Not a fan
by Mary-kate, Sep 26, 2018
As an adult who loves to read YA, I saw this subscription and jumped on it when reading it was geared toward " the reading mom/ Ya reading adult". Welp, they dropped the ball when the book is completely teenish. The only adultish item was a cheap bottle opener. Everything else, from the magic theme, to the plastic crown earrings, was completely juvenile. Very displeased.
We feel it’s important to address unsatisfied customers because the YA community is a supportive group of readers that span several generations but are brought together by our love of a great story. Given that reason, we wanted to address the concerns of this customer and give some insight as to what we try to accomplish with our boxes.
We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy September’s box.
September’s items were chosen to fit the theme and book as well as allow the reader to set up a night for themselves to crack open a beer with the bottle opener, wipe it down with the tea towel, set it on custom-made coasters, and que up the playlist to give them a full experience to escape. They can don the bronze crown earrings even when they’re not reading and carry the wallet and pretend they’ve finally gained access to that magical school. We do our best to appeal to a broad audience but we understand that it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time.
YA books are all “teenish” in nature. They are stories with teen characters and coming of age themes. Not only were those themes evident in September’s story there were also very adult topics involving murder and blackmail.
We announce our theme and give hints to both the book and the items ahead of time but as with most subscription boxes you are taking a chance when purchasing. There are boxes out there that let you know exactly what is coming with each box. Perhaps one of those would be a better fit for you.
YA Box Meant for Me
by Shana, Aug 14, 2018
I'm an adult fan of YA books and I was so excited to learn about this box. I've loved the bookish items in every box that I've received. Bookish items that I've received in YA book box subscription have been hit or miss for me, but I have been using several of the items I've received in Bookship boxes.
by Jenelle, Jun 27, 2018
I've just had my third month with Bookship, and the item selections and quality have been a lot of fun, some really unique stuff plus all the bookish things that make book lovers happy!