Q: What’s the shipping cost to Canada?Asked by Ying K., February 2021
International shipping is calculated at checkout 😊
Canada shipping is $20.00 USD per month
Q: I see this is listed as “young adult”, what age range would that be? I have a 13 year old who is a strong reader, would this books be ok for her to read or too mature? Asked by Laura S., September 2022
Hi Laura! Our Young Adult boxes are typically appropriate for ages 14+. We never include excessive violence or erotic fiction, however many of our selections do contain young adult themes and topics, including profanity, discussion of death, sex, alcohol, drugs, domestic issues, war, etc. Once Upon a Book Club also supports literary diversity and does regularly include novels featuring characters of diverse traits and backgrounds. We recommend any concerned parents or guardians to email us with any questions regarding our selections. Please contact our customer service team with any questions.
Q: Do the books have a theme?Asked by Sariah W., May 2021
Hi there! Our boxes are themed around the selected book we feature each month. For example, this month's adult box is themed "You May Say I'm A Dreamer" and the young adult box is themed "The Storm of Olympus" which is also the hint for each books! If you want to know the titles in advance, you can definitely reach out to our customer service team and we'll be happy to share!
Q: What's the shipping cost to Philippines?Asked by Therese G., March 2021
International shipping is calculated at checkout 😊
It was a really nice box.
This is such a fun idea and really expensive. The gifts are dollar store quality and nothing anyone wants. I wish this was better. Don't waste your money on this.
This box is extremely disappointing. The curation is terrible and the items are cheap and not at all worth the price of the box. I found myself distracted constantly while reading the book thinking about how much better the box could’ve been and other items that could’ve been included that would’ve been on-theme and related to the book and not just random trash. This is the exact opposite of what I was hoping for. I would not recommend this box for anyone.
The box took forever, but it was well worth the wait. My daughter is so excited to show me her clue finds when she reaches the page.
The box does take a little longer but that’s probably on me since I don’t order it in time but I am now in love with this subscription and I think I’m going to have to get it every month
This was such a fun experience! I will be doing this again!!
Overall, I really love this box! The items are about the same quality as most other book-themed boxes, (i.e. hit and miss, which is why I did a 4 for overall rating) but I absolutely love how each item is tied directly into the story. The books are great too, and you really feel part of the story as you open each wrapped gift. Fun!
I've been an international subscriber since November 2019. I usually get the YA box, but have since purchased 1 adult box used (from another subscriber) and 2 other adult boxes new (directly from OUABC) because I saw them on FB after the fact and really wanted to get in on it. I was an avid reader before, but this book club has enhanced reading for me to a new level. All of the gifts that you open once you reach a certain point in the story are thoughtful and well-curated. I've seen other subscribers take issue with the costume jewelry, but I personal have loved them every time so far. The jewelry-type items don't come in every box and so far no items have been similar (repeated). The pictures I included show the Nov. 2019 and Dec. 2019 YA box books and gifts opened (these boxes are no longer available in the shop, so no spoilers!), so you can see the kind of things you might expect: usable items like umbrellas, wearable items like scarves and necklaces, craft-y items like the pastels, and paper items like the flyer that enhance the story by bringing an item from the text directly into your hands as if by magic. That being said, I have sometimes felt let down by the paper items and opening them is less thrilling than the other types of gifts. Lastly, I debated about giving OUABC 4 stars or 5 for shipping because the issues with shipping are...
While I enjoyed the experience of discovering a book I might not otherwise discover, I read books much more slowly than one a month. So I now have a backlog!
I love the idea of this box with opening the gifts along with the book. I really liked the gifts but some I understand the point of the them just never see using that gift. My biggest problem is how late some boxes show. They send you updated emails with information on the delay, but you would think that a company would think ahead and have everything prepared before hand so the delays can be avoided. Have box items planned and ordered so if a delay in customs or a storm is never an issue on getting boxes out on time.
Overall it is a cute concept and the books choices have been great.
Backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love await! Places, people! Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this #ownvoices romantic comedy from a 5-time, NYT Bestselling Author has something for everyone! A perfect cross between Love, Simon and You Should See Me in a Crown for theater geeks, this fun and warm tale is perfect to enter the winter season. On sale now through December 14th!
Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. A heartwarming, beautiful story about a young Black girl finding her voice and falling in love at the same time, this is a tale FULL of sweets!
The story of a girl caught between two lives and two loves--as she navigates who she is, what matters most, and the cost of following her dream. Trade starry Nebraska skies for the bright lights of 1950s Broadway in this show-stopping new novel from an award-winning author! On sale now through February 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! Boxes ship at the end of February.
A creative and fast-paced novel that will leave your heart racing, this paranormal thriller is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and the Netflix series Dark. In this coming-of-age, sci-fi tale, discover a warrior locked inside you just eager to be let out - the time for hiding from your secrets is over. On sale now through March 14th, or until it sells out. Box ships at the end of March.
We are so excited to share our next Young Adult Hint - After School Fright Club! A unique and addicting novel that will stay with you LONG after you finish reading, this is a tale that our staff could simply not stop talking about. For fans of Scream and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, this deliciously twisted thriller is filled with references to classic horror tropes is perfect for anyone looking for a frightening addition to their TBR. Boxes ship at the end of April!
Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world. A reinterpretation of a classic Greek myth turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure. A poetic and evocative tale that weaves together a fictitious new adventure and the original myth, perfect for all fans of historical fiction and Greek Mythology. On sale now through June 14th. Ships at the end of June.
A novel filled with kindred hearts, quirky best friends, and a hint of magic, this is the love story we've been waiting for. A heart-wrenching, emotional, magical, and thought-provoking story that will shake you to the core, this novel is a tale of true love, Black Girl Magic and epic dance moves that will take you on a rollercoaster from start to finish! On sale now through July 14th. Set to ship at the end of July.
A captivating psychological thriller with a dash of witchcraft, this featured novel is a dark academic journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. On sale until August 14th.
Steeped in Pan-African influence, this gorgeous debut novel provides hints of magic throughout each and every page. Even more, this box will include some of our most detailed gifts that will bring this adventure to life in a whole new way! On sale through September 14th.
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