December 2019 Beacon Book Box

Disclaimer: I bought this box because I support small businesses and you should too!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents and Estimated Prices: I received the December Deceptive Dangers box! Inside was:

  • Exclusive Lord of the Rings Apron designed by @kitstercronk
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Exclusive The Wrath and the Dawn inspired candle from @novellyyours
    • Estimated Price: $4.00
  • Exclusive Shadow and Bone inspired Ornament designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Exclusive Scythe Anastasia’s soaking salts from Team Beacon
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Baking with the Beacons City of Bones inspired recipe with artwork from @morgana0anagrom
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Christmas Village booksleeve from Team Beacon
    • Estimated Price: $12.00
  • E-Book download of Demonic Debutanes by Victoria Moshou, Christine Bottas, Amber Boyd, Steven R. Brandt, E.A. Comiskey, Sophia Diaz, & Josephine Templeton.
    • In the first nine days of the ninth month of 1999, the Devil begat nine daughters. To each he gave a power to wreck havoc upon the earth, and to each he gave a home where they could see the wickedness of humankind; where their hearts could nurture dark desires for vengeance and destruction. But kids don’t always turn out the way you plan. With shady characters, magic, LGBTQ+ antiheroes to love, and a very likeable demon historian, DEMONIC DEBUTANTES promises to give you the chills and remind you that even the Devil was once an Angel.
    • $0.99 on Kindle
  • E-Book download of Marrow Charm by Kristine Jacques
    • Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above. Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. It is an existence of fear and constant dread. When Azzy’s brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes. The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world. And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.
    • $3.99 on Kindle
  • Bookmark extras from As Above Skin Curse by Kristin Jacques and Shadow’s Voice by Natalie Johanson
  • Signed, exclusive cover with sprayed edges of This Will Kill That by Danielle K. Roux
    • District City is full of monsters. Not the kind that appear particularly vile from the outside. The kind who murder innocent people for no apparent reason. Abandoned houses are haunted by wayward spirits. Leaders of rival Colors clash over the secrets of a brutal past. After the Plague thinned out the population, Rin Morana figured people would have stopped killing each other. No such luck. Her parents disappeared, and now she is set to take over as the new Lady Morana, head of the Green faction. To be a leader, Rin must contend with her relationship to her rival, Lady Amaya, as well as her own history of violence. A series of riddles take Amaya Verity out of her isolated room in the Blue compound and into the hidden spaces of the City. Running away from captivity, Amaya takes shelter with Rin at the old Sydis house. There she meets two young men with demons of their own to contend with and abilities to match. Alan who is hiding out from his abusive ex, and Kazuki who might be the only person in the City that remembers the events of the Plague. As they dig deeper, Amaya and Rin must decide whether to fight monsters or become them.
    • Estimated Price: $22.00

Estimated Total of Box: $62.98

Verdict: I loved this box! I think the apron is well made, the bath salts are going to amazing on my vacation days this month, and the book is GORGEOUS! I loved this box so much and I highly recommend this box!

November 2019 – Beacon Book Box

Disclaimer: I bought this box from Beacon Book Box. Thanks!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I received the November Crucial Competitions box! Inside was:

  • The Hunger Games inspired coaster set designed by @azura.arts
    • Estimated Price: $12.00
  • The Night Circus inspired bandana scarf designed by @sashaalsberg
    • Estimated Price: $6.00
  • The Scorpio Races inspired Reading Notepad designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • The Crown’s Game inspired feather quill designed by @kitstercronk
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Throne of Glass inspired bookmark pouch designed by @blancadesign
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Harry Pottery butterbear cookies with artwork by @catarinabookdesigns
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Signed copy of Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh
    • Estimated Price: $21.00

Estimated Total of Box: $52.00

Verdict: Overall, I really liked this box! It was fun and it had really useful items in it. I love the coasters and the feather quill. The notepad will be good for grocery lists and the pouch good for bookmarks or other small items. The recipe card is also cute and I really wanted this book. The only item I was confused about was the bandana scarf. I… have a big head and won’t be able to fit that on me LOL. So this will go in the giveaway items box. Other than that, I loved this box!

Beacon Book Box October 2019

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own!

