    • Katya leads a normal life any teenager would be envious of – popular, pretty and dating the high school elite. Not that she enjoys the spotlight, mind you. She wants everyone to believe she is normal. But when Katya sees the real reason behind the earthquakes plaguing everyone in Boston, the truth rattles and shatters the perfect normal illusion Katya created for herself. The ability to see unearthly creatures and manipulate waves of life energy labels her as anything but normal. And it’s an ability that attracts unwanted and dangerous attention. She reluctantly finds herself in the company of Gregor, a handsome member of an international spirit military team called the Kyrios. Her simple decision to help thrusts Katya in a world of the undead spirits, betrayal and a perpetual battle between undead monsters and the wardens that keep them in their place. Katya must decide whether she values the simple and easy life she created for herself over the complex and difficult world now asking her to stand and fight.
    • Estimated Price $29.48 in Hardcover, $1.99 on Kindle , about $15.00 for paperback (approximate)

Estimated Price: $32.95.

Verdict: I really liked this box! I felt the book choices lined up well with what I like and that the prints included were cute. I’m sad this is my last month as a rep, but I want someone else to have the same awesome opportunity that I had. I believe you can still use my code through the month of April, so be sure to use POPTHEBUTTERFLY for 10% off your order!

April 2018 – Blu’s Bookish Bag

Sub Box Website

Theme: Nothing Is True

Rating: 4/5

Price: I was charged $36.89. If you are buying internationally, this will be more expensive due to shipping rates. Molly also has where you can pre-purchase two months in advance! Be sure to check out this awesome offer!

Products: The items come in a cute tote bag, The items included will be 1 new YA book, 1 exclusive BluBearBazaar bookmark, 2-3 additional exclusive items from either BluBearBazaar or other shops or a mix of the two, and access to book club activities.

Ships To: USA and Internationally!

Disclaimer: None, I bought this bag with my own money!

I feel like I just won a half million dollars at the casino table. Yes, I just got my Blu’s Bookish Bag order thank you for asking. Here’s what was included in this month’s bag:

  • Wizard of Oz Bookmark (created by Blu Bear Bazaar)
    • Estimated Price $3.25 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Catch Me If You Can Notepad (created by Blu Bear Bazaar)
    • Estimated Price $6.00 (estimate based on price of stationary and a mathematical deduction in size)
  • Assassins Creed Lip Balm (created by Bookish Balms)
    • Orange, Cinnamon, Night Air, & Cedar
    • Estimated Price $4.00 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Assassins Creed Lip Scrub (created by Bookish Balms)
    • Mango & Pineapple
    • Estimated Price $6.00 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Six of Crows Wax Melts (created by NerdWicks Candles)
    • Nina – Red
    • Matthias – White
    • Jesper – Copper
    • Wylan – Green
    • Kaz – Black
    • Inej – Blue
    • Cannot estimate price as show does not have them in stock, but they might soon.
  • Book: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
    • Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
      Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is notthe gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

      Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

    • Estimated Price: $14.41 on Amazon and available for Prime.

Estimated Price of the Whole Box: $33.66 without the price of the wax melts.

Verdict: Once again, another amazing box from the fabulously talented Molly at BluBearBazaar. I enjoy the concept behind it, I have made friends through this book club, and I love that I’m actually reading the books in my book box. The lower score is because I don’t see some of these items useful just for personal taste, but overall I loved it. I’d definitely recommend this box for anyone who wants to try out a new kind of book box.

March 2018 – FaeCrate

Sub Box Website

Theme: Bewitched

Rating: 5/5

Price: $33.32 for the Unseelie Crate (the one I got), the Seelie Crate (the one with the shirt) is $44.43 and the Solitary Fae (shirt only) is $17.76.

Products: There are 3 different boxes you can get with this subscription. The Solitary Fae has a t-shirt only option where you get a specially designed shirt from Verge of Wisteria. The Unseelie Crate will include a newly released book along with other bookish goodies to support that month’s theme. The Seelie Crate will include everything from the Unseelie Crate plus the specially designed shirt from Verge of Wisteria to match that month’s theme.

Ships To: USA and internationally

Disclaimer: None, I bought my own box.

