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Sep 05, 2018
Shelby G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 18 days
Overall

We weren't impressed with the first month, but we're definitely trying again to see if it gets better. Not a fan of young adult. There should be a better way to cater to interests, like picking new books based on reviews of old ones or something.

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What's Going on??

Jun 15, 2018
Jessica H.
1 Review
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So I'm in the mood to try something new and i only want to keep on subscription service open at a time. So I order the new and try to cancel the old. But their main website won't accept my login information and I can't reset the password cause it tells me that it's an expired key. I try to do it through cratejoy and it's telling me I'm not subscribed to it... But it's still billing me... And there's no form of contact on the seller end so I have to try to do it through cratejoy which their only way is to email them... I love this service and I've loved past services... But what is going on?? I'd rather not have to try and refute the payments.

and the Story Begins said...Mar 09, 2018

Hi Jessica, We are very sorry to hear you had trouble logging into your account to cancel your subscription before it renewed. Since you would prefer to cancel, and were charged for March, we will refund your account and you will not be sent a book box. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please contact us directly at andthestorybegins@monthlybookbox.com. We’re glad you enjoyed the books you received and hope to see you back soon!

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Meh

Jun 15, 2018
Nicolle C.
1 Review
Overall

Ordered the Sci-fi/fantasy box and was really excited to receive my order. But I got a book that was third in a series which seemed like it was picked at random. The other boook seems a lot better in quality I'm just confused why Id want to receive a hardcover in a series I haven't ever read?? Also both books are fantasy and I was expecting one Sci-fi one fantasy book. I prefer Sci-fi. Idk, not really sure about this one.

First box!

Jun 15, 2018
Myda O.
5 Reviews
3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
Overall

I received my first box today. The books are OKAY. From the synopsis I would only be interested in one out of two books. One is more a histrorocal fantasy and I’m not really into those, so that’s not really the books fault. As for the books, they are older books, one published in 2013 and one in 2014. They have low to medium reviews on Goodreads, a 2.98 and a 3.5. Sadly the one I was interested in is the lower rated book. The books are purchased from an overstock company because they have the black dot/stripe in sharpie on the bottom/top pages of the books. On Amazon, each book is priced around $5 with free shipping for a good used book. As for the packaging, the packaging is nice and thoughtful. I love the individually wrapped books, but I dislike the shredded papper inside. I have pets so they were super interested in the box and the little bits inside. All in all, it’s a decent box if you want older, lower to medium rated overstock books. I would never expect a 4.0 or higher book to come out of this box just for that fact and from what I’ve seen other people unbox on YouTube.

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and the Story Begins said...Dec 18, 2017

Myda, We would first off like to thank you for your feedback! We were however very disappointed to see the book box you received did not quite meet your expectations, and we would like to make it right. Even though your review was posted less than an hour after your Book Box was delivered, first impressions are still valuable to keep our readers happy and to improve on any areas for which it applies. Goodreads does provide a helpful star rating on each book listed, but it is more helpful to read the reviews which together make the average rating shown. For example, 70% of people who reviewed the 3-star book you received gave the book 3 or more stars (nearly 44% of those people...

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