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

 

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

 

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

 

Contents: I got the October box! Inside was:

 

*Sightwitch Luggage tag by @littlebearries (EP: $8)

*Anna Dressed in Blood Coffee from Caribbrew Coffee (EP: $5)

*Percy Jackson Campfire Mug designed by @catarinabookdesigns (EP: $15)

*Baking With The Beacons Persephone’s Chocolate Pecan Pumpkin Muffins (EP: $2)

*Spooky Beacon Book Sleeve by Lynette from threestarscustom on Etsy (EP: $12)

*Finale Dust Jacket from @kat_adara (EP: $9)

*Signed copy of Verify by Joelle Charbonneau (EP: $20)

*Paraphernalia from Robert Beatty promoting his next Seraphina book!

 

Estimated Total of Box: $71

 

Verdict: This box was so good! I loved the book choice and the sleeve! It’s so spooky! I also loved the mug and the luggage tag! Definitely a great box, although I wish that this could have had a better overall theme.

FaeCrate v Beacon Book Box, who did better at the Capturing the Devil box?

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own!

 

Rating: 2/5

 

Price: $33.32/month for the monthly box. Discounts with rep codes and bigger sub months. The special boxes are more expensive, upwards of $70USD.

 

Products: Fae Crate is a magically tailored book box that features Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction themes. Each box will include a hardback new release, and a minimum of 4-6 bookish goodies all focused on the theme for the month. And don’t forget the t-shirt!

 

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

 

Contents: I got the Capturing the Devil Book Hangover Recovery Kit. Inside was:

 

*Thomas Cresswell Plushie (EP: $15)

*Dracul Family Crest Collectors Coin (EP: $4)

*Constellation Orchid Pin (EP: $10)

*Audrey Rose’s Tea (EP: $4)

*Dragon Cane Hair Sticks (EP: $2)

*Stand Out Wall Hanging (EP: $3)

*Fleece Throw Blanket (EP: $20)

*Character card set (EP: $4)

*Daciana’s Gift Bath Set (EP: $10)

*If Lost Socks (EP: $4)

*Silken Booksleeve (EP: $10)

*Audrey Rose’s Steamer Luggage Cover (EP: $7)

*Set of 4 exclusive dust jackets (EP: $14)

*Preorder goodies (print, alternate dust jacket, and deleted scene and author letter) (no price)

*Book (EP: $20)

 

Estimated Total of Box: $127

 

Verdict: *sigh* Let’s start from the top. This box was supposed to ship out within 2 weeks of release. I received my Beacon Box special box the week of release. This box came 5 weeks after release. Faecrate states that this is due to the hurricane. Faecrate failed to adequately inform people of the status of this box, they went weeks without stating what was going on with the boxes and people ordered them in March and April. The box also shipped out of the sequence that they provided to their customers. But aside from that, I had bigger issues when I got the box. The box was left out in the rain when I was away for vacation overnight and while everything else in the box was wrapped well, the book was not wrapped in anything, no plastic no nothing, and is now damaged. While the pages have mostly dried out the book has a mildew smell to it and the pages are warpped. The dust jackets don’t have a spine as well and they don’t really go with each other. The luggage cover is a joke to me. The cover only fits certain sizes/styles of luggage and they’ll only work once before they become dirty or ripped. The booksleeve does not have any padding to it, so it won’t protect any books. The socks are god awful. The foot area is so small and constricting and the leg part won’t stay up on my feet. The wall hanging design is actually a design that I believe Alchamy and Ink used before. It’s one of those art designs that you can download and use for cheap online. The hair sticks make me uncomfortable. They are basically chop sticks and I do NOT feel comfortable wearing chop sticks in my hair with a Chinese dragon it (also not what I pictured Audrey’s cane to be??). I think the design and item are insensitive. The collector’s coin is not the best. The design is okay but it’s nothing special. Also what do you do with those coins?? And lastly, the plush. It’s good but it’s already fraying and the stitches are coming out. Overall, not impressed and I’m waiting for faecrate to talk to me about the damaged book. My opinion? Order from Beacon Box next time.

Beacon Book Box “The Price of Power” September 2019 box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own!

