I received my first box this afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised. The packaging is wonderful - I love that the entrie package is recyclable materials!! In my box, I received one hardback book and one paperback book . Both books had decent ratings on GoodReads and fit into the mystery/thriller category. My only complaint about my box, and the reason for not giving a full 5-star rating, was that one of the books that I received was the sequel to a previous book. I worry that information provided in the first book will have been crucial to understanding this one. I also think that a good addition to these boxes would be a bookmark of some kind in each subscriber's first box.
Overall, I'm pleased with my first box, with the exception of receiving a book that I may not understand, fully, because I have not read the first.
I ordered this box as a Christmas present for my grandmother who is not always able to get out and pick the books she would like... Received the first month and it was just as perfect as I had hoped it would be! Shortly after I received an email stating they will be closing down and it will not be available any longer. Im very happy to have gotten the chance to try but I hope they come back soon!! My grandmother is in love with her books!!
So far I have gotten two boxes (below is my review):
Here's the okay part: These are not the MOST popular books. So far all 4 books that I have gotten have been less than 4.0 on the Goodreads rating, and I had only heard of one of the books before receiving it.
Here are the great parts: They're all hardcover (delivered promptly at the beginning of each month) and with interesting titles that fall under my theme (young adult). I've read 3 of the 4 books I've received and then put them on my classroom shelves. My students love new books and totally pick books by their cover. For this reason, I will continue subscribing! (Really happy with my purchase!)
When I got the box in the mail, I was very excited. I'm excited for the boxes to come, but one thing threw me off: I had the Young Adult Fiction genre, and I was expecting authors like John Green, Jenny Han, etc. Books like that. What I got were more mature books (what I mean by that is books that an older age group would read) The only thing I would change about that is to make the Young Adult Fiction genre Young Adult. Maybe add a Teen Fiction genre, because that's what I was aiming for. I'm planning on switching to Fantasy.