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!

November 2019 – Enchanted Fandom

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support small businesses and use my code POPFLY5!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $39.99

Products: Full of wonderful indie/handmade items made by crafter’s who love the places where magic lies.

We believe that NO Fandom Should be Left Behind. So each month we pack our boxes filled with multiple Fandoms just for you.

Each Box features a different Fandom Theme from Pop-culture, Books, TV & Movies! We work with small shops to bring your favorite Fandom worlds to life!

Ships To: USA and international!

Contents: I got the November Shadow and Light box. Inside was:

  • Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson complete with signed bookplate and author letter
    • Estimated Price: $17.99
  • Sisters of Shadow and Light enamel pin by Iron and Ink Designs
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Bear and the Nightingale Bookmark by Iron and Ink Designs
    • Estimated Price: $4.00
  • The Young Elites headband by @winnieswhimsy
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • Shadow and Bone rollerball perfume by @mcl
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • ACOTAR Hot Chocolate by @grimoiretea
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Spoiler Card front art by @kimcarlika
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • House of Salt and Sorrow scarf character art by @dianadworak
    • Estimated Price: $10.00

Estimated Total of Box: $66.99

Verdict: I loved this box! This was one of the best book sub boxes I’ve received in a long time! Each item was amazingly well curated and crafted and I can’t wait to snuggle with them and read this book!

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.

OwlCrate October 2019

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own! Yay me!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I got the October book box! Inside was:

*Illuminae Files book tin designed by StellaBookishArt (EP: $10)
*Saga Magnetic Bookmarks by Craftedvan (EP: $4)
*Lunar Chronicles pendant necklace (not sure if hypoallergenic) designed by @ironandinkdesigns (EP: $13)
*Warcross Sticker by Blanca Montiel (EP: $2)
*Crier’s War by Nina Varela (EP: $22)
*I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi (EP: $22)
*Two enamel pins by EnchantedBookShop (EP: $20)

Estimated Total of Box: $93

Verdict: I loved this box! I loved that this box had two books and both sound amazing. The pins are adorable and I love them. I’ve already placed my sticker on my sticker place, and I can’t wait to wear the pendant necklace. And that book tin is GORGEOUS! I love this box.

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.

Enchanted Fandom October 2019 Box

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support your small businesses!

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Price: 39.99

 

Products: Full of wonderful indie/handmade items made by crafter’s who love the places where magic lies.

We believe that NO Fandom Should be Left Behind. So each month we pack our boxes filled with multiple Fandoms just for you.

Each Box features a different Fandom Theme from Pop-culture, Books, TV & Movies! We work with small shops to bring your favorite Fandom worlds to life!

 

Ships To: USA and international

 

Contents: I got the October Anniversary Box! Inside was:

*No Fandom Left Behind Blanket designed by @bibliophileprints (EP: $20)

*Hunger Game Melts by @littlemousebookshelf (EP: $15)

*Illuminae File Bandmark by @elissajdesigns (EP: $5)

*Popsocket design by @wethedreamingdesign (EP: $8)

*Bookmark by @wethedreamingdesign (EP: $3)

*The Neverending Story Wallet art by @drea.d.art (EP: $12)

*Hocus Pocus Drinking Vessel by @enchanted_fandoms_ (EP: $10)

*Recipe Card by @enchanted_fandoms_ (EP: $2)

*Discovery of Witches Enamel Pin by @ironandinkdesigns (EP: $10)

 

Estimated Total of Box: $85

 

Verdict: Holy crap I loved everything about this box! It was so cool and the blanket was my favorite part. I highly recommend this box, especially for November! It’s gonna be great!!

September 2019 Owlcrate!

Disclaimer: I bought this box. ‘Nuff said.

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I bought the October 2019 Fear the Night box! Inside was:

**Fingerless gloves created by Team Owlcrate ($8.00)
**1 big pack of coffee from Bones Coffee Company ($8.00)
**Ceramic Trinket Dish designed by Stella Bookish Art ($6.00)
**The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ($12.49)
**Art print by Anne Lambelet ($4.00)
**The Bone Houses signed by author Emily Lloyd-Jones with author letter and bookmark ($23.00)
**Enamel pin by Lapels and Spells ($11.00)

Estimated Total of Box: $72.49

Verdict: While this box wasn’t as full as others have been, the items were huge and amazing! I loved the second book, I’ve been wanting a copy of The Haunting of Hill House. I loved the redesigned cover of The Bone Houses. I love the fingerless gloves and the enamel pin too! I’m also currently using the trinket dish! And while I like the art print and the coffee, I personally won’t use them, but that doesn’t sideline the fact that the items were all simply amazing.

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!

September 2019 Enchanted Fandom!

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support your small businesses!

Rating: 5/5

Price: 39.99

Products: Full of wonderful indie/handmade items made by crafter’s who love the places where magic lies.

We believe that NO Fandom Should be Left Behind. So each month we pack our boxes filled with multiple Fandoms just for you.

Each Box features a different Fandom Theme from Pop-culture, Books, TV & Movies! We work with small shops to bring your favorite Fandom worlds to life!

Ships To: USA and international

Contents: I got the September Corsets & Daggers box! Inside was:

* Downton Abbey tea towels (2) – EricMcCarthyArt (EP: $20)

* Outlander Tote – MarsSketch (EP: $15)

* Trading Card – Saraschrockart (EP: $2)

* Penny Dreadful Earrings – Elissajdesigns (EP: $9)

* Capturing The Devil Bookmark – KnightmaresandDaydreams (EP: $4)

* Pride and Prejudice Pin Hoop – Melissa’s Handmade Creations (EP: $10)

* The Girl in the Steel Corset pin – Ironandinkdesigns (EP: $10)

* Dorien Grey Candle – EnchantedFandom (EP: $8)

* Recipe Card – Enchanted Fandom (EP: $2)

Estimated Total of Box: $80

Verdict: I thought this was an amazing box and now I’m in the Capturing the Devil mood! I especially loved the bookmark and pin. The tea towels are cool too and now I wanna watch Downton Abbey. The outlander Tote will make a cool present for someone as will the earrings (allergies, sorry!). Definitely sub to Enchanted Fandom!

Enchanted Fandom Rage special edition box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box yo! your small businesses!

Rating: 5/5

Price: I believe it was over $40 but it wasn’t as much as many other special edition boxes!

Products: items that are inspired directly by Rage and Enchanted Fandom worked close with the author for this box.

Ships To: USA and international

Contents: I got the special edition Rage box! Inside was:

*Stormling bag – novelgrounds (EP: $10)

*Enchanted Fandom Drinking Vessel – designed by novgrounds (EP: $13)

*Spoiler card and 3 character bookmarks – Jemlincreations (EP: $13)

*Candle – littlemousebookshelf (EP: $7)

*Enamel pin – ironandinkdesigns (EP: $10)

*Blanket – designed by EricMcCarthyArt (EP: $30)

*Stormheart necklace (EP: $14)

*Recipe card – enchanted fandom (EP: $2)

Rage by Cora Carmack (signed bookplate and author letter) (EP: $20)

Estimated Total of Box: $109

Verdict: This was a FANTASTIC box! I loved all of the items, especially the bag and the necklace and the blanket! I loved the themeing, it’s definitely for you after finishing Rage, and I love the art prints. This was an amazing box… Or dare I say hangover recovery box? 😉