The books in this box were pretty good, but a few were in much worse condition than others. I was ok with that seeing as they are used books. I did wish it was easier to change my preferences as far as what genre books I got. You have to message the seller and make sure you do it in time before they prepare your box. I wish there was a way to do that within my Cratejoy account. When I messaged about changing preferences, I received a quick response.
My main issue was with the shipping of the boxes. I got my first 2 boxes about 3 weeks apart, and then nothing for 2 months. I paid for a 3 month subscription, but chose not to renew. My third box was supposed to have arrived over 2 weeks ago, and it still says it is being prepared. I have messaged the seller multiple times, and have only received 1 response saying that their book shipments were delayed and that my box would be shipping soon. That was 2 weeks ago. I have messaged again since then and still no response. It is strange to me that they would be so responsive in my desiring to change my genre preferences and then be silent when I ask when I'm getting the books that I have already paid for.
I would not recommend this subscription box based on their customer service...
I received someone else’s subscription. I’ve contacted the company three times and have yet to hear anything back. The quality of the book that I received was good, however not the genre I ordered and I paid for two books, not just the one I was sent.
The book was very difficult to follow/get into unless you have a strong understanding of politics in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.
The subscription was decent considering the price. Most books received were close enough to the genre I asked for. Unfortunately my experience with their customer service was lacking. All I received from my August renewal was a packing slip. I notified them on 7 September, and was informed a replacement would be sent ASAP. 3 weeks have gone by, and there has been no replacement recieved and no shipment notification was provided.
Update: I had issues with the books I received and have attempted 3 times to contact the seller with not even an acknowledgment of my questions.
While I love the idea of getting a selection of used books every month, the books in my first shipment were meh. Blue Gold is a book I had already read and there's no way you could know that but it was in the large print version.
My biggest disappointment was in the book Lesser Evils by Erin M. Evans from the Brimstone Angels series by Dungeons & Dragons. This is not a book I would classify as "fantasy". It's definitely more on the occult side of the scale. I would suggest that this should be a separate genre rather than lumped in with fantasy or sci-fi.
I really appreciate the other two choices - Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell and Blood Orchid by Stuart Woods. Both seem to be books I will really enjoy. I've read other books by Stuart Woods so I'm particularly looking forward to that one. All the books were in great shape with little to no wear at all. Getting the chance to read books that are a bit older is appealing, not just the constant stream of new releases.
Another plus is the re-use of packaging materials. My shipment came in a box that had obviously been retaped and that was so great to see.
Over time I hope that the books sent will be narrowed a bit to my reading...
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It had good books, just not my type of books, will try another month
To start, I am a harsh reviewer and book picker but with the books I received, I wouldn't be surprised if I got the leftover stack. 3/4 books I don't know how they chose: a Christian fiction, a "Venetian goth" book, and some horrid mystery fiction. Not to mention, these three books are all part of a series and were not the first books. The fourth book, however, is a reasonable choice based on the description I left. I'm just left thinking how scarce their collection is that they would send these books and also just how picky/pretentious I am a reader! The price is great though so maybe this box/the picker just wasn't for me.
Nicole, I think your sentiment that our subscription may not be for you is completely accurate. I have refunded your payment and cancelled your subscription. Thank you for giving us a chance. I’m sorry we fell short of your expectations.
I shared this subscription with a friend before loved It had to stop for a while decided to get my own this time but for whatever reason the books were horrible not a single one I liked/was interested in reading very disappointed this time :( hopefully next month is better
Haven't received my order yet
not a great selection at all. sandra brown? the yaya sisterhood? i was quite disappointed.
I received two books. One book I already own. I wrote immediately to let you know but still have not heard back. Am I supposed to mail it back to get another one? The other book was ok, though I probably won't read it.
I would really like to know why it takes two weeks to get, from the date it shipped, to get the books.