It was a really nice box.
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!!
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 these boxes!!!! I get both the Adult and Young Adult every month! Most of the gifts are useful items. Shipping can be a little delayed but that is usually USPS.
First time ordering and I am in Heaven
my niece loved this
Very cool idea and packaging was great. Bought as a gift for my wife and she is really enjoying it so far. The idea of opening gifts as you read is exciting for her being an avid reader. My only complaint would be the shipping - received January's box in the middle of February. Also the shipping costs were very high to ship to Canada. I would get this subscription monthly if the shipping costs became more reasonable.
This is my first BookClub subscription box and I'm VERY happy with my purchase. I love the box - hot pink with a book design. The January Adult choice is one that I came THIS CLOSE to buying just a week ago so I am thrilled it was the January selection. I haven't opened the 'Gifts" yet - they are matched to the pages of the book but they are nicely wrapped and feel like they are good quality.
The creators also run a Facebook page so I'll have a place to share my reading experience.
Looking forward to my March box! This is such fun!
Every part of this box is delightful. The shipping box is so cute, printed like a big book and covered inside with print and script. The books have been engaging for my 17 yo daughter, who says she finds more depth to the books than she expected. She has a hard time staying motivated to read, but the little gifts and messages to open at different page numbers keeps her invested. There are messages and gifts and mementos related to the book. It's like a whole trip to the mall, but staying home for quarantine. And more affordable than one trip to the mall. I'm subscribing to this for a while.
Loved the book choice, beautiful packaging of the box & gifts as well as the fun of opening them on their corresponding pages. I look forward to getting next months!
This was my favorite book subscription box! All of the items I received are amazing and the book is one of my favorites now!
I found Once Upon A Book Club last November (2019) while I was searching for a Christmas present for my sister in law (librarian). I was so intrigued I ordered one for her and myself. We both loved it! I have since ordered adult and young adult boxes and they have all been amazing. My girls (9 & 11) begged me to get them a box too. They don’t know yet ( I’m keeping it a surprise) but they both have a preordered middle grades box coming to them in June. I can’t wait to see their faces. I myself am waiting on the June you g adult box with the hint agent 355. I can’t give OUABC enough stars!
I have been a subscriber since Sept 2016 - which I believe was only their 3rd month/box in business. I love this subscription box & I don't feel like there is anything like it - it truly brings books to life! I also subscribe to the YA box, which I wasn't sure at first whether I'd be into "YA" books, but I have loved them all. They also have fun one time/specialty boxes for holidays, etc. I've been with them since the beginning and have bought most of their boxes and have never been disappointed. I have also purchased subscriptions & 1 time boxes for several friends and family members and everyone has loved them! I get so excited when I see OUABC boxes in my mailbox. They truly are the BEST!! :)
It’s perfect I’m in love with it. I can’t wait to dive in although I did run into some problems on the way my book box eventually came to me. I was so worried about that at first because this was my very first box and I thought it got lost in my mail or I was scammed out of my money but everything is just fine now and I can’t wait to start reading a new book.
The Once Upon a Book Club boxes are so unique. I love that they curate the bookish goodies as gifts that come straight from the book. The main character opened a gift box and saw a bracelet; you get one too! It’s such a creative idea and so fun and exciting to get to open the gift when you see that “Open Your Gift” sticky note on the page. I highly recommend this subscription.
Love, love, love! A friend told me about this a couple of years ago and I have been hooked ever since. The book selections are always excellent and the gifts are so creative. I'm a huge fan of the special editions boxes too, especially the holiday advent box. This is my gift to me every month.
So, before I get into anything else I want to note that OUBC chose a book for their September YA box that I hadn't even heard of, yet. One that no other subscription box was featuring, that none of my usual book haunts were talking about.
And I love them for it more than I can put into words.
The book, Miss Meteor, is currently tied for my favorite book of the year, and has become one of my favorite books of all time. It's a joy from start to finish, and I can't applaud OUBC for being brave enough to feature a book nobody was really talking about all that much, especially one that centers on marginalized people. It was phenomenal, and I couldn't be more grateful.
The curation was perfect for each beat of the book, even veering into the unorthodox for the sake of really tying into the story (but in a really fun way).
I love this box *so* much and I hope I'm able to permanently subscribe soon, because it's one I need in my life.
This box made me fall in love with YA historical books. The gifts are always useful and make a special reminder to the book. Once A Upon A Book is a real treat.
I gifted the Young Adult Box to my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. She loves it. She devours every book, and has discussed them with me. She loves to read but was getting into a rut of genres and authors. She credits the subscription with opening her eyes to other genres and expanding her horizons. She also loves the gifts. She regularly wears some of the jewelry and carries the messenger bag from her first box. When each box arrives, she takes pictures and texts them to me along with a thank you. I thought this gift would help her get through Covid, but it looks like I will be getting it for her for at least another year. I wholeheartedly recommend this as as gift for any literate teen girl.
This was the coolest box I’ve ever received. I devoured the book in a night because I wanted to see all my cool gifts. I’m in love!
This is so much fun!! I read a ton but there’s something so special about the little gifts that go along soooo well with the book. They really bring the book to life! Highly recommend