Rating: 4.5/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got the September The Price of Power Box! Inside was:

 

  • “As Travers” A Darker Shade of Magic Keychain – em.bookish.art (EP: $3)
  • Divergent Faction Lanyard – Team Beacon (EP: $5)
  • Children of Blood and Bone Messenger Bag – catarinabookdesigns (EP: $20)
  • “Break the Chains” Water Bottle – azura.arts (EP: $12)
  • Baking with the Beacons “Mirabella’s Salted Caramel Bars” – nisha_letters (EP: $2)
  • Lengendary Dust Jacket – kat_adara (EP: $10)
  • Signed Copy of Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron – (EP: $22)

 

Estimated Price of the Box: $74

Verdict: I thought this was a pretty good box! The lanyard is something I would use daily at work as is the messenger bag (I love messenger bags and this one is a really good size!). The book is gorgeous as is the dust jacket. The only items I had doubts about were the water bottle (I’m not a big fan of ones without a straw because I have hit one too many metal bottles against my braces and now they scare me a bit lol) and the keychain (but it is cool, it has a light on it!). Overall, great box!

Five Dark Fates Special Edition Box by Beacon Book Box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box like super fast!

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Price: I can’t remember what I paid and I can’t find it in my statements but their current special box (the Christmas box) is priced between $48.99-59.99 so this was probably close to that amount.

 

Products: Five Dark Fates/Three Dark Crowns related items!

 

Ships To: USA and international!

 

Contents: You ready for it?

  • Three sisters blanket by @nisha_letters
    • Estimated Price: $29.95
  • Katharine-inspired throw pillow cover designed by @blanca.design
    • Estimated Price: $16.00
  • Three queens tapestry designed by @rachel.hanke27
    • Estimated Price: $20.00
  • Fennbirn crest enamel pin from @sjwonderlandz
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Familiar booksleeve designed by @sjwonderlandz
    • Estimated Price: $14.00
  • Three queens candles from @novellyyours (I got Queen Mirabella!)
    • Estimated Price: $4.00
  • Priestess Luca’s calming chamomile tea from @thesimplybookishco
    • Estimated Price: $2.70
  • Group character cards designed by @dianadworak
    • Estimated Price: $9.00
  • Signed/numbered print of Queen Katharine’s royal portrait designed by @alrooneyart
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Luke Gillespie soap bar designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Bonus content by Kendare Blake
  • Signed copy of Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
    • Estimated Price: $21.00

 

Estimated Total of Box: $136.65

 

Verdict: I LOVED this box! It perfectly embodied the spirit of Three Dark Crowns and I’m loving the special content and the blanket! I can use all of these items (except for the tea but I’m giving that away) and they’re all wonderfully well made and designed. Totally worth the price.

Beacon Book Box Capturing the Devil special edition box

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support your small businesses!Rating: 5/5Price: I believe this box was over $60.Products: items that reflect the series with a stamp of approval from Kerri!Ships To: USA and internationalContents: I got the special edition Capturing the Devil box! Included was:*Thomas Cresswell Blanket – dianadworak (EP: $25)*Audrey Rose Pillowcase – dianadworak (EP: $15)*Escaping from Houdini wallet – kdpletters (EP: $15)*Aunt Amelia’s English Tea – thesimplybookishco (EP: $5)*Hunting Prince Dracula inspired notebook – catarinabookdesigns (EP: $8)*Stalking Jack the Ripper inspired tote – stellabookishart (EP: $17)*Thomas and Audrey Rose woodmark – sjwonderlandz (EP: $4)*Team Cressworth pennant – abbeygale (EP: $8)*London, Bran Castle, RMS Eturia, and Chicago World Fair Prints – pinapali (EP: $8)*Moonlight Carnival Candles – spideyscents (EP: $8) (I got The Empress!)*Bonus content from Kerri Maniscalco*Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco signed (EP: $22)Estimated Total of Box: $135Verdict: omg this was the best special edition box I’ve ever got! I loved the blanket and the pillowcase. The bonus content is amazing and so special. The tote bag is gorgeous and I am anxious to use that wallet! I also love the candle and can’t wait to hang the prints! Also, let’s appreciate how this box came within the week the book was released. This company is the real MVP.