Another new box that came out this year was FaeCrate! I’ve been stoked to get this box and I finally did the other day! Here’s what was inside this month’s box:

  • The Mervelous Land of Oz Map (created by FaeCrate)
    • Estimated Price unknown
  • Bellatrix Lestrange Post Card (created by Chioink)
    • Estimated Price unknown
  • Sanderson Sisters Mag Mark (created by CoolYetiDesigns)
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Manon Mug (created by VergeOfWisteria)
    • Estimated Price: $14.99
  • Alba’s Forgetful Cakes Mug Cake Mix (created by FaeCrate)
    • Estimated Price: .75 cents
  • Swan Sisters Tea Strainer
    • Estimated Price: $4.95
  • Angela the Herbalist Craft Your Own Brew (created by Albion Tea Co)
    • Estimated Price: $1.00 (they sell their tea in a canister with 50 servings)
  • Sightwitch Candle (created by Spidey Scents)
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Book: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
    • Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
      Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

      Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

      Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

      Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

      But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

    • Estimated Price: $17.99
  • Free E-Book Download: Scythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted
    • Mia hopes to graduate high school with honors and leave home for good. As a kidnapped survivor, graduation would let her escape a town where her faceless captor roams free. But a grim reaper has different plans. When a hot new student arrives, Mia’s thrust into a sinister world with her life and heart at risk. She must discover who kidnapped her and stop the reaper that wants her dead. If Mia can’t face her past, she’ll have no future. Scythe of Darkness is book one in a series. If you like kick-ass heroines, sizzling chemistry, and mythical twists, you’ll love Dawn Husted’s urban fantasy romance. Buy Scythe of Darkness today and get hooked!
    • Estimated Price: $2.99 on Kindle, $11.60 on paperback

Estimated Price of the Box: $52.67 without the price of the art print and the map.

Verdict: WOW! I LOVED this box! It was everything witchy and amazing and I love how well the items match up to each other and I love the little items inspired by the book! Definitely check out this box if you want some amazing bang for your buck.

March 2018 – Paper Obscura

Sub Box Website

Theme: The Donner Party

Rating: 4/5

Price: 39.99. There are now different monthly options you can choose from 1 month to 3 month and to 6 month sub options!

Products: A mystery, thriller, or suspense book along with items from the area the book is set in!

Ships To: USA and I believe they now ship internationally!

Disclaimer: I bought my own box, but I received free shipping on it courtesy of the company. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

In the midst of all of these new sub boxes, this one caught my eye. Not many boxes focus outside of the YA genre so to find one that did so made me super excited for it. Here’s what was included in the box:

  • Burnt Sugar Lip Blam & Lip Scrub Bundle (created by Serious Lip Balm)
    • Estimated Price: $8.00 (estimate from their website)
  • “War is Hell” bandanna (created by Neuer Geist)
    • Estimated Price: $15.00 (estimate from their website)
  • “Choose Weird” Tote (created by Zen Threads)
    • Estimated Price: $7.99 (estimate from their website)
  • Author letter
  • Signed bookmark from the author
  • Book: The Hunger by Alma Katsu
    • Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos. They cannot seem to escape tragedy…or the feelings that someone–or something–is stalking them. Whether it’s a curse from the beautiful Tamsen Donner (who some think might be a witch), their ill-advised choice of route through uncharted terrain, or just plain bad luck, the ninety men, women, and children of the Donner Party are heading into one of one of the deadliest and most disastrous Western adventures in American history.
      As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains…and whether the evil that has unfolded around them may have in fact been growing within them all along.

      Effortlessly combining the supernatural and the historical, The Hungeris an eerie, thrilling look at the volatility of human nature, pushed to its breaking point.

    • Estimated Price: $17.20 on Amazon in paperback, $13.99 on Kindle.

Estimated Price of the Box: $48.19

Verdict: I thought this box was really cool! I got items that I’ll definitely use in my everyday life and I love learning about history, especially anything cannibalistic, so I’ll definitely have fun with this book!

March 2018 – Indie Book Connect

Sub Box Website

Theme: None

Rating: 5/5

Price: $20/month but there is also a 3 month subscription for $57 ($19/month), a 6 month for $105 ($17.50/month), and a 12 month for $192 ($16/month).

Products: Two books from two different indie authors along with at least one bookmark.

Ships to: USA with $5 shipping and other destinations for $25.

Disclaimer: I received this box for free for promotion. I have a coupon code available for you to use if you wish (POPTHEBUTTERFLY for 10% off). Thanks Indie Book Connect.

I am a huge supporter of Indie Authors and this box is my favorite way to support those authors. This box always comes with two different books from different indie authors. They’re signed and they sometimes have extra goodies! Here’s what my March box contained:

  • A bookmark with a quote from The Night Circus (creator unknown)
    • Cannot estimate price
  • Book: Return to Royalty by E. Paige Burks
    • Nyx Estrella is a princess from Gexalatia, a world on the other side of a portal. Unfortunately, she has no idea. Sent to Lucky, Texas, when she was a baby to protect her from the evil King Paraximus, her biggest concerns are grades and seeing her friends. She has no idea that she possesses magical abilities and that her reality is about to become really strange. Jet Lamia is a war prisoner, sent from Gexalatia by the queen, Liana Estrella, to bring Nyx back home to the kingdom of Ymber. The portal only opens on the winter solstice, so Jet finds himself trapped on Earth, trying to blend in. Fortunately, he has help in the form of the queen’s chosen assistant, Seth Alvar. But playing well with others has never been one of Jet’s talents. It is a race against the clock to tell Nyx her true identity and try to train her, while also keeping her alive. Nyx and Jet struggle to defeat the assassins sent to kill them both, while trying not to kill each other. Can this duo put their differences aside and return to Gexalatia?
    • Estimated Price: $16.95 on Amazon for paperback, $2.99 on Kindle.
  • Book: Burner by J.S. Lenore
    • Homicide detective Kim Phillips isn’t like the other officers of the Chicago Police Department. She’s quiet, isolated, and she can speak with the dead. Born with the ability to see into and interact with the afterlife, she is a Burner: a person tasked with hunting down dangerous spirits and sending them to the other side. When Kim exorcises the ghost of a young girl, she’s dragged into a new and unsettling case, one where people like Kim are being killed. The only problem? There’s no connection between the victims and no proof that they were murdered in the first place. Kim has to catch the killer before he finds his last victim and unleashes an unknown evil on the world. Burner, the first book in the Affinity Series, is a dark exploration of how life and death are only separated by a single breath and how even those with power can be powerless.
    • Estimated Price: $7.99 on Hardback, free on Kindle Unlimited

Estimated Price of the Box: $24.94 with just the price of the two books.

Verdict: If you want to help Indie Authors, this is the box for you! It’s an awesome way to get word out there about different indie books and it’s a good way to help support a small business as well.

March 2018 – Blu’s Bookish Bag

Sub Box Website

Theme: Bad Luck Makes Good Stories

Rating: 5/5

Price: I was charged $36.89. If you are buying internationally, this will be more expensive due to shipping rates.

Products: The items come in a cute tote bag, The items included will be 1 new YA book, 1 exclusive BluBearBazaar bookmark, 203 additional exclusive items from either BluBearBazaar or other shops or a mix of the two, and access to book club activities.

Ships To: USA and Internationally!

Disclaimer: None, I bought this bag with my own money!

Guys. I’m in love. Can you even be in love with a product? If so, then I definitely am. Here’s what was included in this month’s bag:

  • Grey’s Anatomy Bookmark (created by Blu Bear Bazaar)
    • Estimated Price $3.25 (estimate taken from their website)
  • 2018 5 star reads art print (created by Blu Bear Bazaar)
    • Estimated Price $6.00 (estimate taken from their Red Bauble website)
  • Series of Unfortunate Events Tea (created by The Simply Bookish Co)
    • Cannot estimate price as shop is currently on hiatus.
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Tea Infuser (created by Elissa Jay Designs)
    • Estimated Price $16.00 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Game of Thrones Book Sleeve (created by Book Biff)
    • Estimated Price $18 (estimate taken from their website for a Fandom biff)
  • Book: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
    • Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him. Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them. When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive. What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?
    • Estimated Price: $12.32 on Amazon

Estimated Price of the Whole Box: $55.57

Verdict: Seriously WOW! This box was AMAZING! I love the concept behind it, I’m pumped to read these new releases with my group of friends, and I’m loving all the unique items in the box! Definitely get your box TODAY!

February 2018 Paper Obscura

 

Sub Box Website

 

Theme: New York, New York

 

Rating: 4.5/5

 

Price: 39.99. There are now different monthly options you can choose from 1 month to 3 month and to 6 month sub options!

 

Products: A mystery, thriller, or suspense book along with items from the area the book is set in!

 

Ships To: USA

 

Disclaimer: I bought my own box, but I received free shipping on it courtesy of the company. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

 

In the midst of all of these new sub boxes, this one caught my eye. Not many boxes focus outside of the YA genre so to find one that did so made me super excited for it. Here’s what was included in the box:

• 4 ounce Sociopath candle (created by Grizzly)
o Estimated Price: $8 (estimate from their website)
• Enamel pin shaped like a bloody knife (created by BROOKPYN)
o Estimated Price: $10 (estimate from their etsy shop)
• Mini Art Book titled “I’m Not A Monster” (created by Dylan Balliett)
o Estimated Price: $7 (estimate from their etsy page)
• The Wife by Alafair Burke
• His Scandal
Her Secret
From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10—in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look—at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe. This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?
o Estimated Price: $13.49 (estimate from Amazon)

 

Estimated Price of the Box: $38.49

 

Verdict: While the price is a little less than what you pay for (and remember this is an estimate so it may not be truly accurate) this box was so much fun and I loved the theme they decided on. The candle is amazing, the pin is fun, and the art print will be something funky for my living room! Also the book seems like a solid read and it’s a 4.5 read on Amazon at the moment. Definitely a box you need to check out if you ever get tired of the YA boxes.