August 2019 Beacon Book Box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own!

Rating: 4/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got the August Enchanted Endings Box! Inside was:

  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely “Rhen’s Refreshing Lemonade”
    • Designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $2.58
  • Two of The Rose and Dagger Stickers
    • Designed by @kitstercronk
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Notebook with Pen
    • Designed by @kitstercronk
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • Uprooted “Agnieszka’s Coffee Cake” Baking with the Beacons Recipe Card
    • Artwork by @ems.bookish.art
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Ash Princess “Queen Theodosia’s Lip Balm”
    • Designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • August Booksleeve: Celestial
    • Lynette at threestarscustom.etsy.com
    • Estimated Price: $18.00
  • Don’t Blame the Reckless bookmark
    • Author Maddyson Wilson
    • Estimated Price: $0.50
  • Caraval Dust Jacket
    • Designed by @kat_adara
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Signed copy of House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • eBook copy of Mind of Mine by C.F.E. Black
    • Estimated Price: $3.99

Estimated Total of Box: $71.07

Verdict: I thought this was a good box! I loved the book and I loved how they included an ebook this time around. I love love love the dust jacket and the booksleeve is amazing. The lip balm smells amazing and I love the stickers and notebook. I also gave the lemonade to my mother-in-law and she loved it. I have see complaints that the box wasn’t full enough and while I think there were a lot of smaller items (and free swag from an author aka the bookmark) I felt that the box was still good and cute!

July’s Turn Back Time Beacon Book Box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own!

Rating: 4/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got July’s “Turn Back Time” box! Inside was:

  • Exclusive Game of Thrones “House Targaryen” Slippers @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $7
  • Exclusive Outlander-inspired cooler @catarinabookdesigns
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Officially Licensed Dr. Who Socks
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • Jules Ember’s All The Time in the World (Everless Inspired) Soap Bar @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $5
  • Baking with the Beacons “Susan’s Sticky Toffee Pudding” Narnia-Inspired recipe with Narnia artprint
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • The Lunar Chronicles Book 4 Custom, Exclusive Dust Jacket @kat_adara
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Signed Copy of The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
    • Estimated Price: $17

Estimated Total of Box: $55

Verdict: This box wasn’t the best box I’ve gotten from the company. The box didn’t feel as full as it usually does and it felt like some of the items were on the cheaper side. BUT I thought the slippers were comfy and will be great for the hardwood floors. The cooler and the gift from Mama Beacon will be great gifts to my coworker and the cooler is pretty darn big! The soap is amazing, I love a good soap, and the dust jacket is gorgeous as always. I also loved that the book is hand signed! So awesome! Definitely check out this company in the future! They’re gonna have Caraval dust jackets next!!

June 2019 Beacon Book Box!

Disclaimer: I subbed to this box! Yay me!

Rating: 3.5/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents: I got the June “Happily Ever After??” box! Inside was:

  • Exclusive “The Selection”-inspired Biodegradable Pot Planter with Marigold Seeds designed by @littlebearries.
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Exclusive “A Court of Thorns and Roses/An Ember in the Ashes” Woodmark designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $7
  • Exclusive “Red Queen” Enamel Pin designed by @sjwonderlandz
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Baking with the Beacons – Lara Jean’s Snickerdoodle Cookies with exclusive artwork by @catarinabookdesigns
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • June’s Beacon Booksleeve – Nautical made by #threestarscustom on Etsy
    • Estimated Price: $18
  • Exclusive “The Lunar Chronicles: Cress” Dust Jacket designed by @kat_adara
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Signed copy of The Beholder by Anna Bright with author letter
    • Estimated Price: $19

Estimated Total of Box: $77

Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite box by the Beacons because it included some items that I don’t normally use (woodmarks because I once got a splinter from one and I’m like so afraid of splinters, like it’s a legit fear of mine), because I can’t use my pot planter while my deck is being built, and because I don’t like snickerdoodle cookies, BUT I still loved the box. The pin is adorable, the artwork is amazing, we now have the third dust jacket of the lunar chronicles series, and I got The Beholder, which is on my anticipated list. Definitely check them out!