February 2018 Blu’s Bookish Bag

 

Sub Box Website

 

Theme: For The Love Of Fandoms

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Price: I was charged $33.00 evenly. If you are buying internationally, this will be more expensive due to shipping rates.

 

Products: The items come in a cute tote bag, The items included will be 1 new YA book, 1 exclusive BluBearBazaar bookmark, 203 additional exclusive items from either BluBearBazaar or other shops or a mix of the two, and access to book club activities.

 

Ships To: USA and Internationally!

 

Disclaimer: None, I bought my own bag!

 

Second month with Blu’s Bookish Bag and I have determined this to be my forever subscription bag <3. Here’s what was included this month:

 

  • An “Under Rose Painted Skies” theme art print (created by BluBearBazaar)
    • Estimated Price: $6.60 (estimate taken from their RedBubble site)
  • 4 ounce Lunar Chronicles themed candle (created by Little Crow Candles)
    • Estimated Price: $5.56 (estimate taken from their esty shop)
  • Gilmore Girls Rice Eye Mask (created by BookishStarDesigns)
    • Estimated Price: $6.00 (estimate taken from their etsy shop)
  • Luna Lovegood themed shower steamer (created by Fairytale Bath Company)
    • Estimated Price: $3.50 (estimate taken from their website)
  • Holding Up The Universe Bookmark (created by BluBearBazaar)
    • Estimated Price: $3.25 (estimate taken from their website)
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
    • Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite, the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie, that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision. With the future of Orleans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide: save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles, or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.
    • Estimated Price: $12.78 (estimate from Amazon)

 

Estimated Price: $37.69

 

Verdict: AMAZING BOX! I love this box and I love the unique items Molly puts into them. I’m so excited for my second book club meeting with her and the crew and I can’t wait to discuss The Belles with them!

February 2018 Indie Book Connect

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Sub Box Website

 

Theme: None

 

Rating: 4/5

 

Price: $20/month but there is also a 3 month subscription for $57 ($19/month), a 6 month for $105 ($17.50/month), and a 12 month for $192 ($16/month).

 

Products: Two books from two different indie authors along with at least one bookmark.

 

Ships to: USA with $5 shipping and other destinations for $25.

 

Disclaimer: I received this box for free for promotion. I have a coupon code available for you to use if you wish (POPTHEBUTTERFLY for 10% off). Thanks Indie Book Connect.

 

I am a huge supporter of Indie Authors and this box is my favorite way to support those authors. This box always comes with two different books from different indie authors. They’re signed and they sometimes have extra goodies! Here’s what my February box contained:

 

  • A Harry Potter Inspired Bookmark (created by unknown)
    • Estimated Price: Unknown
  • A copy of Beyond Wisherton by Amanda Hamm
    • Wisherton is surrounded by a Wasteland filled with terrifying Herders. Sevra Say has lived twelve years grateful for the giant wall that keeps Wisherton safe. But now her life is threatened by something inside Wisherton, something that makes her believe getting past the wall may be the only way to save her family.With the help of her three siblings, Sevra will embark on an impossible quest and come face to face with what lies beyond Wisherton.
    • Estimated Price: $7.89
  • A copy of Searchers: The Irish Clan by Stephen Archer
    • Searchers: The Irish Clans begins with a travesty at sea necessitating searches for life’s true treasures, both in 1915 Ireland, when the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa affords a golden opportunity to fan the flames of revolution, and in America, for transplanted Irish families connected to the world of the Irish Clans. Three characters are guided by Divine synchronicity and grapple with destiny:Claire, a spunky young Irish woman, adrift with amnesia and near death, may unwittingly be the key to unlocking an ancient clans mystery.Tadgh McCarthy, a young Irish rebel sea captain, confronted by a calamity at sea, makes a life and death decision that will reinvent his future—to carry out his predestined mission in the revolution and to validate his birthright as Clan Chieftain.

      Collin O’Donnell, a beleaguered young Canadian, riddled with guilt over the death of his parents and loss of his sister, must make a crucial decision that may cost him the love of his life.

    • Estimated Price: $15.00

 

Estimated Price of the Box: $22.89 with just the price of the two books.

 

Verdict: While the estimated price of this box was about the same as what you pay, you will come out on top with two signed books and the satisfaction of having helped some indie authors.